Do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do with The Alternative Board

With The Alternative Board (TAB) franchise, you will be able to experience true work/life balance, contribute to your local business community and reap the financial rewards of owning your own franchise opportunity.

Invest in yourself by starting a trusted advice forum with proven results – TAB franchise, one of the world’s largest franchisors of peer advisory and coaching solutions, offers on-going training and field support and aggressive growth opportunities. TAB is well established now in the UK with two years of trading history, 15 territories allocated and backed by a mature and successful team of UK business people.

What does a TAB franchise owner do?

As a TAB franchise owner, you will facilitate and chair monthly peer board meetings of business owners and Managing Directors of privately owned companies.

These peer advisory boards typically consist of 10 members from non-competing businesses. Meeting monthly, TAB Board members operate in a confidential, ‘think tank’ atmosphere where they can present challenges and opportunities for seasoned, practical advice from other members and their facilitator.

In addition to facilitating TAB Board meetings, you will also provide private one-to-one coaching sessions utilising the easy to use Strategic Business Leadership (SBL) process, one of the many proprietary tools available. You will help owners define their personal and business visions, as well as the goals, strategies and action plans to achieve those visions. With SBL, you will support business owners in strategically leading their businesses to greater profitability and success.

More than 200 TAB facilitators and coaches now conduct monthly board meetings across the UK, USA, Canada and South America. Since its inception, thousands of businesses have benefitted from the TAB process.

What can TAB deliver for you?

You will find tremendous satisfaction with TAB by helping owners of privately held businesses achieve their vision of success.

A TAB franchise could be for you if you are looking for any of the following:

  • A profession in which you can apply your experience, aptitudes and strengths
  • Significant, consistent and predictable cash flow from membership subscriptions
  • Expanded consulting opportunities
  • Work/life balance
  • Control over the hours you want to work
  • Equity-building with a viable exit strategy
  • A local client base with no required out-of-town travel
  • Long-term client relationships with a strong referral network
  • A protected territory for member marketing
  • Effective marketing methods, materials and support
  • Proven sales processes and support
  • Billing and other administrative support
  • National media relations exposure and local PR assistance

Support for franchise owners

TAB offers valuable tools, processes and resources to help you launch and grow your TAB franchise. Our franchise support team is focused on the development of new solutions and dedicated to continuous improvement. New franchise owners will receive training on such topics as how to market and obtain new members, facilitate TAB Board meetings and provide private business coaching. In addition to training on our proprietary tools and processes, the six-day initial training held in Harrogate also covers the following:

  • Marketing for and acquiring new board members
  • Interviewing and closing new members
  • Board composition strategies
  • TAB tools
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Private coaching sessions
  • Member retention
  • Delivering value to your members

TAB also provides ongoing training and support to help you apply the knowledge gained at initial training to your franchise territory. This includes:

  • Field support in your protected territory
  • Personal coaching from a successful TAB facilitator and coach
  • Monthly meetings with your peers
  • Annual facilitator conferences
  • Marketing strategy consultation
  • Web-based library of business resources

Initial Investment

The initial investment of £60,000 + VAT includes the franchise fee, initial and ongoing training, and working capital including your launch marketing fund. You will require a minimum of £30,000 of liquid funds if you are intending to borrow the balance of the initial investment.

Franchise owner testimonials

“I fully believed in TAB but I’ve been surprised just how valuable it is. What we do genuinely can make a difference to people’s lives and businesses. Seeing that in real life has been beyond my expectations.”
David McCartney, Leeds North

“As a business model, The Alternative Board UK offers a very powerful combination of enabling me to retain a high degree of autonomy in my decision-making, while being supported by a really capable and motivated central team. The key to getting this balance right is both parties being genuinely aligned in their vision for my business i.e. quick but sustainable launch, targeted marketing, and an ongoing commitment to delivering fantastic service and value to our customers, while ultimately delivering great returns for me.

"Choosing the right franchise is not a straightforward decision, but if working with high quality people while delivering a genuinely differentiated service to the business community is something you’d value, then you should seriously consider The Alternative Board.”
Ed Reid, York