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£15,000 Minimum Investment
Franchise Description :
Cafe2U is the UK’s leading mobile coffee franchise system, delivering fresh espresso coffee and great food to businesses, events and functions. Cafe2U is a member of the British Franchise Association and has over 85 franchisees in the UK.
Finance:Yes through a third party
Join the UK’s Number One Mobile Coffee Franchise
With over 250 franchisees worldwide, Cafe2U is the UK’s (and the World’s) leading mobile coffee franchise system, delivering fresh espresso coffee and great food to businesses, events and functions. In the fast-growing coffee industry, Cafe2U offers opportunities for small business entrepreneurs to own their successful mobile coffee business without the hassles of landlords, rent or staff. With over ten years operating experience and over 85 UK based franchise partners, our expertise is both extensive and proven.
The Cafe2U business model is based on weekday success, with our franchise partners able to increase this regular revenue through event and function work, so you can balance your lifestyle and business goals. Whether your aspirations are to operate a single van or to build a multi-van business, Cafe2U have the proven formula to help you achieve your goals.
Each Cafe2U franchise owner is equipped with a state-of-the-art all-electric mobile café fully compliant with all Food Safety and Local Government requirements.
Cafe2U’s exclusive coffee blend is roasted to a unique recipe that uses only the finest beans. All Cafe2U branded products are made with only top-quality ingredients to ensure that the food and beverages served are of the highest standard.
Training and Support
At Cafe2U our training and support is second to none. We make sure you have the tools for success. In March 2009, the Cafe2U Acceleration Package was launched. This four-week training and support program for all new Cafe2U Franchise Partners ensures that your business gets off to a flying start.
The Cafe2U Acceleration Training and Launch Programme provides new Franchise Partners with:
1 week of classroom training, incorporating:
Professional barista training
Safe food handling (HACCP Certification)
Food management systems
Franchise Partner training manuals
Business operations manuals
Business development manual
Launch promotional pack
Business management training
Local area market training
1-week Franchise Partner (in territory) pre-work conducted under supervision of the Franchise Development Manager (FDM) – a personal coach and mentor to help you get up and running
2 weeks in territory launch program with a Franchise Development Manager to fast track the development of the business
2 weeks of minimum £275 per day Franchise Partner Revenue Guarantee.
Best of all, your till will be ringing and your customer base will start to build!
The FDM is always available for help and visits each Franchise Partner quarterly to document success and plan improvements and growth. Franchise Partners are supplied with a local area marketing toolkit and in January/ February Cafe2U holds its Annual Conference where Franchise Partners from around the UK and Ireland gather for a motivating weekend of learning and networking.
Our franchise fee (excluding your vehicle) starts from just £20,950 plus vat; which includes your exclusive territory licence, training, launch and marketing pack.
Your Cafe2U all-electric mobile café and all your equipment is £49,950, and can be funded over 3, 4 or 5 years. We can assist you in arranging finance and your personal investment can be as low as £15,000 (all subject to finance approval).
You could even qualify for a Government backed Business Start-Up Scheme which would allow you to borrow up to £25,000 without investing any money of your own. This figure doubles, if the business has two Directors. We are more than happy to discuss this option in more detail with you.
Some of the Benefits of being a Cafe2U Franchise Partner
No % royalty – Fixed weekly fee
Low initial investment
No prior experience necessary
Booming industry – according to the British Coffee Association; in the UK, we now drink approximately 98 million cups of coffee per day
High profit margins
High level of daily repeat business
Industry leading 4-week training, including Acceleration Package and income guarantee
Ongoing support and training
What we look for in a Cafe2U Franchise Owner
Like any business, owning and operating a successful Cafe2U franchise requires 100% commitment. With this in mind we encourage you to carefully consider the following important points whilst you conduct your due diligence:
Determine your motivation for wanting to join the Cafe2U team
Assess any lifestyle and income implications of owning and operating your own Cafe2U franchise
Determine if your financial situation supports the establishment of a Cafe2U franchise
Ensure you have the desire to be the very best in mobile coffee
We have a unique territory-mapping program based on a sample of existing territories. This allows us to provide you with an exclusive Cafe2U territory, which we know will provide a customer base sufficient for the needs of a successful franchise.
Exclusive territories allow you to choose your area and never compete with other Cafe2U Franchise Partners. With Cafe2U, your neighbours are your teammates, not your competition.
Prime territories are available across the UK.
Van based Franchises
Van based franchises are a popular choice for many people seeking a new career opportunity. With a van based franchise there is a huge variety of options available offering freedom to run your business without necessarily needing to employ any staff or allow incur large overheads connected to commercial premises, shops etc. So what types of van based franchises are available?
Home Improvement & Disaster Recovery
These services are at the top of the list of insurance companies & homeowners in a time of crisis, when there is a disaster at home, such as a fire or flood and many several franchise networks have been grown into national networks just supplying major insurers.
This type of van franchise is an attractive option for many franchise seekers, who like to be out and about dropping off parcels to businesses and homeowners. Courier franchises can be flexible and some are low or even no investment and sometimes can even be run alongside an existing business or full or part-time job to create even more flexibility.
Many homeowners and businesses recognise the efficiency of professional oven cleaning. This business is a great source of repeat business as well as of course the oven will need to be cleaned on a regular basis.
Mobile Coffee Shop
Coffee shops have grown to a huge size in the UK and is worth billions to the UK economy but there are now mobile coffee shop franchises that can tap into this growing market. The beauty of this sort of franchise is that you can take a quality product to areas that may not have had a major coffee brand nearby such as offices or industrial premises in retail and/or industrial estates. They also benefit from far lower overheads compared to retail coffee shops which are usually in expensive, prime retail locations.
Auto Car Repair
Car scratch, bump and windscreen repairs have become increasingly popular with car owners wanting to keep their vehicles looking good. These automotive franchises specialise in many automotive services including alloy wheel repair, dent and scratch removal, windscreen repair & mobile tyre replacement.
Both commercial cleaning & domestic cleaning are services often contracted by businesses and homeowners. These franchises can provide specialist cleaning services such as carpet and rug cleaning, as well as regular household and contract office cleaning.
Us Brits love our gardens and are prepared to spend, spend, spend to keep them looking good, there are many different type of gardening van based franchises available. The specialist services provided include professional lawn care and maintenance, fencing, garden design and landscaping. If you enjoy working outdoors gardening franchises could be a viable business option.
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Low Cost Franchises
So what is a low cost franchise? Well I suppose everyone will have a different definition of what they think a low cost opportunity is but for these purposes we will use an investment level of £15,000 or less as the guide price for a low cost franchise.
So does low cost therefore mean low earnings or profit? No, some low or even no upfront investment franchise or business opportunities can represent very high earnings potential. So why would a franchise business sell it a low cost even if the earnings potential was high? Well the initial franchise is generally determined by the cost to set-up which includes training, equipment, product and premises not the actual earnings potential. Sure sometimes with a recognized brand just the area alone will have a impact on the price as the largest the franchise area or territory, the more business will be obtained. That said that’s generally not the case for less known brands or new brands and if a franchise requires a lot of franchisees to provide national coverage and set-up costs are quite low then many will have an initial fee of under £15,000 to try to recruit as many franchisees as quickly as possible to grow their brand and provide a better service to their customers.
Some of the low cost franchises for sale under £15,000 include product distribution, pet related, children fitness and swimming, travel agency and even financial and business advice franchises so there is a huge choice of opportunity even if you are seeking a lower initial investment. The main thing to consider if the “overall” investment, just because a franchise has a low initial fee doesnt mean you won’t need to invest additional funds so when choosing a low cost franchise opportunity make sure you find out about all costs involved before you invest and as always seek professional advice.
Just because a franchise investment is low cost doesnt mean you should not carry out thorough research before you make any commitment. Regardless of initial investment check out the business and seek professional advice.
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Home Based Franchises
Home based franchises, a business run from home have steadily risen over recent years, why? Home based franchises offer many opportunities, some of the include;
- More family friendly
- Better work & home life balance
- Increased earning potential, work when you want and potentially outside usual business hours
- Reduced child care costs
- Reduced overheads, less travel time, fuel and travelling expenses
Home based franchises have also steadily grown. Many so called white collar franchises are home based and include areas such as business consultancy, accountancy and bookkeeping, business training and coaching and internet businesses. In addition to these white collar home based franchises there has also been a steady rise is so called “Mumpreneurs”, mums that instead of seeking full or part-time employment around family life decide to set-up their own business on their own or via a home based franchise. Some of the businesses popular with Mumpreneurs include;
- Child care
- Childrens fitness such as football, swimming, dancing
- Beauty including hair & nail salons, tanning
Home based franchises can provide such great flexibility for men and women along with improved technology are surely set to continue to rise in the UK and therefore could provide a great opportunity for anyone seeking greater flexibility and a work life balance. That said always find out everything about the investment and business and seek professional advice before any investment.
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Coffee Shop Franchises
As the British cafe culture grows last year the UK spent over £7.9bn in coffee shops.
The number of coffee shops grew to well past 20,000 in 2015, driven by a 12% increase in the number of branded coffee shop chains, according to the Project Cafe 2016 UK report from Allegra World Coffee Portal.
Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero, which when combined control more than half of the branded coffee shop market, led the coffee shop sector with a growth of 15% to an annual turnover of an amazing £3.3bn
With this sort of grow you can see why some many successful coffee businesses decided to franchise to enable them to compete with the major brands and take a slice of this ever growing market. Some of these coffee franchises are the traditional coffee shop like the above major brands but some have also been innovative and even made mobile coffee shop franchises, a coffee shop on wheels by converting vans to deliver to offices, industrial estates etc which both lower the businesses overheads and also brings coffee shops to more people that maybe would work too far away from a traditional coffee shop.
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The UK spent a whopping £29.4 Billion just on takeaways according to research conducted by vouchercodes the online discount voucher company so it appears there is no shortage of potential business with any food related franchises.
Catering franchises are not just fast food though they cover a huge variety of different sectors including restaurants, corporate catering, bar & pub franchises, ice cream and frozen yogurt, mobile food businesses, sandwich businesses and even wine bar and dessert franchises. The diversity of catering & food related franchises is what makes it very interesting to potential franchise seekers and it provides variety in both sectors but also customers and even they way you trade, ie from a mobile food van to a high end restaurant.
The type of people that would probably be suited to catering franchises and other food related opportunities would be foodies. You may not be required to have any formal catering experience of qualifications, although that would depend on the franchise as all franchise businesses will provide full training & support both initially and ongoing with your new franchise business.