Want To Be Your Own Boss?

want to be your own bossAre you thinking about being your own boss? Maybe you’re ready to call your own shots. Or you’re tired of having someone else tell you when you can take a holiday? Perhaps the raises you’ve been getting have left you wanting a lot more. So how do you know whether starting your own business is actually the right solution for you? If you want to be your own boss, you do have several options…

Start by looking at your options…

Staying with your job does have advantages, and you know them well. Sure, it may not pay you as much as you would like, but the paychecks arrive like clockwork. That’s not usually the case when you own your own business, especially not in the beginning. Consider that option carefully if you want to be your own boss.

Then again, you could keep your job and start your business part-time. Many happy business owners started that way. While this may feel like you’re actually working a second job, eventually, the income of your business will allow you to leave your first job behind. Of course that’s assuming that your business is successful.

Finally, you could leave your job behind and start a business OR buy a franchise. You’d have to have significant savings (and lots of credit) to take that route, and it can be quite risky…

You also need to consider what kind of business you want to start. Many types of businesses cannot be started on a part-time basis. And they also carry great risk. But some businesses can, especially certain kinds of franchises.

A franchise could be ideal if you want to be your own boss

As a prospective business owner, you can go two different routes: you could start your own business from scratch, or you could buy into a franchise. And each of these comes with many different options.

When you start your own business, the start up expenses and efforts will be huge, and so will be the risk. You could quickly lose your life savings, and even more. This may be more than you’re ready for when you first want to be your own boss.

Your risk can be reduced if you buy into a franchise. After all, someone else has already created the company and taken it through the difficult start-up phase. You will be able to benefit from their experience and their name recognition.

There still will be a start-up cost, but franchises vary widely in how big that cost will be. While buying a McDonalds franchise costs in the millions, there are plenty of franchises with much more modest price tags. You could even get started with a franchise for £25,000 or less. And thanks to the training the franchisor provides, you can avoid any costly mistakes.

How To choose the right franchise

If you decide to go with a franchise, you also need to decide what kind of business you want to run. Some franchises require a lot of work and are expensive to set up. Other ones you can get started with immediately – and even run from your kitchen table.

The latter type of franchise is ideal for someone who wants to ease his or her way out of a job while starting a business on the side. A Crane franchise, for example, would allow you to do that very easily, especially if you outsource the part about acquiring new customers.

In fact, a Crane franchise has a number of advantages… It’s comparatively inexpensive. You can run it from your home office, which means that you can start it as soon as you’re done with the training. And you can earn back your initial investment very quickly.

A Crane franchise would be perfect for you if you have a background in business, management, or sales. However, even if you don’t, you can succeed. After all, we’ll train you and provide you with plenty of support. And you can always hire a sales person.

So if you want to be your own boss but would rather avoid the heavy lifting, there’s a great option for you. Call us to find out more on 0800 007 5566. Or visit us at CraneFranchise.co.uk.

Choosing a franchise that works for you

choosing a franchiseAre you thinking about a new business? Starting a new business can be a lot of work and carries a high risk. Why not consider choosing a franchise instead?

Read on to consider the advantages of choosing a franchise…  It’s a ready-made business that allows you to see what you get. The risk is much lower since it’s based on a proven business model, and you get lots of help from the franchisor.

Choosing a franchise means a ready-made business

A franchise is a ready-made business. It allows you to preview your new business. Someone else has already done all the hard work for you: they have planned it, built it, and written the manual for you so all you have to do is follow the instructions. And, of course, you’ll receive the training you need to get set up fast.

Choosing a franchise means you can preview the business

Choosing a franchise allows you to preview the businesses you’re considering. You can see what your life will be like as a franchisee. Who will you work with? What will you do on a day-by-day basis?

You may decide to hire employees – and depending on the franchise you choose you will have to. But you should also be able (and willing) to perform the work yourself. After all, your employees might get sick and miss a day of work – and your business must continue to deliver any promised services to your customers.

Is the business a good fit for you?

As you preview potential franchises, ask yourself if they’re a good fit for you. What kind of business is it? Is it a business you can run from home or does it require a huge investment for a restaurant building or another place of business that requires numerous employees?

In fact, what type of work does it require? Consulting? Sales? Or hands-on work like cleaning ovens, cooking, fixing cars, or repairing drywall? Consider not only the market for your franchise but also whether you’d enjoy the work.

Why consider the Crane Franchise?

Crane Business Solutions offers a franchise where almost everything is done for you. You can get started as soon as you’ve finished your training. Just set up shop from your kitchen table. The products are all sourced for you and shipped to your customers. All you have to do is bring in the customers and the orders.

There’s no need to get your hands dirty. You can even outsource the part about finding the customers. Just hire a sales person or three to do the lead generation and calling for you.

If you are a skilled sales person yourself, or are willing to learn, you can evel do it all yourself. That way, you’re in complete control of your business and don’t have to pay any employees. It’s entirely up to you.

What about the investment?

Considering that franchises can range from a a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars, you’ll want to know how a new franchise fits into your own budget – and whether you’ll be able to finance it if needed. You also need to know how long it will take to pay for itself.

The good news about Crane Franchise is that the investment required is on the low and affordable side. And that you’re likely to generate a healthy cash flow and be in profit within the first year. This will make choosing a franchise easy

How to find out more?

Interested in finding out more? Visit us at http://CraneFranchise.co.uk, take a look around, and request more information. We’d love to speak with you about what it takes to become a Crane franchisee.

Franchise Business Start-Up Time

Franchise Business Start-UpYou may have been wondering… when it comes to franchise business start-up time… How long does it take to start a franchise business? We’re specifically talking about the time needed to go from purchasing a franchise and signing all the paperwork to getting your new business running?

The short and annoying answer will be: that will depend on the type of franchise you’re purchasing.

Franchise Business Start-Time: Long and Slow

For example, if you buy a franchise with a physical store front, whether it’s a restaurant, a pub, a car repair shop, or a coffee shop, it can take months until your first customer walks through the door.

So if you would like to benefit from Christmas shoppers, think 2018. You would have to purchase your franchise far in advance. Plus, there may also be extensive training.

Franchise Business Start-Up Time: Fast And Almost Instant

On the other hand, some franchises are set up in a way that allows you to get started within days! For example, with our Crane Business Solutions Franchise, you won’t have to create any complicated infrastructure.

The training will take two days. Sure, it will be quite intense, and you’ll get more training as you go, but you can open up for business as soon as you get home and have access to the back office.

Be Open For Business in Time For the Pre-Christmas Shopping Season

So with Crane Franchise, you could be ready for the entire pre-Christmas shopping season even if you get started in September – or even early October. How come it can be this fast?

How Does The Crane Business Solutions Franchise Start-Up Work

Once you decide to acquire a Crane Business Solutions Franchise, and all the paperwork etc. is completed, the training will take about
two days, and after that, you’ll be up and running, ready to get clients and make sales!

The reason it’s so fast is because you’ll work from your home office. There won’t be any special set-up required, let alone any construction of new premises. And on the back end, we’ll have everything set up for you and your customers to place the orders and get them delivered as soon as you’ve finished your training.

The Perfect Time To Take Action

So if you’re ready to take advantage of those pre-Christmas sales, this could be the perfect way to do it. What’s more, right now, as part of our special “back to work” promotion, you can get your new franchise for a much lower investment than usual, and with extra start-up support as well.

Just contact us on 0800 007 5566 and ask to speak to our franchise sales team to find out more about our Crane Franchise Business Start-Up and get your business in time to benefit from Christmas Shopping 2017. Or visit us at http://cranefranchise.co.uk

Business Growth Strategies For Autumn

business growth strategies for autumnAre you ready for back-to-school or back-to-work season? Hard to
believe it’s September! So let’s talk about business growth strategies for autumn.

As you know, with September comes opportunity – lots of it. Everyone
is back in the office, and they’re working on making their customers
happy and grow their business. And those two things go hand in hand.

You need happy customers to be successful, and right now is the
perfect time to give some thought to how to make that happen:

1) Provide excellent service (and products)

Of course, your products and services have to be excellent. You can’t
afford glitches, like malfunctioning printers and running out of ink,
paper, or your invoice forms. So make sure you’re well-stocked.

You also need to let your team members focus on their priorities.
They’ll appreciate it if you don’t add needless busy work on top of what
they have to do to get their jobs done.

One of the things you can easily avoid is to have them call around
to find the best deals on office supplies. If you’re not sure where to
shop, I’d like to invite you to take us up on the Crane Challenge:

We’ll let you know if you’re getting the best prices or if we can beat
the prices of your “other” suppliers. Just call us on 0800 007 5566
or visit us here:

http://cranechallenge.co.uk

2) Business Growth Strategies for Autumn… thinking about Christmas…

Yes, really! Letting your customers and clients know how much
you appreciate them goes a long way towards building your long-term
relationship with them. You can do that by sending them personalised
cards and gifts for Christmas.

And what about sending the same to key prospects? It gives them a
preview on how you’ll treat them once they’re customers…

When it comes to business growth strategies for autumn, this is ideal.

Start by making a list of people to include, sorted by categories.
And then think about the kinds of cards or gifts you want. We’ll
have more information coming up in the next few weeks. In the
meantime, if you have questions, we’ll always be happy to help
on 0800 007 5566 (or on our Live Chat).

3) Consider adding a new “sideline” business

If you’ve been thinking about starting a new business or a sideline
business, you’ll find that right now is also the perfect time to get
started with a franchise.

Of course not any franchise. Now is not the best time to start an
ice cream shop. But when it comes to our Crane Franchise, the
perfect time is right now – or very soon – for the very reasons I mentioned
above..

Here’s why:

a) Great time for extra sales

As I just said, the pre-Christmas season is coming up soon, and
business owners are looking for branded gifts and cards, plus other
seasonal offerings.

This means lots of extra sales right off the bat for you!

b) Quick start-up gets you ready in time

With Crane Franchise, you can get started very quickly and be ready for
business right on time to make the most of it.

c) Big savings on the franchise fee

Right now, as part of our special “back to work” promotion, you can
get your new franchise for a much lower investment than usual, and
with extra start-up support as well.

Just contact us at 0800 007 5566 and ask to speak to our franchise
sales team to find out more. After all, a new franchise could be the perfect part of your business growth strategies for autumn.

One more thing… What if YOU aren’t looking for a new franchise, but someone you know is thinking about it? We appreciate referrals and will reward you generously for putting us in touch with a successful candidate.

Document Storage Archiving Benefits

document storage archiving benefitsPaper seems innocuous. A sheet of paper is not a big deal. But one sheet at a time, it can accumulate until you find yourself with a wall of file cabinets or boxes in your back room. In fact, when you feel crowded out of your own office, it’s time to think about document storage archiving benefits!

How much paper do you store in your office? Yes, I’m referring to paper that you are just keeping in your office because the government requires you to produce it whenever they want to take a look.

Do you wish you could use all that space for another purpose?

You can!

Why not store your non-active paperwork in a safe and secure storage and archival facility outside of your office? We’d like to invite you to consider ours!

Why we started our secure and archival storage facility

Here’s how we discovered the document storage archiving benefits…

You see, we used to have the same problem. Our office was filling up with paper, and we really needed that space for our staff members. So I took a close look at our warehouse and realized that I had a lot more warehouse space than I really needed.

After all, our suppliers are excellent when it comes to on-demand delivery, so I didn’t need to stock as much inventory as I used to.

First, I moved my own sensitive “must keep for the government” documents to my warehouse. And then I realized I could help quite a few other business owners reclaim their space by placing their own sensitive yet non-active paperwork in storage.

So we’ve been offering our secure archival service to our customers in the London and Kent area ever since.

How Do You Reap Your Document Storage Archiving Benefits

Here’s how it works…

You label your boxes and keep a record of what’s in each one.

We pick them up with our trackable vans and deposit them in our secure and archival storage area.

If you should need some or all of them again, maybe for an audit, just let us know and we’ll bring them back to your office.

Afterwards, we’ll be glad to pick them up and place them back on our shelves, so you can use your office space for your own purposes

If at any time you are ready to dispose of some or all of that paper, we’ll be happy to shred it for you.

If you’re looking for a reliable, secure, and LOCAL archival document storage service, we’ll be glad to help. Just call us on 0800 007 5566 and get all the details. Of course, you can also contact us on Live Chat!

We’re looking forward to helping you conquer the paper challenge and enjoy your own document storage archiving benefits!

P.S.: As you know, office space is expensive, and in the London area it can cost up to £150 per square foot… or even more. Just how much are you paying for parking your paper in your back office? Do the math! I’d like to offer you a MUCH more economical solution…

P.S.: We can also help you get rid of paper altogether! When you have paper with sensitive information you no longer need, we’ll shred it for you securely. We also have industrial-strength shredders so you can do it yourself.  And when you need to recycle paper, we’ll be happy to pick it up for recycling anytime we make a delivery.