Self Service Box: Ian Gale
“I only started trading in August 2010 but my Snack-in-the-Box (SITB) business has already exceeded my expectations - last week I achieved an impressive £2,700 weekly turnover! Before buying my SITB franchise, I worked as a technical IT analyst for over five years. Having no previous delivery or sales experience, I found SITB very appealing as it provides you with a proven easy to follow business model and excellent training and support.
“I attended a comprehensive training course where I learned everything about the SITB franchise, from ordering stock and supplies to canvassing and adminastration. SITB has an excellent accounts system, it just does everything for you and is so easy to use.
“As I bought my SITB franchise from an already established franchise owner, I have had a steady stream of business from day one. I’ve been lucky enough to have loyal customers but if you ever need help finding more business the SITB canvassing team is always there to help find new leads. One of the best things about owning a SITB franchise is the freedom it provides – if I ever need time off, I can just rearrange my work schedule to fit around me. I hire a couple of students to pack the self-service boxes for me, employing people takes some of my profit but being the boss allows me to delegate the work and enjoy my free time.
“At present I am focusing on providing an excellent service to my customers but in the future, I aim to be hitting a weekly turnover of £3,500. I have found the SITB staff at head office to be very friendly and only too happy to provide help when you should need it. If you’re willing to work hard and follow its proven business model, you could build a profitable business with SITB.”