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Dolly Char Domestic Cleaning Franchise Video

Monday, November 7th, 2011

 Dolly Char Domestic Cleaning Franchise Video

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Dolly Char Franchise Annual Dinner and Franchisee Presentation

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Recently the Dolly Char Franchise Annual Dinner and Franchisee Presentation evening took place at the Admiral Rodney Hotel, Horncastle.  The event took on extra significance due to the fact that Dolly Char Ltd based in central Lincolnshire and the original Dolly Char Agency was celebrating ten successful years of trading.

The evening commenced with franchisees and guests having their photos taken upon entering the hall.  After a pre-meal drink and a group photo everyone sat down for a wonderful three course dinner at approx 7.15.  After the main course had been eaten, Magician Paul Cooke entertained each table with some of his spectacular close upnow-thats-magic magic.  At the conclusion of the meal Robin Harrison the Managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd stood up and spoke for a few minutes about his experiences and most importantly thanking everyone who had supported the event.

Unfortunately due to ill health the expected guest speakers could not attend so Mr Robert Bullard agreed at very short notice to fill the void left!  Robert did a brilliant talk for around 15 minutes on the subject of ten year cycles within business and received a deserving round of applause as he sat down.

Following Roberts talk it was time for one of the most important parts of the evening the presentation of the Dolly Char Franchisee awards.  One of the directors Carol Harrison presented the trophies after Robin Harrison first introduced each award mentioning about the criteria used for judging each award before finally announcing each of the 2011 award winners individually.

The Franchisee Award Winners for each catorgory were Best Monthly Growth Matt Duffy Edinburgh, Most improved Franchisee Phil Docherty Chesterfield, Best Franchisee Newcomer Deborah Guthrie North Lincs and finally the coveted Dolly Char (UK) Ltd Franchisee of the Year award for 2011 went to Chris Smith Eastbourne.  A special and surprise award was then presented by Carol Harrison to Robert Bullard in recognition of him having stepped in at such short notice.

With the conclusion of speeches and the presentation the rest of the evening was taken up by background music which was provided by the Deja Vu Roadshow and a Roulette and Blackjack Table with bottles of wine on offer to the most successful competitors.

At the end of the evening approx 12.00 Robin Harrison again thanked everyone and announced that next year’s event was already booked for September 1st 2012, same place same time!

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Robin Harrison who is the MD of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Robin Harrison who is the MD of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of a dying breed of franchisors who can still be found actively work on their own business. Robin Harrison

Robin believes that continuing to manage his own territory/business enables him to keep ahead of his competitors by allowing him to focus on trialing and testing new marketing techniques, business ideas.  Those ideas that prove to be successful he then shares throughout his franchise network.

Robin goes on to say that being hands on  he can “spot any problems a mile off and offer the remedy at a much earlier stage a really great benefit to my franchisees”.

A small sample of what his franchisees have said about him:

“The support and training I have received from Dolly Char has been second to none and nothing seems to be too much trouble.”

“That must have taken you lots of time to do last night. I am truly grateful for your continuous, unequivocal and relentless support.”

“Just like to say a big thank you for coming over and pointing me in the right direction with the computer.”

Robin also spends frequent days working with his franchisees in their territories offering them his personal help and providing them with his unequivocal and ongoing relentless support.

The Dolly Char owner says that he works tirelessly day and night for the benefit of his franchisees and will not accept second best.

He says that he is often up into the early hours working on updates for his franchisees’ websites and “tinkering with the SEO as well as advertising their businesses to bring more work their way”. He says nothing is ever  too much trouble for him.

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Franchise Start Up Package Free Press Release

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Dolly Char is one of the fastest growing white-collar domestic cleaning franchises in the UK today and as a direct consequencedomestic-cleaning-franchise of our current success we are proud to offer for a short period of time few franchise business start up packages absolutely free.

We just require that you are self motivated, physically fit, possess basic computing skills (ECDL), hold a full UK driving licence and have your own transport, possess man management skills alongside having a great telephone manner and above all else you are looking for a superb business opportunity then we would like to hear from you.

 

If you would like a no obligation discussion, please feel free to phone either Robin or Carol on 07553 344 462 or just email us with any questions you may have to  franchises@dollychar.com

 

Our Free franchise business package includes:

 

Defined, very large exclusive territory

In-depth initial minimum two days training at our headquarters

Further training when required in your area

Quantity of marketing material

A stationery pack

Company uniform for visiting clients

Comprehensive operations manual (containing all of our trade secrets!)

DVD with all our business templates

Inclusion on our various websites

Ongoing support

 

From month 1 the Licence fee is a fixed amount of only £125 + vat until the end of year 1, from month 13 the Licence fee increases slightly to £175 + vat and then finally from month 25 the Licence fee is capped at just £225 + vat for a minimum of 3 years.

 

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Franchise arrangements are often called chain stores

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Franchise arrangements are often called chain stores.

Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and provenFranchise business methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well as the annual fees. Various tangibles and intangibles such as national or international advertising, training, and other support services are commonly made available by the franchisor, and may indeed be required by the franchisor, which generally requires audited books, and may subject the franchisee or the outlet to periodic and surprise spot checks. Failure of such tests typically involve non-renewal or cancellation of franchise rights.

A business operated under a franchise arrangement is often called a chain store, franchise outlet, or simply franchise

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Dolly Char (UK) Ltd joins the video podcast age

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is proud to release its first video podcast.  We must thank Susan Marshall from Dolly Char Bradford for kindly accepting to be interviewed for the production of this video.

You can view the podcast also on Youtube by clicking on Franchisedirect

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Franchise business opportunities

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Franchise business opportunities give budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to start up a business in a field of their own choosing without the usual risks that can be associated with new business start ups. 

 

Franchise business opportunities offer the budding entrepreneur a domestic cleaning franchise management teamgreater degree of confidence and security when setting up in business by presenting  them with a business model and recognised brand that has already been tested out and proven to be successful, unless it is a brand new franchise it will have been marketed successfully in various locations nationally already.   Often the newer franchise businesses will often offer certain extra incentives to the budding entrepreneur such as a cheaper initial franchise package fee and larger franchise territories in which to operate. 

 

Franchise business opportunities will usually offer the entrepreneur an exclusive area in which to market and trade their business, indepth initial training, ongoing regular support and stationary and business templates that they will require to operate, build, maintain and grow their business. 

 

Entrepreneurs although usually have a personal requirement to be self motivated, dedicated, regimented and above all else have an overwhelming desire and will to succeed with their new business venture.  A franchisor can only help to motivate their franchisees to a certain extent.

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Robin Harrison is the managing Director of Dolly Char (UK) Ltd. Dolly Char (UK) Ltd is one of the fastest growing domestic cleaning franchise companies in the UK today giving people the opportunity to work from the comfort of their own home.

 

 

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Buying a domestic cleaning franchise

Friday, May 15th, 2009

When looking into buying a domestic cleaning franchise you are already top of the game.  The UK domestic cleaning industry is huge and offers up fantastic opportunities for those looking to buy into this hugely popular sector of the UK franchise industry.  With literally dozens of domestic cleaning franchises available you can be sure there is not shortage to choose from however as with all franchises the right research must be done to ensure the opportunity is the right one for you.

Before going in too heavily with research the best advice I can give is to first look at the available choices.  Buying franchise magazines and looking through Internet franchise directories, of which there are many, can give you a good idea of what is on offer.  From green cleaning through to commercial cleaning franchises and industrial cleaning franchises you will find that the choices on offer are varied and numerous.  Your first step should be to pick a half dozen or so and put some requests in to the franchisor for the free franchise packs they post out.  Once you have these you can begin to read up on the full package they have to offer and start making a short list of those which look to be of interest.

On having your short list the time has come to research each one to ensure it is not only a viable opportunity but one which will work in your local area and has a good franchise management team behind it.  Your first step should be to ask the franchisor for a list of existing franchisees and start to contact a random sample of them.  Asking the existing franchisee base some good questions will allow you to gain valuable feedback into whether the franchise opportunity hold up to what it says in the promotional materials.

Key questions you may ask are:

How did you find the initial training?

What is the ongoing support like

 

Do your earnings match up to those described in the franchise info pack?

How long did it take to earn back your initial investment?

Asking these will give you a great idea of how the current franchisee network is performing and whether the opportunity itself is a viable one.

Your second stage of research is to find out whether your target area is likely to be able to support the franchise you want to buy into.  If there are already several domestic cleaning franchises in close proximity to you then perhaps you would just be adding to an already saturated market.  However perhaps there is room for a domestic cleaning franchise which uses “green” products only or maybe there is a need for a wheelie bin cleaning franchise.  Doing your research into the local area and ensuring the demographics can support the cleaning franchise of your choice will mean that you do not end up with what is a good opportunity but that is just not going to work due to over saturation of the market.

Once you are sure that the franchise is a viable option, both in the franchise itself and your local area, you can begin the process of buying into the franchise.  This usually means paying a deposit and doing some intensive training to get you up to speed.  The great thing about franchising as opposed to going it alone with a stand-alone business is that you are buying into a tried and tested system.  It should all be fairly each to pick up and in many cases your franchisor even offers to gain you your first handful of clients to kick-start your business.  As such you can start earning from week one and in no time at all have a tidy little franchised business that can keep you and your family for life.

All that being said, please make sure you do not go down the route that many people do.  Jumping into a franchise head first without doing the proper research can only lead to disaster.  In many cases where someone has parted with many thousands of pounds and failed to make a success of their franchised business, it is not because of the franchise itself but because of a multitude of reasons, which could have been avoided, had the correct research been done. 

Best wishes and good luck to finding the perfect franchise opportunity for you

 

 

 

 

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I Dreamed A Dream

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Susan Boyle’s moving performance on Britain’s Got Talent reminds us that we should not judge a book by its cover. You have to read the whole things or at least a good portion to really understand what it is all about. The same rule applies when evaluating a franchise business. Specifically:

1. Keep an open mind
Just because you may be familiar with a company, do not assume that you can simply tell from the product or service what your income, role, or lifestyle will be like. Thus it is critical to focus on the business model, not the widget.

2. Keep your emotions in check
Emotions — good and bad — can get in the way of objectivity. Thus, if necessary, pretend like you are a reporter trying to gather as much information as possible about a particular franchise company.

3. Keep the main thing the main thing
Information gathered should be trying to answer four key questions:
a) Does the business model work?
b) Do you want to execute the business model?
c) Will this model take you to your goals and dreams?
d) In other words, is this an owner’s role you will enjoy in the long-term?

By trying to answer these questions through a process of mutual due diligence rather than getting bogged down in the minutia of the details, franchisee candidates are better able to stay focus on what is really important — finding and investing in a franchise business to help create their desired future.

This post was kindly provided by Ursula Barzey

Ursula Barzey is a business advisor, coach and consultant for entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners. Her focus is on helping people take control of their destiny by making life changing decisions that will put them on a path towards creating and achieving their desired future.

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To be a good franchisor

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

I personally think that to be a good franchisor that you must take a personal interest in the success of all of your franchisees by: -

  • Encouraging franchisees on an ongoing basis.
  • Offer your franchisees around the clock 24 hour support where possible.
  • Be prepared to offer hands on support if a franchisee requires your assistance at any time.
  • Offer franchisees extra training if and when they require it.
  • Keep up to date with all new legislation that might apply to your franchise business model.
  • Make yourself easily contactable either by telephone or e-mail by franchisees.
  • Generate business enquiries for your franchisees.
  • Install a feeling of equalness in franchisees so that they all feel part of one big happy family.
  • Continue to grow your brand by the recruitment of new franchisees.

    Can you think of any thing else that could be expected of a good franchisor?

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