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Do you want to run a business that fits you perfectly

You are probably reading this magazine because you are considering changing your life for the better. Maybe you have been made redundant, or are in a dead-end job, or fed up with the daily commute. You might be keen to have greater independence or improve your work/life balance, you may even dream of setting up a business but you aren’t sure where to start. If you recognise yourself in this description, you may find Suit the City is the perfect fit.

So, let’s put you in the picture

Firstly, Suit the City is not looking for tailors – we have plenty already! You will not be cutting out patterns or sitting at a sewing machine. The company uses the latest technology and expert tailors to produce beautiful garments in Europe. Secondly, Suit the City does not have retail outlets; their business model is designed for you to make money, not keep your landlord in Bentleys!

So how do they work?

As a franchise owner, you will be marketing your service and supplying the highest quality made-to-measure suits and separates, all with bespoke details. You will work from home, visiting clients in their offices and homes; helping them to look and feel their best. Your clients will be professional people of all ages; many are time-poor and they will appreciate your help.

Tried and tested

The truth is that with Suit the City you will be buying into a tried and tested business. Suit the City is a member of the bfa and the business model has been thoroughly proven. This is your opportunity to enter the business at the beginning of a nationwide expansion programme.

Savile Row quality at high street prices

Ask yourself, who do you know that would not want Savile Row quality at High Street prices? Suits start at £449 for British Wool with Cashmere made-to-measure for the client with bespoke styling and details. This dispels the myth that high quality is too expensive for the majority of people – you can market your service to almost anyone.

The benefits

So, what are the benefits of joining Suit the City? As franchise owners, you will have all the support you need, the use of technology, systems, and suppliers plus comprehensive training to get you up and earning as quickly as possible. You will receive all the equipment you need, plus operations manuals that tell you everything you need to know.

What is Suit the City looking for?

Suit the City is the perfect business opportunity for ambitious, highly-motivated and well-connected individuals who love clothes and meeting people. You will need to have an aptitude for selling and be committed to providing excellent service. You must be prepared to work hard, although this kind of work is a pleasure, as most business comes via word of mouth. Networking and socialising form part of your role and when people ask about the service they always want to know more. New business comes from the most unlikely sources.

Training and Support

During your initial training, the Directors will help you plan your marketing launch, advertising and ongoing campaigns. You will also receive intensive training on measuring and it is vital you throw yourself into this to get your business started. In addition, you will also enjoy style, image and colour training that will help you advise your clients and allow you to build bridges with your local image consultants. All in all, everything you need to know, so you must be willing to learn new skills – Suit the City guarantee to support you all the way.

Your investment

The initial investment for a Suit the City franchise is £19,950 + VAT and a monthly Marketing Levy, which will pay for specific local advertising in your territory for the first three months. After three months it is put towards the national advertising budget. As with most franchises, there is also a management services fee of 10 per cent of your turnover (net of VAT). This is to cover the cost of the ongoing support on offer. You can start marketing your business as soon as you have signed the contract. Once signed you can hit the ground running whilst still training, which means a more rapid return on your investment.