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

The BIG Summer Summit

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One of the best parts of being in a franchise is having the peer network around you.

Here at Rosemary we vow to give our franchise business owners a platform to communicate with their fellow peers on a regular basis. We also ensure that we provide useful information to our franchisees in an interesting and enjoyable format.

The BIG Summer Summit saw over 100 individuals from our franchised businesses meet to talk all things business and to attend four session topics of their choice covering HR, Marketing, Sales, Technology and Products.

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The session topics were carefully decided by our operations team at the Franchise Support Centre to cover areas of the business that our business owners felt they needed further support in. We drafted in expert advice from HR, Marketing, Sales, Technology & Product specialists in order to deliver on brief. We also held some additional sessions with our own qualified franchise professionals team.

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Our Rosemary business owners even left with a goody bag of branded merchandise to further their investment in a very powerful and recognised brand.

Our event was a huge success! Take a read of some of the testimonials below;

“Well paced, informative and interesting sessions and event.”

“I stayed overnight and the venue was great, the food great, the sessions were all good and it was really good to meet not only the new FP’s but some of the other brands as well.”

“Excellent day and I personally found it very informative.”

Being a part of our franchise network means that you not only get support from a world-renowned franchisor, but also from a network of established business owners all working towards the same goal as you. We’re a friendly bunch and between us all, have heaps of knowledge around our service, sector, customers and all things business!

If you’d like to find out more about being an integral part of our Rosemary network, contact our Franchise Recruitment Team on 0116 275 9005 or at franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

Rosemary Bookkeeping opens in Bridgnorth & Wolverhampton!

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Local businessman, Mark Hamblett has launched his new Rosemary Bookkeeping business in the Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth area.

Mark has successfully completed his training academy with Rosemary Bookkeeping and today begins his journey with our franchise opportunity.

With over 30 years experience in the financial sector, and over 35 years living in Wolverhampton, Mark couldn’t be better placed in terms of knowing the locality and the fundamentals in his sector.

Mark said:

“I chose Rosemary Bookkeeping and ServiceMaster because I was impressed with the strength of the organisation, the help that’s on offer to grow my business, and the regular contact and support I have been given throughout my due diligence exercise. For me all of this put my mind at ease that I would be able to focus on building a strong business that will exceed the needs of my clients”.

Rosemary Bookkeeping is all about providing a simple, effective and good quality bookkeeping service to clients within a designated territory. Delivering excellent customer service and relationship building with clients is key to ensure that clients are loyal and become Rosemary’s biggest advocates.

Mark is keen to do all of the above! 

“I want to provide a good quality service, so that people can trust in what I am providing for them. I feel sure that forming strong working relationships with my clients will allow me help them achieve success for their businesses.

“I believe  my experience  in previous financial roles, where I progressed to become Finance Director and owner manager in a local design and manufacturing business enables me to appreciate the needs of business owners when it comes to bookkeeping.”

The Rosemary franchise opportunity benefits from an award winning marketing team dedicated to help franchisees to grow their businesses and achieve their business goals. Our CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) marketeers, provide onsite and remote support, expertise and guidance in accordance with the Rosemary brand and the latest and most innovative marketing activities.

Mark added:

“The strength of the Rosemary marketing team was another tick factor for me; it allows me to focus on my strengths and gain help in areas like marketing and sales. I’m now looking forward to getting started.”

 

Head of Marketing, Hannah Banfield is delighted to have Mark on board.

“Momentum for Rosemary Bookkeeping is really building and there’s such a great deal of opportunity just around the corner with HMRC’s “Making Tax Digital” plans next year.

“Mark has big plans for his business that includes creating local job opportunities and supporting local businesses. We’re thrilled to have him as part of Team Rosemary and I’m confident he will build a fabulous bookkeeping business”.

 

Rosemary offers a great business opportunity for those who are looking for a proven business model, established brand and unrivalled support. Our business model gives great flexibility in that the business can be operated from the comfort of your own home in hours to suit you.

If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of our Franchise Recruitment team on 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for further information. 

Afternoon Tea with Rosemary!

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Rosemary Bookkeeping are pleased to announce the date of the Spring Discovery Day in the theme of Afternoon Tea 

Wednesday 16th May is the day that we hold our Afternoon Tea party at our Franchise Support Centre in Leicester specially for those who are interested in learning about the Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchise Opportunity.

afternoon-tea-with-rosemaryIt is the most perfect opportunity to find out more about who we are, what our franchise does, what’s included and what kind of support you will receive as a business owner. Our relaxed and informal discovery day will involve several fact finding sessions regarding the model, marketing, starter pack, territory, the team and sessions involving our existing franchisees, as well as our newest currently on training academy!

There will also be an ample amount of networking whilst enjoying finger sandwiches, cakes and unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Places to our Discovery Day are limited, as we like to ensure that all of our prospective franchisees have the opportunity to speak up and tell us a little about themselves too.

If you would like to reserve a place at our FREE Discovery Day, please call 0116 275 9005 or email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

Rosemary Bookkeeping listed in top 100 UK franchises

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.

The Elite Franchise 100 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.

Rosemary Bookkeeping featured in 90th place in the guide and was joined by fellow franchise brands under the ServiceMaster franchisor umbrella, ServiceMaster Clean (26), Merry Maids (39) and TruGreen Professional LawnCare (76).

Brand Leader for Rosemary Bookkeeping, Hannah Banfield said: “ServiceMaster acquired Rosemary Bookkeeping in August 2017 and we’re delighted to be featured in this years’ Elite Franchise 100. With a fantastic network of Franchise Partners in place already, we’re excited to see the franchise develop further and climb the list of the top franchises in the UK.

Rosemary Bookkeeping is a franchise of ServiceMaster, which has over 300 franchisees operating in close to 700 licensed areas under its brands, including ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, Merry Maids, TruGreen Professional LawnCare and Rosemary Bookkeeping.

All aboard for the Rosemary Franchise Forum

Find out what happens during a Rosemary Franchise Forum, the twice annual meetings for Rosemary franchisees from across the UK.

Rosemary Bookkeeping exhibiting at The National Franchise Exhibition

Rosemary Bookkeeping, one of the UK’s leading bookkeeping franchises is to exhibit at The National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham, this autumn.

The exhibition takes place on 13th and 14th October at the NEC in Birmingham and is one of the largest franchise exhibitions of the year, with over 100 franchisors on display and thousands of attendees expected over the two days.

Book your free tickets here.

Rosemary Bookkeeping brand leader, Hannah Banfield said: “We are excited about the upcoming event and keen to meet as many people as we can who are dreaming of owning their own business. Franchising is a fantastic route to business and the exhibition should be the first port of call for all budding entrepreneurs.”

Rosemary Bookkeeping is joined by other ServiceMaster brands, TruGreen Professional LawnCare and Merry Maids on Stand A20.

Rosemary Bookkeeping acquired by ServiceMaster

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ServiceMaster Ltd has acquired the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise business, for an undisclosed fee, as it looks to grow its operation across the UK.

The Leicester-based business, ServiceMaster, is one of the UK’s largest and longest-established multi-brand franchisors, having launched in the UK in 1959 which now offers five franchise brands.

Rosemary Bookkeeping, which was founded in 2009, provides a practical, friendly approach to bookkeeping for micro, small and medium-sized companies and has close working relationships with accountancy firms. The business currently has 15 franchise outlets across the UK and ServiceMaster has big plans to expand on this figure.

Alan Lewin, managing director of ServiceMaster said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the acquisition of Rosemary Bookkeeping.  The investment makes good business sense to us as an organisation as it tucks neatly into our structure as a multi-brand franchisor and also serves to complement and broaden the business to business range of services offered by the already established ServiceMaster portfolio of franchise brands here in the UK.

“Existing Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees will benefit from access to the skills and resources provided by the ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group. As one of the UK’s leading and longest-established franchisors, we are able to provide additional help in marketing, sales and other operational areas of franchise development and management to help existing Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchise Partners realise the significant growth potential of their franchise. We will also be actively recruiting new investors into the Rosemary Bookkeeping network as we start to drive and market the opportunity under the ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group banner.”

Lisa Curteis QFP, founding director of Rosemary Bookkeeping added: “Launching Rosemary Bookkeeping fulfilled a personal ambition to share my business know-how with others and I’m proud that we’ve been able to take the business this far and I’m excited for the future of our Franchise Partners and our brand with ServiceMaster.”

Joanna Dennis FCCA, director of Rosemary Bookkeeping said: “My greatest pleasure has come from supporting and witnessing our Franchise Partners to create, develop and grow their businesses and with the acquisition by ServiceMaster, I’m confident that they will go on to greater things.”

ServiceMaster has over 300 franchisees operating in close to 700 licensed areas under its brands, including Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, TruGreen Professional LawnCare and now Rosemary.

Later life entrepreneur?

There is a new wave of franchisees – and they are over 50. The over-50s have come to dominate the new start-ups sector. Read more of this article in Making Money magazine.

If you would like further information please get in contact with us 0345 862 0072

Stress of financial paperwork

Is the stress of financial paperwork making you ill?

A recent report for the business innovation charity Nesta  suggests that Small businesses’ growth could be stifled because of the burden of financial administration and also warns that a lack of transparency in the market for financial products can hamper small firms.

It found that 42% of entrepreneurs say dealing with finances is the most stressful aspect of running a company, while 17% add that the stress has made them unwell.  The vast majority of small business owners handle their banking and finance without professional help. One in five spend more than eight hours a week managing their banking.

If you can identify with these findings then outsourcing your bookkeeping is an easy way to ensure that a professional is dealing with your business finances giving you more time to spend developing your business and looking after your health!

Rosemary Bookkeeping delivers an intelligent bookkeeping service to SME’s, Accountants and Franchisors ensuring a consistency of delivery and high-quality work.  Our practical, down to earth and friendly approach provides clients with information that enables them to understand and make decisions on their business, provides peace of mind that HMRC will be happy, with fair and reasonable charges.

If you would like further information please get in contact with us 0345 862 0072

Rosemary is a winner at the bfa awards

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A  former IT specialist, who now runs a bookkeeping business in Newbury, was named  Olderpreneur Franchisee Of The Year, at the British  Franchise Association’s 2016 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards ceremony, held at Town Hall Birmingham last night (September 29th).

Steve Brown said: “I am proud, delighted and a little shocked – it’s great to be recognised for your success – as well as having a sustainable business which I can pass on to my family in years to come.”

Pip Wilkins, bfa chief executive, said: “Steve’s shown the ability and resilience to overcome many challenges. From leaving a corporate environment and starting his own business, to managing that business while caring for his wife, his calm head and steadfast approach has translated into a fast-growing business – and now a national award as well.”

Andrew Brattesani, UK head of franchising for HSBC, commented: “While running his business and helping his daughter with hers, Steve’s still found time to put new ideas into the wider network for the benefit of his fellow Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees. He’s a brilliant example of how in franchising, experience is highly valued and no age limit applies.”

Steve took over the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise six years ago, and since then he has seen turnover increase by 37% per annum; client numbers have almost doubled since 2012 and one client is a company with a turnover of £5m.

“We are so proud of the success Steve and his daughter TJ have achieved and we will continue to support and guide them in growing their business even further” says Lisa Curteis, Recruitment Director Rosemary Bookkeeping Ltd.

Rosemary Bookkeeping has released more territories in the UK so please contact us on 0345 862 0072 to find out more information.

Qualified Accountant is won over…

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Neeta Patel attended a bfa sponsored franchise exhibition and was curious when the name Rosemary Bookkeeping kept being mentioned.  Being a qualified Management Accountant she was initially researching Accountancy franchises but her curiosity won and she looked the Rosemary Franchise website and booked in for a Discovery Event.

Having worked in industry for all of her working life, Neeta was seeking to find the ideal work/life balance following the birth of her son.  She wanted to work – working with numbers was something that always interested her – but she also wanted to spend quality time with her son.  A traditional 9-5 role didn’t fit this bill so when she was made redundant in November 2015 this was the ideal opportunity to search for the right position for her, hence her visiting a franchise exhibition.

“In 12 months’ time I want to have established myself as a reputable bookkeeper in my area of Northampton and to have built up a sizeable business whereby I can begin to employ staff and turn my role into a more management position”.

The Rosemary BookkeepingTM franchise responds to the increasing need in the UK for an affordable, professional bookkeeping service that supports both the client and the accountant. Neeta will be working in harmony with her clients’ accountants, providing them with exactly what they need in the format they want saving his clients’ time and money.

The franchise is based on a business concept that has been established and refined since 2002, providing a unique bookkeeping system within a fully supported franchise package. Neeta will be able to obtain great flexibility and the potential for a superb work-life balance, that will allow her to juggle her new business whilst looking after the family home with her husband and child.

The Founding Partners have over 60 years of business and bookkeeping experience between them in the essential business disciplines of accounting, operations, sales and marketing.  As an Associate Member of the bfa, Rosemary Bookkeeping has a proven ability to sustain a franchise network successfully.

Rosemary Bookkeeping has recently opened up more territory opportunities in the Midlands, North of England and South East. For more information please call 0345 8620072.

A Business Model with proven success

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Since joining Rosemary Bookkeeping in January 2013, Mike Wallace has been building a successful and growing business. Achieving his goals year-on-year, Mike claims that his success is all down to simply following the Rosemary Bookkeeping business model! Although the hard work and dedication he has put into the business may have also contributed.

Having operated as a one-man band for the first three years, Mike is now finding that his capacity for new work and clients is diminishing and he’s ready to take on a member of staff to help him grow. This is not a route that all franchisees choose to take but the Rosemary model gives them the option to take the business as far as they wish.

“Having worked as a business partner previously, I had had a taste of running a business and I knew that it was something I wanted to pursue further. Rosemary Bookkeeping suited my existing skills and gave me the help and support I needed in my areas of weakness. Completing the bookkeeping and the technical side of things wasn’t a problem for me, I needed support in marketing my business and gaining new customers. I just did everything Rosemary Bookkeeping told me to do and it has worked!” explains Mike.

The Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise has over 20 nationwide franchised offices with a potential market size of approximately 6 million individual businesses. The franchise is based on a business concept that has been established and refined since 2002 providing a unique bookkeeping system within a fully-supported franchise package. Franchisees obtain huge flexibility with superb work-life balance – they work the hours they want, around their own commitments.

Like many Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees, Mike appreciated the support on offer from Head Office and being part of a network of like-minded people with a range of experiences and skillsets.

“There’s a lot of support from the franchisees. It’s nice to have someone to ask how they would do things. It’s a great group of people and they have a lot of combined experience so there’s some great advice within the network. I am in contact with franchisees on a regular basis we call each other to discuss technical issues or just to see how it’s going,” adds Mike.

Mike chose to join a franchise because he wanted the safety net of a structured and established business model and he recognises the importance of following it to the letter to help get the business up and running and to gain customers.

“I have spoken to a few franchisees in the past and one or two said they were having doubts about their move into franchising originally because it didn’t seem to be going so well. However, it turned out that was because they weren’t following the business model in the way that you should – the model is there to help you and you can expect to be less successful if you do not follow it!” concludes Mike.

If you would like to find out if the Rosemary franchise would suit you, please contact our Franchise Team on 0345 862 0072 for an introductory chat.

Lisa Curteis, Director realised her entrepreneurial dreams

Lisa Curties, Director of Rosemary Bookkeeping Ltd recently gave an interview to Elite franchise magazine about her experiences in franchising:

http://elitefranchisemagazine.co.uk/franchise-interviews/item/how-lisa-curteis-realised-her-entrepreneurial-dreams-with-rosemary-bookkeeping

Age is no barrier

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Steve Brown of Rosemary Bookkeeping Newbury is a finalist in the Olderpreneur of the Year category of the BFA’s Franchisee of the Year Awards.

Steve started his bookkeeping business in 2010 with his daughter, TJ Sutherland, who operates the Basingstoke territory.

He says: “I was working long hours in IT as a global business support manager in a pressurised environment and my daughter was looking to go back to work after having her daughter. We both wanted to achieve a better work/life balance.

TEAMWORK

“Since 2010 our business has grown extensively and we now have two full-time and three part-time members of staff. TJ and I work as a team, but each has key roles, with individual responsibility for our own territory and the clients within our territories. “Having grown the business, we now are able to take a back seat in relation to actually doing the processing and focus more on managing and growing the business. “One of my key aims at the start of the franchise was that I wanted to build a sustainable business to pass down to my children and grandchildren and support the local community. Rosemary Bookkeeping has helped me to fulfil this ambition and I hope that in our next term with Rosemary perhaps I can retire. “I am extremely proud to be a finalist in the British Franchise Association awards. It shows that even with age you can achieve great things.”

AFFORDABLE

The Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise responds to the increasing need in the UK for an affordable, professional bookkeeping service that supports both the client and the accountant. It’s based on a business concept that has been established and refined since 2002, providing a bookkeeping system within a fully supported franchise package. The franchise is run by two successful business women, Joanna Dennis and Lisa Curteis, who have over 50 years of business and bookkeeping experience between them. As an associate member of the bfa, Rosemary Bookkeeping has a proven ability to grow and sustain a franchise network.

Announcing a New Franchise Partner in Bournemouth

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From Poland to Germany to South Africa to the UK – support and guidance wins over Goska

Goska Dabrowski, as a child, moved around the world with her family – from Poland to Germany and finally settling in South Africa where she married and had her children.

In 2014 the family decided to relocate to the UK.  Whilst on a business trip to the UK, Goska’s hsusband, Jan,  saw an article featuring Rosemary Bookkeeping in a franchise magazine.  Being a bookkeeper, with 14 years of experience, after reading the article Goska knew that this was the perfect opportunity for her.

Settling in Bournemouth Goska continued with her due diligence on Rosemary Bookkeeping and after speaking to some existing franchise partners and meeting the Head Office team decided to join the franchise.

She hopes that the wealth of experience she has built up with ensure that she effectively support and guide her clients by offering a efficient and professional bookkeeping experience.

Rosemary BookkeepingTM franchise responds to the increasing need in the UK for an affordable, professional bookkeeping service that supports both the client and the accountant. Goska will be working in harmony with her clients’ accountants, providing them with exactly what they need in the format they want saving his clients’ time and money.

The franchise is based on a business concept that has been established and refined since 2002, providing a unique bookkeeping system within a fully supported franchise package. Goska will be able to obtain great flexibility and the potential for a superb work-life balance, that will allow her to juggle her new business whilst looking after the family home with her husband and children.

The franchise is run by 2 successful entrepreneur business women, Joanna Dennis, Lisa Curteis who have over 50 years of business and bookkeeping experience between them. As an Associate Member of the bfa, Rosemary Bookkeeping has a proven ability to grow and sustain a franchise network.

Rosemary Bookkeeping has recently opened up more territory opportunities in the Midlands, North of England and South East. For more information please call 0345 8620072.

Dedication, passion and determination

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With the NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards 2016 behind us, we’re congratulating our winners by shining the spotlight on each of them in turn. We had more entries than ever this year and Kellie Blake from Rosemary Bookkeeping stood out in the Franchise Employee of the Year Award category sponsored by What Franchise.

Kellie was nominated for her award by her employer, Lisa Curteis who wanted her to be recognised for the hard work she puts into her role on a daily basis. Kellie has been the backbone of Rosemary Bookkeeping HQ since she joined in 2012. She has stepped up to the many challenges that 2015 has brought with dedication, passion and drive. With such a varied role, Kellie has to make sure that she’s on top form to help support their franchise network and make sure they have everything they need to be successful.

“I was surprised and delighted to win my award, being a finalist last year and not winning made me even more determined to win this year. I believe that working within a small team for a franchisor means that you need to show real strength and commitment and I think that my award entry showed this. The tasks within my role are extremely varied and I have never turned down an opportunity to learn new skills and to develop myself in order to support the franchise and our franchise partners better,” explains Kellie.

During 2015, Kellie’s role within the Rosemary Bookkeeping team stepped up due to another member of staff’s personal pressures. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Kellie stepped into her new role with the same commitment and dedication she’s shown throughout her employment. Kellie’s role includes Franchise Recruitment, Social Media planning & writing, Event Planning (Discovery Days, new franchisees training events, Franchisee Forums and franchise shows), dealing with the setting up of new franchisees, looking after the administration of Head Office, supporting existing franchisees, dealing with the initial bookkeeping enquiries and collating Rosemary Bookkeeping work – to name but a few!

“I hope that, besides bringing excellent PR for our business, my award win will highlight how I work for an excellent franchisor who takes the time to develop their staff to impact not only themselves but, most importantly, their franchise partners, and that we all have a real pride in the franchise that we want everyone to know about!” adds Kellie.

EWIF’s primary focus is to support women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry. Our remit is threefold; to encourage women to consider buying a franchise, to encourage business women to franchise their existing operations and to help franchisors attract more women to their networks. We are a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking at trying to break into the franchise industry.

Tips in a digital bookkeeping world

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How do Rosemary Bookkeeping support franchisees during times of technological change?

Just like any business in any sector, Rosemary Bookkeeping have to keep innovating and changing the way they work in order to keep up with changes in technology. While HMRC aim for a fully digital system by 2020 so it is essential that bookkeepers remain up-to-date with advancing technologies to avoid going out of business. With such a massive shift in the way that bookkeeping is conducted, how do Rosemary Bookkeeping support their franchisees in this changing world?

Rosemary Bookkeeping support to deliver their bookkeeping services as well as marketing their business in a digital world. By keeping up to date with the latest technology and software, franchisees ensure that they stay ahead in a highly competitive market. They are trained in new ways of working to win and retain business – working smarter and faster whilst maintaining a high level of customer service.

The Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise has over 20 nationwide franchised offices with a potential market size of approximately 6 million individual businesses. The franchise is based on a business concept that has been established and refined since 2002 providing a unique bookkeeping system within a fully-supported franchise package. Franchisees obtain huge flexibility with superb work-life balance – they work the hours they want, around their own commitments.

With so many businesses now operating online and using third party software to integrate into their businesses to complete sales activity it is vital that bookkeepers understand how this impacts their clients’ business so that they don’t get left in the dark ages whilst everyone else flies into the digital world and this is where Rosemary Head Office can offer support to their franchisees.

“One of our key customers is an online retailer. The biggest difference between an online client and a regular client is the lack of paperwork. We exchange all of the documents we need online and then upload them into our own online software in order to generate an invoice for each transaction. It’s a very simplistic system. There can be VAT issues depending on where their customer is and foreign currency can be a bit more complex. Rosemary Head Office support us in the technical aspects of the work and if we ever have any queries they’re our first port of call. We structured our online system along the lines of the Rosemary system which gives us guidelines for our own business,” explain Tony and Rosie, Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees in Cheshunt.

“At Rosemary Bookkeeping, we provide our franchisees with a knowledge bank called ‘Herbal Essences’. This helps our franchisees to differentiate between different types of client and a guide on how to provide the best service for each one. As the bookkeeping world evolves, at Rosemary Bookkeeping, we keep on top of changes and make sure that everything we do is in line with the changes. Technology changes what we do for clients and how we do it,” explains Lisa Curteis, Franchise Director at Rosemary Bookkeeping.

Rosemary Bookkeeping ensure that they stay ahead of the competition and keep their franchisees successful and thriving in the bookkeeping sector.

If you would like to find out if the Rosemary franchise would suit you please contact our Franchise Team on 0345 862 0072 for an introductory chat.