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About Kerb Appeal
Kerb Appeal is a van-based franchise company, offering cleaning and property care services for the exterior of buildings. The brand provides services for both commercial and domestic properties, including window, driveway and gutter cleaning, as well as other services.
For anyone interested in starting a business that does not require a fixed office and offers a variety of diverse customers every day, a business with Kerb Appeal can be an ideal opportunity.
Where can you find a territory to start a franchise with Kerb Appeal?
You can find opportunities to start a franchise with Kerb Appeal all over the UK. For information on current opportunities, contact the brand directly for further details.
Where can you find the head office for the Kerb Appeal franchise?
The head office for the Kerb Appeal franchise business is based in Devon, in England.
How much does it cost to start a franchise with Kerb Appeal?
Starting a business with Kerb Appeal requires an initial investment of £14,995 (excluding VAT.)
What does the Kerb Appeal franchise package include?
Franchisees receive a complete business system when purchasing the Kerb Appeal franchise package. This includes a tailored programme to establish the business in your local area, a bespoke administration software package, and a tailored website. The franchise package also includes core equipment required to provide the most common services offered by the brand, as well as branded uniforms, and a down payment on a fully liveried vehicle needed, to offer services.
What kind of financial support is available to start a Kerb Appeal franchise?
You may be able to get financial support to help start a Kerb Appeal franchise form most major banks or lenders. You may not be able to obtain funding for the full amount, however, and can expect to be asked to demonstrate access to a portion of the funds.
What sort of experience or background should you have to start a franchise with Kerb Appeal?
As Kerb Appeal provide their franchisees with complete training on all aspects of the business, you do not need to have a background in a particular industry beforehand, to start a franchise with them. However, you should have key traits and qualities that will show you are a good fit for the brand.
Interested candidates should be confident and able to sell, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. It is essential to have some computer literacy skills, although the brand will provide training on all bespoke packages used by them. You should also be able to demonstrate a strong sense of commitment, motivation and focus, as well having a professional and friendly appearance and manner.
As the franchise involves a high level of physical activity, you should also be a fit and active individual, who is willing to take a hands-on approach to the business. All potential franchisees must also be able to demonstrate that they can raise the capital investment required.
What kind of training and support is available with a Kerb Appeal franchise?
Kerb Appeal provide their franchisees with a detailed and comprehensive training programme, which encompasses all key elements of the business. This includes a four-day residential programme, which covers theory and practical aspects of the business model and the services offered, as well as additional training on marketing and business administration. Franchisees are also led through the company’s own software, and given guidance on business support planning.
After the initial training, new franchisees are then led through a tailored launch programme, designed to help establish the business in a new territory or location. The programme helps to maximise the impact to potential customers, and also includes a variety of marketing activities from Kerb Appeal’s head office, to further promote the business.
As well as training and support, Kerb Appeal also assist their franchisees with extensive administrative and client booking activities, that take away some of the workload of running a business, allowing franchisees to focus on finding customers and providing a great service. You are led through the tailored business administration software during training, allowing you to book and track all jobs easily. Kerb Appeal’s centralised call centre also manage customer enquiries and bookings, freeing up valuable time for franchisees.
In addition to their general training and support package, Kerb Appeal also offer their franchisees further personalised support, designed to help them make the most of the
business. The brand’s team offers regular visits to franchisees on-site, and contact them regularly to stay up to date of all developments and changes. Kerb Appeal also host regular conferences so that franchise owners have a chance to stay abreast of all business developments and expert advice on equipment, services, techniques and more. Franchisees are also offered ongoing training, to ensure they are always ahead of the market.
What are the market opportunities for a Kerb Appeal franchise?
Starting a franchise business with Kerb Appeal can be a great opportunity for anyone looking to start a business that offers a diverse and varied working life. As Kerb Appeal offers a variety of services for both commercial and domestic customers, there is a great scope for a variety of sources of income, including driveway and patio cleaning, gutter clearance services, and window and conservatory cleaning, allowing franchisees to focus on areas that they feel are most appropriate for their area.
In addition, as the brand manages a significant amount of the administrative work involved with the business through its call handing centre, franchisees are able to focus on doing what they are best at.
By working with a well-established brand, franchisees can also feel confident that they will enjoy a competitive advantage over other brands, and enjoy a well-structured training programme, to help establish and run the business successfully.
How to get started
To start a franchise with Kerb Appeal, contact them online for more information about current territories, and to discuss your suitability for the brand.
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Kerb Appeal offers exterior care and cleaning for commercial and domestic...£14,995 Minimum Investment