In control of your business

Most thebestof franchisees are reporting recouping their investment in less than three months. Franchise Recruitment Manager Mary Stevens explains

With Nigel Botterill and his team of 40 staff providing dedicated training and support to a nationwide network, thebestof is geared up to help every one of our franchisees achieve success. So far, most of our Site Owners are recouping their investment in just a few months and we now have over 330 franchisees on board.

Huddersfield Franchisee Fiona Crosland says: 'It's a tremendous business. Think of it as a 21st century cross between the Parish Magazine and Yellow Pages. Businesses love it because it is such good value and we are able to measurably drive more customers to them, and residents in the town realise that the quality and depth of information available to them is second to none.

Kiran Powell, who has invested in three franchise areas in Buckinghamshire, agrees: 'I have been involved in franchises in the past when I have felt that I have not been in control of my business. Things are so different with thebestof. I am totally in control of my business and am also able to spend more time with my family.'

It is certainly true that local businesses are rapidly catching on to the benefits of and this makes getting new customers much easier. 'I genuinely look forward to the phone ringing as it is always good news,' says Carole Aldred, franchisee for Bolton. 'The support from the guys at the office has always been excellent and this really is a win-win business for me and my customers.'

Guildford franchisee Ginetta George has big plans. 'The truth is, over 90 per cent of people who I approach become customers,' she reveals. 'It really is an extremely easy thing to sell and I have set my targets very high. Customers are getting real value, which I think is key, and the support from the team at HQ is really great too.'

Technical Director Dave Carruthers is keen to provide reassurance for non-technophiles: 'Just in case you are worried about all the technology, although this is a web-based business, you don't need any technical knowledge at all. Everything has been designed so that as long as you can use email and type a letter in Microsoft Word then you can run and operate your site.'

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