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The Alternative Board Franchise
The Alternative Board supports business owners to take their business to the next level; through supportive advisory boards and expert coaching. The top third of The Alternative Board franchisees achieve £100k revenue in year 2-3.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established10 years
  • Current UK Coverage33%
  • Franchisee Support Staff8
  • Personal Investment Req.£20,000
  • Total Startup Cost£64,500
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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TAB franchisees are proud to be part of an elite community of business advisors from around the world that help each other achieve more in their businesses.

When was the last time you woke up before the alarm clock and couldn’t wait to get started with your business day? It’s not often that a business opportunity offers a real sense of personal satisfaction combined with financial freedom and flexibility, but a TAB (The Alternative Board) Business opportunity does exactly that.

TAB have over 30 years’ experience in the SME sector and their worldwide network of over 300 franchisees is supported by a team of experts in all essential business disciplines.
TAB Business | Business Coaching Franchise

A franchise with proven demand during all economic conditions

TAB helps forward-thinking SME business owners grow their businesses, increase profitability and improve their lives by leveraging local business advisory boards, private business coaching and using proprietary strategic processes.

TAB Business owners lead these monthly business advisory boards and provide the coaching and consulting to the business owners (their ‘members’). TAB board meetings and coaching can be delivered in-person and virtually.

What does a TAB Business owner do?

As a TAB franchisee, you will nurture the growth of local businesses and deliver real-world advice that provides a results-driven advantage to help business owners stay focused on what matters most.

In addition to facilitating TAB Board meetings, you will also provide individual coaching sessions using TAB’s proprietary tools and processes. Working one-to-one with TAB members, you will analyse their business and help them create a customised strategic plan that will allow them to reach their business objectives and personal vision.

TAB Business | Business Coaching Franchise

Benefits of owning a TAB Business Coaching Franchise

While TAB Business owners love making a difference in their member’s businesses and lives, they enjoy the flexibility and control that owning their own business provides.  They appreciate earning a good income along the way, as well as the many other benefits that the TAB model provides:

  • Great ROI
  • Home-based business that can be conducted virtually
  • Consistent revenue streams
  • Great work/life balance 
  • Proven lead generation and member retention programmes
  • Centralised billing/debt collection
  • Initial and ongoing world-class training and support
  • Protected territories with no long commute

TAB Business | Business Coaching Franchise

The 'ideal' TAB Franchisee:

TAB are always on the look-out for great people to join their team. You will be someone with the following attributes;

  • Business leader; you will have either run a business (or had responsibility for a business unit or function), and have the ability to help an SME business grow through its people·  
  • Can-do attitude; there will be ups and downs as you grow your business – our franchisees are resilient, glass-half-full people·
  • Desire to make a difference; TAB strive to help local businesses, and the emotional rewards are just as great as the financial ones
  • Great communicator; must have gravitas in front of, and the ability to quickly build rapport with, business owners·                 
  • Passion to learn; whilst you’ll bring your own expertise, you’ll also be passionate about continued learning·               

TAB Business | Business Coaching Franchise

What can you earn?

In 2018 the top third of annual earnings of UK franchisees who have been running their The Alternative Board business for more than 2 years was between £113,790 - £196,178. 

The Franchise Package:

Full Franchise:

  • Franchise Fee of £40,000       
  • Training Fee of £14,500        
  • Marketing Spend Required in Year 1 of £10,000       
  • Royalty of 20% payable        
  • Term of 10 year with 5 year break clause 

Option to purchase franchise:

  • Option fee of £10,000 (redeemable on conversion)      
  • Training Fee of £14,500      
  • Marketing Spend Required in Year 1 of £10,000      
  • Royalty of 50% payable      
  • Term of 2 years

TAB has relationships with high street banks, all of whom will lend 70% of the total costs. This means applicants for the Full Franchise only need circa £20k in personal funds.

TAB Business | Business Coaching Franchise

Training & Support

TAB’s support team assist their business owners in growing board membership and sustaining desired business levels through strong member retention.

 Their support programmes include:

  • Initial on-site training at TAB Headquarters.
  • An assigned campaign manager to guide the launch of your business.
  • In-territory member recruitment support.
  • Quarterly advanced training.
  • Monthly peer board with fellow TAB franchisees.
  • Annual UK and international conferences.
  • Proven and effective member acquisition and member retention programmes.
  • Support from a community of 100’s of other TAB franchisees and facilitators.

Find out more about the TAB Business Opportunity and joining their successful Business Coaching Franchise.
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What Our Franchisees Say

I genuinely don’t think I’d have had the success I have and built my TAB business to where it is without the support of all my TAB colleagues.Julian Smith


I’d hankered after my own business for years. The TAB opportunity gives me real independence, the chance to collaborate with great people and I’m in control of my own destiny.Dave McCartney


My training totally prepared me for starting my TAB business – and it was great fun!Dougie Brown


Why Choose Us

A community of 50+ high calibre business professionals who genuinely care about each other’s success

Six-figure revenue from just 10 working days/month

Make a positive difference to the lives and businesses of SME owners

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