We provide a comprehensive and effective support and development programme which takes a new starter at initial induction, through to an established and successful franchisee.
Budgeting and Business Planning
This is essential in order to be able to determine break-even point and therefore studio targets. We will go through this process with you and complete a cash flow forecast which will then be used to guide you to achieve your business goals.
An essential step in highlighting and organising your focus and time within your working week, in order to ensure you achieve your studio targets.
Every new franchisee has the benefit of accessing advice on a number of topics including; potential premises, branding and layout, budgeting, sales and marketing planning and support, session and viewing observations and overall Barrett & Coe studio operations.
Each studio visit is documented in the form of a report with agreed actions, along with an audit which acts as a framework to ensure that your franchise business is meeting the high expectations consistent with a fully branded Barrett & Coe studio.
Every new franchisee is assigned an experienced franchisee mentor who can act as a point of contact, alongside our head office team for all those questions and queries that arise particularly in the early stages of your business. The programme involves a scheduled weekly call for the first three to six months of your franchise between you and your mentor.
You will also be able to visit their studios and observe photography and viewing sessions and general premises/studio operation.
Once up and running, we will visit to sit in on session and/or viewing appointments in a live environment in order to highlight any development areas that can be improved on in order to increase sales and average order potential.
National Franchise Days
These take place in nominated locations for all franchises to attend. The day involves a mix of sales, marketing and photography training.
All franchisees meet on the first Tuesday of every other month for a day of training in a centrally located UK venue. Led by Elaine Sheppard and franchisee Peter Evans, the day is split into two halves, focusing on management figure analysis, sales and marketing and the other half focusing on photography updates, training and critiques.