Consider supported self-employment
According to recent statistics, 80% of stand-alone businesses fail in their first 3 years, but there is an opportunity to go for supported self-employment – franchising. Here, 91% of businesses are profitable and well worth considering, giving you significant benefits. The franchise format reduces the risk of conventional self-employment. You will be buying into an established business, reputation and experience. You will also benefit from the collective efforts of the other franchisees and the franchisor, who are continually investing in the brand's success. This assistance would not be available if you were launching on your own.
So, if you have management experience - administrative, finance, general or IT - you could take these skills to a ‘White Collar’, or ‘Business to Business’ franchise opportunity. Many of these work from home, and so avoid daily commuting. No property or staff - just a computer and broadband can provide the basics to run a business. This could offer you greater control over how you spend your time and more flexibility in the type of work you do.
Designed for growth
Auditel could be what you are looking for. Established in 1994, Auditel is the UK’s favourite Cost Management Franchise with a network of over 200 highly-skilled consultants. Auditel is a Full Member of the British Franchise Association (bfa) and Winner of the coveted bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year 2012 Award for Outstanding Franchisee Support. Sales and Marketing support is a vital ingredient, especially for newcomers to this field. Full training is given in these areas. Auditel allows you to prospect throughout the UK.
Investing in this franchise presents an excellent low-risk, high-yield business opportunity. It gives you the potential to build a secure business with an impressive return on investment. The average earnings of full-time Auditel Consultants who have an established business practice are over £100k pa, while some make over £200k. Many renew their franchises after 5, 10 and now 15 years, due to consistently achieving their financial goals and the quality of life they want for themselves and their families.
The franchise package includes award-winning training and support. There is exclusive access to the unique Total Cost of Purchase® model, advanced cost management tools and comprehensive, cloud-based knowledge systems. Auditel’s on-going Support and Career Development Programme gives you every opportunity to build your business into a highly successful and sustainable career.
You could become one of their highly-skilled specialists - a valued adviser to your clients, running your own consultancy in association with over 200 like-minded colleagues and a dedicated Head Office support team.
What do our franchisees and clients say?
David Jamieson, who held key management roles in both SMEs and large organisations, joined Auditel in 2009. He says: “I selected Auditel because of their professionalism and genuine sincerity. For me, they stood head and shoulders above other Cost Management Specialists. The training and support is exceptional and my business is growing steadily, in fact ahead of forecast.”
Many organisations throughout the country are paying too much for their essential business costs, through lack of time or the market experience of proper management. Today it is acknowledged that cost management is a vital business function. Many companies have found the benefit of outsourcing this mission-critical task to specialist consultants, instead of diverting in-house resources from their strategic roles. Currently, Auditel have over 3,600 clients who have made this decision. Standard Soap’s Managing Director, where savings to date exceed £200k, commented: “Before we were introduced to Auditel, I thought we were running a pretty tight ship!”
Banking on Auditel
For management professionals seeking their own business, most major banks have specialist franchise departments. Auditel is able to arrange a meeting to discuss further finance if required. Lorna Smith of HSBC says: “Subject to status, for an established franchise, such as Auditel, we will lend up to 70% of the start-up costs, including the working capital.”
If you want to take a closer look at our franchise, we hold regular free Discovery Seminars, without any commitment, at our Winchester Head Office. You may book a place with your family. Here you can explore what franchising is all about, what it’s like to be part of our network and meet our experienced and friendly Support Team. You can ask as many questions as you like and discover for yourself if Auditel is the right business opportunity for you.
As Cathryn Hayes, Head of Franchising at HSBC says: ‘Auditel are a prime example of a franchisor that is passionate about helping franchisees realise their dreams.’