Before the recession John Elwell use to run a construction company, however as the economy came to a stand still Elwell found himself in a situation where he had to do something else. As the construction door closed a new one opened as Elwell invested in Activ.
?After his experiences with construction he didn’t want another business that was high risk and was keen to find a business with low investment with minimal running costs.
?After months of researching the franchise market he decided to buy an Activ franchise.?
Working with his wife Judith, the couple have seen their business flourish since they joined and have never looked back. They operate their business from the comfort of their own home and the only equipment they need is a computer that is connected to the internet.?
?Elwell said: "When I decided to leave the building trade and take on a new venture, I didn’t particularly want the hassle of starting my own business from scratch or working for anyone else, so Activ suited me perfectly.?
?“I looked at several other business opportunities before I invested in them but nothing impressed me.” ?
?What attracted Elwell to Activ was the long term and recession proof prospects of the opportunity available. Activ offers a range of internet services to businesses throughout the UK, including web design, assistance in increasing the number of visitors to websites and a range of online marketing services.?
?Founded in 2007, Activ now operates in five countries and has over 170 representatives due to its unique approach to the internet market. It has recently gained recognition by reaching a number of business award finals. Its latest success saw its founder Simon Rickett make the finals of the Fast Growth Business Awards Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by T Mobile.?
?Later this year Activ will be launching a brand new service that is reflective of the change in internet users behaviour. It is keen to recruit franchise owners before this launch to ensure when its new service is launched all new franchise owners are fully trained and can hit the ground running.?
?It has attracted franchise owners looking to work part-time or full-time due to the flexibility of the business model. This is a low cost franchise opportunity and Activ franchise packages start from £4,995 + VAT.
Published: 17 May 2011
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