Seal your future in a Wild business
You’ve been working in your field for the better part of your career, but would love a change in retail.
You’re after a business that involves excellence in customer service and working with beautiful, unique products.
Liz Wardle was like you. She worked in import, export and logistics for the majority of her career, but always dreamed of owning a retail business.
“My husband and I were looking to start our own business; we investigated a few ideas and narrowed our choice to a retail business in cards and gifts,” she says.
The couple had some experience to work with, but not enough in retail to perfectly wrap their future business package.
So she and her husband decided to get more resources - and join a franchise network.
“We decided it would be best to look at franchising opportunities so that we could get the knowledge and support to establish our dream business,” explains Wardle.
They picked the best business package for them after completing their research.
“We spoke to our accountant and solicitor in regard to the franchise opportunity. We contacted a number of the existing franchisees to see how they were performing and verify the information provided by the franchisor.”
They needed to pick the franchisor to complement their existing skills and experience.
So they decided to join a system that could provide training and the right level of support to work with the skills and experience they already had.
“There are lots of skills that transfer well into the retail sector from my career,” she adds.
But every crease and edge needed to be perfectly sealed for the package to be just right.
“The process of starting your own business is incredibly daunting!” says Wardle.
“From construction timelines, to shop fit out, to finance – it really is very complex.
“That’s why we are so glad to have chosen a franchise network that provides information and support throughout the process.”
And finally, they tied on the perfect ribbon.
Wardle’s New South Wales-based, Narellan Town Centre franchise is opening on the 15th September 2016.
So are you ready to seal your future with a leading retail franchised brand behind you?
Wild Cards & Gifts is an industry leader, backed by the UK’s renowned WHSmith brand specialising in unique cards and gifts.
As a franchisee, you will have access to:
- Wild’s relationship with key shopping centres nationally; integral for site selection
- Expert and experienced staff in each area with you from fit out to finance
- A weekly service fee of four percent, and a network of stores which on average, operate on a 59 percent gross profit margin
- A system that allows franchisees to pay for marketing they want and need
So if you’re ready to tie the ribbon on your future, take the next steps to becoming a Wild franchisee.