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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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Cleaning maids Chesterfield Mr Philip Docherty

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Dolly Char are proud to announce the arrival of a new franchisee in Mr Philip Docherty who will operate Dolly Char around the Chesterfield and East Sheffield region.
Phil was born and bred in North East Derbyshire so is very familier with the Sheffield and Chesterfield area.  Having been self employed for sometime Phil has owned and run his own DIY shop.  
Phil has also worked as an entertainer on the cabaret and club scene.  Phil now writes and records his own music for pleasure.
In his own words Phil goes on to say, I was looking for a franchise opportunity when I came across Dolly Char.  Although I am always a little wary when considering such offers I was soon put at ease when I met Robin.

After showing me his tried and tested business plan I decided to take the plunge and now looks forward to working along side him and Carol in this exciting venture.

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Franchise evaluation forms

Sunday, March 15th, 2009
It is very important for a Franchisor to compile a record of the prospective Franchisee during the time that they are interviewing them. The Franchisor will need to be certain that the prospective Franchisee as all or at the very least most of the attributes that the Franchise business requires so as to enable them to become a success if they are offered the franchise.

This is just as important for the potential Franchisee to know, because if they are looking at potentially investing a substantial amount of their own capital into buying a franchise they will need to know themselves whether they would be suitable or not. The last thing that any prospective Franchisee needs is to be sold a business that they are totally unsuitable for!

An example of a franchise evaluation form is below. Please feel free to comment.

Prospective Franchisee Name ______________________

Interview Date ___________________________________

Proposed Territory _______________________________

Research Completed by prospective Franchisee prior to interview

Marketplace Y/N
Franchises Visited Y/N
Assessment of local competitors Y/N
Other franchises still being considered Y/N

Career Background & Experience

Appropriate to this business Y/N
Commercially experienced Y/N
Sales Skills Y/N
Interpersonal Skills Y/N

Personal

Appearance Good/Poor
Personality Good/Poor
Confidence High/Low
Support of family/involvement Y/N
Team player Y/N

Finance

Available capital to invest £………….

TOTAL MARK AWARDED _____________

Other Comments (see below) Y/N

Additional information relating to…………

Interviewer  ……………………………………

Date ……………………………………………

Comments….

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Dolly Char arrives in Cleveland

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Philip Todd and his wife Gill  live in the Redcar area of Cleveland.  Whilst Gill has lived in Cleveland all of her life, Phil moved into the area in 1990.  Gill and Phil have been married for over sixteen years and have one Son. Gill is retired after working as a Senior Legal Secretary, Phil has spent most of his life in Engineering work, he has also studied Business and Law through Teesside University.

Gill lists music and playing the Keyboard as her main hobby, while Phil loves to read history in his spare time. Both Gill and Phil enjoy Camping and Caravanning and the Countryside and Nature in general.

Phil wanted to move into semi retirement and was looking for an ideal business venture, when in his own words he happened to come across Robin Harrison, founder of “Dolly Char”.

Robin has been very helpful, and I recently became a new franchisee, representing the northeast. Dolly Char, has given me exactly what I am looking for, and I would recommend anyone seeking an alternative lifestyle, to visit the Dolly Char Franchise Website.

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Franchises usually fall into one of these two business format categories

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Franchises usually fall into one of these two business format categories

A franchise job (Is where the franchisee actually does all the manual work themselves providing a hands on service to their clients)·

Management based franchise (Is where the franchisee is mainly managing by means of delegating others to do the manual work for them)

It is very important to recognise the difference between these two categories as it will help you to locate and find a franchise that will be suitable for you and the skills that you possess.

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Commitment required by a potential franchisee

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Commitment required by a potential franchisee 


If you are seriously thinking about becoming a franchisee, you should have already given very careful consideration to a number of very important points, including:

  • Are you cut out to be self - employed?
  • Will you make a good franchisee?
  • Is your chosen franchise business the right franchise for you?
  • What is involved in running a business?
  • How will you finance your franchise business?
  • Do you have the full support of your family?
  • Having come this far, your future franchiser should also have emphasised to you that, as with everything in life, what you get out of your own business is directly related to what you yourself put into it. Whilst your franchisor should do everything in their power to help and support you, remember that the business will be yours and the franchiser cannot, and should not, run it for you or take over responsibility for it. The success of your business will depend on your own enthusiasm and hard work. You will only succeed through your own commitment.

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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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    A definition of Franchising

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

    A definition of Franchising

    Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven 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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    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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