Franchise Owner Stories
Franchise owners reveal what it is like to really own a franchise business
Look Local franchise owners Ray Bessell and his son Greg have been able to expand their business after transferring to the new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accountancy system which was launched by the advertising directory network last summer.
After a career in the sports retail sector, Paul Torrent was getting frustrated at the long hours, high mileage lifestyle his work was giving him, and wanted to work for himself. After studying the franchise sector of business, Paul decided that he wanted a business that dealt in repeat order, consumable products in a secure and stable market sector.
Thanks to the economy, the last few years have been a bit of a rollercoaster for all kinds of businesses. When faced with challenging times, franchise owners frequently find the relevance of the old adage; 'being in business for yourself but not by yourself' becomes ever more apparent.
When David Taylor was working long hours in a management position in the finance industry, he knew he wasn't totally happy with his life. After investing in his own Cleaning Doctor franchise eleven years ago, The Franchise Magazine reviews how David now makes an enviable income, spends more time with his children and smiles more in his current role.
First of all, you need to assess your own strengths and weaknesses, in particular the former, as it will be crucial in determining the kind of work you can realistically hope to do. Secondly, you should think about the skills & competencies you have acquired in past and present employment, including those you have gained through formal education.
Gary Riches is making headlines and turning heads across the franchising world for all the right reasons. His Driver Hire recruitment business has just won the coveted 'Franchisee of the Year' in the annual 'Startups' Awards, as his business continues to go from strength to strength.
When Kevin Jarvis saw the opportunity for change with a Cleaning Doctor franchise, he grabbed it firmly with both hands. Now, after just a few months of operation, he speaks to The Franchise Magazine about his impressive work/life satisfaction and cash flow figures as he begins to establish a name for himself in the Norfolk area.
Meet Driver Hire franchise owner for the Bradford area, Ian Ware. Since he made his investment seven years ago into this expanding logistics recruitment business, he has registered extremely impressive results. His business now turns over in excess of £1 million per year. Here he gives readers a glimpse into how he spends a typical day as a Driver Hire franchise owner.
Kare Plus franchisee Jamie Hickson has plenty to celebrate in 2014 after hitting his first million in turnover, investing in branded cars, moving to larger premises, and looking forward to achieving his projected turnover figure of £2.2 million by the end of this year.
When Hatem Karimjee was in the market for a business opportunity, CeX was the clear frontrunner from a catalogue of franchises available to him with his excellent management track record. The Franchise Magazine explores why he is enjoying life as the owner of a perpetually successful Complete entertainment eXchange location.
When Peter Davies sold his business as a greengrocer 18 years ago, he had no idea how he would spend the next part of his life. But after visiting a franchise exhibition, he invested in cleaning company Dublcheck and has never looked back.