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Rosemary Bookkeeping Northampton is an established franchise business, having operated since 2016. It is a well-known name in the local area in addition to across the UK, thanks to strong brand name recognition. Brand awareness is strong both on and offline with the website receiving on average 79 unique visitors per month with a strong page 1 position on Google searches for its main search terms.
This business currently has 20 clients in and around the Northampton area and consistently receives enquiries for bookkeeping and help with VAT returns.
Clients were initially sought through networking events and now predominantly gained from local web searches.
“ServiceMaster Ltd, the parent company to the Rosemary brand, do a great job of keeping my website on page 1 of Google, this helps significantly with enquires. Additionally, many clients have also been recruited through accountant referrals.
There is good potential to grow this business quickly. I have built a relationship with an accountant based in London who has referred 3 clients towards the end of 2020. They are keen to refer further work to the business. I have built relations with local accountants and we are working with the same clients together. This reciprocal work would be the ideal starting point for whoever takes over the business.”
-Neeta Patel, owner Rosemary Bookkeeping Northampton.
Turnover for the business has increased year on year, and the business is now making a profit. The investment made in marketing during the early years has paid off but it is important to keep it fresh and continue with a solid marketing plan, particularly networking. Ongoing marketing support from the franchisor is included within the franchise investment.
As with anywhere, there is competition in the area but this is easily overcome. The number of small businesses in the area vastly outweighs the number of bookkeepers so demand for the service is high. Google plays a key part in securing these businesses, so being more visible than others by featuring on page 1 of searches is key. Building relations with local businesses and accountants through networking is also vital.
The business is currently operated from a home office and can be easily located within reasonable distance to the territory area.
You can choose the hours to suit you and work from the comfort and safety of your own home as most of the work you will complete remotely. It truly is a flexible franchise opportunity to help you get in to business for yourself, not by yourself.
A Rosemary Bookkeeper can relieve a small business owner of the bookkeeping duties so that they can better focus their time elsewhere, also helping to eliminate costly mistakes. The services of Rosemary Bookkeeping are genuinely valuable to small businesses.
You will work with business owners to complete their bookkeeping by using the Rosemary System - which is an accurate and time saving method of bookkeeping. We will train you in this exclusive method on your franchise academy.
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The business is currently operated from the owner's home. The new purchaser can easily relocate the operation to their home address as a Rosemary franchise is ideally run as a work from home business.
With a solid marketing plan in place, working to grow client numbers, the expansion potential for this business is huge. There is also the option to increase the area in which the business operates through acquiring further licensed territory.
This is a well-run and operated business, the sole reason for sale is the present franchisee looking for a change and some fresh challenges and opportunities.
A Rosemary franchise offers flexible hours of working however, most of our franchise owners operate within usual business hours.
A 5 year franchise agreement will be issued upon sale completion. Full franchise terms are available upon request.
Thanks to our experienced support team, we’re proud to provide an unparalleled franchise training and support system for our franchisees, which starts with a one week comprehensive training academy. This provides extensive technical and business training, coupled with essential marketing advice and sales methods to help obtain clients.
Scheduled training courses are available throughout the year as well as regular network meetings, seminars and conferences. These give you both the opportunity and the added benefit of sharing ideas and best practice with your fellow business owners.
Up to 70% finance is available (subject to status) through banks and major lenders. Rosemary franchising support team will be able to provide support and guidance on this. You may also be eligible for a Start-Up Loan where up to £25,000 may be available.
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