Virtual Franchising Podcast with Stephen Schultz

Many entrepreneurs want to go into business for themselves because of the freedom that comes with being their own boss. While this may be true of some independent businesses, it applies especially to a remote bookkeeping franchise. Virtual franchising is the cornerstone of the Supporting Strategies business model. It allows our franchisees to have the lifestyle they want—whether it’s being able to pick their kids up from school, or go golfing on a nice day—as long as their work is getting done. 

Working virtually also gives our franchisees a hiring advantage, as it’s easier to attract talented bookkeepers with the flexibility of a remote position, as well as save tremendously on the costs of renting an office space. Stephen Schultz, our director of business development, discusses in greater detail why virtual franchising sets Supporting Strategies apart, and how it’s contributed to the company’s success and growth.

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One of the main reasons people are gravitating away from corporate jobs is because they don’t have the freedom to live their lives the way they want. Whether it’s being there for your kids’ baseball game, or taking time out for your own hobbies, we know you don’t want your entire schedule to revolve around work. With virtual franchising, you can structure your day in whatever way works for you. As long as our franchisees are completing their work and delivering quality service to their clients, they can work from wherever they want and at whatever times are most convenient for them. Our proprietary software and cloud bookkeeping technology make it easy to stay connected with clients, employees, and our support team. 

Hiring Good Talent

Attracting talented bookkeepers is integral to running a successful business, and virtual franchising goes a long way toward creating an attractive work environment. Oftentimes, the most talented individuals will have multiple offers of employment, and will only choose to work for a company that suits their specific needs. Having the ability to work remotely, and structure their own schedule, really helps create an incentive for experienced, skilled bookkeepers to choose Supporting Strategies over other opportunities.


It should come as no surprise that a virtual franchise saves a ton of money on property rental costs. Since an office space isn’t necessary for our franchisees, they’re free from the burden of paying rent, property maintenance, and worrying about leasing agreements. You also won’t need to worry about budgeting for signage or advertising directing passersby to your storefront, or shelling out money for all the furnishing and supplies an office space requires. That said, you will need a dedicated workspace or home office, equipped with everything necessary to do your job.

If you’re ready to start living the lifestyle you’ve always wanted, and embark on a virtual franchising career with Supporting Strategies, contact us today to learn how to get started.

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