Managing a franchise is about being your own boss. It’s flexibility on working hours and being rewarded for your own time and efforts. The potential rewards of franchising are huge, but admittedly, there are potential risks. It can be a daunting initial investment and that’s why it’s so important to feel comfortable with the industry you’re going into and the franchise you’ll be investing in.
Luckily, when you’re involved in the commercial cleaning industry like NIC is, franchisees don’t have to navigate many of the risks associated with other industries. Commercial cleaning is a huge £8.8bn industry that always has room for growing businesses. It’s virtually recession proof so your investment is as safe as it can be. If you’re looking to get into franchising, the best way to put your mind at ease is to come and talk to people who can guide you with their experience and expertise.
4-5 October 2019
NIC Stand L130
Birmingham’s NEC is once again the host venue for the National Franchise Exhibition, a franchising event packed with over a hundred businesses trying to tempt you into their ever more lucrative worlds. It’s one of the only exhibitions in the country that ensures all businesses are BFA accredited, so a lot of the major franchisors will be there. For anyone interested in franchising, it’s the best way to discover if any of these opportunities are for you.
NIC always have a presence at the exhibition and it’s because meeting motivated and driven individuals, discussing the potential of new NIC businesses and helping guide people on their franchising journey is one of the most enjoyable parts of the job. This is the chance to have an honest conversation and find out whether an NIC franchise or any other is the right franchise for you. There is as much to gain from meeting face-to-face for a franchisor as there is a potential franchisee. A franchisor will be looking for committed, motivated franchisees as much as you’re looking for a profitable business that will improve your lifestyle. It goes both ways.
It goes without saying that having a productive early conversation separates those who are serious about franchising from the rest. It’s the people who come along and ask 101 questions at an exhibition or in a face-to-face meeting that now run their own highly successful businesses and feel in control of their futures.
Even if you’re not interested in a commercial cleaning management franchise, the exhibition is a hub of free information and insight. There are over 60 free seminars from experts with presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions, including a seminar by NIC Franchise Recruitment Director, Steve Calvert about What to expect from your chosen franchisor before and during selection.
Steve’s seminars will take place in Seminar Theatre 3 (11:45am – 12:15pm, Friday 4th October and 13:15pm – 13:45pm, Saturday 5th October)
These seminars are an opportunity to understand in detail, the importance of understanding what to expect from your chosen franchisor; including whether or not support and training is offered for the whole term of the franchise, what your investment entitles you to and how the franchisor plans to support the administrative, HR, business growth and operational functions of your new business.
Don’t underestimate the importance of a face to face meeting early in your entrepreneurial journey. You can get all your ambition, and any unease, off your chest, and NIC and other leading brands attending will do their best to make you fully understand the industry and the true benefits in investing in a franchise. It’s your chance to ask any questions without commitment.
Meet 100+ inspiring franchise brands from all business sectors, including commercial cleaning, food & drink, home-based, fitness, low-cost, care and property. NIC encourage you to take a proactive step in seeking the right franchise for you. Find Franchise Recruitment Director Steve Calvert on stand L130 or attend one of his seminars in Theatre 3.
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