Life can often throw us a curveball – something we don’t expect or particularly welcome. Redundancy can be one such event. It is possible, however, to switch it up and turn what can be a horribly stressful experience into a super positive opportunity!
We’ve put together a series of blogs, in which we’ve spoken to a selection of people who have bought a Time For You (TFY) franchise, and are delighted to share their happy stories.
We spoke to Justin Knight, who owns the Time For You Bristol franchise.
What Did You Do Before Buying Your Time For You Franchise?
I was a regional manager working for a large UK bank.
Was There A Reason Why You Bought The Franchise?
I was keen to be my own boss but, given I still have a family to support, I wanted to minimise the risks associated with starting a completely new venture.
What Led You To Make The Change?
Following yet another restructure, I decided to take voluntary redundancy. I was keen to either be my own boss or find another position within the industry. After attending interviews and looking into business opportunities, I found the TFY franchise advert. I called Freddie Rayner (Managing Director, Time For You) for a chat and have never looked back!
Was It A Difficult Decision To Make? For Example, Did You Have Worries And Concerns? If So, How Were These Put To Rest?
When you’re looking at a business opportunity, there are many areas to consider: will it work, will the returns be enough to live on, will I find the people I need to help run the business, etc? Luckily I had found a very established and long-standing business, where consistent reasonable effort provides excellent returns.
There were lots of chats within my family and, of course, there is always some degree of risk with a new venture. With some redundancy money to invest, however, we came to the conclusion that it was too good an opportunity to miss and I would regret not trying it.
We also found the level of the initial investment was reasonable. The conversations I had with Freddie, as well as three existing TFY franchisees, put my mind at rest. Having talked it through, I felt reassured that this was a good opportunity with a proven track record of success.
What Are The Key Benefits Of Being A Time For You Franchisee?
You are your own boss and you can work flexibly and remotely. You are helping people and, in some cases, this help and support are absolutely essential. We have a great support network and can easily liaise via technology with other franchisees. Oh, and did I say, the income is great! 🙂
What’s Surprised You The Most About Your Time For You Journey?
How lovely people can be and how unreasonable people can be! It’s just part of being in business and it certainly keeps it entertaining as you do get to meet and work with such a huge variety of people.
If You Were To Recommend A Friend To Become A Time For You Franchisee, What Would You Say?
Yes, yes and yes!
For more information on becoming a Time For You franchisee, or if you have any other questions, please contact us here.
Great Pull-Out Quotes:
“Key Benefits? You are your own boss and you can work flexibly and remotely. You are helping people and, in some cases, this help and support are absolutely essential. Oh, and did I say, the income is great!” – Justin Knight, TFY Bristol.
“The level of the initial investment is reasonable and, having talked it through, I felt reassured that this was a good opportunity with a proven track record of success.” – Justin Knight, TFY Bristol.
“A Time For You franchise is a good opportunity, with a proven track record of success.” – Justin Knight, TFY Bristol.
“Time For You is a very established and long-standing business, where consistent reasonable effort provides excellent returns.” – Justin Knight, TFY Bristol.