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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Outsourcing to virtual experts – the heart of our franchise model

When you talk to our franchisees about why they joined Get Ahead (and why they’ve stayed!), you’ll hear them talk time and again about the advantages of working with a team of experts. If you’re considering joining the Get Ahead family, this blog explains how our model works and what it means for our regional directors.

What do we mean by a team of virtual experts?

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There are lots of franchises to choose from. What makes Get Ahead different?

If you’re considering buying a franchise, you’ve probably seen some that have piqued your interest and others that have made you run a mile. But whatever your experience so far, you should be proud of yourself for doing your research thoroughly – it’s the first step to finding the right franchise for you. 

To help you with your research, we’ve put together the top five ways that Get Ahead is different from other B2Bfranchises.

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What social media platform is best for my business?

Do you experience fear of missing out when you hear of a new social media platform? If you do, ask yourself another question: is it fear of yourself missing out, or fear of missing out on potential new business?

If the latter, we are here to tell you not to worry. The best social media platform for your business doesn’t have to be the newest one. Instead, focus on the one your ideal clients and customers use most frequently. This will vary depending on your industry, so we’ve put together a handy guide to who uses what to help you find your online niche.

(By the way, it helps if you know who your ideal customers are before you start. If you haven’t considered this yet, check out our blog: How to identify your ideal client & market your business to them – Get Ahead VA)

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Why you didn’t achieve your goal…and what to do about it

Having the ambition to work for yourself shows an excellent attitude and one that it likely to succeed. To harness that ambition before it goes stale, it’s important to define business goals to keep you on track. But what happens when you don’t achieve your goal? How do you stay motivated and moving in the right direction?

If this happens to you, it’s important to stay strong, turn negatives into positives and find opportunities for improvement. Here are some questions to ask yourself and your team:

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