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Lisa Ellis

I joined TFMC in 2010 because I wanted to find a role that fitted in with my young children.  I had initially found a part time job but it was both inflexible and poorly paid so I thought about starting up on my own.  I looked at several franchise opportunities before I settled on TFMC as I was daunted by the prospect of having to set up my own website, telephone systems and even finding my first clients.

Buying a franchise is a brilliant way of being able to be part of an established brand, amongst people that have already tried and tested the model and have been successful.  The help you get from the franchisor and the existing franchisees is brilliant and you are helped and guided along the way.

I quickly went from one client (picked up during my training course as my website went live!) to nearly 50 clients in the first six months.  I recruited my first member of staff at the end of year 1 and nearly 5 years later I am recruiting for my 7th employee.  We have a large number of clients across a wide range of industries who appreciate our work and love the fact that there is a large network of accountants and bookkeepers all ready and willing to offer help with their knowledge and expertise.

If we cannot offer a certain service to our clients then I am pretty sure that one of my colleagues in another office will be able to help. We also have many partners across lots of industries such as insurance, payment services, accountancy software and others that are also keen to partner our franchise so that our clients benefit from better prices.

The support we receive from Stuart and the team is second to none and I couldn’t have grown my business without their support and advice.