The SEED 'Franchise It' Programme

 

There are two strands to the programme - please click for more information and how to register:

SEED Franchisor Programme

The SEED Franchisor Programme offers a free comprehensive package of support to help you explore the potential that lies in the relatively untapped franchise market in Northern Ireland.

Why grow your business through franchising?

  • Easier to finance – utilising capital from your franchisees to grow a new client base.
  • Reduced management demands.
  • Rapid penetration of the market.
  • A financially committed franchisee will do everything in their power to grow their business.
  • Franchisees have a better knowledge of trading conditions in their local area.
  • Franchisees have a valuable connections in their local area.
  • Consistency in the delivery of your product or service.
  • A branded network to increase exposure and market penetration.
  • Benefit from economies of scale
  • Improved ability to compete with the “big boys”.

Am I eligible?
If your business is based in the Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down or Newry and Mourne Council Areas you are eligible for this free programme.

What do I get on the Programme?

  • 10 interactive workshops covering all aspects of franchising
  • 25 hours of mentoring with Northern Ireland’s leading franchise specialists
  • The necessary documentation required to develop your business into a franchise including the Operations Manual, Franchise Agreement and Franchisor and Franchisee financial projections

When is the next Programme?

We are currently recruiting for the next SEED Franchisor Programme. If you are interested, please either contact Barry Kelly for more information, or alternatively download an application form here to complete and return by Friday 6th September 2013. 

 

SEED Franchisee Programme

The SEED Franchisee Programme offers a free comprehensive  package of support to help you explore the potential that lies in the relatively untapped franchise market in Northern Ireland.

Why purchase a franchise?

  • Buy in to a profitable proven business model
  • Franchising is a low risk start up option
  • Banks love franchising, making it easy to get funding
  • Team up with a well known brand
  • Get support and training from an experienced business professional
  • Be your own boss
  • No experience needed

Am I eligible?
If you are resident in the SEED council areas of Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down or Newry and Mourne and are over the age of 18 you are eligible for this free programme.

What do I get on the programme?

  • 10 interactive workshops covering all aspects of franchising
  • 15 hours of one to one mentoring with Northern Ireland’s leading franchise specialists
  • A high quality franchise business plan tailored specifically to you
  • Ongoing independant support and guidance

When is the next Programme?

We are not currently recruiting for the  Franchisee Programme, though please email Barry Kelly If you are interested and we will keep you up informed as to developments. 

 

     

The SEED ‘Franchise IT’ Development Programme is an innovative new programme which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland 2007-2013, Invest Northern Ireland and the six SEED Councils of Armagh City & District Council, Ards Borough Council, Banbridge District Council, Craigavon Borough Council, Down District Council and Newry & Mourne District Council.  The ‘Franchise IT’ programme is being delivered by Ortus, Northern Ireland’s leading franchising experts.