The coronavirus situation has led many to re-evaluating their current workplace status. Redundancies and businesses not being able to survive, may also lead to the rise of those wishing to start out on their own. However, taking that first step of STARTING A BUSINESS is the biggest decision some of you will ever make. It feels like (and usually is) a life changing moment and often people will think it over and over, analysing every aspect.
If it’s a business opportunity, or maybe a franchise you are looking at, it’s a different process than if you are starting from scratch on your own.
Before you make that step, analysing your business opportunity is extremely important, making sure it’s right for you but, if you know you want to take the plunge for sure, the advice is don’t over think it.
First step is to get a short list of businesses that appeal to you. Due diligence is key prior to the final decision (not afterwards) and any reputable organisation should have a wealth of information to help you achieve this quickly. Each one of these businesses should have the following traits:
- A proven business model
- A long term future
- Excellent training and support
Once you have your shortlist, ask yourself these questions:
1. Can you see yourself being successful, and loving running this business?
2. Do you have the funds to invest to make it happen?
3. Do you feel comfortable with the team you are looking to invest with?
This may sound like a simplified process, but in our experience at Clear Brew these are the most important questions. If you answer yes and you still can’t pull the trigger, then being in business probably isn’t right for you right now. There are plenty of “wantrepreneurs” out there and some just aren’t cut out for the high levels of work, stress and resilience that are required to be super successful in business.
It all starts with taking action, making a decision and just doing it! After that, you will get into the habit of making decisions like this often and keep pushing on and moving forward. As the old saying goes, "every journey starts with the first step" and for most of us that first step is the most difficult.
Our aim at Clear Brew is to help make the decision for you easier by introducing you to a proven business model that operates in a sector that has stood the test of time. An industry that has been hit hard by the recent enforced closures but an industry that has survived for centuries, through World Wars and many other stresses. We are confident that, like in the past, the industry will come through this with a renewed strength.
Rest assured that if you chose to take up a Clear Brew franchise, we will hold your hand every step of the way and introduce you to our franchise family, who can assist in making the journey a successful one.
To find out more about the Clear Brew franchise opportunity learn more here!
Clear Brew have been in the franchise learning space for a while now, helping many people start their own beer line cleaning business and advising them through the early stages. Taking that first step of STARTING A BUSINESS is the biggest decision some of their franchisees have ever had to make. At the outset It feels like (and usually is) a life changing moment and often people will think it over and over, analysing every aspect.
If it’s a business opportunity, like a Clear Brew franchise you are looking at, it’s a different process than if you are starting from scratch on your own.
Analysing your business opportunity is extremely important, making sure it’s right for you. That is why before you make any decisions Clear Brew invite you to Cornwall to spend a day in their offices. From this point you can picture yourself in the role and witness for yourself the kind of support you will receive, not just for the first few challenging months but throughout your time as a Clear Brew franchisee. They will pay for you overnight stay, allowing you enough time to fully take in everything they have to offer. It is important for them that you are successful, so there really is no pressure, the decision lies solely with you and they are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Due diligence is key prior to the final decision (not afterwards) and like any reputable organisation, Clear Brew have a wealth of information to help you achieve this quickly. Whatever decision you decide upon, you are advised to choose a business that has:
Once you have your decided on your franchise short list, you need to answer yourself a number of questions?
This may sound like a simplified process, but in our experience, these are the most important questions. If you answer yes and you still can’t decide, then being in business on your own, may not be right for you.
As the old saying goes, "every journey starts with the first step"
2019 was a busy year for the Clear Brew team. From attending various exhibitions, welcoming new franchisees and of course maintaining the beer lines of many establishments nationwide, the team has been working hard throughout the country. We hope 2020 will be just as full of excitement and opportunity.
The year began with Managing Director, Stephen Trezona, who hit the road and made his way to the Pub19 exhibition in London. The journey from Cornwall to London may be long but it was a great opportunity to meet more people in the hospitality industry! As February drew to a close, the Clear Brew team began to look forward to the ScotHot exhibition in Glasgow. Mid-March soon arrived and Stephen made the trek from Cornwall to Glasgow. Here he was joined by franchisees from the region. There was no rest for Stephen as he quickly made his way from Glasgow to Manchester to attend the Northern Restaurant & Bar Show. Here he was also joined by franchisees based in the North. Other exhibitions attended during 2019 include Hotel 360 and the National Franchise Exhibition. Meanwhile, the Clear Brew team continues to expand in the form of new franchisees.
At the beginning of the year we welcomed Helen and Justin who have established Clear Brew Scunthorpe and Grimsby. The friendly husband and wife team were shortly followed by former IT expert, Mark Rowley. As he quickly and successfully developed his new business in the Northampton area, the Clear Brew franchise was joined by brothers Andrew and Simon. The duo swiftly got to work tackling the Birmingham region. With April came the arrival of brothers Darren and Gavin to the vast Clear Brew network. Confident the beer lines of Shrewsbury were being maintained by the duo, it was time to embrace Stan and Christine into the Clear Brew team. The lovely couple moved all the way from California to England before deciding to take on the Norwich region. Last but not least, Andy and Bobby took on the North Kent region and are working hard to maintain the cellars in that area. With many new franchisees welcomed to the Clear Brew team, it was time for the entire network to meet, discuss ideas and plan for the future.
At the end of October, the Clear Brew franchise network gathered in Birmingham for a weekend of discussing all things Clear Brew. It began with an overview of current news surrounding Clear Brew before a meal and fun awards ceremony in the evening. It was a great opportunity for any new members of the team to meet and share ideas. Before we knew it, Christmas was fast approaching and it was time to plan for the new year.
2020 is set to be another busy year for Clear Brew. Alongside welcoming new franchisees, Clear Brew will be attending various exhibitions. The year begins with the Pub20 exhibition in London. Over two days, experts from the pub industry will be gathering to help strengthen businesses and assist them in thriving. Clear Brew will be on stand F26 advising attendees on how they can reduce waste, improve quality and save money through their beer line cleaning service. Free tickets are available online and the event takes place on the 4-5th February 2020. Along with Pub20, we look forward to what 2020 has to bring!