Back in 2019 when we were evaluating our brand and making decisions for 2020, we could never have predicted what was in store for our franchise in 2020.

That said, our brand has developed, our franchise owners have built resilient businesses that have stood the difficult trading conditions that the pandemic has brought upon the globe.

The very early part of the year in January and February, the brand operated as per expected with a surge in flood related disasters and other general restorative works.

Early March the brand began to receive instructions to provide emergency deep cleaning and sanitisation following reports of potential contaminations from a new virus named Covid-19. As the new virus swept the nation, ServiceMaster Restore worked tirelessly to provide deep cleaning and sanitisation services to help to keep Britain moving through clean premises and safe employees and customers.

The Summer months proved to be a little less chaotic with regards to the virus and business was back to usual operations, whilst we sensed this was likely to be temporary, we ensured that we were prepared for a busy winter by sourcing more pairs of hands, equipment and products.

As deep cleaning and sanitisation proved to be a core service in 2020, we still maintained our response for our other emergency restoration services to ensure the safety and swift restoration of both our customers property and businesses premises.

In short, whilst 2020 proved to be a difficult year, utilising our support, ServiceMaster Restore franchise owners have showed new learnings and developed their businesses to survive in the new normal. As such, our brand has become more unified and much stronger.

All franchise owners are fully supported in all aspects of business not only by the franchise professionals at the franchise support centre, but also by the peer network of existing ServiceMaster Restore business owners.

Stronger together, ServiceMaster Restore Franchise.

There are many great business opportunities out there and it’s important to consider whether you wish to operate to capacity all year round, or in seasons.

Seasonal work is great for those who undertake more than one venture or prefer a little time off to regenerate. However, all year round is great for those who require a constant, regular flow of income to give them their chosen lifestyle.

Whilst most businesses naturally have busier and quieter periods, a ServiceMaster Restore Franchise, is an all-year-round opportunity.

Disasters are not seasonal and can happen any time of the year, month, day, minute or second – they are provided all year round.

Naturally, the busier periods tend to be when the weather is bad, such as through a wet winter, but other disasters happen all year round balancing work out right the way through.

In a ServiceMaster Restore business,  no two day’s are the same, so it’s good to be reactive for the disaster work when it comes in, but be proactive for regular work to bridge the gaps too.

So, if you are looking for an all-year-round opportunity where no two days are the same, a Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchise may be exactly what you are looking for. Contact our friendly franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 for more information.  

The importance of a Customer Relationship Management System (CRM)

Whether you store customer data on a spreadsheet or via business cards, both are disorganised and likely a breach in GDPR.

If you are looking to get in to business, it’s a good idea to have thought about how you intend to store customer data to ensure that it is well organised and safe.

A CRM system can do this effectively for you, and also has many other benefits.

  • Data storage in compliance with GDPR
  • Data segmentation so that customers can be grouped
  • Anniversary and milestone tracking so they can be recognised
  • Lifetime and average value calculations so they can be recognised
  • Customer buying patterns so they can be remarketed to
  • Recording of contacts made so there is a contact history

& any, many more…

There are lots of CRM systems to choose from, so it’s important to choose one that most suits the requirements of your business.

Our network use a range of different systems, and when you join it, you can find out which one is the most tried and tested for use.

For further information, contact our franchise recruitment team on 0116 275 9005 today

The Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises is all about celebrating successes in British franchising by ranking applicants from 1 to 100. 

Despite the difficult trading conditions in the past year, we are proud to announce that the ServiceMaster Restore brand has ranked within the TOP 100 franchises in a solid position of #76! You can view our ranking by clicking on this link. 

It is worth noting that securing a place in the rankings isn’t all about profitability and turnover, it’s also about the value added to the community and the franchise sector.

Our application included a complex write up of how our brand has developed over the year and what affect that this has had on our franchise network, customers and all stake holders alike.

Andrew Brattesani – UK Head of Franchising at HSBC was one of the judging experts and had this to say: 

“This year we have had to assess how business have had to proactively adjusted in response to closures caused by the pandemic. It’s been essential for entrants to demonstrate how they have pivoted their services. Despite the economic difficulties of this year, these franchises have prospered due to their proven business models and determination. 

We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of a prestigious ranking and will continue to work on our franchise offering over the next 12 months to secure a spot in the 2022 ranking next year.

For further information on our franchise or our spot in the Elite Franchise Top 100, contact a member of our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005. 

As we are associated with the British Franchise Association, we are pleased to share their Prospect Franchise Certificate, a free course designed to help you to feel fully prepared ahead of embarking on your new journey.

The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the source of impartial information on all things franchising. It’s the self-regulatory body for the ethical franchise sector, setting and maintaining standards which are respected around the world.

The popular business model of ‘self-employment with support’ is favoured by many, and the course shares with you the hints and tips of becoming accepted in to a franchise so that you can start your new business.

Joining a franchise is a huge lifestyle choice, it’s a commitment over a term of 5 years (in the case of our franchise) where you will devote your working hours solely to the business to help it to thrive. There is a lot of hard work involved, so you’ll hear what franchisors look for in franchisees so that you can prepare and are aware.

Click this link to be directed to the Prospect Franchise Certificate

Upon completion, we’d love to hear about your experience studying the Prospect Franchise Certificate and further assist you to continue your journey in becoming a proud franchise owner with our brand.

Contact our franchise recruitment team on 0116 275 9005 for our network availability and next steps