New Assist With Solutions franchise owner James Davey has agreed £23,000 of work within six weeks of launching his business.

Andy MacDonald, CEO of Assist With Solutions, said: “When James joined the team at Assist With Solutions he told me that he wished to set a goal to attend the Assist With Solutions convention, which will be held in either the Bahamas/St Lucia or Antigua in November 2013. This convention will be paid for by Assist With Solutions and open to all consultants who achieve £100,000 of business between September 2012 and September 2013.

“With a start like this accompanied by James’ work ethic and professionalism, he has already gone a long way in confirming his place. We look forward to spending quality time in luxurious surroundings with him and others who possess the will to succeed and are prepared to help other business owners achieve their goals.”

Commenting on how he got this contract so quickly after launching his franchise, Davey said: “As a part of my marketing activities for my fortnightly NetLinked meetings, I sent my client an email highlighting something to do with social-media marketing. He booked into the meeting, and on meeting him that morning he said, ‘Ah it is you. I hoped it would be’, and then went on to describe how he had just won a tender for some work which was going to raise his turnover from £40 million to £100 million per annum.

“Clearly this was going to be an operational challenge and he was concerned that his existing management team was not up to the task and that he was going to have to help them build on their skills and also add some new blood into the team. He was going to need to get some help with this and wondered if I was able to help him.

“This project consists of two series of six half day workshops aimed at improving supervisory skills of the second tier of management together with a single series of eight half day workshops with a more strategic content aimed at the senior management team. Together, these workshops will be invoiced at £23,000.”

Davey also puts some of his success down to the help he has received from Assist With Solutions head office. He added: “Assist With Solutions has helped me by giving me a renewed focus on what I am doing. The close support I am getting from the Assist With Solutions team is prompting me to take more action and to become more active in the marketing area.

“Being part of a team has certainly had a big effect on me. Being a sole practitioner can be a pretty lonely experience and it is easy to slide into bad habits and to let things drift. Being part of a team, I am on a shared journey and I perform better in a group environment.

“Another effect of being a sole practitioner is that systems and procedures tend to fall apart and things happen in a haphazard way, if at all. The structure and support offered by Assist With Solutions is a great help and is helping me professionalise what I am doing.

“Systems, structure and support are the key elements to the Assist With Solutions to its clients and these same foundations are equally as important to the franchise owner.”

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