Previous clients: Super Shower Seal, ZEN Home Energy Systems, Beaumont Tiles, Marcellina, Wokinabox, Carbon Planet, Dial-A-Digger, Sustainable Directions, and Barbara’s Home and Gifts.
“The advice and support from Sherpa group has been outstanding. From concept education, to manuals and legal, to assisting with recruitment and marketing, we couldn't be happier! Sherpa group are clearly seen as a market leader in their space and Vicki and her team are all highly skilled professionals. Without the support and direction from Vicki, our business would still be months away from attracting new franchisees, whereas we now have 4 franchisees due to open within the next 10 weeks!
Michael Clunne – Founder and Director, Muscle Beach
“As the Founder and Director of Muscle Beach, I like many small business owners, had a vision but no experience in transforming a great small business into a great large business. That was until I met Vicki Prout and the Sherpa group. I was immediately impressed with Vicki's willingness and ability to answer every question I could throw at her with astonishing factual precision. I have been working with the Sherpa group since halfway through 2010, and now I have structured companies, Intellectual property, new business systems and flourishing trade, and we are still only in first gear. We endeavour to work alongside the Sherpa group ongoing, their associate network enable us to make difficult decisions with confidence. The future has never been more challenging, but the rewards are personally satisfying and extremely fulfilling. I urge anyone who has a dream to build their business but are at a loss as to how, drop in on Vicki and the team, you will never look back.”
Paula Anderson, The Fast Lane Drive Thru Coffee
From my first baby step into the world of franchising Vicki and her staff have made me feel extremely welcome and at ease. I have been assisted, advised and prompted in a very professional but nurturing way. They have helped me where my business needed development whilst boosting me when self doubt has arisen. I am extremely excited to be a new franchisor and am grateful for the expertise and confidence that the Sherpa group has equipped me with to face my next venture. Thank you.
David Fechner – Partner, PKF Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers
“Vicki Prout is a highly motivated, dedicated, honest individual with an invigorating personality, and it is because of these traits that it has been so easy to create a strong and valued working relationship with Vicki. Vicki‘s expert knowledge of the Franchising industry and her unique ability to guide clients throughout their franchising journey, makes her truly worthy of the Sherpa name. Vicki is also not afraid to tell clients that the time is not right now or that this is not the path for them. Vicki has become someone I highly respect and value, and I believe she is an incredible asset to the Franchising industry. Vicki Prout has been inspirational throughout our working relationship. When selling herself Vicki well understates her substantial knowledge in the Franchise industry, but when Vicki is engaged in a project she uses all of her professional skills and knowledge to assist her clients and the Franchise industry to improve. I look forward to working with Vicki in the future as she is a “mover and shaker” within the Franchise industry and spends time to find and build relationships with like minded Franchise clients."
Shall we climb together?
You will tell us about your business and we will educate you on your franchising and licensing options.
Base Camp Viability Study
Introduction to the Franchise or Licence Viability Assessment We believe that every business CAN franchise but not every business SHOULD franchise. In order to assess whether your business would make a viable franchise, we need to answer 1 question:
Is your business ready to be franchised?
Through our analysis of many franchises, successful and unsuccessful, new and old, Australian and foreign, we have been able to determine a shared set of characteristics that businesses should possess to show that they are ready for their franchising journey.
And, if your business is not quite ready, then we need to answer 2 further questions:
What needs to be done to get your business ready for franchising? and
With our help, are you able to do what needs to be done?Undertake the viability to find out.
Camp 1 … Development of your System
Now the real fun begins! We will draw on your knowledge of your business to build the framework of your franchise system and work with our stealth knowledge of franchising.
An importantly offering a hands on approach, modern advice and guidance all combined with our Sherpa Professionals (Alliance Partners) from all industries all around the world to assist you to climb to the highest peak
Camp 2 … Trek Preparation for long term success!
We are now deep into the journey, the summit is in sight but hard work and commitment is required to reach the goal.
This stage involves writing the manuals that will guide franchisees through the running and operating of the franchise.
This may include:
- Marketing, and
- Human Resource Manuals
Sherpa Group can recommend a number of skilled legal firms to manage the development of the legal documentation required for your franchise system.
The various documents and other legal work that may be needed in order to franchise your business can include (but not limited to)
- Franchise Agreement
- Disclosure Document
- Corporate structuring advice
- Intellectual Property and Trade Mark reviews, protection and agreements
Camp 3 … Franchise Recruitment
At last, the sun is shining and you can start realizing the rewards. Assistance in franchise recruitment campaign planning, advertising collateral and placement is pinnacle to your next phase in the franchise journey.
Successful entrepreneurs begin every business journey with a vision to exit the business when the time is right. To achieve true financial freedom requires having enough money to live the life we wish without the need to work. When you are ready to begin the next chapter of your life Sherpa will be there to assist you as you release the business you have created and to help ensure you achieve the rewards you aspire.