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Natalie Rush Franchise Case Study
Why did you go down the franchise route? And why did you choose EnviroVent franchise?
I wasn't looking for an investment. I happened to stumble across the opportunity researching heat-saving extractor fans. Then I discovered ventilation products were a growing market as homeowners are installing more energy-saving products and creating a need for domestic ventilation.
What did you do before taking up your EnviroVent franchise?
Researched the company - I found lots of positive reviews online and the finances stacked up. I also talked to other franchise owners and checked out the competition, which were not a patch on EnviroVent.
How did you raise the finance?
What training and support did you receive initially and ongoing?
One week's training at HO where we also got to understand other parts of the business, as well as product info and IT systems etc. Ongoing support is plentiful. There's a dedicated franchise team who are aware of the challenges and able to support. Plus, it's very helpful to build relationships with other franchise owners.
What is a typical day for you as a franchisee?
Chasing previous survey feedback and payments, booking new surveys and writing the occasional landlord report. I spend a large section of the day out meeting homeowners and tenants when I do surveys. Longer term I plan marketing tactics and relationship building with letting agents and other business partners.
What challenges have you faced?
Coping with the huge demand for the products during the winter months.
Has becoming a franchisee changed your life, if so how?
Yes. I feel part of a team, which is supportive, knowledgeable and fun. I also have freedom to chose how and when I work which fits my lifestyle well.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of buying their first franchise?
For franchises in general, make sure it's a genuine market opportunity. After all, it's an investment that needs to yield you a return.
What are your plans for the future?
To grow the business. My ultimate success would be to employ people who run the business, leaving me to concentrate on its strategy.
Would you do it again?
Yes - I wish I'd done it sooner.
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