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PET FOOD MEANS OSCAR
After spending the last fifteen years travelling around the world as a geological engineer with most of his time being spent away from his family, friends and country, Paul decided he wanted to take back control over his work/life balance and spend more time with his family.
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It gives me particular satisfaction to see a new customer that perhaps had behavioural or health problems transform into a much healthier and happier pet as a result of being on Trophy Pet Foods.
I am happier than I’ve ever been and have a much better quality of life.
I wanted a way of bringing my passion for animals into my work life and Trophy ticked all the boxes
With all the right attributes to run her own business, Rachel Knight found the perfect answer when she discovered OSCAR as a business opportunity.
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We write around 20-30 contracts consistently every month, which is £20k-£30k in contract value.
Making a business dream a reality.
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The best thing about running this business is that it gives me the freedom to take care of my children.
I will be earning more this year for doing fewer hours!
We still see a huge potential for business growth.
World Options is a business that you can build on.
My dream was to have a family business that would provide a residual income that we could build on with a real opportunity for growth.
I have found the experience to be both challenging and rewarding!
The support of the World Options team has been great and the portal gives you all the tools you need to succeed.
We have built a successful franchise and are really pleased with where we are at now.
The training I have received has been first class
The best things so far are not having to answer to anybody!, managing my own day/week and the total flexibility to run a business my way.
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We were very impressed with the pedigree within Trophy and their past and current performance.
What could be nicer than meeting animal lovers and their pets and making money at the same time?
A love of animals and a desire to see them thrive on the best food around is one of the main qualities you need.
Trophy allows you the grace to run your company with just the right amount of back up and advice when needed.
Joanna was at a pivotal point in her life when she found ActionCOACH
Rozina wanted a franchise that would support her to excel in her area
Wayne is passionate to be the best in the industry
The people behind the model gave Matthew confidence in HomeXperts
John wanted the flexibility to work when & where he wanted
Jamie wanting to help business owners like his parents to achieve more and thought that a career in finance would give him the opportunity to do that.
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Simon and Emma wanted a lifestyle change and the satisfaction of their own business
Minesh wanted to work with a franchise that reflected his personal values…
Jason wanted to be a part of something bigger that he had more control over
Dipak had no experience in estate agency or property letting, but this wasn’t a problem
Claire could see that HomeXperts is a company that is striving for excellence
Mandy shared HomeXperts’ passion for delivering first class service
HomeXperts’ core values and mission statement were a good match for Kathrine
Julie and Alan Parry are over the moon with their OSCAR business, and with a product that has given them the chance to prove that OSCAR mean what they say.
While needing to consider his career options, Richard Hebden found security in OSCAR when planning his future.
My search looked at hundreds of existing business and franchises, believe me when I say that nothing even comes close to LAR in terms of the return on investment.
We had a fantastic initial response to our leaflet marketing which converted to 20 contracts being written in month one.
Since joining LAR I have found the ongoing support to be excellent.
This business really works and everything is in place to help a self-starter build a successful business very quickly.
Working with Oscar has allowed me the flexibility to run a business that suits my home life, my hobbies and even more my customers.
The support from head office was reassuring and I was overwhelmed when neighbouring franchisees were willing to show me the ropes at shows and give initial introductions to customers.
I love the process of business and of making it more effective, and I’ll do what is needed to achieve goals.
Independents far surpass the larger corporations in engaging with their customers and providing real added value. In a caring profession this is a must.
During my visit to Belvoir it just "felt right", I thought to myself that this was the type of organisation I wanted to work with and would be comfortable being in business with.
If I hadn’t chosen Belvoir I would be in the corporate world, but not being fulfilled.
Being an individual, but also part of one brand and direction, is what I like most about being part of Belvoir’s Network.
The best thing about being part of the Belvoir Network is the support from Belvoir Central Office and other franchise owners
We liked Belvoir's attitude that 'we do one thing and do it really well' and the fact that there is an instant support network of equal minded entrepreneurs.
What I liked initially when joining Belvoir was the information sharing and the swapping of ideas and information within the network.
The initial two stage training at the Business Doctors' Head Office and then the in-field support was excellent and provided early confirmation I had made the right choice.
I have lots of ambition for the future and am keen to use this knowledge and experience to give something back to local businesses and business owners.
Having visited a few franchises before I met Caremark, the difference in their approach was stark. Straightaway, the emphasis placed on the quality of care that's expected of all Caremark franchises was evident.
Richard could see the income possibilities and the value of working for yourself, so he set-up his own World Options franchise business in December 2012 and he hasn’t looked back since.
Investing in a World Options franchise was the best thing I ever did.
Laura looked at four or five franchises before World Options. She chose World Options over others as the residual income was important to her; she could work her own hours; she liked the team at World Options and developing a business online suited her.
Kelvin bought his World Options franchise in August 2013, and loves it. He likes its simplicity, the ability to quote from the four big couriers and the support and help he gets from World Options themselves.
His first year with World Options has been one of hard work, but Philippe can see a time very soon when his extensive customer base will almost run itself.
It only took Catherine six months to build her business into a lucrative one, bringing in what she refers to as “a good income”.
Our Snack in the Box business works well for us. We can run our franchise business as a couple and it works well with family life as we have two young boys.
The flexible franchise package offering was ideal as I was able to invest the amount of money I was comfortable with.
From the outset shuttercraft made me a welcomed member of the franchise team, giving me confidence in both product and operations.
Thanks to my training with Revive! I was able to approach dealerships confidently with a strong business case.
The Revive! business model allows owners to develop a multiple van operation which is exactly what I want to do.
Continual investment in both people and equipment is vital to ensure that we stay ahead of the game and give the best possible service to customers.
Whilst I wanted to be my own boss, I needed to know that I wouldn’t be alone. With a Revive! franchise you really do have the best of both worlds.
I thought starting up my own body shop would be too risky as the overheads are so high, then I came across Revive! It’s a mobile business and I have everything I need in my van.
It’s not just luck – we have all worked extremely hard to ensure that the business grows through reputation.
The training we receive is second to none and our own local workloads are supplemented by national account work sourced for us by Head office.
I love the flexibility and independence of being my own boss, I’ve never been short of work and, without a shadow of a doubt, I’m much happier than before.
The great thing about Ovenclean is that in 99% of cases, my customers are so happy with the results, they want to book again and recommend me to all their friends and family!
Ovenclean offered a straightforward business model and a strong, well recognised brand name; it seemed to have the best package, the best products and a huge potential marketplace.
Before taking things further, we undertook our own survey to find out how many people would be interested in using a domestic oven cleaning service.
I’m so pleased I made the break from my old job and had the courage to start my own business with Ovenclean.
When we spotted the Ovenclean Franchise opportunity, we knew it was for us. It’s been perfect!
My ambition from the start was to develop my Ovenclean business into a management franchise and it’s worked really well for me.
Oscar was already a proven system and besides having excellent communication and support from Head Office, my knowledge of the business gave me a head start with a very good insight.
OSCAR as a pet food business appealed as sustainable business independent of fashionable trends whereby I could transfer my skills with ease.
Even after running a successful OSCAR business for five years I still needed to know more and a new approach to my presentation has been refreshing.
OSCAR gave us both, as pet lovers, an exciting opportunity on how to mix business with pleasure.
I was lucky enough to sell my business and even luckier to discover OSCAR, especially when I soon realised that I still needed to have a goal.
Would we do it all over again? Yes we would! OSCAR has brought us a very special lifestyle. We have been able to work together and to be there to see our children grow up is something we would not have missed for the world.
My dogs, Sandy and Ben, are very much part of my business. Needless to say they are a shining example of my product, thriving happily on good quality food. They are my work companions.
I had always appreciated the many benefits of franchising and could see that the high risks of starting a business from scratch were well covered.
I enjoy my work and I’m still enthusiastic! To have job satisfaction while earning a living makes running my own business all worthwhile.
The freedom of running our own business from home gives us the flexibility to manage both our personal and working lives.
With no real knowledge of the trade, pets, pet food or nutrition we were attracted by the potential of the concept.
While establishing new customers I can see that they are delighted with the quality of the food and are already reporting changes in the health and condition of their pets.
I liked Oscar's approach - I had the opportunity to speak with other franchisees and made sure that I attended meetings and seminars before making my final decision.
We started an Oscar franchise as we have always been animal lovers, and wanted to extend this into our working lives.
Kare Plus was exactly what I was looking for. They offer medical as well as domiciliary services, which is important to me, and I was really impressed by the support structure and experience of the management team.
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The support that the Head Office team give me with sales and marketing has really helped me to drive the business forward.
We recognised that it was a great way to get started in business, with the back-up of a larger organisation and a proven business model nationwide.
etyres provided a strong foundation from which I could really develop my business.
I'm very happy with the way my business has grown. I always planned to build it steadily and feel proud that I've managed to enjoy an excellent lifestyle.
I wanted something flexible, that was not massively expensive and which had the potential for growth. I've certainly got all that with ChipsAway.
My business is going really well. I have built up a good reputation in my local area and plan on expanding into a ChipsAway CarCare Centre.
ChipsAway is a great franchise. The support from head office is fantastic and I love being my own boss.
With the continued support of ChipsAway, I can generate enough to enable me to build a much bigger business for the future!
The ChipsAway management team is close to its franchisees and understands what we need; when you’re growing your business they will do everything they can to support you – and that makes a real difference.
Clearly, the ChipsAway model is a high volume retail business with constant sales, which is quite different from what we were used to in the property sector.
After doing some research, there was really no doubt in our minds, that the only choice we would be happy with would be Caremark, given the emphasis on care and not profit.
I researched various sectors before reaching the decision that domiciliary care offered the sustainability and a straightforward business model which allowed for positive cashflow and personal reward.
The training provided by Caremark prepared me well for the launch of my business and gave me a good grounding in all aspects of the Health & Social Care sector.
I have found it very exciting that our service has been taken up so quickly and it is good to see people in the community already benefiting from our care and support.
Caremark have regional support managers who you can call for advice and who visit regularly. They also have some brilliant staff at their central office who can answer all sorts of questions.
I am delighted to have joined Business Doctors. It takes an adaptive approach to helping SMEs, tailoring its strategies to each business, and that really appeals.
Business Doctors provides proven recipes for success and I am looking forward to bringing that to companies in the local area. I am very passionate about helping the local economy to grow.
usiness Doctors is a business that is recession proof, because now is a time that people need our advice more than ever. It's a time that we can really add positive value for a business.
I was impressed by the Belvoir business model and liked the idea of taking on a business that was already operational.
As newcomers it is reassuring to know that we are part of a network with a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience at our disposal.
I began to research franchise opportunities and one day noticed an advertisement for a Belvoir Discovery Seminar. I went along and met the recruitment team and became convinced that a Belvoir franchise would work for me.
The support provided by Aspray is first class. Everybody at the head office has a vital role to play and they are all great.
Choosing Aspray was easy for me - since the formation of the company it has shown good growth which I know it plans to build on to become a household name.
I found the Induction training very useful. The first few days were a bit daunting due to the amount of information given. However, as the time went on things gradually began to make more sense and it became clear on how the process works.
As my business is maturing I now receive a lot more referral work. This didn’t happen overnight but I did get lucky on a few occasions.
The best thing about being a franchisee with Dream Doors is we can run a very busy and profitable business and still have quality time with our young family.