According to recent data from IBM, when asked what employers should offer to engage employees, workers placed their work-life balance at the top of their priorities in 2021. Job site, Adzuna, reports 2.2 million working adults are considering a career change in a post-pandemic United Kingdom with 70% of those job seekers feeling held back by a lack of practical support.
Enter the age of the franchisee! Ticking all sorts of boxes from flexibility, healthy work-life balance, change in career whilst garnering available support and training, becoming a franchisee can suit a range of circumstances and none more so than Activ Marketing Group.
This year, we’re exhibiting at the Virtual Franchise Show from 8th-10th November. The show exhibits the very best in business opportunities in their online event, showcasing numerous sectors, industries and investment levels. Designed to show you what you can achieve if you work for yourself, there are over 40 exciting brands sharing information with the ability to connect and engage with exhibitors through video calling and interactive chat. As well as having access to franchise experts who can guide you through how they work.
There really couldn’t be a better time to take the plunge and start your business with the backing of a franchise, according to HSBC, new franchise numbers remained high throughout 2020 with them taking on 834 new customers starting a franchised business. The pandemic hasn’t fostered a reduced interest in becoming self-employed, in fact, it’s given the UK workforce the time away from their day jobs to consider what they value the most and how they can follow their business dreams.
So what is a franchise? In very simple terms, a franchise is a business in which an established business owner, known as the franchisor, sells the rights to use their business model to independent operators, who become a franchisee. You might know of some famous franchise models in the fast food industry such as Domino’s Pizza or McDonalds.
Whilst we won’t be whipping up a pizza base or cooking up some fries, Activ offers budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to make their dream of running their own marketing business a reality. We’re the longest running UK digital marketing franchise servicing many happy clients since 2008. Running your own business alongside Activ gives you access to on-the-job training in digital marketing so that you can better service your clients, as well as all the technical support you require. From building websites to managing social media channels, you choose your products and your clients. At the heart of Activ’s purpose is to service small business clients and support their journey through the world of marketing – giving them an online presence or a virtual shop window.
So whether you’re looking for a completely new career direction into the wonderful world of marketing, want to setup your own marketing agency and tired of working for someone else, have suffered redundancy due to the pandemic or want to start your side-hustle to gain extra income, the opportunities with Activ are endless. Pop along to the virtual show to learn more or take a look at our website.