Reading Time: 3 minutesRosemary Bookkeepers deliver an intelligent bookkeeping service to SMEs and Accountants ensuring a consistency of delivery and high-quality work and with over 4 million businesses in the UK that need this service the demand for quality bookkeeping is huge.
In our latest Franchisor Interview, we spoke with Emma Chappell the Marketing Manager of Rosemary Bookkeeping, to discuss what makes this franchise opportunity unique and what prospective franchisees can expect from them.
How is Rosemary different from other similar franchises in the UK?
- The Rosemary system of processing – fast and efficient processing saving clients time and money. Our quality control service ensuring that the work you provide to an accountant is well presented
- Our Franchise Partner forums which provide a full days training twice a year to ensure we are compliant with legislation across the bookkeeping world
- Our passionate and friendly support helpdesk
- Our wealth of information on how to grow and run a bookkeeping business via our concise knowledge banks to which all our Franchise Partners have access
What is your biggest achievement at Rosemary Bookkeeping so far?
There is no single greatest achievement for us. As a franchisor it’s about working together with franchisees, helping them to achieve their lifestyle and business goals. It’s fantastic to see a new business flourishing, taking on their first staff member and reaching for the next level. The journey is so exciting and we love to see the rewards!
What is the best feedback you have heard about your brand?
We pride ourselves on the unrivalled support which we offer. Take a look at the below video to see why Rosemary is a respected and recognised name in bookkeeping franchising.
It’s feedback like this which constantly motivates us to deliver the highest level of support to our franchisees.
Why would you recommend Rosemary Bookkeeping to people wanting to open a franchise?
There are 4 million businesses in the UK who require the services of a bookkeeper. Why not be part of something big?
- Recurring income with average 75% gross profit margins
- Excellent growth opportunities to build into a management style business
- Flexible hours – work from home – keeping costs down
- Dedicated support in Bookkeeping, Operations, Sales & Marketing
What qualities does the ideal franchisee possess?
Our successful franchise partners have a broad spectrum of backgrounds, from IT and recruitment executives, ex-military to bookkeepers and accountants. Whilst sales experience is an advantage in any business – it is not essential as we will provide sales and marketing training.
We are looking for business-minded people who are driven to build a professional bookkeeping firm. Whilst an understanding of numbers is important, you will need demonstrable people skills and have the ability to delegate with a positive, ambitious attitude.
Our most successful Franchise Partners share a range of attributes:
- Driven to grow a profitable business
- The commitment to making this business a success
- Energetic people person, able to build client relationships
- Professional manner and logical mindset
- Proud to be part of a renowned brand
- IT literate
- A willingness to learn with a ‘can do’ attitude
We will work with you to maximise your strengths and our tailored training will ensure we give you the additional skills you need for your Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise.
How long does the process of starting a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise take?
There isn’t a set length of time to start our franchise as we understand the journey can be quite different for everyone. We encourage our prospective franchisees to take their time undertaking due diligence and to truly consider the implications of agreeing to a 5-year franchise agreement. However, from the point of signing up, the journey can be as short as a few weeks until the official training academy begins.
Our training academy takes place over 1 week at Rosemary Bookkeeping head office in Leicester. During this time, we will guide you through the business set-up process so that you are equipped with the business assets, knowledge and skills to begin your Rosemary business.
How much support and training is offered to your franchisees?
Following the week-long training academy, training and support are on hand whenever you need it. Our experience and expertise is divided into the essential business disciplines of bookkeeping, operations, sales and marketing and of course the technical aspects of the franchise. Delivery of this support takes many forms, including our operations manual, data banks, as well as regular onsite and remote visits.
In what ways do you help Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees achieve a healthy work-life balance?
The truly flexible nature of this franchise allows all franchise partners to run their business from a dedicated office within their home. This enables not only flexibility but keeps your operating costs low as there is no need to pay extra costs to hire an office.
A home office also means no commute, so you save money and time. Cutting out a daily commute of 60 minutes each way frees up one whole extra day each week. That day can be spent earning money or with family/friends or enjoying leisure time.
Your working hours are flexible, it doesn’t have to be 9am-5pm – work the hours that suit your needs and enable you to meet your financial targets.
Is there anything you would like to add?
We offer a genuine money-making business opportunity in a growing market and are looking for motivated individuals to build a profitable business with the guidance and support of Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise.
For further information, please enquire with us today.