Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Oven Wizards welcomes Colin MacMillan


Oven Wizards are delighted to welcome Colin MacMillan as their latest Franchisee. Colin has taken the Newcastle and Gateshead Territory. He is starting his training next month, with a view to being up and running with his new Oven Wizards business by the end of September.

We wish him every success!

If you would like to follow Colin and join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/  

Sunday, 8 August 2021

The Importance of Good Reviews

As social creatures, humans look to their peers for advice and confirmation. Before the internet revolution, we would speak to our friends, our family, or our neighbours for their thoughts and experience. “Do you know a good plumber? Have you watched that new TV show?”, etc.

In today’s crowded marketplace, customers are spoiled for choice. A simple online search will often bring up hundreds of thousands of results and once you add flash sales and digital advertising into the mix, it can be hard for them to know where to begin. Who should they trust?

Understanding social proof

While peer-to-peer discussion is still an important part of our purchasing process, a great deal of our hunt for satisfaction is conducted without any verbalisation at all. We simply ask the internet. According to new research – 90% of customers read online reviews before visiting a business, and 88% trust online reviews as much as recommendations from their family and friends.

Reviews are right at our fingertips whether on TripAdvisor for restaurants and hotels, Rotten Tomatoes for movies, or Amazon Product reviews for gadgets and games. Vendors encourage us to leave our feedback and let the world know whether we endorse our purchase, or not. And that feedback now plays a vital role in how successful a product or business becomes.

Control the conversation

While this might all sound daunting, it is far better to be in the conversation than outside of it. Customers are hunting for the validation they need to make their purchase, and a lack of reviews can be a huge barrier to this process. A service or product with 0 reviews is always going to lose out to one with plenty of feedback. Customers want to see what other people think and what their experience has been.

Equally, customers want to be able to develop a relationship with the businesses that they love. Being able to add their endorsement helps to build brand loyalty and to give customers a voice. Particularly for new businesses, customers are often more than happy to take part and feel like they are supporting you in your path to success.

One of the deepest worries that businesses have about opening themselves up to online reviews is the potential for negative feedback. What if a customer is deeply unhappy, or worse has an axe to grind? Well, the truth is that if a customer has been disappointed then chances are they will be venting their feedback somewhere already. Once again, the question comes down to whether you want to be a part of that conversation or not. Opening up a channel of communication allows you to monitor and respond to feedback in a fair way, rather than not being a party to the conversation at all.

Adapting for the future

Finally, it’s important to understand that online reviews are here to stay. Therefore, the longer you hold off on incorporating them, the harder you will have to work to catch up with the competition. But online reviews should not be seen as a necessary evil. Whether through increasing your standing in search engine results, increasing brand loyalty, establishing relationships, generating new business or marketing material, they can be an excellent feather in your cap.

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Oven Wizards welcomes Jim Waring

Oven Wizards are delighted to welcome Jim Waring as their latest Franchisee. Jim has taken the Dublin West Territory. He is starting his training this month, with a view to being up and running with his new Oven Wizards business by the beginning of August.

We wish him every success!

If you would like to follow Jim and join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/  


Sunday, 13 June 2021

Oven Wizards welcomes Iain Donaldson.

Oven Wizards are delighted to welcome Iain Donaldson as their latest Franchisee. Iain has taken the Glasgow South Territory. He has started his training this week, with a view to being up and running with his new Oven Wizards business by the start of next Month.

We wish him every success!

If you would like to follow Iain and join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/  

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Advantages of being a Franchisee

There are many reasons why becoming part of a franchise is an attractive opportunity. In the UK, franchises are becoming increasingly popular and it is clear to see why. Franchising allows you to become part of a company that can support one another, whilst still being self-employed. Here, we explain some of the advantages of being a franchisee. 

Join a business with a proven track record 

Starting your own business is always daunting. However, when you are a franchisee you have the comfort of knowing you are part of a business with a proven track record. As long as you undertake sufficient research at the beginning to truly understand the business, you are able to make an informed decision about whether you fit in with the company and can be part of their existing success.  

When you are starting from scratch, you need to ensure that you are building a brand, which doesn’t happen overnight and can be extremely tough to do well. Having a franchise removes this pressure as the brand is already established, allowing you to leverage the existing brand's reputation to give your business a boost straight away. 

Training is provided 

One of the major benefits of becoming a franchisee is that most franchises offer franchisee training. Not only will this make you more comfortable with starting your own business, but the training can also help you maximise your potential and improve your future earnings. The training will often not be a one-off affair either. Franchises often provide ongoing support with all aspects of your business such as customer service, marketing, and much more. This is an invaluable resource to have access to. They will have extensive experience in the business and have regular contact with all other franchisees. This means they know if franchisees are having similar problems and therefore will be able to help provide advice on how to make the most of your business and investment. At the end of the day, if you are making money, they are as well so this vested interest means you can rely on them to help you when needed.  

More independence than being an employee  

Becoming a franchisee provides you with more independence and flexibility that you probably would not be able to achieve if you were a normal employee. Whilst you are still working for a larger brand, you are in control of your own franchisee and self-employed which brings with it the benefits of being able to essentially work the hours you want to. This is a great opportunity for many people who potentially want to reduce the number of hours they work or have the option to choose which hours they work so that they can work around their family life and have the flexibility a normal 9-5 office job doesn’t allow. 

Risk Avoidance 

As we have previously mentioned, starting any business on your own has an element of risk attached to it. However, by going down the franchise route, you are reducing this risk significantly. The franchise model, if you are choosing one which is already established will have a proven business model that is clearly working. Knowing there is a plan in place which has proven success means that you are in a much better position with a clearer direction than you may have been if you launched your own business independently. Your franchisor will already know what does and doesn’t work and will be on hand to share top tips on how to succeed and best practices. 

Given a specific territory  

Another benefit of becoming a franchisee is that you are given an exclusive area and territory for your business to operate. Franchisors do an immense amount of research to discover key areas of potential meaning you don’t have to. When you purchase your franchise, you will already have access to information that shows your territory should be a great area to do business. This is not only a great time-saver, but it can also provide you with considerable peace of mind. Although there may be other companies in the area that do a similar job, you know that there will be no other franchise from the same company working in your area. 

Economies of Scale  

You may be able to benefit from economies of scale by being part of a larger operator. Franchises can often get significant discounts on products if they are bulk purchasing, these savings can be passed down to the individual franchisees. These bulk buying savings may simply not be feasible for a start-up. Not only can your business save money, but it can also help boost your profit margins for your products and services. 

Greater access to finance options  

Although this may not always be the case, banks are usually more willing to provide loans for franchisees rather than individual start-ups. Having the documentation and information about the success of other franchises, you can prove to the bank that your business proposal is promising as you are part of an already established and well-performing company. Larger brand names with national or even international recognition will help you and your business be viewed as reliable and trustworthy. This is vital when trying to raise funds for your business. 

Access to marketing material  

As a franchisee, you will have access to a wealth of existing marketing material that you will be able to adapt and use for your own business from logos to social media, website content, and more. This means you will save time as you will not have to be creating this content yourself which can take a significant about of time and money. Many franchises have established methods of marketing already in place which are used to promote the brand as a whole. This means you and your business will be able to reap the rewards of this along with all the other franchisees.  

As this article shows, there are plenty of advantages of being a franchisee. Not only can it makes sense from a financial point of view, investing in a franchise can allow you to still live out your dream of being self-employed. The key is finding the right franchise opportunity for you. It needs to fit your personality, your skills as well as your lifestyle, and what your aspirations are. With so many franchise opportunities available, many of which only require a low initial investment, you will have will plenty of options to ensure you end up with the flexible working you desire and start a business you enjoy running. Starting your own business is always hard work and whilst being a franchisee doesn’t immediately make your job easier, it can help you.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Oven Wizards offers great value for money!

The Oven Wizards Franchise package has cost just £12500 +VAT since 2013.The package includes everything that you will need to get your new Oven Wizards business up and running. At this level it is well below the price of our main competitors.

Oven Wizards now have over 60 Territories with successful Franchisees trading under the Oven Wizards brand name, and we still have some Territories left to sell in parts of the UK.

Recent feedback tells us that the present fee represents exceptional value for money which includes a great business launch package and the focussed support from the business owners. We have therefore decided to increase the fee to £15000 +VAT, effective from 1 June 2021. This still represents great value for money compared to our main competitors, particularly as we have successfully developed the activities around the initial business launch for each Franchisee. New Franchisees have consistently benefited from over a month’s work from their initial launch activities and promotional support, which is included in the Franchise fee.

Feedback from existing Franchisees confirms what great support they get, not only whilst setting up their new businesses but on an ongoing basis.

Warwick Bean, who operates his Oven Wizards Territory on the Isle of Wight said, “I’m tickled pink and I was earning money from day one!”

He went on to say “Everyone I talked to said that cleaning ovens was the job they disliked the most, so I set about looking into oven cleaning Franchises. I knew from my first meeting with Mark and John of Oven Wizards that I had found people that I could work with. I was concerned about whether oven cleaning on the Isle of Wight would be able to provide regular income. They convinced me that with a proven track record of success around the country that if I used the Oven Wizards template, I would be earning money from my first day."

Of his experiences so far, he said “They were right! -  After we launched at a supermarket in Ryde where we made my first months’ appointments, I have not looked back. On average I am doing 15 to 20 appointments per week. I enjoy the challenge of running my own business, meeting new people every day, being able to control my working day and the satisfaction from what I do. The great thing is I know that support from Oven Wizards is there if and when I need it.”

Warwick concluded “If you want a proven Franchise, enjoy hard work, meeting people and controlling your own business and lifestyle I would certainly recommend Oven Wizards.”

Sarah Meredith, who owns and operates Oven Wizards, Peterborough said “As part of the Franchise package you get training on both the business development and technical side of the Oven Wizards business."

Sarah went on to say “We have an Oven Wizards WhatsApp group which is really good to keep in touch with everyone and if you do have any issues we normally post on there and another Wizard comes straight back with the best tip or advice to sort it out. John and Mark keep in touch regularly too, making sure that your online presence is good, so you’re never really on your own in the business. “

In line with our Oven Wizards vision and values, we have decided that, for anyone who makes contact with us before 1 June 2021 we will honour the existing franchise fee,
provided they sign up with us by 30th June 2021. 
Why not go on to our website at, www.ovenwizards.com  to download our prospectus or contact us directly for an informal chat on 01367 850162 or 07590 536425.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Oven Wizards welcomes Sheraz Hussain.

Oven Wizards are delighted to welcome Sheraz Hussain as their latest Franchisee. Sheraz has taken the Derby Territory. He has started his training this Month, with a view to being up and running with his new Oven Wizards business by the middle of April.

We wish him every success!

If you would like to follow Sheraz and join Oven Wizards, we do still have some Territories available. Please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat on 01367 850162 / 07590 536425 or visit the Oven Wizards website at http://www.ovenwizards.com/franchise/