Franchise Owner Stories
Franchise owners reveal what it is like to really own a franchise business
Here The Franchise Magazine talks to one franchise owner, David Newbold, about his experience of running his own branch of the award winning smart repair franchise, Revive!, in the Colchester area, offering a loyal client base mobile bodywork repair solutions.
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.
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.
Recent research figures have brought to light the astounding future prospects of the domestic heating and cooling market, as planned government measures, such as the Green Deal, make the sector a hot topic with investors.
John Loizou decided to invest in domiciliary care franchise Caremark and within two months of trading was able to deliver 150 hours of homecare to his territory in Norwich. John is now hard at work building up his business so that by the end of his first year of trading he will be able to deliver 1,000 hours of homecare.
Five years of hard work and following his franchisor's proven system has netted David Spurrier a seven figure business and the ability to buy everything he dreamed of when he was working shifts for 14 years
At Foot Solutions continues to make great strides in the comfort footwear industry, Co-Franchise owner Blanaid Farrell talks to Gareth Samuel about their expanding business, marketing methods and why she and her husband are glad they picked the Foot Solutions franchise.
Unemployment, through redundancy or otherwise, is a daunting prospect – especially if you have a mortgage to pay and a family to feed. Louise Bruce talks to three entrepreneurs who took the initiative and invested in a franchise to successfully buy their way out of unemployment
I've been running my Safeclean franchise with my wife Nicola for 11 years and I still find everyday different, fresh and interesting. I really enjoy meeting people and providing a high quality cleaning service that our customers are happy with. When we first started our franchise we said that we wanted to offer a service that we would want for ourselves, which we have always stuck to.
Having launched his business in 1982, Geraint Williams is the longest serving Safeclean franchisee in the UK. Although he originally trained as an accountant he admits that it wasn't the career for him: "I didn't like working within four walls and was looking to start up on my own,"recalls Geraint. "The question I faced however, was what to do?"