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New business start up ideas

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Many people looking for new ways to start up a business do not realize the financial and costs and the amount of time involved. Investing in a franchise is the ideal way to get started. A franchisor will have already done the hard work for you, including everything from legalities, terms and conditions, logo design, website, templates to marketing materials and tried and tested strategies. Almost everything is laid out in a step-by-step guide commonly known as an ‘operations manual’ and training is also given in the proven to be successful business model.

By being part of a franchise there are many benefits compared to starting fresh on your own, there is always support from the franchisor and other

franchisees; As a group, costs can significantly be reduced due to bulk buying power; Sharing ideas and communication within the franchise network can bring fantastic benefits to all too.

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Starting your own domestic cleaning business

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Starting your own domestic cleaning business requires a lot of research and plenty of courage.

I firstly began by researching my local area looking through newspapers and phone books to determine what competition there was around, and what they charged for their services, if they were a company or an agency? In general an agency can operate with less overheads than a company so potentially they can operate more economically and Starting a domestic cleaning businessoffer a first class service at a cost effective price for their clientele.  Also I had to determine if I were to enter into that market place then how and where would I start? What would I charge? Where would I find clients? What about cleaners?  Whichever way I turned I seemed to be putting a barrier in the way of myself with further questions and concerns.  A problem I have always had is that I am not really a gambling type of person, I had always been used to going out doing a days/weeks work and then getting paid for it, I had to change my attitude and for once take what I thought at the time was a massive gamble, in hindsight I don’t believe that it was a gamble and I still feel that I’m not the gambling type.

I decided in the end to set myself a start date and to channel my energies towards achieving that goal. I set about creating some advertising material ready for the day that I had chosen; also I decided upon a small local market town to use as a guinea pig to learn my new trade in. I got myself insured had some contract books printed and when the day finally arrived I began walking the streets spreading the word from house to house and has they say the rest is history, I have never looked back its proved to be the best decision that I ever made for myself and my family.

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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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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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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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Cleaning coffee makers household domestic cleaning tip No66

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Hopefully you will find this household domestic cleaning tip that gives you advice on cleaning your coffee maker to be beneficial. You will also find below a further link to other domestic cleaning tips that make up this series of articles that I am currently publishing on a regular basis.

Cleaning tip No66 gives you advice on cleaning coffee makers.

If you are a regular drinker of coffee, you need to clean out your coffee maker at the absolute minimum of once per month.

The best way of cleaning your coffee maker is by mixing one part vinegar and one part water inside your coffee pot. Pour the mixed water and vinegar into your coffee maker and then proceed to let it run through. If your coffee maker has a large amount of mineral buildup inside it then repeat the process again if required. Finally after completing this task run clean water through the coffee maker to get rid of any traces of vinegar odor.

New domestic cleaning tips are always more than welcome. 

Please note that I have produced these cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

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Franchise opportunity finding serious prospects

Saturday, January 24th, 2009
Franchise opportunity finding serious prospects

It can be so very time consuming searching for people who are genuine and serious franchise prospects. It can prove to be very costly on a franchise businesses resources. There are so many people out there who make an initial enquiry about a franchise business opportunity that are not remotely interested but for some unknown reason they feel the urge to submit the online enquiry form.

Many of these franchise business enquiries especially the ones that have enquired using online enquiry forms from various franchise business opportunity websites fill in the forms with bogus telephone numbers, email addresses or even bogus postal addresses! What is that all about I often ask myself? At least with these franchise business enquiries once their email as bounced back to you and you have found that their telephone number is false you can at least delete them from your records and forget about them!

The really time consuming and expensive so called franchise business prospects are those that go to the next stage of requesting an initial business meeting. There are numerous times that I have travelled upwards of 200 miles to meet a so-called prospect that fails to materialize. I have even had phone calls from franchise prospects whilst waiting for them to turn up saying unfortunately something as happened like my friends dog needs taking to the vets I do apologise can you come back to see me tomorrow! What! Or you travel down to the London docklands for a franchise prospect to say we don’t really like your franchise or brand but we just wanted to meet you, what is that all about! These days I personally request that on an initial visit that franchise prospects come to my office so then at least it cuts out some of the day-trippers and time wasters and also it is a good test of their commitment.

There is also another type of franchise business enquirer who almost goes the whole hog attending various meetings and they even send their initial fee knowing that they haven’t got the funds and that their cheque will bounce, I have had more than one of these and on each occasion that this as happened I have never ever been able to contact the person again afterwards, why do people do this? I have no answer to this last problem, suggestions are more than welcome.

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Franchise business opportunity websites

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Franchise business opportunity websites

Franchise business opportunity websites have sprung up in ever increasing numbers in recent years and have become an important part of many franchise businesses marketing strategy.

There are many benefits that these franchise opportunity websites offer the company wishing to franchise their business such as increasing their businesses profile through gaining them a much more noticable online presence.

Specialist keyword targeting for individual franchise businesses through their in house SEO departments helps the franchise business receive lots of targeted leads.

The franchise business opportunity website advertising companies usually have a very high budget allocation that they use on pay per click search engines such as google adwords which gives them a very strong online presence for strategic keywords and phrases to help attract potential franchisees to their websites.

Many franchise business opportunity websites have access to vast mailing lists of potential budding entrepreneurs that they have accumulated over time and this enables them to be able to send out weekly or monthly newsletters generating much more traffic towards their websites.

The leads that are forwarded on generally have a lot of important and useful information for the franchise business to digest about the franchise enquirer such as telephone numbers, addresses, financial information and also work history etc.

Franchise business opportunity websites provide a franchise business with a steady flow of leads that can be comfortably dealt with as they filter through, instead of the bulk all at once leads that some other advertising mediums deliver which can be difficult to deal with in an adequate fashion when arriving in bulk.

A few franchise business opportunity websites allow franchise businesses to have links back to their own business websites so helping the franchise companies own websites achieve an higher online profile.

Generally franchise business opportunity websites offer very competitive rates to advertise franchise businesses compared to other forms of franchise advertising such as newspapers, radio stations, television and magazines ect. Generally the longer the period of time that a franchise company books to advertise on these franchise business opportunity websites for then the better the deal that can be negotiated.

What benefits does a specialist franchise business opportunity website offer to a franchise business company whilst marketing their franchise business?

What disadvantages are there when using a specialist franchise business opportunity website?

One of the main disadvantages is that many of these specialist franchise business opportunity websites have is that they feel under immense pressure to generate a vast quantity of leads for their business clients and so often when a person as submitted an online form enquiring about a certain franchise business opportunity the franchise advertising website in lots of cases give them the option to click submit again and request franchise brochures from all the other businesses that are advertising on their website. This can mean that many leads that are generated have absolutly no interest what so ever in the franchise business that as received their enquiry.

Also some franchise leads that are generated are from people who just because they have found the franchise business opportunity website feel a inner compulsion to fill in the online form and submit it even though they have absolutely no interest what so ever in buying a business franchise.

Occasionally the forms received may also have being filled out incorrectly in particular such important details as phone numbers and email addresses might be in correct making it very difficult for the franchisor to follow up these franchise leads.

There are also other pros and cons, please feel free to add some more of your own.

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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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Franchise opportunities do your research

Sunday, November 30th, 2008
Franchise opportunities do your research

Before travelling many miles for an initial meeting with a franchisor to discuss a franchise business opportunity it is important that the prospective franchisee should be able to answer the following important questions.

  • Are you serious about the franchise business opportunity?
  • Do you fit the franchisors franchisee job description/profile?
  • Have you examined other similar franchise business opportunities to build up a good picture of this particular franchise model?
  • Have you thoroughly researched this type of business to gain a good understanding about it?
  • Have you researched the area that you would wish to run a franchise business from to find out what competition already exists there?
  • Do you have any experience that may be of benefit to you within this field of business?
  • Are you cut out for this type of business?
  • How adaptable are you to learning?
  • Is your existing lifestyle suitable for you to able to run the franchise business properly?
  • Do you have the support of your family?
  • Do you have the self motivation required to succeed with your new franchise business?
  • Can you afford the franchise?
  • Could you financially survive for the first few months while the business got itself established?

    All these questions can be answered through doing a little research and I would strongly recommend doing so before arranging an initial meeting with the franchise business owner. You may unfortunately find out that the particular franchise that you were interested in would be unsuitable for you.

    This could save you valuable time in not having to travel many miles to meet up with the franchisor only to be turned away due to your unsuitability.

    Can you think of any others important issues that a potential franchisee should research?

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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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    Removing stickers from wood cleaning tip No3

    Saturday, November 8th, 2008
    Removing stickers from wood cleaning tip No3

    I have produced a list of domestic cleaning tips to help and assist ecademy members in their constant and ongoing battle to keep their homes spick and span and domestically cleaned! I am publishing these cleaning tips over the forthcoming days and weeks in a very easy to digest simple one at a time manner.

     

    Cleaning tip No3 gives advice on removing stickers from wooden surfaces.
  • Stickers on wood can be removed by coating in white vinegar and then scraping off after it as soaked in.
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    New cleaning tips are always more than welcome.

     

    Cleaning tip No7 Small stains off carpets
    Cleaning tip No6 Removing dents in carpets
    Cleaning tip No5 Clean a kettle
    Cleaning tip No4 Cleaning stained saucepans
    Cleaning tip No3 Removing stickers from wood
    Cleaning tip No2 Window Cleaning
    Cleaning tip No1 Bath Stains

    Please note that I am producing the cleaning tips in good faith and has such will take no responsibility for any failure or damage that may be caused or attributed by the use of any of the tips given.

    Cleaning Franchise | Work From HomeHome Based Business | Franchise Business Opportunity | Management Franchise | Franchise Advice | Be Your Own Boss

    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.

    domestic cleaning franchise blog, franchise business tips blog

    Sexy domestic cleaning maids for your domestic cleaning requirements

    Thursday, November 6th, 2008

    Sexy domestic cleaning maids for your domestic cleaning requirements

    A rapidly growing service that is now being offered within the domestic cleaning marketplace is the hiring out of sexy cleaning maids to undertake your families’ household chores.

    Has a client you have a choice of whether you would like your sexy domestic cleaning maid to dress up for you in sexy erotic skimpy clothing or if you wish they will even do your domestic cleaning for you in some cases whilst totally nude!

    Sexy domestic cleaning maids are usually very attractive young ladies although some cleaning companies do also offer you the service of more mature middle-aged ladies.

    They cater for clients who require a regular weekly domestic cleaning service for just a few hours on a set day of each week, although they will also usually cater for one off and spring-cleans.

    It makes me wonder what type of person or family would wish to employ this type of domestic cleaning service but who ever they are there certainly must be a considerable quantity of them about as there appears to be more and more of these sexy cleaning maid domestic cleaning services starting up.

    Maybe you are already using your local sexy cleaning maid domestic cleaning service or are thinking of doing so in the near future? I would be interested in finding out what made you choose the sexy maid service over the more conventional domestic cleaning service?

    Cleaning Franchise | Work From HomeHome Based Business | Franchise Business Opportunity | Management Franchise | Franchise Advice | Be Your Own Boss

    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.

    domestic cleaning franchise blog, franchise business tips blog

     

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