Launch your Business
Investing money and starting a business, regardless of the business choice or route you take, will always have an associated risk and so it is essential that you examine the facts. We do understand that this is a big decision to take and there will be many aspects for you to consider.
Step 1 – First conversation
Step 2 – Personal meeting
If we are mutually interested in going forward after our first conversation.,we will offer you some options for a face to face meeting.
Prior to the Meeting:
We will ask for a copy of your CV. The CV will help us to understand your background and enable us to do some preliminary research prior to our meeting. We may also ask you to send us some additional confidential information on your financial situation. Supplying this information will help us seek tor realistic solutions to help you finance your business and in some cases engaging our banking contacts.
We will then offer you the following options for a meeting. At the meeting, we will discuss your background and aspirations in more detail and present the opportunity to you.
Group Discovery Day:
Watch out for regular Group Discovery Events held throughout the year in different locations, where we will present our brand to a group of interested parties.
Meeting in Baker Street:
Our preference is to invite you to meet us at our offices in Baker Street, London. or Mumbai, India. This way you can meet other members of the Franchise Team and also get a feel for our culture. Where travel schedules allow, we will arrange to meet in a convenient location. Please plan to be with us tor a maximum of 3 hours, so we can provide a full overview of the opportunity. If you are travelling a long way, or from another country we will propose that you visit us for a full day, where you will meet the Management and Franchise Support Teams. We can also show you our training programme, our tools and methodology and customer lists in some depth.
If travelling is not an option we may offer a group or a personal on-line webex or Skype presentation. This will take approximately 1 hour 20 minutes and you will need your browser and a landline. We will send you a link to the meeting, which will enable you to see our presentation whilst we introduce you to the opportunity.
Step 3 – Calculate the cost
At the meeting we will give you some example cash flow projections. We will also send you an electronic version which you can review and populate with your figures based on the market you choose to operate in. We would urge you to discuss this business plan with us so that we can support you. At this stage we can decide whether it will be necessary to get some form of bank financing. We can help you prepare a business plan to submit to the bank and in some cases we can introduce you to banking institutions that are familiar-with our business model.
Step 4 – Talk to franchise owners
When you have worked on and submitted your business plan, this would be a great time to validate your calculations with other franchise owners to see if your aspirations are realistic. We will suggest 2 or 3 franchisees and arrange appointments for you to contact them for an in depth conversation. We will try to choose franchisees that have a Synergy with your background or those we think could help you with your specific questions. It would be a good idea to prepare a list of questions so you can really get the best out of your conversations with franchisees.
Step 5 – Sign franchise agreement
We will provide you with a copy of our standard franchise agreement for your review. Our franchise agreement is a standard franchise agreement, which, as you would expect is very much in the franchisors favour. This is because we need to protect the Antal International brand for the benefit of all our offices and franchise partners globally. We would suggest that you read the agreement and make a note of any clauses you may not understand, then discuss those clauses with the Franchise Team. We would then recommend that you get the agreement reviewed by a lawyer that specialises in franchise law. They will be able to provide you objective advice and give you comfort.
Step 6 – Join Antal induction
Prior to Joining the induction class, we will need to finalise the paperwork together and make the payment for the / franchise license fee.
Step 7 – Launch your Business
Congratulations! ENJOY your new business and don’t forget the on-going training and daily support provided by the Antal International support team.