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ActionCOACH Franchise

ActionCOACH franchisees offer SME business owners a multi-award winning tactical coaching, training and mentoring service.

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At a Glance

Established: 1993; launched in UK in 2001

UK Presence: The UK currently has a network of 150 Action coaches

Start Up Cost: £69,000

Min personal contribution: £18,000

International Presence 1,000+ business coaches in 40 countries

BFA Status: Full

Franchise Info

ActionCOACH is the only UK franchise to offer its clients a 6-month payback guarantee & its investors a guaranteed 5-figure monthly income by month 7 (ask us about the Ts & Cs) – just two of the reasons why ActionCOACH won the UK's Best B2B Franchise at Lloyds Bank's Best Franchise Awards for 2018 & 2019.

Transform Your Local Business Community...

Actioncoach Franchise Awards and certifications

Have a think about local business owners you know... chances are they set up their business because they were an expert in that field. For example, most hairdressing businesses are owned by people who are great at cutting hair, but does that make the owner great at managing people, managing finances, sales, marketing, and systems? You're right, probably not. That's where ActionCOACH comes into play...

Over the last quarter of a century, ActionCOACH has become great at the business of business - finding out what works and what doesn't work in every kind of business. With more than 3,500 strategies and tactics to draw on, a trained and licensed business coach can confidently guarantee their business owner clients a return on investment from an ActionCOACH service inside 6 or 12 months.

With the state of the current climate, many business owners don’t know what direction to make and don’t have a plan to survive and thrive in a pandemic. Panic sets in and ultimately the business fails. As an ActionCOACH, you can help your local community, keep businesses alive and save many jobs.

To learn more about this award-winning franchise, request our FREE and non-obligatory prospectus here.

About ActionCOACH

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ActionCOACH won Compare The Financial Market's Award for The UK's Best Business Opportunity and is the World's Number 1 Business Coaching Franchise. By becoming a Franchise Partner with us you'll be invited to a world of knowledge, experience and an exclusive and guaranteed business model that’s recession-proof.

In 2013, ActionCOACH became the first recipient of Smith & Henderson's (now WorkBuzz) prestigious 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction Status and went on to achieve this every year since 2019, making ActionCOACH the first to achieve the 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction status seven times!

Learn how to build your own £1 million a year business with ActionCOACH and make a real difference to thousands of people in your own exclusive area. You'll need to buy into ActionCOACH’s 14-point culture, raise a personal contribution of at least £18k (up to 80% finance is available) and impress our directors with your past successes, your desire to help others and appetite for learning and growth.

Our Franchise Partners come from a range of industries from marketers to previous business owners but one thing they all have in common is the love of learning and helping people succeed.

You and your team will receive world class training with global, national and local support every step of the way and have access to over 3,500 strategies and tactics, guaranteed to make businesses successful, including your own!

You and your employee business coaches will work with business owners, helping them in several areas including; teaching them how to increase their profits, develop powerful systems and how to build a strong team. The results are not only a more profitable and sustainable business, but also a dramatically improved life for your client, making it a fantastically rewarding and fulfilling experience for anyone who invests in the ActionCOACH franchise – now more than ever we need to ensure every business owner has an ActionCOACH in their local community.

An Outstanding Opportunity with ActionCOACH

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Providing you meet the seven non-negotiable attributes, the investment for an ActionCOACH franchise is £69k and the minimum performance expected is you build your annual net sales to £1 million gradually by year 11. This is something we’ve had a UK franchise owner achieve through just their own personal clients in half the time, but you’ll probably choose to build your revenue with the help of employee business coaches, who we’ll train for you for a one-off investment of £6k per coach.

Your business is based on intellectual property and extra profits pay for the service for your business owner clients inside 6 to 12 months guaranteed, so you can expect to grow your net pre-tax profit margin to over 50%. However, the most fulfilling aspect is your team will teach local business owners 6 steps to a business that works so they don’t have to, meaning they get to enjoy their additional profits with their family and friends as much as they want to. We all understand kids spell ‘love’ T.I.M.E. so becoming the key driver in making that happen for your clients is priceless.

In return for your investment, you get your own exclusive territory and the opportunity to build your own £1 million a year revenue business

The franchise agreement includes:

  • Exclusive territory with 10,000 client opportunities
  • Hands-on support at your first Seminar get you your first client or two
  • Your own ActionCOACH Mentor to guide you

PLUS…a complementary bolt-on business opportunities may be available at massively discounted rates as you grow the services of your business:

  • Luv4 Marketing - Digital marketing agency who can provide marketing services to our business owner clients.

Financing your Franchise Investment

ActionCOACH has secured favourable finance terms for the best candidates (for those who want to spread their investment over five years). Up to 80% finance is available, unsecured, at approx 6% interest rates and up to 1% set up fee; lending decisions will be made within 5 working days, subject to status and Ts & Cs.

Why join ActionCOACH

Actioncoach franchisees receiving awardsActionCOACH is in the business of business growth, has developed the best business growth system in the world and has the best team in the world to support business growth… you can use that system and draw on that very same team to grow your own commercial, profitable business which can work with or without you! Interestingly, most of our franchise partners can’t ever see themselves leaving, it’s just too fulfilling and enjoyable, but it’s nice to have the choice.

Other Key Factors:

  • You can work from home and run your business on your mobile phone / laptop.
  • Recession-proof business.
  • ActionCOACH won the UK's Best B2B Franchise for 2018 & 2019.
  • ActionCOACH is rated #4 in the Elite Top 100 Franchises - only four franchises have ranked in the top 10 every year (2018-2020) - ActionCOACH, Home Instead, Snap-on Tools and SUBWAY - and, of those 4, only ActionCOACH has improved its ranking year on year on year.
  • The support and camaraderie of over 300 like-minded people in the UK.
  • Awarded 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction status seven years running.
  • Guaranteed, highly-successful coaching system – ActionCOACH has helped hundreds of thousands of business owners improve their sales, profit, operations & team, turning their business into a valuable asset they can sell.
  • For three years between 2014 and 2016, the UK's Best Franchise Conference sponsored by RBS handed out an award for The Best Mid-Priced Franchise... there was one winner ... ActionCOACH.
  • Scalable business opportunity.

To get the full list of the benefits of franchising with ActionCOACH, click here to request our free prospectus.

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The Need for ActionCOACH

Whether it's a fish & chip shop or a consultancy practice, there are only five ways the business can make more profit and ActionCOACH has developed dozens of strategies to grow each of those five ways... a model you’ll learn about at ActionCOACH’s Discovery Day.

You’ll have access to the right solution for each of the 10,000 active business owners in your exclusive territory. Whether it’s opening ActionCOACH's online-business education portal to a solopreneur for £95 per month, inviting an employing micro business owner to trial your group coaching club (currently running virtually) or £3,000 per month for your top of the range 1-2-1 mentoring programme, you’re fully equipped to help them take their business to the next level and your own!

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Case Studies

Case Study
From Michigan to Glasgow to an ActionCOACH franchise

Andrew Goldberg graduated from the University of Michigan with the plan to work as part of the National Security Agency. When the USA ceased hiring, the young entrepreneur was left looking for something else. During those formative years, Andrew built a catalogue of skills that would lead him to set up his own ActionCOACH franchise in 2010.  “I’d gained a lot of knowledge over the years, but I knew I could apply it to something much more worthwhile. I’d fully grasped the importance of leading a team, working hard, solving problems and how to handle customers. I also knew I wanted to be successful – but doesn’t everyone? To be quite honest, I wasn’t sure what profession I wanted to go into, so I started doing some research.”

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Husband and wife team up after 20 years of marriage

Chris Spratling and his wife Rachel met through work and have been married for 20 years. Working together wasn’t easy back then so what made Rachel give up a £100,000 a year job to start working with her husband again? Learn how they teamed up to enter the world of franchising!

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Getting the buzz back with ActionCOACH

Danayal Zia had been advising clients for more than 17 years with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). He enjoyed the work but had lost the passion he once felt. When he found ActionCOACH, the buzz came back and he knew this was the business for him.

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Creating time and balance to be the best Dad

Half a million pounds from 12 ½ hours per week! Andy Hemming reveals his ‘warts ‘n’ all’ story of his decade with ActionCOACH, overcoming the 2008 recession and how he grew his coaching business to £60,000 income a month on just three days’ work a fortnight, so he could free up time for his family.

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ActionCOACH franchise..the surprise franchise that ticked all the boxes

Mitali Chopra had 17 years of a very successful corporate career in India but when she moved to London with her family in 2015 she had a very specific idea of what she wanted to do next.

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Over £1 million sales revenue achieved in just 5 years!

Husband and father of two, Mark Jennings, held a senior role as an electrical engineer for 15 years, travelling the country running large-scale distribution and warehouse operations for the likes of Tesco, Argos, Nestle. Here he tells us how he transitioned from his corporate career to running his own business which netted him over £1 million by year five.

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Franchisor Interview
Interview with Ian Christelow, Co-Founder of ActionCOACH

In this interview ActionCOACH Co-Founder Ian Christelow talks to us about how watching his father's business fail as a child inspired him to help other companies succeed with the services of a business coach. When he started in 2001 the term 'business coach' was relatively unheard of, but since then Ian has established ActionCOACH as the world's No.1 business coach franchise! Read Ian's interview to learn more about his journey...

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International Keynote Speaker, Founder and CEO of ActionCOACH extends his expertise to the UK franchise industry

The British Franchise Association is proud to bring the UK franchise industry a unique and extremely valuable opportunity to experience, first-hand from a world class business coach and franchisor. On Thursday 7th May Brad Sugars, the ActionCOACH founder, Chairman and CEO will take over the 16.00 Franchisor Power Hour and share his 11 steps all business owners need to take now. Brad will present and take questions about ‘PIVOT’ - How to Survive & Thrive

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ActionCOACH franchise partner training goes virtual

It goes without saying, COVID-19 has closed businesses. For some businesses however, demand for services is as strong as ever. With ActionCOACH franchise partners finding themselves even more busy supporting local business owners with survival strategies, those new to the franchise are keen to train and launch so they can begin to help their business communities tackle their challenges head on. On the last day of March, six new franchise partners graduated from ActionCOACH University but this latest training programme was somewhat unusual…

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ActionCOACH welcomes leading business performance coach to UK team

At the ActionCOACH franchise conference last week, Myles Downey was introduced as the latest director to join the UK support team. Widely recognised as a world-class authority on performance, coaching and leadership, he joins ActionCOACH to strengthen further the UK’s Best B2B Franchise. His three books in the coaching and performance arena, ‘Effective Modern Coaching’, ‘Effective Coaching’ and most recently ‘Enabling Genius – a mindset for success in the 21st Century’ are considered classics in the business coaching profession.

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ActionCOACH named best Business Coaching and Consulting franchise

ActionCOACH is celebrating after being officially crowned number one in the Business Coaching and Consultancy category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®. The accolade kicks off their new year in spectacular style, as they sit nicely at #346. And, even more reason to celebrate, they have jumped up 44 places from last year’s ranking.

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Second consecutive year as Best B2B Franchise for ActionCOACH

The Best Franchise Awards announced ActionCOACH as the clear leader in the Best B2B Franchise category on Thursday 28th November, making this the second consecutive year that the world’s largest business coaching franchise took the title. It was after an independent survey of ActionCOACH’s franchise network, benchmarking scores against other franchises, placed them in the top three for franchisee satisfaction.

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Become more, Do more, Have more, Give more.

You can achieve a fantastic return on investment but you must have clear long-term goals and be willing to put the work in

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