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Driving Miss Daisy
Care & Elderly Services
Flexible franchise model – choose a managerial or operational franchise. Financial packages available for up to 70% of total investment with several major financial bodies. Rewarding and profitable – build a scaleable franchise within the growing community support and care sector. Multiple income streams - holiday industry links and B2B care industry contracts boost revenue - central client services team to handle enquiries. Exclusive territory offers room for growth and expansion to a fleet of cars. Unique with no direct competition in a huge market.
About Driving Miss Daisy
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Driving Miss Daisy is a unique transportation and companionship franchise using a proven business model with a solid track record. Its business opportunity offers low start-up costs and is home-based, thus, benefiting from low overheads. This presents you with the opportunity to develop a profitable business and build equity value.
Driving Miss Daisy understands the power of supporting each other to build sustainable, profitable businesses. It thrives on optimism, hard work, fun, and ‘telling the story’. You will be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. You will be joining a supportive, collaborative team; you will be part of the Driving Miss Daisy family.
Where is Driving Miss Daisy located in the UK?
The headquarters for Driving Miss Daisy is based in Portsmouth.
How much does a franchise with Driving Miss Daisy cost?
To open a Driving Miss Daisy franchise, the investment level starts at £5,000-plus VAT, depending on the size of the territory, your location and your aspirations (terms and conditions apply). Driving Miss Daisy has secured competitive finance packages with financial institutions to assist with setting up your business. When required, these options can be explored with you.
You will require a liveried, fit-for-purpose vehicle for your services which will be purchased by you. Driving Miss Daisy works with you to deliver the vehicle you want and organises the livery of the car.
Where can you find a Driving Miss Daisy franchise for sale?
There are territories available across the UK in selected locations. The territory options start in areas up to 25,000 population and go up to territories of 300,000 population or more depending on your current location and aspirations. Currently, the business development team is particularly interested in talking to the right candidates in the North of England, South East of England, East Midlands, North Wales and Scotland. There are also other territories available – to find out more, fill out the form on this page.
What kind of franchise is Driving Miss Daisy?
The franchise does not require a business premise, and the general administrative tasks can be handled from a home office.
A Driving Miss Daisy franchise can be run as a managerial or operational franchise, depending on the experience, background and preferences of the individual franchise owner. Those with previous management experience may choose to run the franchise with a fleet of vehicles and employed drivers, while first-time business owners often choose to provide the service themselves while they establish themselves.
What experience do you need to start a franchise with Driving Miss Daisy?
You do not need previous management experience or experience working in transportation. Driving Miss Daisy provides full training for all franchise owners to help them establish themselves. To be a successful candidate for a franchise with the company however, you should be enthusiastic, friendly and caring, with a passion for helping people.
Do you receive any training or support with a Driving Miss Daisy franchise?
A Driving Miss Daisy franchise provides you with:
• Licence to run your own Driving Miss Daisy business; an established brand with a proven track record
• Full, comprehensive training providing you with best-practice, knowledge and expertise to hit the ground running
• 12-point support programme for ongoing growth and development of your franchise, including a mentoring programme
• Comprehensive business system and customer relationship management system, including invoicing and reporting capabilities
• Franchise resource pack in an easy reference modular format to support the successful running of your business
• Marketing materials to promote your business and stimulate demand as soon as you are operational, including uniform
• Support in gaining appropriate hire licences
• Launch a professional image with a dedicated local Facebook page, business stationery, business cards, letters of introduction
• Website and social media facilities to socialise the brand and your business in your locality
• Dedicated client services centre to field the calls from new potential clients in your area, sympathetically taking their requirements and passing the details to you. They act as your dedicated call centre ensuring you don’t miss a lead
• On-going training and best practice will always be available; Driving Miss Daisy is passionate about sharing ideas that lead to success.
What do franchise reviews say about starting a Driving Miss Daisy business?
Many existing franchisees have found that starting a business with Driving Miss Daisy has been a rewarding and profitable career. As an established franchise, the brand has a successful business model that enables franchisees to achieve their potential with the support of a wider partnership.
The market for the brand’s services is also continually growing one, providing plenty of opportunity to thrive – with over 18 million people aged over 65 in the UK, the ageing population is the largest demographic for its services, with growing demand amongst elderly people, as well as their families, and the need for transportation and accessibility is greater than ever.
How to get started on setting up my own Driving Miss Daisy franchise
To start a franchise with Driving Miss Daisy, contact the brand directly by completing the online form for further information. Following an initial conversation, you will then be invited to meet with their business development team to assess your suitability as a potential franchisee, as well as giving you the chance to ask any questions and find out more about how the franchise operates. For more information, reach out to the company directly using the form on this page.
Please allow four to five months from initial enquiry to being operational to cover the selection and start up processes.
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