Simon Jones- thebestof, Colchester


Feb 10, 2017

There are many qualities that make a superstar thebestof franchisee. Most important are the ability to build relationships, trust and a passion for meeting new people and making a real difference to the local community. thebestof franchisees come from all sorts of backgrounds. Some leave employment; others have run franchises before, like Simon Jones who now runs thebestof Colchester.

Simon embodies all of the above qualities and he has quickly become a star of thebestof network. Simon is passionate about his business and is keen to offer advice to any potential or new franchisees. “To be a success as a thebestof franchisee you need one basic ingredient – you must be a people person. And I believe my success to date has been down to honesty, dedication and belief.”

No stranger to the world of franchising, Simon previously owned a McDonald’s franchise with two restaurants, 160 members of staff and thousands of pounds of stock. But this time around, Simon was looking for a business with ‘a lot less hassle’, he explains. It is the ease of managing a thebestof franchise that makes it so appealing. Over heads are low, you are only responsible for yourself and you can run it from home. Having previously owned a MacDonald’s franchise Simon’s background was not in marketing. However, he was a business owner and this has given him real credibility with business members.

Simon brought thebestof Colchester in March 2012 “What I liked about thebestof is that it is so low maintenance. There are three big reasons I chose thebestof over all other franchise opportunities: freedom, unlimited earnings and that I’m helping people.” After just six months, Simon’s franchise was paying him £2,500 a month, and he’s aiming to earn £150,000 a year by year two or three, telling us that this is ‘really achievable.

thebestof’s business model is based on its franchisees reaching a six figure per annum income within three years. The fixed monthly Licence Fees are a drop in the ocean for high earners like Simon Jones, and unlike other franchisors who take a percentage in royalties does not punish success.