Why you should consider franchising…
Franchising is often the secure option when wanting to go it ‘alone’ and build your own business, but with the resources, support and training of a bigger brand. A little extra support in the early days of running any business is invaluable.
Buying a franchise, you are buying a business model that has already proven its sustainability so you can be confident that you are getting the best possible start. It allows you to be part of a great brand, whilst retaining your own identity.
When deciding to take the leap from employee to employer, there are so many things to consider, and questions to ask yourself;
• Do you want total autocracy and risk or would you rather independence with a full support network behind you?
Franchising is a far less risky option for budding entrepreneurs as it provides a proven framework for your business, someone has already walked your path, and checked for the traps and pitfalls. That’s not to say that all risk is removed, but a minimal risk opportunity is a much more appealing approach to take than rolling the dice.
Established in 1999 means Avanti has years of experience, including originally being an award winning franchisee ourselves. Avanti really have walked your path.
Every day is a school day, so we take a proactive approach to all situations we find ourselves in and the Company adjusts to our industry changes accordingly. This has allowed us to develop our own working systems and processes and support our clients in the best way possible.
Avanti MD, Victoria Sharp explains, “When a client came to us using a new software in the market place called ‘Xero’, we were still using Sage. I did my research, loved Xero and its ease of use, such as direct bank feeds saving time and being able to hop on remotely and support our clients no matter where they are located. I took the Xero certification and rolled it out across the Company. We are now accredited Xero partners. Just one example of how Avanti reacts and adjusts to meet the needs of our clients in an ever-evolving industry.”
• Do you want to build a brand from scratch or would it be beneficial to buy a business model from an already established proven brand within its industry?
Avanti has spent years growing the business, developing the brand and establishing itself as a market leader within East Anglia.
We decided to launch as a franchise to provide support to individuals who want to start their own business, but would benefit from our back-office support, training and processes in place.
Victoria adds “The thing that really drives me is knowing that I have assisted someone and helped them and their business move forward; whether it be through advice, an effective referral or in this instance by offering a business model, that we as a family have invested years in growing. Providing opportunities to individuals that want to run their own business, but need support and providing clients with a local service throughout the UK is very rewarding. We are excited to see those years of hard work paying off with the launches of franchises in; Dartford, Tonbridge, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich.”
• Do you want to build your own operating systems, or take advantage of someone else’s years of experience and buy into something that you know has been tried and tested?
We listen to what our clients’ requirements are and develop our systems accordingly, enabling us to provide them with a service that meets their needs. Similarly, if our employees feel that a change is needed to help increase their productivity or further training and support is wanted, we will always listen and where possible accommodate their suggestions. Changes in legislation keep us on our toes too, ensuring our systems meet the regulations and ethics of our professional bodies.
Avanti are forward thinking, a modern firm with traditional values.
Research is vital when considering a franchise, having answers to your questions allowing you to make an informed decision. So to help, Avanti provide you with easy options to carry out your investigations with:
• Discovery days:- Where our presentation provides an in-depth understanding of what is available and you get to meet the team at head-office that would be supporting you.
• Webinars:- For easy access in your location to more information and an insight into what is offered.
• 1-2-1 Discovery Meetings – if you are ready to make that decision we can meet with you at your location, where we inform you about the franchise opportunity, answer your questions and take the next step on the Avanti success ladder.
If you are looking for an opportunity that comes with support, modern tailored systems that are always being developed to meet the needs of clients, our team and changes in the industry, an Avanti franchise could be for you. We offer full tax accountancy franchises, but also bookkeeping franchise opportunities, so if you don’t want to dive right in, you can always just dip your toe in to the world of finance.