...join a business that has the potential to help over 4 million businesses in the UK with their bookkeeping needs
Launched in 2002, Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees provide tailored bookkeeping for small businesses and accountants across the UK.
Many Rosemary clients are owner-managed, typically with fewer than 10 employees, across all industry types. They are generally too small to justify employing their own bookkeeper but generate too many financial transactions to manage themselves.
As all businesses in the UK are required to keep records of their financial transactions, Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisees respond to this increasing need for an affordable, professional bookkeeping service that supports both the client and the accountant.
Rosemary Bookkeeping was acquired by national franchisor ServiceMaster in 2017. With almost 60 years’ experience in franchising, and a portfolio of some of the UK's leading franchise brands, ServiceMaster, TruGreen, Merry Maids and Furniture Medic, you can be sure that you are backed by the best when you buy a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise.
The franchise opportunity
Rosemary Bookkeeping is a truly scalable business; you can work from home choosing hours to fit around your lifestyle/family commitments, or you can build the business into a management style opportunity and manage your own team of bookkeepers.
The truly flexible nature of this franchise allows all franchisees to run their business from a dedicated office within their home. This enables not only flexibility but keeps your operating costs low as there is no need to pay extra costs to hire an office.
We show you how to set up a fully functionally home office incorporating all your telecommunications and IT requirements to run an efficient business and how to best communicate with clients; generally you would meet them at their business premises or a mutually convenient location.
Whilst hours are flexible, it doesn’t have to be a 9-5 job but you must have a full time attitude – work the hours that suit your needs and enable you to meet your financial targets.
Our franchise model enables people who want to run a business which provides flexibility but enables strong growth by developing a team of bookkeepers (your bookkeepers will need to be either experienced or qualified). All our franchisees utilise our knowledge banks and technical team at head office who have over 60 years experience.
“The Rosemary team were all extremely welcoming and positive towards me. I’m exactly where I want to be right now and have never been happier.”
How much does Rosemary Bookkeeping cost?
Our bookkeeping franchise package is £16,970+VAT.
We also recommend an initial startup cost of up to £2,870+VAT which includes your IT equipment and software; this is dependant on your current equipment.
There is a Management Service Fee (MSF) which covers the ongoing support we provide. You only start paying this at month 7 which is 10% of your gross turnover subject to a minimum fee starting at £150 per month.
Rosemary bookkeeping can help you with bank funding.
“NatWest has been working with Rosemary Bookkeeping for a number of years and is happy to support existing and new franchisees with their financial requirements. If any lending is required we provide finance up to 70% of the total set up costs, subject, of course, to individual assessments”
“The Franchisor team at Rosemary Bookkeeping are well known to us here at Franchise Finance. They are well thought of within the Franchise industry and provide a high level of support and training to their Franchisees.”
How we train and support you
You will receive a comprehensive training programme covering not only tuition in the unique Rosemary System® but everything to get your business started:
- How to set up and run your business
- How to find clients and keep them over the long term
- Tailored and proven marketing and business launch programme
- Business development & sales techniques
- Deliver a first-class bookkeeping service
- Compliance and legislation
Your training will commence with a ‘getting to market’ training course.
“I went on the Rosemary Franchise Training week where everything was covered from running your own business, to marketing and using the unique Rosemary System®. Following on from the training I was keen to put everything that I had learnt into practice and within five weeks I was thrilled to have signed my first client. Always having that continued support from the Rosemary Franchise team gives me great confidence and I am really looking forward to the future.”
What we look for in a franchisee
Our successful franchisees have a broad spectrum of backgrounds, from IT and recruitment executives, ex-military to bookkeepers and accountants.
We are looking for energetic, business-minded people who are driven to build a professional bookkeeping firm and make it a success. Whilst an understanding of numbers is important, as is being IT literate, more so you will need demonstrable people skills and be able to delegate with a positive ambitious attitude.
Sales experience is an advantage in any business, but it is not essential as we will provide sales and marketing training.
Remember we will work with you to maximise your strengths and our tailored training will ensure we give you the additional skills you need for your Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise.
“The support and training received from the team at Rosemary Bookkeeping has been outstanding. Right from the start they covered every element of the business to ensure I felt comfortable and this was matched closely to my own skills and knowledge to focus on areas that I needed more help with. If you want to run your own business but like the idea of having someone to help you I would highly recommend Rosemary Bookkeeping.”