Things To Do In
Description: Run your own sales and marketing company helping local businesses to advertise. Working from home means low overhead costs and flexible hours. Opportunities: Worldwide. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £20,394. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes. Part-time: Yes.
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What is a Things To Do In Franchise?
With Things To Do In, a franchisee becomes the signpost for the local community and, of course, visitors, connecting people with the businesses and opportunities in the area. The aim is to make local businesses maximise their marketing opportunity and at the same time allow people to access goods and services quickly and effectively.
- People prefer to use 'local' providers of goods and services.
- Most people will always choose a local business as they feel more secure.
- Businesses need to maximise their marketing budget and so are looking for effective marketing that is good value and generates enquiries and new customers for them.
- Things To Do In provides business owners with exactly what they want ‒ great value, multi-faceted, local marketing that works.
- We provide local customers with what they want as well – the best local businesses, all recommended by local people.
Our franchisees help local businesses to rise to the top of Google search by developing a micro site linked to their own sites including Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Thanks to our extensive experience working with business owners we have developed a foolproof system of client capture. Founder and Managing Director Paul Nash believes that Things To Do In is quickly going to became the fastest and most successful growing franchise in the UK.
A Work-From-Home Franchise
This is a lifestyle opportunity as it is a work-from-home business and as such requires little in the way of equipment other than a computer, broadband and phone. The head office team will design the adverts and micro sites for clients and will undertake all the administration, allowing franchisees to focus on client capture and support and consequently increasing the profitability of their company.
Our franchise support team is highly experienced with the Things To Do In system and indeed in the wider market sector. This experience means a great deal of respect for the brand name. We also use this experience to train and guide our franchisees through the rigours of starting an excellent, long-term, viable business as they become a member of the Things To Do In family. The key to success in any franchise is support – and we can give this in abundance.
Our extensive tailored training course at our head office ensures that all franchisees learn all aspects of running a successful Things To Do In franchise. Practical hands-on training will be given with each franchisee's own clients once their business is launched. No previous experience is required as the comprehensive training will ensure that within a short period of time you will be in a position to run your own Things To Do In franchise, knowing that you have a dedicated team in the background ready and willing to help and support you. The only restriction is the limit of your imagination, motivation and desire to succeed. Every franchisee, as part of the package, will receive for reference our operations manual covering all aspects of the business.
Who Makes a Successful Franchisee?
Paul Nash, Managing Director of Things To Do In:
"Whilst we're extremely selective with whom we accept as a franchisee, our team knows the qualities required to become a successful franchisee. Things To Do In’s application process is an open book and guides the prospective franchisee through the due diligence to ensure it is the right opportunity for both parties. Whilst franchisees don't necessarily need sales and marketing experience or technical skills, what is necessary is the desire and drive to be successful. If you're motivated, have a desire to determine your own future, and are not afraid of hard work then Things To Do In could be the perfect franchise opportunity for you."
The Things To Do In Initial Fee and Monthly Management Fee Include:
- The right to use Things To Do In's trademark(s), know-how, operating methods and systems.
- The right to use Things To Do In's central administration.
- Franchise process manual.
- Training materials.
- Project management, training, opening and ongoing support.
- Access to our technical and legal helpline.
- Electronic templates of letterheads, continuation paper, compliment slips, business cards, etc.
- Leaflets and marketing collateral.
- Advertising and PR templates.
- Group marketing activities.
- Lead generation website participation.
The total investment to buy a Things To Do In franchise is £16,995 plus VAT. This is a based on a town that has around 2,500 businesses.
As a work-from-home business there is little in the way of overheads, especially as the administration is undertaken by head office. Therefore it not unreasonable to expect a minimum of three new clients a week which would generate an income of circa £50k. Signing just one client a day can earn you a whopping £1,095 per week. If franchisees adhere to the model and guidance there is no reason why they cannot achieve greater client capture within the first 12 months, which would be reflected in the income achieved. The true benefit is that this is a residual income opportunity with the majority of clients renewing year-on-year.
What's The Next Step?
To discover whether your area is still available, to get a brochure, or for an informal chat, fill in the short enquiry form. Ask us about our Discovery Days which are a great way to find out more about this opportunity and meet the owner and the head office team!