Success is no accident with a Concept Building Solutions Franchise
The Concept Building Solutions Franchise Group love to share good news stories regarding the success and hard work undertaken by our franchisees both old and new. One such franchisee that has had more than his fair share of challenges in delivering his own Concept message is Jonathan Foy, franchisee owner of the Merseyside franchise territory.
At the very beginning of Jon’s Concept franchise journey he had to deal with a fraudulent claim which cost him in the region of £10,000 and to add insult to injury the claim came via a “friend”. Jon’s next two claims were to be equally problematical.
An experienced Concept franchisee would take such setbacks in their stride and know that they are rare events; in fact the problems that Jon encountered on his ﬁrst claim were so unique they are the ﬁrst of the kind we have seen in 15 years. Luckily these things happen once every blue moon but in Jon’s case this scenario represented his ﬁrst three “jobs”. A lesser individual might have been tempted to just walk away or at the very least allow these setbacks to aﬀect their mindset for the future.
However as every determined entrepreneur knows “A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work” (Colin Powell).
Jon is nothing if not persistent so sleeves were rolled, contacts made, very early morning networking meetings attended and old connections re visited.
Fast forward to Jon’s impending ﬁrst anniversary running his Concept building claims franchise business and the scene could not be more diﬀerent.
He is on target despite his initial setback to achieve above and beyond the Concept franchise ﬁrst year projected ﬁnancial target, just imagine if he had not had the setbacks he would have been far ahead of projections. Jon has 17 current insurance claims that he is managing....oh and 4 house extensions!
The LEAP franchise training (Launch Establishment Action Plan), provided on day one as part of the Concept franchise package, set out and supported the key business development methodologies that Jon should undertake to develop his Concept franchise in line with the proven franchise business model and the rest as they say is history, and of course hard work.
Of the franchise training and franchise support provided by Concept HQ. Jon himself had this to say...
“without the on-going help, advice and support of everyone within Concept I simply wouldn’t have been able to reach this point or even bought in to the franchise in the ﬁrst place.“
Others are about to beneﬁt from Jon’s success as he is now looking to recruit an administrative assistant to help with the day to day management of his insurance claims franchise in Merseyside.
Did I mention that based on his projected work ﬂow he is also in the process of appointing a working foreman/site manager?
Jon is the ﬁrst to tell you that his franchise journey has involved blood, sweat and tears, 16 hour days, no holidays or weekends oﬀ , but as we said at the beginning “success is no accident”. This hard work has paid oﬀ resulting in Jon establishing work referrals from insurance brokers, letting agents, contractor referrals, landlords and friends.
Buying a franchise such as Concept Building Solutions does give you a framework, a tried and tested franchise business model which we know will absolutely work for the right person.
Jon has a clear vision for the development of his claims handling franchise business and is working closely with Carl Campbell (Franchisee Support Network Manager) and his neighbouring franchisees to create a regional presence to deliver the Concept service in to regional insurance brokers, letting agents and landlords.
We would wish Jon good luck but in his case it is not necessary, he just needs to keep on doing what he is doing, mixing a high level of commercialism with a proven franchise model and a strong work ethic and the success will follow.