An Ask Local franchise offers an opportunity to build a sustainable long term business with expertise and support on tap from an established franchisor with a well proven successful business model.
Launched in June 1998 and with successful franchisees ranging from individuals to major independent local publishers, an Ask Local franchise offers you the opportunity to become a local publisher with a comprehensive news and information website built on a sophisticated platform that is constantly being developed and improved, meaning franchisees require no technical knowledge. The franchise also comes with training, and extensive sales and marketing support.
You will quickly repay your initial investment using a tried and tested model that has attracted major players in local publishing.
Your responsibility will be to fill the website with content, including local news, information and advertising, which is where you will make your substantial income.
- The business has already been proven to work. Ask Local and the network of busily trading franchisees are testimony to that (see left hand navigation for examples).
- You will be fully trained in all aspects of the business, and business partners and/or key staff will receive training too.
- There is a business model that can be learned and then implemented to the letter, or with a degree of flexibility.
- Ask Local franchisees receive ongoing support via phone, email and regular visits to head office.
The franchise is ideal for existing publishers and those aspiring to be publishers alike.
Individuals could start a business of their own but an Ask Local franchise provides a fast track without the painful learning curve associated with reinventing the wheel.
Ask Local has already done the work establishing the business, and has ironed out the wrinkles and shares the expertise gained over more than a decade with franchisees. Basically, an Ask Local franchise is an ideal route to faster business ownership.
Existing publishers could have their own platform developed but the cost is substantial; to develop a comparable platform to the Ask Local platform would run into hundreds of thousands of pounds, with substantial ongoing maintenance and support costs, plus further significant fees for any future development of the platform.
Ask Local provides existing publishers with a comprehensive sophisticated platform from day one and continuous development is part of the package, and crucially, the expertise and knowledge needed to monetise the website.
For further details and/or to arrange a meeting please email: firstname.lastname@example.org