Setting up your own franchise may not be an obvious choice for business travel professionals looking to advance their career. But we think it should be, here’s just two reasons why.
You control when you work. It might be less hours than you currently work. It might be more. But running your own franchise enables you to make that decision and find a balance that works for you, and your customers.
All we ask is that you make a full-time commitment to your franchise.
Create your own business model. Some of our franchisees employ their own teams, others share accounts and split the profits, and others win new clients and pass them over to other Travel Counsellors to manage on a day-to-day basis.
We have 17 different business models across more than 1,900 franchisees. There’s no ‘one way’ of working, and we support all our franchisees to find a way to establish and grow their businesses.
No office politics. It’s your franchise, and you can run it the way you want to; as long as it doesn’t conflict with our ethical or moral principles.
It’s not a salaried position. It’s your business, and we don’t cap any earnings. Meaning the more you sell, the more money you’ll make.
And just because you predominantly sell business travel, it doesn’t mean you can’t book holidays for leisure clients too; we have access to a huge range of corporate and leisure fares.
It takes time. Some franchisees hit the ground running, whilst for others, it takes a bit longer to establish their business.
The average corporate franchisee takes home over £80,000 a year, with our top 10 earning over £140,000 by their third year.
Tim Fitzgerald joined us in 2010 and says: “In the first 4 months I did £25,000 worth of sales, and that’s grown to £2.8 million last year.”