Why an abacus
Franchising began in the USA
about 50 years ago and is fast becoming one of the quickest methods
of business growth and expansion in the UK
The term franchising has been
used to describe many different forms of business relationships.
The more popular use of the term deals with what is called business
Business format franchising
is the granting of a licence by one person (the franchisor) to
another (the franchisee), which entitles the franchisee to trade
under the trade mark/trade name of the franchisor and to make
use of the entire package, comprising all the elements necessary
to establish a previously untrained person in the business, and
to run it with continual assistance on a predetermined basis.
has launched its franchise opportunity to its accountancy colleagues
following a highly successful two-year pilot scheme.
By buying into a franchise
your business is backed by a proven brand, which is well marketed
and supported by a team of experts.
As part of a nationwide operation
this means you are well placed to compete with any high street
competitor, regardless of size.
200 franchise territories nationwide
have been identified following extensive research developed from
working closely with Overview Mapping, a company approved by the
British Franchise Association to ensure territories are fair and
equitable for all potential franchisees, with each territory exclusive
to one of our abacus franchisees,
giving your company a national brand.
Each territory has 10,000 registered
SME companies (of which up to 5,000 are over the VAT threshold)
offering each franchisee an equal opportunity to grow their business.
We have our own abacus
dedicated Marketing and Call Centre to generate business appointments
for you. In the first year you are guaranteed 120 prospective
new customer appointments. In addition, you can generate further
income as an Introducer to any of the abacus
services including Employee Benefits, Health & Safety,
Credit Management, Human Resources, Quality, Pensions and Insurance,
to name a few.
By simply introducing clients
to our strategic partners, there is the potential to increase
your turnover by as much as 10 to 20%.
has support centres taking care of incoming calls and office administration,
as well as providing franchisees with a tax department and payroll
You have the independence of
running your own business, with day-to-day activities dealt with
by support centres, thus keeping your overheads to a minimum.
Training and Support
Backed by a well established
team of advisers in all areas of accountancy, business and finance,
you will receive:
- Prior to joining, a personal face-to-face
presentation by our abacus experts to explain all aspects of
- A comprehensive training programme in operating
and marketing your franchise business, with on-going support
as and when you need it
- In addition you will be supported by
- On-going seminar programmes
- Training manuals
- Corporate brochures
- Corporate stationery
- Extranet access to exclusive franchisee
information and data
- Regular e-newsletter
- Free helplines for tax, legal, health and
safety, HR, and VAT, to name but a few