Frequently Asked Questions
Find out more information about what it takes to become a Just Shutters franchisee.
Helping you make an informed decision
Looking to start a new business of any sort is a life-altering decision. It will take financial and time commitment and you need to be sure you are giving yourself as much information as possible.
We have compiled a list of typically asked questions to help you make an informed decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
We started the Just Shutters franchise business back in 2009! Therefore, you can rest assured that our business model has stood the test of time.
We are happy for prospective franchisees to talk to current business owners. We are very open within our network and encourage communication and sharing of insights and experiences.
A franchisee’s main point of contact is our Sales Director, Sarah Clifford. Our founder, Chris Rocker is on hand to answer any of your questions. Additionally, franchisees have access to our Marketing Manager, Sales Designers, Appointment Makers and our expert Installations Manager. Our experts are on hand for help with fitting, measuring and shutter related questions. We are all here to play our part in helping you start and run your own successful Just Shutters business.
We are very happy to provide you with references. We would be delighted to point you towards people from any part of the business; our customers, our financial contacts, businesses, staff… Just ask.
When it comes to selecting franchisees we have a process we usually follow; we will have a telephone conversation and if we feel we would be a good partnership, you will be invited to meet us face-to-face. At a meeting we discuss expectations of one another as well as facts and figures. If we feel a mutual affinity at this meeting we are happy to proceed to a more formal look over of contacts and potentially make you an offer of becoming a business owner.
Our business territories start at £17,550 and reach £33,950, depending on the business model and area taken for the new business. Resales are of course different – please contact us for more details.
This varies depending on the business model that you take and ranges from £5,000 to £15,000.
The shutter business is not seasonal and is very buoyant throughout the year. However there are busier times; our January sale, Winter sale and October ‘fitted for Christmas’ rush. While the end of November through until Christmas is slightly slower.
Our business owners all benefit from our national advertising; print advertising, digital advertising, video marketing and more.
We proudly collaborate with specialist banking partners who can assist with funding your Just Shutter business venture.
As a Business Partner, you’ll be adopting a blueprint business model that is well-structured with a demonstrable track record and a member of the British Franchise Association.
Because of the experience Just Shutters will bring to your business, along with the initial and ongoing first-class training and support, you will find our model of business is welcomed by the banks. We represent a much safer lending proposition than a stand-alone operation.The NatWest Banking Franchise Survey has shown that the industry is growing faster than ever before. The industry now contributes £17.2 billion per annum to the UK, employs 710,000 people, with 93% of franchisees profitable, less than 1% of franchises close per year.
The figures do not constitute either a forecast nor guarantee or form part of any contractual offer. It must be stressed they are produced for guidance purposes only and have been taken from averages from the Just Shutters network. There is no guarantee that you will achieve these figures and nor is it intended that you should rely on these figures as a warranty or guarantee.
*Start up working capital will be required in addition.
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