The need for the Business Doctors service is self-evident. The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) identified three of the largest and fastest-growing markets within management consulting to be operational improvement, financial management and project management.
It’s no coincidence that this magic trio is at the heart of the Business Doctors offer.
There are 5.9 million SMEs in the UK (2019) and no other national network is set up to target this kind of support to them.
Though the pandemic has seen many Business Doctors take a temporary step back from the physical boardroom and shop floor, it's been a very busy period for franchisees, who have all become dab hands with Zoom.
The fallout of Covid-19 has seen small business owners having to rapidly implement change, develop new business models and ways of working, bring in unfamiliar technologies and learn new management strategies.
And the Business Doctors, with their years of experience, steady hands and agile, unflappable minds, have been there to help them all the way.
Business Doctors is a white collar franchise for people who love the business of business.
Since 2004, their international franchisees have helped thousands of small and medium sized companies to fulfil their potential.
Quite simply, Business Doctors use their knowledge, skills and understanding to turn businesses into growing businesses.
What Business Doctors offers is unique in the sector. This is not just coaching or training; and it is not consultancy as you might know it. They are the only homegrown franchised network that can offer a tried and tested method of hands-on, holistic support, to SMEs.
If you’re the kind of person who finds themselves interrogating everyone from your window cleaner to your dentist about their business model, this could be the franchise for you. Business Doctors are listeners, solution-finders and implementers; they are captivated by what makes organisations tick.
Where their approach differs from traditional management consultancy is that Business Doctors roll up their sleeves and work alongside small businesses as part of their team.
This franchise suits people who want to build lasting relationships with companies of all kinds, from established family businesses to young start-ups.
How many hours you work a week is entirely up to you. You’re in charge and make your own decision about whether you’re looking for better work-life balance or to drive your franchise on full-steam ahead.
Business Doctors franchisees generally have around 20 years’ senior management experience. Most have been managing directors or have held other board level positions; some have previously run their own businesses. But whatever your level of expertise, all franchisees benefit from our extended training programme and ongoing support.
The investment required to launch our franchise is £44,500+VAT. If required, they can guide you towards a number of third party financing options.
Business Doctors Franchisees are highly experienced business people, but for most, this will be the first taste of self-employment.
Buying a Business Doctors franchise provides the reassurance that you are launching an established and successful business model and will be fully supported along the way.
Cardiff franchisee and former Chamber of Commerce director Graham L Morgan, says: “With a background in supporting SMEs, I could see just how relevant and saleable the Business Doctors’ proposition was. The fact that Business Doctors is already established across the UK also played a big part in my decision to buy a franchise”.
We share best practice and our experiences of overcoming particular challenges. I really appreciate the ongoing support that comes from both head office and the rest of the network.Richard Tidswell, Avon and Somerse Franchisee
I was very interested in the ‘tools’ offered by the Business Doctors kit bag and with a background in supporting SMEs, I could see just how relevant and saleable they were. The fact that Business Doctors is already established across key parts of the UK also played a big part in my decision to buy a franchise.Graham L Morgan, Cardiff Franchisee
I was looking for a better work-life balance. Business Doctors has given me that, along with support from their vast network.Sandra Murphy, Sussex Coast Franchisee
Your own territory in the UK – which would cover around 10,000 Businesses
A complete and comprehensive franchise package
Full training and on-going support from a dedicated franchise support team