Making that step into self-employment alone is not for the faint hearted. A recent Guardian article reminded would-be entrepreneurs that at least half of all new businesses fail within five years.
The good news is that as a business owner you don’t have to go it alone. A Redstones franchise offers would-be entrepreneurs the opportunity to become part of a growing network of successful businesses in a buoyant market.
Franchising facts 
- 9 out of 10 franchised businesses survive beyond the first five years compared to less than half of stand-alone start-ups.
- Over half of franchisees report ‘good profitability’.
- Franchisees were more robust during the recession operating proven business models and benefiting significantly from support and advice provided by their franchisor.
- Over a quarter of a million people are employed full-time in the franchise industry with many more additional part-time jobs.
Operating in the thriving lettings and property sales market, Redstones is your franchisor of choice for a number of reasons:
Unique marketing tools for its franchisees: Our franchisees benefit from state-of-the-art marketing tools, including 3D floor plans and a strong online presence supported by robust front and back office systems. Add to that our premier Platinum Total Care Service and our Switch Agents facility which makes it easier for unhappy landlords to transfer the management of their property to Redstones.
Generous territory sizes: As a franchisee of Redstones, your success is our success. We want to give you the support and the space you need to succeed, which is why our franchisee territories are larger than the industry average. Each one covers a 250,000 population or 100,000 chimney pots.
Hands-on support from your franchisor: Our comprehensive training covers all aspects of what it takes to run a successful lettings agency. Furthermore, to keep your first year overheads to a minimum, our business model means that franchisees can launch their Redstones business from a serviced office rather than a costly high street premises. It all adds up to a more intelligent business model.
Forward thinking and innovative: 2014 has seen the launch of a number of new initiatives at Redstones. These include:-
Redstones financial: Offering a range of independent financial services, we guarantee the high levels of customer service and attention to detail that our clients have grown to expect from the Redstones brand.
Membership of utility warehouse: For cost conscious tenants, Utility Warehouse offers the opportunity to manage utility bills in one monthly payment.
Redstones mobile app: The beginning of December brought more exciting news with the launch of our new app. Redstones clients can now keep up-to-date with all of the latest developments, request a property valuation and find their local Redstones office via our app.
Take advantage of lower fees until 31st December 2014
From 1st January 2015, Redstones’ initial franchisee fee will increase from £11,995 to £14,995 which still represents an outstanding investment. For new franchisees who commit to a Redstones franchise before 31st December 2014 the fee will remain at £11,995.
Fulfil your potential in 2015 with your own Redstones franchise. Contact us today to find out more.
 Source: The British Franchise Association/Natwest Annual Survey