it'seeze Hull - Nic, Sarah & Liv Johnson
The new year is traditionally when many reflect on their jobs and careers. For many different reasons, this can often lead to them going for that promotion, seeking a new role within their industry, or taking a completely new or different career path. Plus, with up to 30% of UK adults now considering starting a business or side hustle in 2023, now is the perfect time for a more sustainable career move. 
Becoming a franchisee is growing in popularity in the UK, particularly as so many different opportunities are available that cover a great variety of skill sets. But a franchise isn’t just open to those with significant years of experience under their belts. There are reports of younger entrepreneurs entering the franchise scene. Indeed, many graduates finding it difficult to get a traditional job are turning to a franchise as an alternative. 
But one trend is leading the way throughout the franchise sector – sustainability
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Why Sustainability? 
When we talk about sustainability, we’re not just talking about being eco-friendly and ‘green’, although that is still very important. We’re also talking about longevity. When many franchise agreements run for around 10 years, you want to know that as a franchisee, that business you are buying into has the legs to see out that 10 years and more. 
There is no doubt that today’s consumer is much more eco and sustainably aware than they used to be, even two years ago. So much so that they actively seek out companies that prioritise their products or services' environmental and ethical impact on their surroundings, their consumers, their supply chain and others. 
Statistics show that as many as 78% of UK companies report that by putting a greater focus on sustainability, they expect it to result in more sales over the coming years. The franchise industry has become seriously competitive in recent years, with many different opportunities available. Therefore, it is vitally important for the franchisor to offer a sustainable business that delivers longevity for a franchisee to invest their money. 
78% of UK companies report that by putting a greater focus on sustainability. 
Advantages to becoming a franchisee 
If you’re considering investing in a franchise in 2023 that has already established its name and reputation, don’t be fooled into thinking that you won’t need to put in the hard work, dedication and motivation to make it successful – you will. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t advantages to a franchise; there are. 
You are your own boss – possibly one of the biggest benefits of investing in a franchise is the opportunity to be your own boss. Many people have dreamt of running their own business, but it may be out of reach for whatever reason. Becoming a franchisee opens up an avenue to that dream, considered a lower risk than the traditional business start-up. Whilst it is hard work, the benefits often far outweigh the downsides; you set your work schedule (remember: you get out what you put in), you decide your own goals, and you work from home, which enables you to earn more. 
Mike Corbridge - it'seeze Knutsford franchisee
Possibly one of the biggest benefits of investing in a franchise is the opportunity to be your own boss. 
Gemma & Mike - it'seeze Knutsford
Low cost = lower risk – if you have a relatively small budget or are a first-time franchisee and want to start with something small, franchise opportunities are available for less than £10,000. A lower investment cost also means a lower monetary capital which, when combined with the aspect that the franchisor has already established the business’s brand and reputation, equals a lower risk overall. 
Flexibility – a franchise business provides greater scope to adjust your working hours to suit your lifestyle. A more traditional job requires a specific set of daily hours, whether part-time or full-time. As a franchisee, you can set your hours to be more flexible, giving you a better work-life balance. 
An established brand – one of the most challenging aspects of starting a business is building brand awareness. As a franchisee, the brand has already been established. For example, it’seeze is an established, well-known website development business with an enviable reputation for producing highly effective, easy-to-use websites for small and medium-sized businesses throughout the UK. Becoming a franchisee with an established brand makes gaining and retaining customers easier, as the groundwork is already there for you. 
A great support network – franchises are built on the back of established brands and a community of experienced franchisees keen to share their ideas, tips and advice to help you succeed in your franchise business. At it’seeze, we provide unrivalled ongoing support for our franchisees and an amazing team of website developers so that our franchisees can focus on running their businesses. 
Suzy Perry it'seeze Bristol franchisee
Becoming a franchisee with an established brand makes gaining and retaining customers easier. 
it'seeze franchisee's discussing a new website
Access to a library of knowledge and resources – as a franchisee, you will have access to an enormous library of extensive knowledge and resources that you can fall back on at any time. Being able to tap into a plethora of business experience and knowledge to help you make your franchise a success is invaluable. It gives you a significant advantage over those who start a business from scratch. 
Our it’seeze franchisees build their businesses by creating bespoke website designs that are fully SEO optimised, user-friendly, affordable and ranked highly in Google’s search engine results. You can be confident that the website it’seeze builds for your customers will boost their business and stimulate business growth. 
As more and more consumers demand online accessibility to businesses, there is greater pressure on businesses to ensure they deliver. The website is fast becoming the shop front of yesterday. It’seeze presents a highly sustainable franchise business that has longevity, allowing our franchisees to build and grow their business into a profitable success. Are you ready to change your life for the better and be your own boss? To find out more about our franchise package and discover if you could be the very next it’seeze franchisee, book your Discovery Call today. It really could be the opportunity to start 2023 with a bang! 
If you want to start your own business, but the risks involved are stopping you, now’s the time to consider an it’seeze franchise. Not only is it affordable, but it is also selling a service that is constantly in demand and growing. To discover more about how an it’seeze franchise could be the answer to a better work/life balance, book your Discovery Call today or contact us for more details. 
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