Franchise Business Benefits
You don’t need to have experience in running a business to be a successful Poppies franchisee. The Poppies franchise provides you with all of the tools and support that you need to launch and develop a successful domestic cleaning business which brings real benefits to you as a franchisee business owner including:
Proven Business Model: A Poppies franchise is based upon a proven and successful business model, so the chances of success are much, much higher when you become a Poppies franchisee in comparison to starting your own business from scratch.
Business Systems: Poppies has developed and continues to maintain the central support systems (IT, website, social media, book keeping, marketing, recruitment) required by our franchisees to run the business successfully enabling the franchisees to focus on the implementation of the business at local level.
Training and Support: With a Poppies franchises you don’t need to have a background in the sector as the franchisors training and support structure will enable you to develop the skills and confidence that you need to run a successful franchise.
Start Up Package: All new Poppies franchisees receive a comprehensive induction training programme covering all aspects of running a Poppies business and including time at our central training centre followed up by a period of practical training in an existing franchise area with an established franchisee.
Ongoing Business Training and Support: All of our franchisees benefit from ongoing training and business support to enable them to develop the skills required to develop and grow their businesses. This includes:
- Poppies Training Academy (online training resources for franchisees and staff)
- Franchisee Mentor
- Specialist Business Skills Training
- Business Coaching Support
- Business Planning Support
- Regional Franchisee Meetings
- National conference
- Social Media and Digital Marketing Training
Increased Chance of Business Success: Failure rates for franchises remain very low, with fewer than 1% per year closing due to commercial failure. (Source Nat West BFA Franchise Survey 2018)
Increased Profitability: The Nat West BFA Franchise survey results showed that 93% of franchisees reported that their businesses were profitable with over two-thirds of franchised units that had been running for five years or more reporting being either quite or highly profitable.
Quality Services and Quality Jobs: Because of the dedication and commitment of our franchisees as owners of the local businesses a Poppies franchise delivers high-quality services to its customers and valuable employment opportunities to its staff.
Easier Access to Capital: The Banks like franchising and as a result of the lower failure rates involved have established specialist Franchise Units that work with new franchisees to make access to capital much easier than for most small business start-ups. Poppies has established working relationships with several of the banks franchise units if bank finance is required.
Faster Growth: Franchising is sometimes referred to as an “easier” way to start a business. It’s easier because the proven model will enable you to launch and develop your business at a much faster rate than you could as an independent business owner saving you time and money.
Use of the Brand: As a business that has been operating for over 40 years there is a lot of brand value in the Poppies name benefiting our existing franchisees and new franchise owners.
Marketing Systems: As a Poppies franchisee you don’t need to reinvest the wheel and waste money on marketing and advertising trying ideas that don’t work. Our business model has budgeted amounts for marketing and staff recruitment, and we know the techniques and methods that work to enable you to maximise the commercial opportunity in your franchise area.
Customer Loyalty: Poppies customers really do love the service that our franchisees provide. A recent customer survey carried out by an independent marketing and branding agency came up with the amazing results below:
When asked “On the whole, how satisfied are you with the service you receive from Poppies?” 9 out of 10 Poppies customers are “very satisfied”
9 out of 10 Poppies customers would “recommend us to friends or family”
We are also delighted that from the client base contacted we received a huge response rate of 19% (205 clients) further demonstrating the strength of our relationships Selling your business: Nothing lasts for ever and when your time as a Poppies franchisee reaches an end we can help you either pass the business onto a family member or prepare it for a sale and enable you to benefit from the capital asset that you have worked hard to develop. Several of our franchises are now run by second generation franchisees and a number have sold for a very attractive capital sum.
Source – the above stats are taken from 2018 Nat West/BFA Franchising Survey