Bronwyn Murray only started her franchise with Rosemary Bookkeeping in November 2011, and already she is surpassing her financial targets and personal objectives at an astounding rate.
The Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise is based on a successful bookkeeping business which was established in 2002. Its unique bookkeeping system is built around charging clients per transaction rather than per hour. The company directors have over 60 years business and bookkeeping experience between them in the essential disciplines of accounting, operations management, sales and marketing.
For Bronwyn, choosing her exclusive territory in Elmbridge, Worcestershire was a straight-forward decision. Her original business model suggested that Bronwyn could expect to have 20 clients by the end of her first year in operation, but in the space of only 6 months, Bronwyn already has 15 regular clients.
Almost 3 million customers need a service like the one that Rosemary Bookkeeping provides.
“My personal objectives from the outset were fairly simple – I wanted to set up a business that I could run from my own home and offered flexible working hours so I had more control over my free time. As I was already a qualified accountant, I decided to stick with what I knew. When I discovered the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise opportunity, it sounded like the perfect solution.”
According to the Federation of Small Businesses, almost 3 million customers need a service like the one that Rosemary Bookkeeping provides. By law, all businesses in the UK are required to keep records of their transactions which later are used by an accountant to file for tax and VAT. Managing these transactions is often the biggest headache to small business owners and a task that is left at the bottom of the pile.
Bronwyn says, “I gained more clients than I had anticipated in such a short space of time. This was largely achieved by establishing good working relationships with local accountants and as a result, I currently have 15 regular clients. This generates between £100 to £200 income per client per month."
“Due to the rapid growth in my client-base, I now use sub-contractors to help me process the workload and ensure the highest level of quality service is delivered to my clients. This also means that I can still work the part-time hours that I want.
The franchise package starts at an affordable £16,970 and includes extensive training along with full-time technical support.
“I think my success with Rosemary Bookkeeping is down to the training and support I received which has enabled me to build strong relationships with accountants. Being able to promote the business in a confident and knowledgeable manner shows that you are organised and professional.”
This is a truly scalable business, allowing franchisees to work around the family from home or build into a management style business. The franchise package starts at an affordable £16,970 and includes extensive training along with full-time technical support, Sage support system package, personal website and branded stationary starter pack, ongoing training via webinars, forums and 1-to-1 telephone calls, and a tailored and proven marketing and business launch programme including sales techniques.