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How do I Know if a Bookkeeping Franchise is Right for Me?

Apr 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Steve Schultz

At Supporting Strategies, we try to offer an easily-accessible franchise opportunity that suits a wide range of personalities. Indeed, many of our franchisees have never worked in the bookkeeping industry before, no less owned a franchise, and we’re confident when we say that prior experience is not necessary to run a successful business. However, there are certain characteristics we look for, which make franchise candidates more likely to succeed. To truly get the most out of your bookkeeping franchise, you should have solid communication skills, be comfortable working within a set of guidelines, self-discipline, and be willing to learn the nuances of a new industry.

 

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Communication

As with any business, relationships are incredibly important. Developing a strong rapport with customers, employees, vendors, community members, and anyone else involved in your franchise, is of the utmost importance. You will often need to communicate instructions, goals, and feedback to clients and employees. Clear, transparent communication is crucial for building long-term business relationships, and keeping operations running smoothly. This is how franchisees cultivate trust in their business, and loyalty among clients and employees. Ultimately, it will help you run a smooth, transparent small business bookkeeping franchise.

Following our Business Model

One of the benefits of a franchise is that you’re not starting from scratch. We provide franchisees with a turnkey business model, operations manuals, and a set of procedures, which serve as guardrails for new business owners. It’s important to understand that these guardrails make your job easier, and are the result of a great deal of research and trial-and-error. Our proven business model is designed to maximize the success of our franchisees, but this system only works if our franchisees respect those guardrails, and follow our system.

Willingness to Learn

Our franchisees should be diligent workers, who not only adhere to our guidelines and take direction well, but are also self-motivated to conduct their own industry research. We offer an array of resources for new franchisees, including webinars and instructional materials, a network of fellow franchisees, and a support team ready to help you tackle any issue. Even if you have some knowledge of business-ownership prior to starting your bookkeeping franchise, you won’t know everything. It’s perfectly fine to not know something, but we expect our franchisees to ask for help where needed, and have the enthusiasm to continue learning at every turn.

Self Discipline

Since Supporting Strategies is a remote, home-based bookkeeping franchise, it’s important that you are adept at managing your own time. While many franchisees love the flexibility and freedom afforded by remote work, working remotely also requires adhering to a strict, rigorous schedule, and keeping yourself on task.

 

If you think you fit our criteria, and are eager for a chance to run your own bookkeeping franchise, contact us today to learn more about the opportunity.

Topics: how to start a bookkeeping franchise, bookkeeping basics, franchising industry

Steve Schultz

Written by Steve Schultz