Life After Redundancy
Take control of your life and career ...
Posted on: 25/07/2013 By: Sarah Jackson
When you're made redundant from a job you love, it can be a highly traumatic experience, especially if you weren't expecting it. So what can you do to take control of your life and never hear the word redundancy again? Simple! Become an Extra Help franchisee, be your own boss and take control of your destiny ...
Redundancy may feel like the end of the road, but it's also the start of a new journey.
After receiving nearly two hundred potential franchisee enquiries, Claire and I have found a common word in all of them: Redundancy. After speaking to several applicants, it has become very clear to us that franchising has now become a solid alternative and puts people in a position to use their redundancy money to secure their future by becoming their own boss.
Redundancy used to mean one thing to many people - having to find a similar job, really quickly! Now things have changed and people are seeing many other options and looking at redundancy differently. Although it may be an initial shock, it opens up many new choices.
Having a good redundancy package when the time comes makes a big difference to the options you are faced with. Deciding on a total career change and using the funds to retrain into another sector is often a possibility, as is becoming self-employed and being your own boss.
Many people think that being self-employed is quite daunting. If you've never experienced running a business you may think it can be quite costly to start one, as well as having many day to day outgoings and expenses. Franchising is a common route for many; because you're running a business but with support and backup mechanisms in place.
When we built the Extra Help Franchise opportunity, we looked at factors that a franchisee would feel secure with. Things like applying for loans to purchase the franchise itself. Extra Help were approved by Natwest Bank who will lend up to 80% loan for Franchisees. Knowing that a bank has approved a business model gives peace of mind to many.
The other thing we did was to become approved as ethical trading Franchisors, which I'm pleased to say we have now done. We've been accredited by the AFA (Approved Franchise Association) and have been members for over a year. We are checked on an annual basis.
Watch our video to see how an Extra Help franchise may be a good option for you.
Redundancy may feel like the end of the road, but it's also the start of a new journey for you. Remember that during July, we are offering to pay the VAT on your Franchise, saving you a massive £2,400! Act fast to secure your territory with a deposit.
Call us on +44 (0) 845 618 2904 or click here to ping over an email if you'd like to find out more about the Extra Help franchise opportunity and let's get you on the road to self-employment.
Until next time ...
Sarah co-founded Extra Help in 2010, the same year that she became Director of the OakTree Networking company - and she hasn't looked back! Both companies are completely different, however each interacts with the community on a number of levels. Prior to starting Extra Help, Sarah owned her own domestic cleaning franchise which she successfully grew, featuring in the local and national press on many occasions. Working for the NHS at the start of her career gained Sarah invaluable experience in caring within the community - working with the elderly and terminally ill.