We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions; if you are unable to find the answer you are looking for then please contact us.
How does franchising work?
You will have your own limited company, but with the support of an established brand and a proven business format model developed over the past decade.Franchise business operations have a high success rate, compared to other types of business, and in the UK alone franchising operates as an £11.4 billion industry, employing over 467,000 people. (Source Nat West/BFA Survey 2009)
Am I suitable?
We are looking for people who want to grow a business. Ideally you will be success driven with a background in customer service, sales and/or management and be business-minded. Although you do not need to have any knowledge of the recruitment industry, as you will be given all the training you need, a real desire to own and operate your business and systematic focussed approach will be key to your future success.
How do I find out more about the franchise opportunity?
We recommend fully researching all of the franchise business opportunities available within the marketplace to ensure you reach an informed decision - It is critical that the business model is right for you as an individual and will give you what you are looking to achieve both financially as well as growth wise.
A franchise business format enables an individual to swiftly start up on your own and fully utilise the support network of a proven business model. This route will certainly reduce a lot of the stress, worry and uncertainty of going it alone - which for many can be a very lonely and high-risk route. You should note that any business venture will require your work and commitment especially in the early stages.
What makes Prima Ardelle Associates successful?
With a over decade of operating and advising business’s at all levels from start ups to FTSE we understand a thing or too about how to operate a business that delivers results. Our business model is time proven and robust, in that if our procedures are followed and adhered to they will offer any franchise business owner control over their earnings as well as work life balance. We cannot re-iterate that as our success is based on your success, we are keen that every franchisee that joins us is as committed to maintaining the very highest standards of service and professionalism as we are.
What advice would you give to someone looking to join?
Make sure that you fully research the market place and that the business opportunity is right for you. We have spent over a decade in fine tuning our franchise business format to offer a business to business franchise opportunity that is easily operated within normal working hours. As the franchisor our objective is to ensure that we assist every franchisee in being successful. Our methods and systems if applied consistently will give your business every opportunity for success. Our franchise development team have many years of experience, as well as the knowledge to advise you on any issues that you are be likely to face in the day to day running of your business. You will need to be focussed and take a systematic approach towards the operation of this business opportunity.
Can I expand my business operation once started?
Our territory allocation gives our franchise business owners the scope to fully grow within their own designated territory after they are up and running. If it is within the territory there is no further franchise fee payable to grow the business within it.
What training and support is offered to Franchise business owners?
Our initial induction course is designed to get your new business up and running swiftly within your own timeframe.The initial induction is held over a two week period at the National Support Centre in the South East, with additional ongoing needs based training. Each franchise business owner received comprehensive training as part of their franchise package:
- Introduction to Prima Ardelle Associates
- Self Study of Building.Better.Business™ Operations manual
- Observation and mentoring at our working office.
- Essential Recruitment Skills - classroom style training
- Training on our “bespoke” software systems.
- Training on the Building.Better.Business™ Prima Ardelle Associates Management Information System
- Pre-launch meeting and sign off with a Director
- Launch visit and set up
- Post-launch assessment normally within 12 weeks of
the “grand “ launch
- Regular ongoing support over the ‘phone by trained
Our induction training courses run monthly, allowing our new franchisees and their staff to complete their induction training programme within their first 12 months of trading at a pace to suit both their business and personal time commitments.
Who will be helping me to complete the training?
You will work with experienced individuals within our business who has first hand experience of launching our business model. Our objective is to assist and support new franchise owners in fully understanding their recruitment businesses, as well as working with current franchisees to increase their profitability and market share within their existing territories.
All of our franchise business owners have access to a 'free' legal helpline, should you have a recruitment technical query. We operate very much of the philosophy that your future success is also ours and with that in mind we are
never more than a ‘phone call away.
How successful will I be, will there be enough business opportunity once I have launched?
As a business owner your rewards and earnings levels as well as lifestyle choices are within your control. Your success will always be down to you as the franchise business owner based upon your input and commitment.
Rest assured our experienced management team would have invested time in researching and to ensure that your territory will match your business expectations for growth and earnings potential.
By following our proven business methods and proposition in the market place rest assured your launch will give you plenty of motivated candidates actively seeking suitable alternative employment within the job market providing you follow our systematic approach and advice towards the operation of your business.
Our bespoke customer relationship management system, strong bespoke marketing material and support and training will successfully launch your business.
Remember for most people, employment is a fundamental basic human need and opportunities always exist throughout the UK.
You will simply need to be speaking to these people on a daily basis advising them on how we can best service their needs as well as follow our system.
Who are the BFA?
The BFA stands for the British Frachising Association who provide a robust framework of ethical trading methods for Franchise business models in the UK which we follow.
Do you help with recruiting and training of my staff?
All of our franchisee’s staff will attend training on our systems and operation to ensure they are up and running as quickly as possible within the business. This reduces the time you would of spent allowing you to focus on running
We will advise you how to build your business every step of the way and can assist you in the recruitment process from selection through to pyschometric testing where required.
How long will it take to open?
From the day you first contact us we can have you fully operational and trading within one month (subject to funding) after you have conducted due dilligence. Due to how our business model operates and the comprehensive training available - this makes us attractive to franchise business owners looking for a business opportunity that is swift to launch.
What territory is available?
We have an expansion programme in place to achieve full UK coverage over a five year period. Please contact us today to check on new territory availabilty or franchise re-sales.
If your question is not listed here please feel free to contact our Franchise development team on 0845 899 0007 or email us email@example.com