Starting a franchise
Choosing the right franchise to invest in is an important step if you want to own and operate your own retail business and franchises don't come any better than Snappy Snaps.
Why choose Snappy Snaps franchising?
- Choosing Snappy Snaps means that you get an already established and successful franchise. Snappy Snaps provide support and equip franchisees with the tools and knowledge needed to run their own successful business.
- We always work closely with franchisees and encourage as much interaction as possible. We frequently organise meetings, focus groups, conferences, and produce a weekly newsletter to help everyone keep up to date with what is happening within the group as well as across our industry.
- At Snappy Snaps, we are open minded and welcoming, our franchisees are from different backgrounds but are all strong-minded individuals who are united by a common interest in the franchise and by their determination to be the best and most successful in our industry.
- Finally, with our support, the end-customer will enjoy having the very best in professional advice, personal attention and service which will help you grow your business.
Our track record
Developing a successful franchise network has never been quick or easy, it has taken years of continuous research, planning and hard work for the Snappy Snaps franchise to achieve the level of success our franchisees now enjoy and benefit from.
The first Snappy Snaps one hour photo store opened in 1983 followed by three trial stores during the following three years. Due to the incredible success of these stores, the first franchised Snappy Snaps store opened for business in 1987.
Bhupen Lodhia and his brother Vinod still own that first franchise and have since added two more to their business portfolio. Every year Snappy Snaps continue to grow by adding new stores and also by building the businesses of the existing franchisees.
KPMG research has found that almost 75% of franchises fail within 10 years but Snappy Snaps is firmly established as one of this country's leading retail franchises and we continue to look for new franchisees to join us.
Our success is based on a blend of opportunity and careful planning, we will provide you with your opportunity and also help and advise you on how to build your own business and plan your own success story.
According to the financial times, 92% of all new businesses fail within the first five years except in established franchises where the success rate is 90%. By joining the Snappy Snaps franchise, you will get a head start with many advantages and very little risk.
All franchises claim to offer you the best opportunities to grow your own business but not all deliver on their promises. At Snappy Snaps, our track record proves we keep our promises and offer a lot of benefits if you choose to go into business with us.
- We offer experience as we have nearly 30 years' experience; our formula for success is tried and tested. It has evolved as a result of constant improvement and review over the years and stood the test of time.
- We put a lot of time and effort into attracting and selecting the right calibre of people to join our dynamic group of existing franchisees, and to ensure that the existing high standards are maintained.
- Our franchisees are very supportive of our network and they welcome new franchisees who enjoy having their mutual support and camaraderie.
- We have a team of experienced, professional and expert support staff who are on hand to help you establish your own business. You can call on them whenever you need them- they are just a phone call away.
- We research, carefully select and validate your new business site to ensure you get the maximum benefit for your new business.
- We have an extremely strong brand image and corporate identity making us instantly recognisable wherever we are located.
- We design and plan our new store to get the best possible use out of the space available and to create the maximum impact on the high street.
- Our purchasing power means we are used to negotiating the most favourable terms possible from all suppliers for the sole benefit of our franchisees. We do not receive any payments or commissions from any suppliers so our franchisees enjoy the highest profit margins in the business.
- We are long standing and fully accredited members of the British franchise association. The BFA represents the interests of the whole franchise industry.
- Our long association with major high street banks and finance companies in the UK means we can obtain additional funding for your business on reasonable terms and without premium.
- We plan and implement our marketing strategies to achieve results on two levels; group-wide promotions to improve brand recognition and local individual promotions to generate additional sales activity. This twin approach strategy has worked very well for our franchisees over the past 30 years.
- At Snappy Snaps, we really do believe that working together with our franchisees makes it possible to provide the best service and value to our end-customers, as shown by our record of winning awards such as the prestigious 'High Street Lab of the Year.'
The next step
Snappy Snaps offer you the opportunity to operate your own retail business in the exciting photographic market and to carve out your own success.
The potential rewards are enormous but they won't be achieved overnight or without a major effort on both your part and ours. We are prepared to do whatever it takes - are you? Many of our franchisees earn in excess of £50,000 and several over £100,000 per annum. Their hard work and willingness to be part of an established network has paid off for them. They now enjoy a lifestyle that many people will never achieve.
To be able to run your own Snappy Snaps retail business, you need the right attitude and aptitude as well as £25-30k of available capital to invest. The additional finance which is required will be provided by the banks who share our confidence in the future of Snappy Snaps; a confidence based on our track record of success to date.
If you would like to become part of the Snappy Snaps success story, start now by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our customer help-line, 020 8741 7474, to receive our franchise pack, which includes an application form and some financial information.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Snappy Snaps. We hope that you have found this information useful and we look forward to meeting you.
Our mission statement:
To grow the Snappy Snaps group through franchising for the benefit of the whole group, and to increase the profitability of each and every member of the group. Why not come and join us?