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it'seeze

it'seeze

The it’seeze Websites Franchise opportunity provides you with an established and successful business model to follow, and all the support needed to kickstart your very own digital agency. Min. Investment: £5,990
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Pack & Send

Pack & Send

PACK & SEND offers a unique owner-operator franchise opportunity in the rapidly growing global logistics sector, offering customers solutions to their shipping needs whatever they are sending. Min. Investment: £75,000
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FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS

Thinking about which franchise is right for you? Make your statement with a FASTSIGNS business.
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The Business Builders

The Business Builders

Looking for recession proof business that thrives in any economy? Or are you looking to ditch your 9-5 which is taking the life out of you?
ActionCOACH UK

ActionCOACH UK

Business coaching is one of the fastest growing professions in the UK, ActionCOACH is the world's number one business coaching team. Min. Investment: £69,000
Bright & Beautiful

Bright & Beautiful

Join the leading housekeeping franchise to grow a scalable business in your area! Earn up to £80,000! Min. Investment: £9,995
iOB Business

iOB Business

Join the most value-driven Digital Agency opportunity on the market to build the business you deserve. Min. Investment: £8,000
it'seeze

it'seeze

The it’seeze Websites Franchise opportunity provides you with an established and successful business model to follow, and all the support needed to kickstart your very own digital agency. Min. Investment: £5,990
The Alternative Board

The Alternative Board

Build your own consultancy with The Alternative Board
Piiink - Service Provider License

Piiink - Service Provider License

The business License that brings you a high ROI while being socially aware – a prime combination in today’s ever-growing business world! Min. Investment: £15,000
FocalPoint

FocalPoint

FocalPoint Business Coaching is the world's premier coaching and business skills training organization. Join this growing network! Min. Investment: £59,750
The Franchise Consultant

The Franchise Consultant

The franchise development & consultancy service that works with aspiring franchisors and franchisees alike! Join the franchise that helps startup franchises. Min. Investment: £25,000
World Options

World Options

Earn a residual income from home with an online World Options franchise, providing services for businesses through their portal. Min. Investment: £35,000
An Even Better Place 2 Work

An Even Better Place 2 Work

A proven global business that offers your clients a refined Employee Engagement Program to build enriching and empowering workspaces. Min. Investment: €25,000
Chrysalis Partners

Chrysalis Partners

The perfect chance for the right people to take on this exciting and highly rewarding line of business that is spread across the UK. Min. Investment: £15,000
insight6

insight6

Build your own business where your skills work for you, and where you can perfect that all important work-life balance while enjoying an excellent income. Min. Investment: £15,000
Unique Speaker Bureau International

Unique Speaker Bureau International

The world’s leading public speaking license with an effective business model that offers you few overheads and high potential returns Min. Investment: $50,000
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Additional Resources

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Signs Express

Signs Express

We offer you the independence to run your own £750,000+ Signs Express centre with the support and guidance from our established network, and Monday to Friday working hours. Min. Investment: £65,000
Driver Hire

Driver Hire

Run a successful recruitment business with Driver Hire where average net profit levels for the network annually exceed £150,000. Min. Investment: £60,000
CMC Business Advisers

CMC Business Advisers

Seasoned business advice franchise offering a unique opportunity and business model that comprehensively addresses the entire lifecycle of a business.

Franchise Spotlight: Business Services

Repeat business, no stock to carry, office hours and no dealing with Joe Public – just a few benefits of providing services to businesses.

A wide-ranging category, business service franchises simply include any franchises that deliver services to businesses as opposed to consumers (a small number, like mail & courier or electrical services, cater to both).

Sector overview

  • Providing services to other businesses, most franchises are office-based – eg accountancy, recruitment, marketing
  • 7m UK businesses in 2018 – 2.2m or 63% higher than in 2000
  • Benefits usually include repeat business, family-friendly working hours and not needing to carry stock

Deloitte defines business services as encompassing “facilities management, construction services, business process outsourcing, IT and digital services and outsourced public services.”

Our definition is broader, including any franchise providing services to another business. This category includes, among others:

  • Accountancy and tax
  • Business brokerage
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Commercial finance and insurance
  • Consultancy, coaching and training
  • Electrical services
  • Mail & courier
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment
  • Security
  • Signage and printing
  • Tech services
  • Website development 

Even within Deloitte’s narrower definition, the UK sector employs around 3.3m people and accounts for 12 of the 50 fastest growing occupations.

However large, no business does everything in house. From marketing to recruitment, organisations outsource a range of tasks to focus on their core competencies.

Recurring revenues are often significant – for example with accountancy or contract cleaning. Not carrying stock meanwhile is a boon for overheads, margins and a simpler business model.

White-collar sectors like finance or consultancy live or die by the talents and relationships nurtured by their employees. With, say, cleaning or courier services, customers prize reliability, high standards and competitive prices.

Is a business services franchise for me?

Comprising so many sectors it’s difficult to sketch out the ideal candidate for this category. Nevertheless, franchisees do seem to broadly share certain characteristics.

First, they usually suit those who prefer office-style trading hours. Second – to state the obvious – they appeal to people who prefer or are used to, dealing with businesses rather than the general public. Third, many generate significant repeat custom, easing the pressure to win new business.

You probably won’t need sector-specific experience. Franchisors usually welcome franchisees from a wide range of commercial backgrounds.

The structure of business services franchises

If you like the idea of providing business services, then our sector-specific guides can help you narrow your search further:

  • Commercial cleaning sector is prospering, with most businesses outsourcing this essential job
  • Consultancy franchises thrive through proven business models and client acquisition tools, among other USPs
  • Mail & courier franchises boast multiple revenue streams and the pedigree and infrastructure necessary to reliably meet tight timescales
  • Respected brand and operational efficiencies give tax franchises an edge in a market where high professional standards are vital
  • Virtually every public, commercial and multi-dwelling building needs security products like intruder alarms, CCTV and door entry systems
  • Tech services sector is growing more than 2.5 times faster than the overall economy

Franchisees faithfully follow a proven formula while head office leverage’s the network’s scale and success in order to invest in R&D and continuously refine the business model. This means franchises are set up to excel in the areas cited by Deloitte and PriceWaterhouseCoopers as critical to success in the fields they define as business services:

  • Identifying promising growth/diversification areas
  • Reducing organisational complexity, boosting productivity and becoming more agile
  • Effective talent management through technology and long-term strategy
  • Dealing with technological threats and leveraging technological opportunities
  • Innovation in service delivery to accommodate evolving client demands

Business service franchises offer myriad benefits that are unavailable to anyone setting up as an independent – typically including, among other things:

  • A recognised, trusted brand with proven business model
  • Your own exclusive territory with leads generated and nurtured by head office
  • Extensive training course in everything you need to run the business – like accounts, invoicing, sales and marketing, IT systems, lead management and so forth
  • Ongoing training and support in a range of areas, for both you and your staff
  • National marketing campaigns plus tools and support to help you run your own, localised campaigns
  • Search-engine optimised website with online booking app for customers
  • Suite of technologies/systems like accounting, project management and customer relationship management (CRM) software
  • Operations manual
  • Regular meet-ups with fellow franchisees