At Tumbles and Grumbles we have recently had the opportunity to work with The Franchise Company, a franchise consultancy business that helps existing small businesses grow and expand in a format that works for them.
When we decided that we needed to expand our business and bring our service to a wider customer base, we believed that developing a franchise model was a great opportunity for us and a good opportunity for growth.
The Franchise Company is one of the longest established franchise consultancies in the country, and their friendly, expert consultants have a wealth of experience helping businesses like us grow and expand their operations, so we knew we were in good hands when it came to franchising our business.
Julie Waites was our lead consultant and she really took time to understand our business and work out what was important to us and help us consider various options for structuring our franchise model. This meant that when it came to franchising, it still felt like the same company and the same brand, just with more opportunities for growth. We were also confident that Julie understood all the unique challenges of the industry and made sure we were well placed to combat them as part of a franchise model that was tailored specifically to us and had longevity built in.
Julie was our personal consultant throughout the process, from our very first meeting to the end of the franchising process, so we really built up a relationship and developed an in-depth understanding of what we wanted to do. This also meant that whenever we had any questions, queries or concerns, we knew exactly who to speak to and were able to contact them directly, which made the whole process so easy and stress-free for us.
The Franchise Company helped us assess our options for growth and decide that franchising was the right move for us. They wrote and put together our documentation, including franchise agreements, operations manuals and marketing materials and are also planning to help us recruit our first franchisees. Their knowledge and experience has enabled us to start off on the right foot as a franchised business.
We’re thrilled with the work The Franchise Company have done for us, and feel our business is going from strength to strength with our franchise model.