March 8, 2022
At NIC, we understand that there are those of you who are interested in starting a franchise, but have concerns or questions. After all, you will be making a huge change to your career and your life, so it would be wise for you to get all the information at the earliest opportunity.
This is why we are here to answer any and all questions you may have on franchising, so that you have all the information available to you. Below are some key questions that you might have that NIC wanted to elaborate on.
The initial agreement with NIC is for five years, but from thereon, you will have options to extend the contract or leave your post.
As you reach the end of your contract, take some time to consider your options. NIC will continue to support you if you choose to stay on, or if you choose to end your time with NIC, we will ensure that the process is a smooth one, so that you can continue your career with as little stress as possible.
You need not worry about your lack of experience, or your limited skillset. NIC’s training course, delivered at the company’s in-house training centre, covers all the elements of running and growing a franchise in the commercial cleaning and support services industry, so that you can operate a high-level business in the sector.
We also have an operating manual, which has been cultivated by a team with over 50 years of industry experience and over 25 years of franchise experience. In essence, it provides all the information required to be successful; all you need to do is follow it!
You have three different options for investment: £20,000, £30,000 and £55,000.
A £20,000 investment will provide you with the following benefits:
• Own your own NIC cleaning franchise
• A business development expert to support you and your business
• Full office support, payroll, administration and mentoring sessions
• Support for operations, HR and IT
A £30,000 or £55,000 investment will provide you with the above benefits, as well as:
• Guaranteed minimum gross profit in year one
• Lower management service fee
It is important that you select the level of investment that meets your financial needs. You must ensure that you don’t stretch your finances too much, and remember that the bank will fund up to 70% of the start-up costs. NIC has excellent working relationships with franchise divisions of several major banks, so you will receive support when it comes to securing funding.
If you feel that the sun has set on your franchise journey, you are more than welcome to sell your franchise. By developing your cleaning business, you are continuing to grow a valuable asset that you can sell in the future.
It is natural that stages in careers must come to an end, so don’t feel that you are tied to your NIC franchise forever. If you require support from NIC, feel free to get in touch with us and we will be able to advise.
If you are serious about considering whether or not to start a franchise with NIC, you can call our franchise team on 0845 409 0910 or request a franchise pack.
This will get you on your way to where you want to be, and you will discover if this is the path for your career.
If you want to look for insight on how to run a franchise, look no further than Nuzy Ali. As International Women’s Day is commemorated worldwide on 8th March, now is the perfect time to be encouraged by one of the many inspirational women associated with NIC today. You can read about Nuzy’s story at the link below.
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As one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial cleaning and support services, NIC will use its experience to help those who are up to the challenge. By allowing you to be your own boss, you hold the keys, all whilst benefiting from NIC’s ongoing support, mentoring, training and advice.
If you feel that we have answered your questions in this blog, you might consider joining the NIC franchise family. We will give you access to a wealth of resources and franchise training programs that will teach you the skills you need to shine in your career as your own boss.
Got a question about franchising opportunities with NIC Franchise?
Contact our expert Franchise team today to discuss your needs.
Alternatively, you can book a Discovery Session to find out if franchising is right for you.