Meerkat Removals have an established reputation and image, proven management and work practices, access to national advertising and ongoing support.
All of the hard work in terms of procedures, processes, market testing and so on have already been done by the franchisor – and the potentially expensive mistakes have already been made!
You don’t necessarily need business experience to run a franchise.
We provide the training you need to operate the business model. Franchises have a higher rate of success than start-up businesses.
You may find it easier to secure finance for a franchise. It may cost less to buy a franchise than start your own business of the same type.
The rate of business failure is generally lower with franchises than independent start-ups.
You have the backing of a big organization who is established in your chosen business field, with all the operating experience and resources that you need to be successful.
We have already established our brand which is a desire for our product and services. Our comprehensive and detailed marketing plans would be difficult for a new starter outfit to put together in terms of time, money, and expertise. Your local franchise can tap into this.
An established brand gives you credibility with the public:
A common brand assures customers that they will receive the same high standard wherever they use your services. In an independent company, it can take years to establish yourself in the public’s mind as a trustworthy, reliable and rewarding service.
Computers and technology:
Very few modern businesses can operate these days without a whole array of technical structures, such as online marketing, promotional websites, and provisions for ordering goods and services online.
Help and support:
Online support for taking orders for goods and services, as well as dealing with information complaints are useful. Job sheets, templates for quotes, general inquiries, choosing the right insurances, help for purchasing van, ordering goods and merchandise for retailing etc.
Advice from experienced professionals:
It is in the interests of the franchise to maximize revenue and we almost always have experienced professionals on hand to help the franchise operator to set up, run, and expand the business.
Training can take up a lot of time and resources. Meerkat removals team can provide training services for your staff, such as learning sessions, handbooks, and online support for new staff.
Although you have ongoing fees to pay to the franchise owner, you can often get very good value for money, when you consider all the support and help that you are receiving.
Bulk buying power
Means that you will obtain many goods and services at lower cost than you would if you were operating an independent business. Contracts with other companies can also be set up at corporate level for maximum value. Franchise businesses can support each other both in the quiet and busy period.
Strength through size:
A large franchise can be more resilient than a small independent business when it comes to dealing with competition from rival businesses, especially the bigger ones.