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Aspray have developed a lucrative and successful business managing building insurance claims. Now appointing franchisees to manage specific areas across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Earnings potential is huge!
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Aspray Property Repair and Claims Management

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£37,500
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes
  BFA Membership:
Member - Full

One Aspray franchisee, David Spafford, Sheffield, has highlighted the following four points for Franchise Direct about operating a franchise to encourage future owners.

#1 – Best aspects of being self-employed as a franchise owner.
 
Aspray provides an opportunity to run a home-based business with a proven business model that does not have to be modified to be successful at the individual level. Being able to work with back-up marketing, technical support and from home rather than in an office setting are the best aspects of owning a franchise business. Having a proven business model and having received the training, it was easy to proceed with confidence. The added benefit of franchisee support made it simple and attainable to get resources and questions answered when complications arose.
 
#2 – Biggest surprises to working at home and as a franchisor.
 
When storms and floods hit the UK, the Aspray Property Services business becomes increasingly busy. Referring business clients and customers and creating networks becomes a priority for many business. The busy seasons begin to push the boundaries between work and home in the home-based business scenario, where there is less and less distinction between “life” and “career.” As things settle down into slower seasons, it’s important to re-establish those boundaries so that work is distinguishable from home life.
 
#3 – Challenges to finding and operating a business for sale.
 
Initially, the hardest part of starting a business and finding the franchise is knowing how to be successful at it. Not worrying about how much business the franchise generates in the beginning is a rare but valuable luxury that allowed me to be choosy in finding good contractors to work with. Making sure that you don’t seem desperate for connections and willing to work with anyone but maintain standards that are extremely important to the long term health and success of any franchise, especially one that deals in credibility and referrals.
 
#4 – Words of wisdom for future franchise owners.
 
If I was to recommend one thing it would be “do your homework.” Before buying a franchise, make sure that there is sufficient cash flow for the start up. Being organized and prepared to work hard are also essentials in beginning a franchise; however, it’s not a guarantee to earning lots of money unless a lot of hard work and effort is put into the business model. Also be careful to avoid trying to re-create the business in a different image. It is a successful franchise for a reason, and everyone needs to work together as a team to follow a business model that has built the franchise into success. One of the greatest assets available to a franchise owner is a healthy relationship between franchisor and franchisee.

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