Q: Do I need to be an accountant or bookkeeper to own and operate a franchise?
A: No. We welcome individuals experienced in leading a professional services company or business services division, with a solid understanding of finance and operations. Proficiency in developing and retaining high-performance teams and effectively establishing and leveraging business relationships through networking is vital to success within our model. Our talent acquisition team will help you hire your team of qualified accounting and operations managers and associates.
Q: What services does Supporting Strategies provide?
A: We offer a range of outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and operational support services within six core service areas. Please visit https://www.supportingstrategies.com/services/ for more information.
Our flexible packages give clients the option to select only the services they need at a fair and predictable monthly cost and the option to add services as business scales.
Q: How do I charge clients for the services provided?
A: We strongly encourage Franchisees to adopt value-based pricing. Value-based pricing is a strategy of setting prices based primarily on a consumer’s perceived value of a product or service. Value-based pricing is client- focused pricing, and for each client engagement a flat recurring monthly fee is set in exchange for a set scope of services.
Q: Is this a home-based business?
A: Yes. Supporting Strategies has been a 100% virtual U.S.-based business since 2004. All franchise offices are remote – most home-based – as are all team members.
Q: Do you use offshore resources to service client accounts?
A: No. Supporting Strategies in 100% U.S.-based. All offices and team members are based and operate only within the U.S.
Q: Do you charge an ad or marketing fee?
A: No. We do reserve the right to implement an ad fee within our franchise agreement but have not charged an additional fee to date and have no plan to do so. We consider our significant investment in marketing and sales enablement resources to be part of our opportunity’s value and commitment to the success of our franchise network.
Q: Are talent acquisition services provided?
A: Yes. The Supporting Strategies Talent Acquisition team supports the hiring of W-2 employees for your office. We provide advertising, recruitment screening, interviewing, and background checks for qualified candidates in alignment with our staffing model.
Q: What is your diversity, equality, and inclusion policy?
A: At Supporting Strategies, equality and inclusion fuel our culture. Diversity sparks evolution and teamwork unites us, our clients, and the communities we serve.
Q: What support services are provided?
A: Our Support Desk is staffed by a team of Operations Specialists and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Our Specialists assist with technology requests including setups, access, tech tool support, document management services, client and employee onboarding and terminations and more.
Q: Can I be an absentee owner?
A: No. The Supporting Strategies model requires the franchise owner to work full-time leading their team, overall operations, and new business development activities. Once established, you have the option to hire a qualified business development or general manager approved by us.
Q: Do I have the option to purchase multiple territory units?
A: No. We do not offer multi-unit opportunities to new franchisees.
Q: Do you offer a Veteran discount?
A: Yes. We appreciate the service provided by our nation’s veterans and encourage qualified applicants by providing a 10% discount on the one-time franchisee fee. Supporting Strategies has been recognized by independent research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of a select group of brands to be named an award-winning franchise in its 2021 report on the Top Franchises for Veterans.