Get Ahead VA Franchisee - Business & Marketing Services
Posted: 23rd Nov 2018 Closing: 23rd Feb 2019
Get Ahead VA
Get Ahead VA is a virtual agency providing Business and Marketing Services.
It is a one stop shop for any business owner.
A Get Ahead VA franchise is your own profitable home or office based business with support from an established and proven brand.
As the franchisee you will manage your own freelance team to work directly with your clients within a defined territory.
You will possibly be from a recruitment or sales and marketing background and have experience of running and managing a team.
Our franchise package is £12,000 + VAT + 10% monthly turnover. For this you get:
Hours to suit - it's your own business and you determine the hours that you work! You will build a team around you so the business is totally scalable.
Realistic earnings are around £20k in year one rising to £150k by year 5. Earning potential depends on the number of clients that you attract and the size of your team. The size of the business really is up to you – the set-up is scalable and can be adapted and grow to meet your specific needs.
Best suited to:
You will possibly be from a sales, marketing, or recruitment background and have experience in running and/or managing a team. We don't need you to have admin experience.
Name: Fiona Ibbetson
Location: Wakefield / Leeds
Family: Daughter 11 and Son 9
How often do you work?
I work in the main every day Monday to Friday but if I need to have a non-working day due to school holidays or inset day’s I plan that in and if I have a deadline, I schedule it in earlier.
How does the job fit around your family life?
I am able to drop and pick up my children from school and work the hours in between. As my children are older, I can also work when they have come back but I’m there if they need me. If they are ill, I can collect them from school and if they have an assembly I can plan that into my working week and attend guilt free.
How much time do you commit?
This varies each week depending on the work I need to complete for clients and other meetings I have committed to but it is all within my control. I do occasionally do a couple of hours work on an evening or a weekend but this is to fit in something else I want to do in my usual working hours.
Where do you carry out your work?
I work mainly from home and attend both network and client meetings as well. Again, these are for me to determine what works best for the family so whilst there are many breakfast and evening meetings, I focus on lunchtime networking. Because I’m self-employed all the decisions are down to me and with good planning I can be there for my children and run a business.
Do you need a car?
Ideally yes. Even though the work we do is done virtually getting out to networking meetings and seeing clients I need to be able to drive. Depending on the public transport links in the area this may not be as much of a requirement.
Do you get support/training?
Yes, I had a full three days induction when I first joined Get Ahead covering off all the key areas to get me started. Ongoing Rebecca provides mentoring in an extremely supportive style.
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Having looked at a number of different opportunities prior to making my decision to join Get Ahead I would make my recommendation based on the following. You get to run your own business but have the full support of Rebecca and a team with various skills and expertise so you don’t feel like you have to do everything on your own. Because you make the decisions, with good planning you can make the business work around your family. If you’re an early riser you can do work before the family rises
Do you advertise?
I use social media to engage with my potential customers.
Are there any downsides to the role?
Working from home can be an adjustment especially if you’ve enjoyed working in a busy office but this is my choice and I find that the school run and my meetings give me the ‘social’ element. The great thing is I know I’m not working on my own and if I have a problem, I can ask Rebecca or anyone in the team for their advice