A franchise can be the ideal opportunity to escape corporate life. Considering an accountancy franchise? You need to make sure that the company is right for you
Congratulations – you are considering taking on an accountancy franchise. It is not an easy decision to make, so you need to make sure that it is the right move for you and your career. We’ve tried to highlight just a few of the many key points which you should consider when making your decision:
The Right Firm
When starting a franchise, you are working in partnership with the franchisor. You need to make sure that you have the confidence in them and their approach, and that you can work alongside them. You will have the freedom which might have been missing from previous employed roles, but you will still work in partnership when it comes to effective and successful marketing and pro-active support. So, make sure the firm is one you can trust. After 26 years AIMS is still an owner managed, family run business. What we are interested in, is you building a successful business that works for you and us.
The Right Candidate
You also need to ensure that you are the right fit for the franchise. At AIMS, we only take on qualified accountants to run an AIMS business, so that we can ensure a high quality of service to our clients, and a high quality of success for our franchisees.
Some other franchises can charge start-up fees of £40,000 or more! You need to be sure that the initial costs, and working capital you require to get your franchise up and running are sensible and work for you. AIMS provide a lower-cost, successful approach to starting your franchise journey – we’ve been doing it for over 25 years!
Lastly, you need to make sure the timing is right for you. We understand that if you are looking at escaping the corporate lifestyle, you need to have the right set up and support to help you do it successfully. We are always happy to talk to you about what you may need, and when might be the right time to make it happen.
There are many more aspects to consider, and we are always happy to talk and discuss the AIMS concept further, with no obligation.
We’re always on the lookout for new AIMS Accountants across the UK. If you’d like to escape corporate life and start being your own boss, email Philip Doyle or call 0207 616 6632 to start your AIMS journey!