Author archives: Jenny

Continue your professional development when you buy a Get Ahead franchise

Our franchisees have a wide variety of backgrounds. Some have owned franchises before, while others have come from the corporate world in search of a better work-life balance. If you’re researching franchises, you’ll be pleased to hear that Get Ahead includes opportunities for professional development. With a Get Ahead franchise, you can continue to learn new skills and develop your experience. This professional development will always support your career, whether you pay it back into your own Get Ahead franchise or take it with you if you start a new chapter.

In this blog, we take a closer look at the career development opportunities we offer our franchisees.

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Understanding the Get Ahead model – building trust with the virtual experts

If you’re researching franchises and are considering joining the Get Ahead family, you might already have strong experience of people management. However, we also know that managing a team of employees is different from the Get Ahead model, where you’ll be working with a team of freelance virtual experts.

You’ll be pleased to hear that all our regional directors have established great relationships with the virtual experts they outsource client work to, even though they’ve had to navigate a learning curve. In this blog, we look at ways of building trust with your evolving team, and ways to empower themselves and you.

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Should I leave the corporate world?

We talk to Fiona Ibbetson who left the corporate world to have more quality time with her children while still pursuing a fulfilling career. Fiona is now RD of Get Ahead Leeds and Get Ahead York and Harrogate.

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What to look for when you’re choosing a franchise – communication

If you’re reading this, you might well be researching franchises before you choose one to commit to. That’s great to hear – we love it when someone new joins the Get Ahead family, but more importantly, we want you to find the franchise that’s the best fit for you.

One of the key advantages to buying a franchise is that you get to “work for yourself but not by yourself.” Get Ahead can back up that mantra with great results and franchisee feedback, but sadly, not all businesses can. When you’re researching franchises, it’s a good idea to look at what that means in practice. This means delving into how communication works at the business you’re considering, weighing up its effectiveness and deciding whether it would suit you.

In this blog, we look at how Get Ahead builds a strong communication network across the team of franchisees.

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Improve your work/life balance with Get Ahead’s flexible working model

Get Ahead’s owner, Rebecca Newenham, finished 2021 on a high. She’d won the Franchise Balance award from the British Franchise Association – well-deserved recognition for her work to promote a healthy work/life balance for her team. Get Ahead’s model is built on flexibility – we believe it’s not only a healthier approach to work but that it yields great results for our business too.

In this blog, we take a closer look at flexible working – could it be the solution you’re looking for?

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Buy a franchise with an award-winning business

When you’re comparing franchises, exploring your options, researching and carrying out due diligence, you might notice that the business you’re considering has won awards. At Get Ahead, we believe winning awards add value and reflects well on the business. Over the last eleven years, we’re proud to say we have won quite a few! Of course, we’re delighted to have our hard work recognised, but we also believe it’s helped us attract high calibre franchisees to take the brand to the next level.

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2022 – is it time your career changed direction?

For many of us, Christmas is time to take a break and be with those we love best. But it’s also time to re-evaluate. If you’re dreading going back to work this month, it could be that your current role is not fulfilling you, or not meeting your reasons for choosing it.

In this blog, we look at the importance of reviewing what we want to get from our jobs, and how we might achieve it.

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