Operating with just one full-time and two part-time drivers, Countrywide Signs franchisee Lee Rathbone, has doubled his customer-base since taking on an existing operation in Norfolk. He is a great example of not just a man with a van, but a man with a plan!
If the pandemic taught businesses anything, it’s definitely the importance of marketing and in particular the need to embrace the digital world. Countrywide Signs has been on a mission to provide even more marketing support to its franchisees. Read on to find out what’s now included as part of the franchise package.
OFFER ENDS DECEMBER! This franchise offer is available for 2021 only. Out of an initial £22,950 investment, £10,000 will now be reinvested back into your Countrywide Signs business! A strategy designed to give you even more of a helping hand in year one.
Ever wondered exactly what our Countrywide Signs operators get up to on a day-to-day basis? Well, Duncan and David Sands, owners of Countrywide Signs Bedford and Stevenage, were only too happy to share. Read on to be introduced to a day in the life of a Countrywide Signs franchisee.
As the end of furlough fast approches, unfortunately there will be businesses facing closure and employees the threat of redundancy. Many will be left to contemplate the uncertainty of their future career choices. Could franchising be the solution as your next step?
For some in the franchise industry, there has been a downturn in recruitment since the pandemic hit last year. Countrywide Signs has continued to ride the wave and has maintained, not a trickle, but a healthy stream of new franchisees joining the network over the past year. In fact, three new operations opened last month.
If you’re looking to build a business with a tried and tested business model, franchising is an obvious choice. However, there are still different approaches to franchising. It’s never a case of one size fits all. Each franchisor’s approach will vary. Ask yourself the question, are you looking for a business where you can choose your own path or an opportunity where your path is mapped out?
When looking at franchising as a business option, raising the appropriate finances can be a barrier to making the next step. Luckily the Government’s ‘Start Up Loan’ scheme is now available to those looking to own a franchise business.
For so many of us, the importance of a good Work-Life Balance is paramount. Let us explain how owning a franchise, WILL help you achieve positive wellbeing at work and in your home life.
There are many reasons to look to franchising as an opportunity to become a business owner. One reason that we regularly discuss with our prospective franchisees is retirement financial planning.