It’s hard for Mary Chadwick to believe that she has been running her Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise for 2 years. The time has flown by and she has helped so many business owners improve their businesses.
Mary decided to join Rosemary in the summer of 2010 and launched her franchise on 23rd August that same year. “It was a really exciting time,” explains Mary. “I knew I was in safe hands with the Rosemary Directors and I could see the market potential for the business.”
According to the Federation of Small Businesses, almost 4 million businesses need a service like the one that Rosemary Bookkeeping provides. Mary’s client-base is varied and typical of the clientele attracted to Rosemary: all small business owners that want to focus on what they do best and outsource their bookkeeping to experts that can add some real intrinsic value.
Some of Mary’s clients include a catering company, personal injury solicitor, a trophy and engraving company and even a meditation and pampering retreat! All of which need to grow their businesses in various directions with Mary’s assistance: “I help them with a range of bookkeeping tasks, most importantly they gain a great deal of control over their business numbers that they never had before,” adds Mary. Her work also assists them to manage cashflow and understand profit levels.
The Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise is based on a successful bookkeeping business established in 2002. Its unique bookkeeping system called the Rosemary System® charges clients per transaction rather than per hour, so clients can always clearly see what they are being charged for. The company directors have over 60 years’ experience between them in accounting, operations management, sales and marketing. What’s more, Rosemary’s head office totals 7 support staff for the current network of 22 Franchise Partners. This is an incredible level of support, unparalleled by almost every other franchise in the UK.
This is a truly scalable business, allowing franchisees to undertake the work themselves from home or to grow into a management style business with staff or sub-contractors assisting them. The franchise package starts at an affordable £16,970 and includes an extensive 12-week training programme and ongoing support.
There is full-time technical support, Sage support system package, personal website and branded stationary starter pack, ongoing training via webinars, forums and 1-to-1 telephone calls, plus a tailored and proven marketing and business launch programme, underwritten by a Chartered Marketer, including sales techniques.
As Mary celebrates her 2-year anniversary we asked her what advice she had for others considering the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise: “You need to trust the people behind the business, I did and made the right choice for me. You also need to like working with both figures and people. Be prepared for hard work; this is your business. Your effort will equal your reward and the work is definitely out there!”
If you would like to meet Mary and other Franchise Partners, attend a forthcoming Rosemary Discovery Day, call 0845 8620072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.