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The Flexibility Which Sets Cafe2U Apart

Monday, March 24, 2014

There are plenty of different franchise models all over the UK. From restaurants to mobile coffee franchises and beyond, there is something to suit everyone and every sort of working hours. When you’re thinking about joining a franchise or starting your own business, the first step is researching the industry or service you’re thinking about, and seeing which franchises appeal to you most within these categories. You don’t have to narrow it down straight away; similar skills tend to be needed for all sorts of different businesses.

Of course, before you get much further you’ll want to evaluate whether or not you’re the right sort of person to run a franchise. It’s similar to starting your own business from scratch, except you can skip a lot of the research that involves, and you know that the system works. A tried and tested franchise doesn’t pose quite the same risks as a totally new business, and if you pick the right one, you should get plenty of support from the franchise itself.

After you’ve decided vaguely which sort of industry you want to work in, you’ll need to look at location. Because franchisors don’t want their franchisees stepping on each other toes, they tend to be given an area to work from rather than be given free roam – this is especially true of mobile franchises as there is even more opportunity to go where the customers are. 

It’s important to ask the right questions when you’re looking to join a franchise.

A couple who’ve just signed up for Cafe2U’s mobile coffee franchise model have plenty of experience with franchises. They did their research before deciding that Cafe2U was the right way for them to go. Natalie and Richard Martin previously had a Dominos franchise with five shops on the south coast. They will be running their Cafe2U in the same territory, in between Fareham and Southampton. They know their particular patch because they’ve been working here previously, and its Richard’s local area as well.

We spoke to the Martins about why they picked the mobile coffee franchise model over all the other options available, and why they chose to leave Dominos. There were three main points which appealed to them:

  • The simplicity of the Cafe2U model.

  • The flexibility of working hours.

  • The flexibility of the business itself.  

The simplicity of the model

Cafe2U isn’t complex. It’s a simple idea based on providing a much needed service where traditional vendors struggle. After just two weeks of training you’ll be able to run your own franchise and begin turning a profit. You get out of it what you put in.

Even though the Martins looked at other franchises they kept coming back to Cafe2U because there just isn’t anything else quite like it.

The flexibility of working hours

The Martins were fed up with the unsocial working hours which Dominos demanded. The work was full on and left very little room for movement. This is true of many shop based franchises. The model demands certain hours of operation to prevent an individual franchise impacting on the overall business. The mobile coffee franchise is a little different. As you’re not based in a shop in the middle of a high street, you don’t need to have set opening times in quite the same way. You can work hours which suit you and your lifestyle, travelling to where you’re needed rather than waiting for custom to come to you.

The flexibility of the business

With the Cafe2U model you can work as much or as little as you like. You can either make a living for a family, or if you’re more ambitious, you can expand and run a whole fleet. It’s entirely up to you.

For more information on starting your own franchise with Cafe2U, contact us today.

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