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We've been asked a lot of questions since our first franchisees came on board in 1998.

Here are some of the most frequently asked ones – with answers, of course...

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What do I receive for my Initial Fee & Monthly License Fee?

In short you get everything you need to build yourself a successful business under the Time For You brand.

This includes on-going help with business development, continuous brand development, on-going training and events. The web presence, lead generation, app development and online optimisation are all included as well, along with all the help and advice you need as your business grows.

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How does the business model work?

Time For You is a very different - and better (!) - model to most other cleaning franchises, not least because you, the franchisee, never does any cleaning.

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The model works like this: We find clients who want a cleaner. We then find a cleaner who wants to do the cleaning. Our franchisees coordinate the cleaning for the client by placing a self- employed cleaner to carry out the cleaning service to a high standard. It's your job to ensure that the cleaner is fit and proper i.e. Insured / Security checked etc prior to placing.

This model means that you have no staff to employ and no cleaning is carried out by you, the franchisee. The client pays the cleaner direct each week and pays the franchisee three months upfront fee at the start of the service. It's a brilliant model that's been proven now for over 20 years across hundreds of franchisees.

 

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Is it hard to get clients and cleaners on board?

 

No not at all.

Leads will come direct to you via your web-site profile / contact number and marketing promotions and other marketing methods and sites such as CheckATrade. There are always cleaners looking for work.

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4

Will I have my own website and social media presence?

Yes. You get your own webpage on a highly optimised TimeForYou Website which maximises your presence in local search results online.

You can set up your own social media accounts and use the content provided by us to promote your business using those channels.

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Do you have your own app?

Yes - it's an important part of the business

We invest a lot in developing bespoke systems to help you manage your business. These include cloud-based management systems to keep your business records up to date and an iPad app to create digital contracts for your clients which eliminates all the paper and saves you loads of time. We're always looking at ways to improve the systems as well - things don't stand still here, that's for sure.

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Do I have to pay the franchise investment fee in one payment?

 

No. Your Initial deposit is paid to secure your territory then the balance is due 2 weeks prior to your training commencing.

Many of our franchisees apply for funding of up to 80% of the investment so that you can spread the cost.

7

Do we have to employ anybody and who provides the cleaning chemicals and equipment?

You do not have to employ anybody, all cleaners are self employed

The Client always provides the cleaning materials & Equipment

 

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8

Can l speak to existing franchisees to get their perspective on the business?

Yes - please do!

We don't have a 'pet' list for you to talk to like many franchises do, so feel free to talk with as many of our franchisees as you like so you get a clear and accurate picture of how this business works and what's involved.

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9

Why don’t you charge a Royalty fee, Marketing levy or Renewal fee like most other franchisors?

Because we don't. We feel it is unfair.

We want you to be successful and benefit from all your hard work. Our franchisees love this bit as it saves them many tens of thousands of pounds every year!

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How is the territory made up? Is it a new territory or has it been used before?

Your territory is created using our demographics system.

We make sure that you'll have a minimum of at least 30,000 'ABC' householders in your Territory.

Some territories are new. A few will have been used before. It will depend on where you are.

11

What are the security checks for the cleaners?

We cover all this on your training but they need to have a basic DBS check.

Sometimes the cleaner will already have this but it'll be your responsibility to have it on file.

12

Do any franchisees fail?

Yes. We have given five franchisees their money back in the last 23 years.

The only franchisee's that don't get the return from the franchise are those who don't follow the model.

Our unique Buy Back Guarantee protects all new franchisees.

 

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13

What’s to stop my clients cutting me out and dealing directly with the cleaner that I have introduced?

They wont if you follow our easy to follow formula and deliver fantastic customer service.

This subject is covered in great detail during your initial training. We also have a legally binding agreement with each client which protects your business.

14

Is running this business difficult?

No.

Unless you are very dim witted or try to reinvent the wheel. In which case you will not get through our vetting procedure. Please note: You must also be able to read, write and speak fluent English

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I have more questions...

That's Great! We love talking to prospective franchise business owners.

We invite you to call John, our Franchise Manager on: 0845 300 9074.

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