The perfect fit for business success

Specialist footwear franchise, Foot Solutions, continues to roll out its network across the UK and, in 2013, hopes to find new franchise owners who will take their steps into success with the franchise

Since becoming Master Franchisee of specialist footwear retailer Foot Solutions in 2007, John Linehan has witnessed the networks successful international growth through both good and bad economic times. With 10 Foot Solutions stores already established throughout the UK and Ireland, 2013 is set to be an exciting year for further franchise expansion.

“In 2013 we aim to add five new franchisees to our UK network,” says John. “Over the last few years the UK has gone through one of the worst recessions it has ever experienced but, due to our unique business offering and excellent products, Foot Solutions has continued to thrive. With over 200 locations worldwide, the Foot Solutions franchise model has proven to be a profitable and recession-resistant opportunity.”

Foot Solutions is the leading health and wellbeing franchise focusing on foot care, comfort shoes and custom arch supports – it’s a unique business with little competition.

Foot Solutions customer service combined with the latest technology and stylish designs, makes it impossible for companies to compete in an online shopping environment, making the franchise opportunity a great investment and an exciting proposition for anyone looking to start their own retail empire.

“Retail businesses in general are under immense pressure at the moment but for Foot Solutions, whose product offering is both unique and necessary, this industry threat has not effected trade,” explains John. “While it is a worrying fact, the UK’s population is becoming increasingly overweight which is leading to a variety of medical conditions including diabetes, this makes Foot Solutions products and services more necessary than ever.”

While the majority of Foot Solutions franchisees come from a medical or management background, John insists that, due to Foot Solutions comprehensive training programme, anyone with drive and the desire to provide excellent customer service can succeed with Foot Solutions.

“Ultimately, your success is our aim,” says John. “We provide our franchisees with months of thorough training – two weeks at the Foot Solutions head quarters in the US, two weeks at our head office in Ireland and then a further two weeks in the franchisees store. In addition we also provide Training Manuals and dedicated ongoing support.”

With a Foot Solutions franchise store set to open in Edinburgh in the next few months, John feels confident that the network will continue its successful expansion throughout 2013.

“As Foot Solutions is still rolling out its franchise across the UK there are still quite a few territories available, making this a unique opportunity for those looking to open a retail franchise in their preferred location.”