If you’ve decided to buy a franchise instead of running your own business, this might be because you’d like to be part of a team. One of Get Ahead’s great strengths is our team of regional directors, who in turn are supported by a UK-wide team of virtual experts.

In this blog, we take a look at what teamwork means at Get Ahead and how it benefits our franchisees.

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Since our foundation in 2010, Get Ahead have been champions of flexible working. We’ve seen it can not only yield great results for businesses but also allow skilled workers to further their careers. But for this to work, we need to understand that there’s more to workplace flexibility than job shares and part-time hours.

In this blog, we look at what workplace flexibility really means and why it’s an essential feature of a modern workplace.

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Get Ahead exists to provide back-office support for busy businesses. Since our foundation in 2010, we’ve supported a wide variety of businesses, including web and digital agencies. As an agency ourselves, we understand the importance of a consistent culture throughout the organisation, even when the work is delivered remotely.

In this blog, we look at what kind of work digital agencies might choose to outsource and how it could benefit the business as a whole.

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Regular clients and followers of our blog will know that Get Ahead are business outsourcing experts, providing support to organisations of all sizes. But did you know we can also help you deliver your client work? Our web agency clients find white labelling a particular advantage, with Get Ahead’s virtual experts stepping in to deliver work like:

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If you’re reading this, you might well be doing your research before buying a franchise. Something that we feel sets us apart from other franchised businesses is that we offer a “business in a box” with many of the elements ready-made so you can hit the ground running.

In this blog, we look more closely at what our franchise package includes, so you can make an informed choice about your next career move.

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Email marketing is a valuable tool and one we should all make time for. Only when you take email seriously and interweave it with the rest of your marketing will you start to see the results you are looking for.

In this blog, we look at how you can fit email marketing into the rest of your marketing plan.

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Email marketing doesn’t have to be a headache. With a good stock of content and the right software in place, you can deliver consistent, on-brand email marketing to boost your conversion rate.  

Here are some essential tools to underpin successful email marketing.

  1. Strong brand and tone of voice

With a strong brand behind you, you can feel confident that all your communications will be on-message. Knowing what you want to tell people helps you and your marketing team choose an effective approach and build confidence in your brand.

Tone of voice guidelines can help you keep your language consistent, help you create the right feel and communicate with the most likely prospects.

  1. Approved mailing list

Since GDPR guidelines came into force, businesses are no longer allowed to add people to mailing lists at random. This is a good thing, as you’re much more likely to convert someone who already cares about your business than someone you contact out of the blue.

To get the most from your mailing list, check that whatever tool you use to add people is effective. Make sure people understand what they’re signing up to – this will lower your unsubscriber numbers and could improve your interactions too.

There are a number of ways of attracting new subscribers to your mailing list. A pop-up on your website or a special offer customers can unlock by signing up are both very effective. The most important thing to remember is your customer or client profile – that way, you can create a sign-up that is likely to capture the right kind of people.

If you have an old list, it’s worth checking that it’s GDPR compliant. A complaint or a high deletion rate could damage the effectiveness of your email marketing campaign.

  1. The right email marketing software

Sending individual emails is delightfully personal but not practical for an email marketing campaign. Depending on the size of your mailing list, your everyday email platform (e.g. Outlook) might have the capacity to send mass emails. However, most businesses with regular email campaigns invest in purpose-built software like Mailchimp or HubSpot. If these big names don’t meet your requirements, there are many alternatives with a variety of pricing structures. It’s worth doing some research – our expert email marketers here at Get Ahead can help you find the right product for your needs.

  1. Really good content

It can be hard to think of fresh email content every week, month or however often your newsletter goes out. But if you harness the power of your existing content, you might find the whole process easier! We love repurposing our blogs in our monthly newsletters – sign up and you’ll probably see this one soon. Photo galleries and videos also work well. Repurposing content means value for money and also helps your messages to stay consistent. Remember to keep your customer or client at the heart of your campaign and share the content they’ll want to see.  

Outsource your email marketing

Our team of email marketing experts and content creators would love to help you with your next email marketing campaign. Get in touch with your local regional director today, or explore our site to find out more.

Discussing experiences of being a Get Ahead franchisee recently, a comment that emerged was that we provide a great balance between freedom and support. That was just what we were going for, so we were delighted that our franchisees felt that way!

In this blog, we take a closer look at the Get Ahead model and what freedom and support look like when you join our team of regional directors.

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Many careers claim to offer flexibility, but closer scrutiny says otherwise, However, at Get Ahead, when we say we offer flexible working, we mean it. All our franchisees work the hours they choose and the way they choose. In turn, this means a fulfilling career balanced with a rich life outside of work.

Let’s take a closer look.

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If your business is doing well and you’re considering scaling up, outsourcing can be a great solution. Above all, it’s flexible and cost effective, so you’re not tied down when you don’t know exactly what the future holds.

In this blog, we look at three of the ways outsourced business support can help you scale up your business.

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