July 19, 2021

Budget-friendly business services franchises – Inside Franchise Business

Budget-friendly business services franchises - Inside Franchise Business


Buying a franchise can be a budget-friendly process even in the business services marketplace.

The franchises here are listed for their upfront investment – expect to add GST to the figures quoted. And bear in mind there will always be other costs to consider, from vehicle leasing to office set-up, legal and accounting fees, and the price of business registration and insurance, for example.

Every franchisee needs to add in working capital to their initial budget.

Check out these four business-friendly, budget-busting brands

Under $20,000

Aramex

What’s the job? Courier deliveries, increasingly linked with major e-commerce sites

Upfront cost: $20,000; Courier Lite $5000–$10,000 

What does this include? Three-week training from regional franchisee, includes field training, exclusive territory, sales and marketing assistance, latest technology and real-time track-and-trace facilities 

What extra costs will you incur to set up? Delivery van, leased or purchased

How long is a term? Perpetual

Qualifications: None required

Business started: 1983

Under $30,000

Computer Troubleshooters

What’s the job? IT support services, with additional revenue from hardware and software sales 

Upfront cost: $22,700 

What does this include? A $4000 start-up fund to market your business, training, technology tools, joint marketing, shared and individual websites, extensive start-up stationery, solutions catalogues, annual conferences

What extra costs will you incur to set up? Business set-up costs such as registration and insurance

How long is a term? 10 years, with one 10-year renewal option

Qualifications: IT certification preferred

Business started: 1997

Under $50,000

First Class Accounts

What’s the job? Record keeping, GST and BAS assistance, timely reporting, providing business owners with tools to improve their bookkeeping efficiency

Upfront cost: $45,000

What does this include? Uniform allowance, marketing collateral, website set-up and a 13-week Kickstart Marketing Campaign 

What extra costs will you incur? Business set-up 

How long is a term? 5 years, with three 5-year renewal options

Qualifications: Basic bookkeeping

Business started: 2000

Under $60,000

Appliance Tagging Services

What’s the job? Providing electrical safety assessments (test and tag), as well as testing and reporting management systems in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010

Upfront cost: $57,000 +GST

What does this include? Access to a national client base, expert technical and business support, as well as much of the admin done for franchisees – report preparation, invoicing and debt collection for example. 

What extra costs will you incur to set up? State licensing, fire training

How long is a term? 5 years, with one 5-year renewal option

Qualifications: None required

Business started: 2002





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