Meet the Marketing Manager

Meet the Rosemary Bookkeeping Marketing Manager

Victoria Tayler is the Rosemary Bookkeeping Marketing Manager and has successfully taken care of this role since January 2017.

Vicky has a wealth of experience in marketing, particularly as she successfully ran her own marketing consultancy business for several years. Now taking care of the commercial marketing for the Rosemary Bookkeeping brand, Vicky specialises in B2B marketing initiatives, website building and graphic design – all to attract the attention of other businesses.

The Rosemary Bookkeeping brand is almost 20 years old and Vicky has the exciting role of ensuring that it is recognised as the bookkeeping brand of choice. Vicky implements marketing initiatives in line with her national marketing plan and works with franchise owners on a 1-2-1 basis to assist with their local marketing plans to help franchise owners to grow their businesses.

All in all, Vicky has an extremely valued role within the business as ‘marketing makes the phone ring’ – or so they say!

What is the role of a Marketing Manager?

The role of a Marketing Manager is to ensure that the brand is positioned in the most effective part of the market, to receive the most enquiries to be converted in to customers.

This is done effectively through researching the market, creating a marketing strategy, implementing marketing initiatives and reviewing their effectiveness afterwards. All before starting the whole process again.

Marketing takes such a huge part in business. The importance of a dedicated brand marketing manager is paramount, which is why we have one!

For more information on the Rosemary Bookkeeping Brand from our Brand Leader, Nina Ostasz – call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk to arrange a free, no obligation chat

Meet the Brand Leader

Meet the Rosemary Bookkeeping Brand Manager

Nina Ostasz is the new Brand Manager for Rosemary Bookkeeping. Nina joins us with a wealth of experience in working in operations and leadership roles.

Having owned her own business, Nina knows a thing or two about how to run a successful business because of her knowledge in all of the essential business disciplines.

Nina plans to drive the network forward with her clear thinking and systematic approach to running a business. We look forward to watching the network thrive with Nina’s support.

What is the role of a Brand Manager?

The role of a Brand Manager is vast. Not only is it their responsibility to maintain brand integrity, but it is to also ensure that franchise owners are supported in their business from a technical and operational perspective.

Brand Managers are responsible for innovation, setting the direction of travel and researching and developing new initiatives to take their brand even further.

Above all, it is the Brand Manager’s responsibility to champion the brand.

For more information on the Rosemary Bookkeeping Brand from our Brand Manager, Nina Ostasz – call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk to arrange a free, no obligation chat

Financing your franchise

It’s a common misconception that you have to be cash rich to buy a franchise business. Entrepreneurs from all walks of life are able to buy a franchise through inheritance, redundancy, savings and of course, through finance.

Getting your ‘house’ in order

Obtaining finance is made easier if you have a good credit history and have your business plan ready.

Your credit history is something that you nurture over time. It’s an opportunity to show the banks and lenders that you are creditworthy. I.e. you will pay them back what you owe them.

A good business plan should be a detailed plan of what the investment (money borrowed from the bank) will be used for and how the return on investment will allow you to pay the borrowed sum back.

Fortunately, lenders like franchise models, like Rosemary Bookkeeping because they tend to be proven and as such, are less of a risk to borrow against. 

How much do you need?

It’s a good idea to consider the amount that you’ll need to borrow. There are many things associated with the cost of the franchise that isn’t included in the ‘start up package’.

These typically include, office equipment, vehicles, premises, registrations and insurances. So, it’s important to factor in these costs so that you ask for enough finance to cover all aspects of the business, but to also leave some ‘afloat’ for unexpected costs and cash flow.

What to ask your lender

You should ask your lender about their credit terms, such as amount, duration, fees, rates, covenants and any payment holidays that you might be eligible for.

Sources of funding

Most major banks, including Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, NatWest to name just a few, support the financing of franchise businesses. There are also some specialist lenders that will also lend to those with a good credit history and a strong business plan.

Finance can certainly open doors for those individuals who are looking at franchise opportunities without the full investment amount. Speak to your high-street bank or a franchise finance lender for further information.

What’s your why?

Everyone starts a business because they had a reason for doing so. Many reasons are the same, some different, but every reason is unique to the individual because it is their story.

It’s important to establish your ‘why’ before going in to a business. Particularly in choosing a sector or a format.

Common Why’s  

Here’s a short list of the common why’s our existing franchise base have told us ahead of starting their journey with our brand.

Lifestyle

Owning your own business can relieve you of the formality of working for someone else. You can dictate when you start, finish, the number of hours that you work.

Be your own boss

Some people are just born to own their own business. You typically realise this after working for someone else for a period of time. Some people like the thought of being their own boss for the sense of power and status.

I can do it better

There is nothing worse than watching someone run a business poorly. However, what it does create is an aspiring entrepreneur with a benchmark and a goal to be better. Healthy competition never hurt anyone.

Gap in the market

Spotting a gap in the market and having an urge to fill it is a great way to get in to business with a genuine demand.

Interest in money

It’s apparently what makes the world go around and some of us are orientated around it. Having a desire to make money is a good reason to go in to business because you will have the drive and ambition to make it work.

Future nest egg

Some of us intend to build an asset as a nest egg. Something to look forward to at retirement, or to perhaps bring it forward.

Redundancy/inheritance/savings

Often individuals receive a sum of money and instead of buying ‘material things’, choose to invest it in a business opportunity in the hope that it grows and multiplies to become a bigger asset for the future.

When you know your why, why not discuss how a franchise opportunity can help you to fulfil it. Contact 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk to discuss further 

virtual training academies

Long before the Coronavirus pandemic, some training courses have always been offered as distance learning opportunities. However, in the franchise world, and in particular for Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchise, we have always held training centrally, at our Franchise Support Centre in Leicester.

Several new territories

Whilst some business operations had no choice but to temporarily pause, our franchise recruitment function continued with many prospective business owners re-evaluating their options due to the current uncertainty. As such, we agreed several new territories across our brands and as a consequence, would need to arrange training academies ahead of their planned opening dates.

Fully virtual

Due to social distancing and limited numbers of staff within the office, we decided to make all training academies fully virtual for the foreseeable. This bold move was an easy decision for us to ensure the maximum safety of both our prospective business owners and our employees at ServiceMaster House.

Latest technology

Fortunately, our IT department made the transition to virtual easy through the use of the very latest in technology and specialist IT systems. Much of the academy is now held through Microsoft Teams calls, using its functionality in screen sharing to keep the sessions interactive and avoid video call fatigue.

Interactive sessions

Prospective franchisees can expect the same level of insight in to their new business, if not more through informative and interactive sessions from all of the key members of the team.

Comfort & Safety

All staff members who would typically be involved in an academy, continued to be involved, but from the comfort and safety of their home office. We even succeeded in holding a graduation with many staff members from around the business to welcome the new business owner in to their retrospective network.

We are looking forward to holding many more virtual training academies throughout the rest of the year in our commitment to swapping physical handshakes for virtual ones.

Covid-19 – Has it taught us or reminded us?

We are undoubtedly in unchartered territory at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic and as such, here’s a few things what we have learnt throughout the pandemic so far;

Working from home is encouraged where possible, so remote working has been extremely useful.

Maintaining a clean environment and taking personal hygiene seriously are essential to reducing the spread of the virus, as such cleaning routines have been heightened.

Online sales have rocketed which has seen services and products that can be bought online have weathering well. 

Flexibility is a must in navigating childcare, working and home life due to school and nursery closures and the need to work.

We’re stronger together in beating the virus.

The above learnings truly do reflect in to our franchise opportunity and have reminded us why a franchise is a great platform to go in to business.

Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise allows for the business to be operated from a home office. This has been particularly helpful for our business owners in staying home to stay safe through the use of remote IT systems. Working from a home office also allows for greater flexibility, which has been a must for our business owners who have found themselves performing the duties of a teacher one moment, and running a business the next.

Over half of the ServiceMaster Brands franchise opportunities, which Rosemary Bookkeeping belongs to, involves cleaning in some form, in particular sanitisation which is a ‘buzz word’ at present and has been throughout the pandemic. Because of our experience as a franchisor in this sector, we’ve not only been able to support our franchises in the cleaning sector, but our other franchise brands too with information on sanitisation, PPE and general best practise for hygiene.

Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchise benefits from a state-of-the-art website and two of the other ServiceMaster brands utilise e-commerce software to sell services online. Having a strong online presence has helped to ensure that consumers find all of the information that they require and can buy online in some instances without leaving the comfort of their own home to do so.

Finally, one of the reasons that many individuals join a franchise is because you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. This mantra flows through everything that we do and in particular has been comforting to our business owners who have needed extra support throughout the pandemic from not only us as the franchisor, but also from the network of other business owners.

ServiceMaster Brands Stronger Together.

Home-based franchise opportunity

It is no surprise that many individuals are turning to home-based business opportunities because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but also to avoid the strains of the daily commute to work and the inflexibility of being tied to the office.

There are many benefits from operating your business from your home initially, such as;

Reduced overheads

Take the strain off of your initial set up costs by working from home and not paying to rent or buy office space.

Increased flexibility

Working from home makes allowances for those times when you might need to be around to take a parcel, let an engineer in or get a few jobs done around the home whilst you work.

No commute

The commute is said to be one of the most stressful parts of the working day. When you work from home, you don’t have this, so you can either choose to spend the time you would have been commuting, doing something for yourself, or by putting that extra time in to building a great business.

You also save on the travelling costs whether it’s by car or a form of public transport.

Location independence

By working from home, you aren’t confined to working in a certain location. Working remotely takes away your location so that you can work anywhere to get the job done. Great if you are thinking about running your business from a second home, here or abroad.

Covid-19

The year 2020, could also be named the year of home working, where individuals are encouraged to work from home where possible to maintain a social distance from others. For those businesses who have a work from home set up already – this hasn’t presented any problems. It’s great news that many of our business owners have been able to do this from day 1.

Challenges

As much as there are benefits to working from home, the drawbacks can include being lonely, not having access to some resources and feeling less motivated to work due to home distractions. These all can be overcome by utilising video conferencing technology to keep in touch with team members for company and motivation, as well as having the occasional trip out of the home office to utilise resources.

Many of our Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise businesses choose to operate their business from their home rather than an office. For further information, speak to a member of our franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for further information 

Real Franchise Story – Mike Wallace – Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading

Mike Wallace of Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading joined the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise back in 2013 and has since built a successful business with a team of bookkeepers. 

Here’s a little about Mike’s story…

Deciding on a franchise

“I did have a decision to make on what I would then do next & having worked in Corporate world for a number of years before being part of the team that set up & ran a smaller business (the one we eventually sold), I knew I did not want to go back to working in the big Corporate environment again & so thought about running my own business. I had never considered franchising, but came across the BFA website when doing some research & that led me to attending one of their open days for potential new Franchisee owners.”

Choosing Rosemary Bookkeeping

“I chose Rosemary as I had been the FD of the company we set up, so had spent a number of years looking after the books & accounts so I knew that was something I could do & could apply my knowledge & experience of that to hopefully help other small companies. The part that I was not confident of was how to find customers, marketing etc. I looked at a few franchises and spoke to Rosemary as their information pack was by far the best & seemed to offer what I needed in terms of help & support to help get me up & running.”

Benefits of the Franchise

“The clear benefits to me of taking a Franchise was the fact that there was a proven system & business model to follow, the training to get my business up & running & the on going support not just from Head Office, but also from the other Franchise Partners in the network.”

Business Milestones

  • “I got my first client after about 7 weeks of the training (the original Rosemary training was a 12 week process that was aimed at getting your first clients at the end of the process)
  • I won Best Newcomer in the Rosemary Franchise awards for 2013
  • I took on my first part time employee after 3 years (I had a couple of subcontractors working with me up to that point) & now have 3 employees
  • I was Business Champion of the year in Rosemary Franchise awards for 2015
  • I reached to £100K Club after 3 years of trading
  • I was Franchisee of the year in Rosemary Franchise awards for 2018.”

It is clear to see that Mike has certainly made the most out of his franchise journey so far. As the franchisor, we look forward to supporting Mike in his business to achieve his business goals. 

If you’d like to find out more about setting up your own successful Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise, give us a call on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for further information

Proud affilliate members of the British Franchise Association

The British Franchise Association has been responsible for setting high quality standards for UK franchising since 1977 and through this process, the industry has grown to provide fantastic opportunities to UK businesses and people eager to invest with franchise brands, such as those belonging to ServiceMaster, amongst others.

Joining the bfa is no mean feat. In order for our brand Rosemary Bookkeeping to receive the prestigious ‘affiliate member status’, we had to apply to demonstrate that it meets the four key criteria: that the businesses are viable, franchisable, ethical and fully disclosed.

Of course, our application was successful, as such, our brand Rosemary Bookkeeping, was awarded affiliate member status.

Considerable resources and unwavering commitment from the whole team at Rosemary Bookkeeping means that we have sustained our membership with the bfa over the last 10 years. Our continued commitment ensures that our brand adds value to the franchise industry, through offering fair and profitable franchise opportunities to our franchise owners.

We have further invested in to the bfa by enrolling members of our support team on to the industry recognised, Qualified Franchise Professional course to help them to learn sound theory, to complement our company knowledge and engage in best practice with other franchisors and franchisees.

As we continue to develop our brand, we will do so in line with the bfa code of ethics, helping to ensure that the franchise sector remains a great place to invest.

If you’d like to find out more about how being a bfa member benefits our franchise owners, give us a call on 0116 275 9005 today.

The first steps to buying a franchise

A franchise is a great route to take if you want to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. A franchise offers the benefit of an established brand, a proven business model and support in the areas where you need it.

There are almost 1,000 franchise systems in the UK to choose from and with that in mind, we’ve put together a few pointers to help you on your way.

Why are you looking at a franchise?

It’s important to know what your ‘why’ is. Why do you want to go in to business?

Here are some common why’s;

  • ‘I want to be my own boss’
  • ‘I’ve noticed a gap in the market’
  • ‘I can do it better than they do it’
  • ‘I want a better lifestyle for my family’
  • ‘I want to invest my redundancy/inheritance’

Once you know why, it’s easier to find something suitable.

What are your options?

Your options are generally narrowed down by the available territory, cost of franchise, commitment required and credentials needed to join. Taking all of those in to account, you’ll still be left with many options, you just need to choose the one most suited to your ‘why’.

Research  

Online research is a good place to start. Take a look on franchise directories, read published franchise articles, check associations such as the BFA(British Franchise Association), visit franchisor websites and follow social media channels for a broad and varied spectrum of opportunities.

For offline research, speak to franchisees, ask for advice from respected sources and where possible, utilise the services of the franchise opportunity for a real insight in to the business.

Enquire & Engage

Once you have narrowed down your search, enquire with the franchise brands that you feel most suit your ‘why’. Here’s your opportunity to continue with deeper research and to form a relationship with the franchisor.

Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchise are committed to helping you with your research to ensure that any decision made to join our franchise, is the right one.

Planning and goal setting in business

Planning and setting goals are very much part of your whole journey with Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise. We encourage and work with you to put plans in place and implement them, so that you can achieve your goals in business.

Here’s what you need to know;

Business planning

Before joining the franchise, you will be asked to create a business plan, and within that, you will need to share your goals for the business over its first few years and up to the end of the franchise agreement (5 years).

A business plan is also an element of what is required when applying for business finance, so do remember to make sure that it is as clear to follow for someone else as it is for you.

Goal setting

Goals in business could be related to anything, such as, a number of customers, revenue milestone or growth of the business by a certain amount, by a certain date.

When setting goals, it is useful to use the popular acronym ‘SMART’. Possibly the most common version that is used is, S for specific, M for measurable, A for achievable, R for relevant and T for time-bound.

Motivation

It is important to remember that not everyone can be as motivated as you are because after all, it is your business.

Having a goal to work towards creates motivation not only for yourself, but for your team members too. A communal (or company) goal can help to motivate everyone, as the whole team contribute towards it, especially if there is a reward at the end of the tunnel.

Measure of success

Without setting goals in the first place, you would find it difficult to measure success. Achieving a goal is a strong measurement of success and often delivers a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction, both of which are extremely healthy in business.

For further information on the initial Rosemary Bookkeeping business plan or to discuss our common goals as a franchise network, get in touch today.

Virtual Discovery Sessions

A discovery day is an important part of the journey that you will find yourself on, when looking to partner up with a franchise. Traditionally, you would be invited to the central office, to meet with the key members of the team who would support you in your new venture.

However, due to the unprecedented situation that COVID-19 has brought upon us, we have had to look closely at how we can ensure that we don’t remove discovery days from the process entirely, but make them work just as well remotely, without the need for a physical visit.

We are pleased to be able to offer virtual discovery sessions to those who are interested in finding more about our brand. Here’s how they benefit everyone involved:

No travel

A virtual discovery session removes the need to travel to see us. So, no time spent in the car or on public transport and no costs involved in coming to see us.

Reduced commitment

Travelling hundreds of miles to see us is understandably a large commitment, especially if you are not totally sold on the idea. By removing the miles between us, we feel that it’s much less of a commitment to join and decide whether the opportunity is for you or not. Nothing lost, but potentially a whole lot gained!

Added flexibility

From our point of view, because they take less time (we don’t make them as long because virtual boredom is a thing!), we can fit more in and thus hold them more often, so that more individuals have an opportunity to join.

More participants

Because of the reduced commitment, no need to travel and added flexibility, our virtual discovery sessions do get a really good turnout (although numbers are limited). It is always beneficial to hear from others about what they are looking for in a franchise and to listen to their questions being answered, as you may never have thought of asking them yourself!

If you would like to secure a place on our next Virtual Discovery Session, get in touch with a member of the team today!

Smaller investment franchise opportunities

Smaller investment franchise opportunities

A Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise fits comfortably in to the ‘low investment’ franchise bracket and because of this, it’s natural to have a few questions regarding what you get in return for the smaller fee. Throughout this blog we help to answer those common questions.

Do you get less with a smaller investment?

It’s a common misconception that you have to spend more to get more, in the case of a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise that is simply not true.

Our starter pack includes much of what you need to get you started. It includes the training, marketing launch, systems and much, much more. The franchise fee covers all of these items, but you actually receive much more value through our support and expertise – it’s difficult to put a ‘price’ on that.

No brick & mortar

There is no need to have a physical location such as an office facility with a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise. This substantially reduces the initial outlay in needing to purchase somewhere, or ongoing overheads for leasing premises.  Our homebased franchise opportunity gives you the opportunity to grow the business first, before investing in premises when the business naturally outgrows your home.

No compulsory investments

Some franchise opportunities may ask that you invest a certain amount of money in a liveried vehicle or property additional to the franchise fee. We do not ask for any further initial investment. You don’t need to invest further in any other areas, you just need to have sufficient facilities and a small amount of capital to run your business initially.

You don’t buy customers and we don’t sell you them

Some larger investments come with the promise of customers. Here at Rosemary Bookkeeping, we show you how to market to get customers, rather than giving you them in hand. It’s much more rewarding this way and you’ll find that you’ll build a stronger relationship with your customers.

Are smaller investment franchise opportunities really worth it?

The best way to find out if it is really worth it, is to ask the existing franchise network. Here at Rosemary Bookkeeping, we welcome you to speak to any business owners in our existing network to find out more before committing to our franchise. 

If you would like to find out more about our low franchise investment opportunity, Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise, speak to a member of the team today!

No experience necessary

Experience is not necessary with a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise

It is a common misconception that in order to begin a bookkeeping business, that you have to have experience and qualifications to do so. They do help, but they are not a necessity, especially when you have the support of a franchise such as Rosemary Bookkeeping behind you every step of the way.

Comprehensive Training

Upon joining the franchise, you will secure a place on our comprehensive training academy. Here you will learn the various business disciplines that you will to run your business, but will also learn our unique systematic approach to bookkeeping, the ‘Rosemary’ way.

We have individuals join us from all levels of experience, so our training programme is tailored to your experience, whether you are a professional, or have never looked at a set of books before. The same goes for your experience in running a business, no prior experience is necessary – that’s what makes our franchise a great opportunity for those who are looking to go in to business for themselves, but not by themselves.

Ongoing Support

Throughout your journey with Rosemary Bookkeeping, you will be supported by a team of franchise professionals, as well as the whole network of Rosemary Bookkeeping business owners.

We are all here to answer any queries, provide guidance and to show our support to you on your exciting new venture.

There are lots of opportunities to receive support, through contact with us, your fellow Rosemary Bookkeepers, or at our many network gatherings throughout the year. We strongly encourage our business owners to build relationships with each other as it’s always good to have someone to lean on when times get tough (like they do in all businesses) or when you wish to share your success and celebrate together.

Join a franchise such as Rosemary Bookkeeping, where experience is not a necessity and full training, as well as ongoing support is provided throughout the franchise.

Marketing – How to get customers

Marketing – How to get customers

One of the most common concerns when going in to business is how to get customers. A benefit of teaming up with a franchise such as Rosemary Bookkeeping is that worry is quashed! We already have a well-established brand, undertake national marketing activities and support you in undertaking local marketing activities. All to help you to bring new customers on board both at launch, and continually.

The Brand is the Sun

The Rosemary Bookkeeping brand has been established in the UK for almost 20 years. Our logo and brand colours are easily recognisable and are consistently used in all of our activities. Why? Because it helps us to create brand recognition through repeatedly sharing our brand assets. When our brand is recognisable, many individuals associate bookkeeping with Rosemary Bookkeeping and as such, enquire with us.

Centralised Marketing

This is something that you may not benefit from if you didn’t join a franchise such as Rosemary Bookkeeping. We undertake marketing activities on a national level to bolster the effectiveness of local advertising. As such we invest heavily in our website, social media, and more recently in to our e-commerce platform, so that consumers can find us and buy from us more easily.

Local Marketing

Local marketing is often the most daunting bit for new franchise owners, but not for new Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise owners. During your onboarding we meticulously plan your marketing launch to attract customers for when you open. During your training you learn about marketing and how different marketing activities help to create brand awareness to attract new customers, brand recognition to retain new customers and brand advocacy to encourage your customers to review you positively and recommend you to others.

Support

Rosemary Bookkeeping is a franchise opportunity where previous business experience is not necessary. That being said, we can’t expect you to market your business without a helping hand. Within our team of franchise professionals, you will work closely with the whole marketing team and in particular your Rosemary Bookkeeping marketing manager to build a local marketing plan, update your website, create any marketing material and to generally support you in marketing your services to your local customers.

Rosemary Bookkeeping is a sales and marketing franchise opportunity. As such our commitment to marketing is huge as it plays an essential part in helping to grow your business.

Find out more about our marketing efforts by speaking with a member of the team today!

Growing a team

Growing a Team  

When building your Rosemary Bookkeeping business, you will need to build a skilful and loyal team to deliver professional bookkeeping services to your clients.  

It’s important to choose employees carefully to be a part of your team as they represent your whole business and can help you keep clients, but can unfortunately help you to lose them too.  

What to look for 

The qualities to look for in a team member include being trustworthy, hard-working, professional and being able to follow instructions.  

Being able to follow instructions is a must, as you will train your team using the Rosemary Bookkeeping methodical process which is supplied to you when you begin your business. This includes step by step videos and a manual to show your new team members the most effective way to complete bookkeeping.  

Asking for references is always a great starting place and can help you to choose a great team member, or discount a potentially damaging team member from joining your business. 

Where to look  

As a local business, it is advantageous to recruit in the local area. Not only is it great to offer available positions to the local community, but it can also enable more flexibility to the business as team members live close by. Team members are also familiar with the local area which is helpful when prospecting for future clients.  

Advertising for positions locally can take the form of an advert in a shop window, local paper, social media community group and word of mouth. A combination can really help to fill positions quickly with the best candidates.  

Maintaining a happy team 

It’s much easier to keep existing team members than it is to replace them. Loyal team members tend to give back much more to the business and take responsibility for their role in helping the business to succeed. A high turnover of staff can give you a poor reputation to both customers and employees.  

In order to maintain a happy team, it’s always a good idea to ensure that you are a good employer by keeping your promises. Make sure that you pay on time, reward when a reward is due, provide great working conditions and listen/take action regarding their feedback.  

For your peace of mind, all Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees benefit from support in HR and recruitment. 

Getting the most from the Franchise

Getting the most from the Franchise 

Being part of a franchise is a choice and every individual has their reasons for joining. There are costs to joining a franchise, but the benefits far outweigh these. Therefore, we recommend getting as much out of your franchise journey as possible.  

Support  

The support you can receive as a franchisee in all stages of your journey is truly invaluable. At the beginning you may require hand holding time whilst you find your feet in a very new world to you. In the middle you could feel a little lost and need guidance to get back on track to move the needle forward. Towards the end of your journey, you’ll seek to realise your investment and need assistance in preparing your business for sale. We’re here for all parts of your journey in whatever line of support that you need. Our marketing professionals are on hand to help you to sell the sizzle of your services, operations team to get or keep your business in tip top shape and our IT, HR and admin teams are there to support the whole business function.  

Training  

All new franchisees secure a place on our training academy. But as a franchisee, you also benefit from ongoing training opportunities in marketing, sales, business and much, much more. It’s not compulsory, but much of our training is complimentary and there to be used. 

Buy small and save big  

As a small business you may encounter poor economies of scale. Not as a franchisee! We buy big so that you don’t have to and we encourage our networks to tell us what they’d like to see in the warehouse so that we can buy it in bulk and pass the savings of doing so back to you.   

Network Meetings  

You are never alone in a franchise. Not only do you receive the support that you need from a world-renowned franchisor, but you also receive support from fellow like-minded business owners who have likely ‘been there and done that’. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet with them regularly, and upon onboarding, you will be encouraged to contact your fellow peers to establish relationships right away.  

Ideas Review Council  

We are passionate about ensuring our franchisees have a voice. As such, we have a panel of franchisees who have been voted a seat by the franchise network, to share feedback, issues, guidance, recommendations and praise back to us for action or notation.  

There’s so much to get from a world-renowned franchise such as Rosemary Bookkeeping and everything that we offer is to help you on your way to business success. 

Find out more by speaking to a member of the team today!

The Advantages of Franchising

Advantages of Franchising  

Franchising offers a great opportunity to go in to business for yourself, but not by yourself 

Plus, many other reasons that you may not have thought of.   

Established Brand  

For us, the brand is the sun. It’s at the centre of everything we do and everything we do radiates from it. For Rosemary Bookkeeping in particular, it’s been established almost 20 years and is a familiar name within the industry. Having an established brand opens doors for you and can help you to secure customers who are looking for a name that they can trust, that has been around a while.  

Proven Business Model  

The phrase ‘been there, done that, got the t-shirt’ perfectly describes why it’s great to have a business that’s already made mistakes so that you don’t have to. Equally, the wins are noted and form part of the successful business model today. Going it alone runs the risk of making costly mistakes that can not only set you back, but make you bust!  

Economies of Scale  

Being part of a franchise enables you to harness the buying power of a much larger organisation. We are able to purchase equipment and supplies on your behalf at a cheaper rate as we can buy in bulk and pass the savings on to you.  

Support  

We’re in it together, every step of the way. You’ll not only receive unlimited support from our team of franchise professionals, but also from an existing franchise network of business owners who are on hand to give support and advice. We encourage communication in the network and regularly hold gatherings where you can meet face to face.  

Marketing  

Utilising our expert knowledge and guidance you will undertake local marketing activities, which in turn will generate interest in your services for you to convert in to paying customersWe are stronger together and as such, much of our marketing is done on a national scale with a local feel so that you get more bang for your buck. The best example for this is our state-of-the-art website. Have a look for yourself at www.rosemarybooks.co.uk   

These are just a few of the many reasons why being a part of a franchise can help you to realise your dreams of becoming your own boss with the comfort of an established brand, proven model and unlimited support of a world-leading franchisor such as Rosemary Bookkeeping.  

Speak to a member of the team today!

Mental Wellbeing during Social Distancing & Self Isolation

With many of us perhaps feeling concerned, stressed or panicked by the current situation, we’ve put together a few ways of looking after your mental-wellbeing during these challenging times. The below is not medical advice but aimed to help a little as you face life’s current worries.  

Connect with people  

If you are in self-isolation, you may start to feel just that, isolated. What better opportunity than now to re-connect with old friends, keep in touch with family and check in with your nearest and dearest. Video calls are a great way to stay connected but why not brighten someone’s day by sending them a hand-written letter? Also, a lovely thing for your children to do as part of their home schooling.   

Help Others and Offer Support 

Being there to help others can be a mood boost for both parties. Local support groups can offer suggestions as to how you can help your local community. Maybe a phone call to an elderly resident is needed or perhaps you’re able to pick up medication for someone who is self-isolating. Little actions can go a long way.  

On a larger scale, the NHS has implemented a campaign for “NHS Volunteer Responders.” This is “a new group that will carry out simple, non-medical tasks to support people in England who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions. They will be used by healthcare professionals to make sure people who are highly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) are able to stay safe and well at home.” You can see if you are eligible to help via the following website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/volunteering/nhs-volunteer-responders/ 

Relaxation techniques 

Colouring In – Not just for kids! Adult colouring in has taken off in a big way in the last few years. It’s a great way to practice Mindfulness and switch off from the world around. You can print out designs to colour in at homehttps://www.justcolor.net/ or even colour in digitally on your computer or phone. https://colormandala.com/ 

Yoga / Meditation – you can join in live via various online classes or YouTube have tonnes of instructional videos for everyone, from beginner to pro.  

Reading – why not take a moment to switch off and escape the world around you. Reading is great for focussing the mind and also a great way to begin an effective sleep routine.  

Sleep Routine 

Maintaining a good sleep routine is always important but with many now having a less structured day, perhaps it’s time to focus on this. It’s easy to fall into the trap of staying up a little later and snoozing the alarm clock a few more times when your daily routine is not so rigid.  

If you’re having trouble sleeping, the NHS website offers some top tips: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/sleep/ 

With daylight hours increasing this Sunday, 29th Marchnow is the ideal opportunity to set a new sleeping pattern for the Summer months.  

Exercise 

Current NHS advice permits “one form of outdoor exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.” It is also important to remember to maintain a 2 metre distance from others when outside. So, how does exercise boost your mood? Physical activity causes the brain to release endorphins. These are chemicals which, in simple terms, cause you to feel happier and improve feelings of well-being.  

If you are unable to go out at the moment, why not participate in an online exercise class. From circuit training to ballet, there is something for everyone! 

Remember to take into account your own fitness levels and health/medical conditions before embarking on an exercise regime. 

Content is based on the Government’s health guidance and Covid-19 measures at the time of writing. Please refer to the government website ensure that this information is current.  

If you have concerns regarding your mental health and well-being, further information, help and support can be found by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Homeschooling from a Full Time Working Mum… How to Survive!

If like Vicky,  homeschooling wasn’t something that you had planned for, the below blog may be of use to you whilst you are trying to build your business and ensure your child/children gets the educational support that they need. 

Written by Victoria Tayler, Rosemary Bookkeeping Marketing Manager and Full Time Mum 

My name is Vicky, I am the  Marketing Manager at Rosemary Bookkeeping. I have two children, one of Primary School age and one in Secondary School, my challenge is to keep them entertained and somewhat educated while I work full time, from home (mostly) 

Keep To A School Day Routine  

To keep disruption to a minimum and help keep the kids focussed on their schoolwork, try sticking to a school day routine as much as you can. 

We are starting school at 9am each school day, and Ive found a fantastic YouTube channel ‘The Body Coach’ who are streaming live PE videos each school day. Take a look here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

What better way to keep the kids active and get them ready for learning? If you want to know why exercising in the morning is so beneficial, this is a useful read: https://www.myactivesg.com/read/2018/2/6-reasons-why-morning-exercise-is-important-for-your-health 

Scheduling The Kids Day 

Most schools have provided a good number of online resources, so why not structure your learning day/week into a school timetable. Evidence shows that children do best when they can follow a routine, this will also make it easier for you to keep on top of things.  

  MONDAY  TUESDAY  WEDNESDAY  THURSDAY 
09.00 – 09.30  PE  PE  PE  PE 
09.30 – 10.15  MATHS  MATHS  MATHS  MATHS 
10.15 – 10.30  BREAK  BREAK  BREAK  BREAK 
10.30 – 11.45  ENGLISH  ENGLISH  ENGLISH  ENGLISH 
11.45 –  13.00  ART/CRAFT  ART/CRAFT  ART/CRAFT  ART/CRAFT 

 

Shhhh… I’m thinking of doing the Science bit at the weekend so I can have some fun too! 

Don’t forget, it’s also important to allow time for the kids to have fun and to entertain themselves, all work and no play is going to make this a long journey and well, we’ve got work to do too. 

If you are looking for more inspiration from an education point of view, below are some other links to a wide range of websites with homeschooling ideas. 

https://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/home-school-ideas.html 

https://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/education-1071/home-education-873/653184-ideas-homeschooling.html 

https://www.edplace.com/blog/homeschooling/lesson-planning-and-ideas-home-education-days-across-the-uk 

https://www.homeschool-activities.com/ 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/home-education-step-by-step

Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained 

Are you looking for ways to entertain the kids that isn’t YouTube or computer games? 

Make the most of your garden or outside space, we all need some fresh air and sunshine, yes, it is out as I sit here writing this, stuck in the office and looking out of the window. As we all need a bit of a break from work and learning, I thought I’d also share a range of websites with ideas for fun things to do, so here you are: 

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1389/diy-kids-activities/  

https://www.toucanbox.com/activities/fun-things-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids 

https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/best-indoor-kid-crafts-activities.html 

https://www.verywellfamily.com/absolutely-free-activities-for-kids-2997490 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/ 

https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/gardening-children-schools/family-activities/Activities 

YouTube Channels: 

  • Crash Course Kids 
  • Science Channel 
  • SciShow Kids 
  • National  Geographic Kids 
  • Free School 
  • Geography Focus 
  • TheBrainScoop 
  • SciShow 
  • Kids Learning Tube 
  • Geeek Gurl Diaries 
  • Mike Likes Science 
  • Science Max 
  • SoulPancake 

 This isn’t going to be easy by any means, I’ve already needed to remind my kids that this isn’t a holiday but hopefully this will help keep you sane that little bit longer and at least give you some ideas to help you through it.  

My Own Personal Favourites;  

  • Home economics – Teach them how to make a cup of tea, for me of course, as I’m busy working! 
  • Science – How washing up liquid removes grease from the saucepan and other cooking utensils 
  • Mechanical Engineering – How to operate a hoover, the kids always think it’s a hard job! 

Written by Victoria Tayler, Rosemary Bookkeeping Marketing Manager and Full Time Mum 

How to stay motivated working from home

Our Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise opportunity initially means the business owner can work from home in the early days to save on premises costs, so following these tips can help if you are not used to it!

Tip #1 – Create An Office

You may be tempted to sit on the sofa or lie in bed whilst working from home, this is a mistake as it will demotivate you.

Dedicate a room specifically as your office, away from any distractions, like Television or other family members/housemates.

Make sure your office is tidy and try and keep it as similar to your work desk as you can, this way you’ll get into your work mindset.

Tip #2 – Wake Up On Time

You may be tempted to lie in if you’re working from home, thinking;

“It’s alright, the boss will never know”.

Don’t be tempted! Wake up at the normal time you would if you were going to work, have your breakfast and morning coffee as you normal and start work at the time you usually do.

This will create in your mind the normal workday ethic and you’ll become used to it in no time at all.

Tip #3 – Stay On Schedule

Try not to change your normal working schedule and keep it as similar as you can.

If you have an online calendar, create personal events and reminders that tell you when to shift gears and start on new tasks.

Check your emails at the same times you would if you were at work and add in new tasks where you can.

Tip #4 – Stay Off Social Media

We’re always tempted with our personal mobiles when we’re at home, but you wouldn’t be allowed them at work, so why should you be using them when working from home?

A quick tip to help stay off social media is to log out of every account.

You might even consider working primarily in a private or if using Chrome, an “Incognito” browser window.

This is all of course if don’t work with social media on a work-related basis, and then you really don’t want to avoid going on it!

Tip #5 – Stay Connected

You need to make sure you stay connected to your team and other teams within your business.

Instant messaging and video conferencing tools can make it easy to check in with co-workers and remind you how your work is contributing to the big picture.

Here are few instant messaging and video conferencing tools you can use:

  • Microsoft Teams– If your business uses Office 365, Microsoft Teams has instant messaging and video conferencing options to keep you connected
  • WhatsApp– Of course WhatsApp is in the list, it’s the most popular instant messaging tool in the world and can easily keep you connected to your teams
  • Slack– A great collaboration tool that can keep your team on track to completing tasks, also has an instant messaging section to help stay connected
  • Zoom– A video conferencing tool to keep you connected, the free version limits meetings for over 3 people to 40 minutes at a time
  • Skype – Another well-known platform that can be used for video conferencing and instant messaging

For further information regarding our franchise opportunities from home, speak to a member of the Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchise Sales Team on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

Keeping Positive

In these unprecedented times, you, like many others around the world may be feeling a little low in spirits. Things may seem a little gloomy but there are rays of positivity shining through.  

We’ve put together a little blog on some of the lovely things which we’ve seen in the last few days in the hope of sharing a little happiness.  

Rainbows Pictures Springing up in Windows 

The trend started online, following the closure of UK schools on Friday 20th March.  

With the view of “spreading hope” the rainbows also provide a lovely bit of positivity for when you are out and about during your daily exercise. If you’re out for a walk / run / cycle, see how many are around in your area.  

Balcony Singing, Italy

You’ve more than likely seen some of the balcony singing taking place throughout Italy recently.  

Here’s one of the best video’s we’ve seen of music bringing people together, boosting morale and staying positive.  

 

Connecting More  

Many people are downloading the “House Party” app. It’s essentially a video call app with function for multiple participants. It’s less formal than other video calling platforms such as Microsoft Teams and really simple to use.  It’s important to stay connected even more with people at the moment.  

Support for our NHS workers 

On Thursday 26th March, Lincoln Cathedral will glow blue as a mark of support to our amazing NHS workers: 

This will be followed by the Nationwide “Clap for our Carers” campaign at 8pmWhereby, people across the UK can clap from their gardens, front doors and balconies to show their support and give thanks to doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists and other NHS staff, working tirelessly to help those affected by the coronavirus. 

Supermarkets are already showing their gratitude to NHS workers such as in this clip from Tesco in Swansea, where staff applauded and gave flowers during designated NHS staff shopping hour. 

 

And finally, a brilliant video of staff at Basildon NHS keeping themselves motivated in these challenging times… 

 

We’ll keep you posted on our social channels of more positivity and other useful pieces of information throughout the current situation! Follow Rosemary Bookkeeping on Facebook and Twitter.

National Franchise Exhibition 2020

National Franchise Exhibition 13th and 14th March 2020

Rosemary are proud to be exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition at The NEC Birmingham on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March 2020

Here at Rosemary we are a huge fan of spreading the word and sharing the vision for our franchise opportunities. We strongly believe that the franchise exhibitions in which we attend, allow us to reach more people across the country, widening both theirs and our horizons.

It promises to be a fantastic couple of days and not just for those considering buying a franchise but for existing business owners too. Over 40 sessions will take place over Friday and Saturday so even the most experienced franchisees should be able to leave the event with new insights. There will be informative sessions such as the “Growing Your Own Business” seminar featuring interactive workshops on topics such as PR, marketing techniques and sales skills. If you are attending, please visit us to say hello.

Attending the Franchise Exhibition is the perfect opportunity to not only meet us, but to meet other franchisors too. Research is key in the early days of a new business journey and is much easier if you can do much of it all in one go!

If you’d like to attend, you’ll need to apply for a FREE ticket. You can do so [HERE].

You can also book an exclusive 1-2-1 slot to chat with our franchise recruitment team and brand managers

Click the dates to register your interest for Friday 13th or Saturday 14th October.

We’re on stand C70

The National Franchise Exhibition 2020
Hall 7
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham
B40 1NT
13th and 14th March 2020

We hope to see you there!

New Rosemary Bookkeeping Business in Exeter

New bookkeeping business has been launched in the Exeter area by local businesswoman Alison Convery.

After spending 15 years accounting for corporate finance, specifically within the IT industry, Alison decided it was time for a change, so she packed up and moved down to Devon with the family for a better life. With the move also came the decision to start a new business venture and that’s where Rosemary Bookkeeping came in.

“I wanted to be able to work for myself to ensure I had a more suitable work-life balance as I have a young family, and wanted to the flexibility to be able to do the school runs and take days off during school holidays to spend time with the family,” commented Alison.

Alison originally came across Rosemary Bookkeeping at the National Franchise Exhibition last year, got all of her ducks in order and purchased the Rosemary Bookkeeping Exeter franchise to help local businesses with their bookkeeping.

“My goals for Rosemary Bookkeeping Exeter are to help as many local businesses as I can in and around Exeter with their bookkeeping, ensuring they are happy and satisfied with every aspect of our service. Having a young family myself, I understand the importance of part-time work for mothers and I want to be able to build a team of bookkeepers around this aspect,” added Alison

In a previous role, Alison managed a team of 9 employees, therefore being well equipped to build a successful team of bookkeepers within the Exeter area. Watch this space, the bookkeepers are coming your way!

“Alison is a fantastic new addition to the Rosemary Network, with her warm and vivacious personality, I know she’s going to do exceptionally well! Adding to this, the expertise Alison brings with her as a qualified chartered accountant are second to none,” commented Sujay Patel, Rosemary Bookkeeping Brand Manager

Rosemary Bookkeeping – Top 100 Elite Franchise 2020

We are super proud to announce that Rosemary Bookkeeping are part of the Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises for 2020.

Elite Franchise Top 100 is all about celebrating superlative businesses across the UK.

It recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the way they embrace innovation. Ranking applicants from 100 to one, the guide defines the best opportunities in the UK, whether they’re a flourishing franchise at the top of their game or a budding business making its first inroads into the industry.

Be inspired, be in awe and be aware that the brands that make it to the Elite Franchise 100 are simply the best.

Rosemary Bookkeeping placed 84th in the guide and was joined by fellow franchise brands under the ServiceMaster franchisor umbrella, Merry Maids (63), TruGreen (83), ServiceMaster Restore (74), ServiceMaster Clean (25) and Furniture Medic (97).

For Rosemary Bookkeeping to be recognised in the Elite Franchise 100 list is fantastic.
We are continually looking to improve our franchise offering through technology, marketing and business support and this recognition reflects that we continue to lead the field in these areas.
2020 is set to be an exciting year for ServiceMaster Restore and we look forward to welcoming new franchisees on the journey.

New Bookkeeping Business Opens in North Kent

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New bookkeeping business has been launched in the North Kent and Isle of Sheppey area by local businessman Grant Dye.

Grant is very experienced in Finance and Accounts and has previously been a Senior Financial Business Partner, managing a team of up to 5 employees. He has also been a Financial Controller for a small start-up company amongst other roles in the industry. Grant is ACCA & AAT qualified and recently became a Member Firm of IFA and IPA and regulated and supervised by the IFA for compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering (AML). He also holds a Practising Certificate as an Associate Tax Advisor (ATA).

After being in the finance & accountancy sector for 30 years, Grant decided it was time for a change and after researching demand in his local area and business options available, Grant made the decision to invest in Rosemary Bookkeeping North Kent and Isle of Sheppey.

“I felt like I had the right skills and experience to go into bookkeeping, but felt that I needed the support and know-how of Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise, in running my first business,” commented Grant.

Grant plans to build strong long-term relationships with other local businesses and become the go-to bookkeeper for SME’s in his area. His ultimate goal is to support the local businesses in their bookkeeping so that they can focus on those skills that make their business great.

Grant’s 2-year plan is to grow his business allowing him to employ people locally, which will, in turn, assist in the continued growth and development of his business.

“The whole process of purchasing a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise was slick and well organised. The team at head office are always there with advice and their expertise are second to none,” added Grant.

The benefit of being part of a franchise is the additional support from Head Office but also the support of the other excellent Bookkeepers in the network, our clients know their books are being processed intelligently and efficiently using our fantastic Quality Checked Rosemary System.

“We are delighted to welcome Grant to the Rosemary network, we absolutely feel that Grant has all the expertise and experience required to provide an excellent bookkeeping service to his clients, and to grow a successful business with Rosemary Bookkeeping”.

National Franchise Exhibition 2019

National Franchise Exhibition 4th and 5th October

Rosemary Bookkeeping are proud to be exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition at The NEC Birmingham on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October 2019.

Here at Rosemary Bookkeeping we are a huge fan of spreading the word and sharing the vision for our franchise opportunities. We strongly believe that the franchise exhibitions in which we attend, allow us to reach more people across the country, widening both theirs and our horizons.

It promises to be a fantastic couple of days and not just for those considering buying a franchise but for existing business owners too. Over 60 sessions will take place over Friday and Saturday so even the most experienced franchisees should be able to leave the event with new insights. There will be informative sessions such as the “Growing Your Own Business Conference” featuring interactive workshops on topics such as PR, marketing techniques and sales skills. If you are attending, please visit us to say hello.

Attending the Franchise Exhibition is the perfect opportunity to not only meet us, but to meet other franchisors too. Research is key in the early days of a new business journey and is much easier if you can do much of it all in one go!

If you’d like to attend, you’ll need to apply for a FREE ticket. You can do so [HERE].

You can also book an exclusive 1-2-1 slot to chat with our franchise recruitment team and brand managers

Click the dates to register your interest for Friday 4th or Saturday 5th October.

We’re on stand M100

The National Franchise Exhibition 2019
Hall 3
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham
B40 1NT
4th & 5th October 2019

We hope to see you there!

 

Not one, but two new Rosemary businesses open for business this week!

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We are proud to announce that two new Rosemary businesses are open for business this week!

Fiona Perks of Rosemary Bookkeeping Wyre Forest and Steve Booth of Rosemary Bookkeeping East Kent have successfully completed their comprehensive training with us and have opened the doors to their new bookkeeping business.

Here’s a little about Fiona,

“Hi, my name is Fiona, and I am very excited to be joining the Rosemary network covering the Wyre Forest area in Worcestershire.

I have worked in finance for 15 years and am a CIMA qualified accountant so feel that my experience and passion will give me a great start when opening my bookkeeping business. I can’t wait to get started and helping local businesses to get organised!

I am also keen to grow my business and hope to be able to offer some flexible working options in my area in the future.

I have a young family so am confident that Rosemary will allow me a great work life balance.  As a family we love walking our dog and we love to try and get away on holiday around the UK or abroad as often as we can.”

Here’s a little about Steve, 

“Hello I’m Steve, I am the new franchise owner of Rosemary East Kent.

Justine my partner will be helping me run the business who is an FCCA accountant, and has worked for the past twenty years for Lloyd’s of London on the financial review team, being responsible for corporation’s VAT returns.

I decided to become a Rosemary franchisee because I wanted more flexibility in my life and wanted to work for myself. My main drive for joining Rosemary was because I wanted a better work, life balance and I want to spend more time with my 10-year-old son Aiden. As a Rosemary franchise owner, I am looking forward to being my own boss and not having to travel 3 hours a day for work!

I am really excited to have joined Rosemary and I am looking forward to the challenge!”

We look forward to working closely with both Fiona and Steve to help them to grow their Rosemary Bookkeeping businesses. They’ll get to meet our whole Rosemary network very soon at our next network meeting in early Summer.

If you’d like to find out more about owning your own Rosemary franchise or perhaps you’d like a chat with Fiona or Steve on their feedback so far, please get in touch at franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk or 0116 275 9005 to arrange a call. 

Come and see us at The National Franchise Exhibition, NEC Birmingham this February

Come and see us at The National Franchise Exhibition, NEC Birmingham this February 15th & 16th 

Rosemary Bookkeeping are proud to be exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February 2019 for the second year running.

The National Franchise Exhibition gives us the perfect opportunity to meet as many budding entrepreneurs and business investors as possible, so that we can find out more about you and tell you more about us.

It’s also a great opportunity for you to do your research in to other franchisors, business sectors, finance providers and the benefits of being part of a franchise who are affiliated with the bfa (British Franchise Association).

We’re offering exclusive 1-2-1 introductory sessions to learn more about:

  • Our brand & model
  • Territory
  • Projected earnings
  • Marketing & operational support

To book your free, no obligation 30 minute introductory session – click on your chosen day and time. You will be redirected to your email browser to send us your preferred session by email. We’ll confirm upon receipt.

Friday 15th February 

11:00am    11:30am    12.30pm    13:00pm    13.30pm    14:00pm    14:30pm    15:00pm

Saturday 16th February 

11:00am    11:30am    12.30pm    13:00pm    13.30pm    14:00pm    14:30pm    15:00pm

If you’d prefer to meet with us at your own leisure over the two-days, that’s no problem. You can find us on Stand C45 in Hall 10 of the National Franchise Exhibition, NEC Birmingham.

Don’t forget to book your complimentary tickets, you can do so here.

We hope to see you there!

Rosemary Franchise Recruitment

franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

0116 275 9005

Rosemary Bookkeeping in Top 75 Franchises in the UK

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Rosemary Bookkeeping, one of the UK’s leading bookkeeping franchises, has been named in the top 100 franchises in the UK, according to a guide by Elite Franchise.

elite-top-100-rosemaryThe Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the way that they embrace innovation. Ranking applicants from 100 to one, the guide defines the best opportunities in the UK.

Rosemary Bookkeeping featured in 75th place in the guide and was joined by fellow franchise brands under the ServiceMaster franchisor umbrella, ServiceMaster Clean (23), TruGreen Professional LawnCare (77), Merry Maids (45) and Furniture Medic (90).

Brand Leader for Rosemary Bookkeeping, Hannah Banfield said:

“We are just in to the second year of our acquisition of Rosemary Bookkeeping and what a sixteen months it has been! Being shortlisted a whole 15 places better than last year really does reflect the work that we have done in the last 12 months. We’re looking forward to 2019 and will continue to strive for the top spot!”

It was great to meet so many of you at the National Franchise Exhibition!

We had a jam packed two days exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham last weekend (5th & 6th October). 

Thank you to all of those who came to see us, we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did!

The Franchise Exhibitions in which we attend, give us the perfect platform to meet with prospective Rosemary business owners from across the country. It’s always great to meet individuals face to face, to hear about their motivations and their concerns around taking the leap in to owning their own business.

We were fully booked for 1-2-1 introductory sessions over the 2-days with prospective business owners plotting bespoke territories, building their financial forecast and learning all about the wonderful world of Rosemary Bookkeeping.

Here’s some of our highlights from the exhibition last weekend

We understand that some of you unfortunately missed out on booking a 1-2-1 slot with us, so we’d like to give you the opportunity to meet with us at our Franchise Support Centre in Leicester.

Email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk or call 0116 275 9005 and quote ‘Open Day’ to find out our next availability.

National Franchise Exhibition 5th / 6th October