Dispensing opticians are busy people these days, not least supplying an incredible 780 million contact lenses to the British public. Spectacles are still much in demand too, of course, not least as manufacturers have expanded the styles and range of designer labels on offer. In an age of technology, having the right eyewear can affect work productivity too.
It is believed that around 69% of people in the UK wear “specs”. This all means that opticians work hard to match products to the visual needs, lifestyle and work requirements of a steady stream of customers. Does this make it more tempting to set up your own business in this sector? It is possible to do that with support from an establish optician franchise package. But how can it work for you?
Some of the leaders in this field are willing to let new start-ups use their tried and trusted business models. This provides ambitious entrepreneurs with already recognisable and respected branding, tied to a ready-made customer base.
Boots Opticians, Savers and Vision Express are leaders in supporting franchise branches, but Leightons Opticians and Toni&Guy Opticians are just two other companies that are keen to grow their network with self-employed partners. You get your own venture, and lots more advantages as well.
Apart from branding recognition – which can help fill your appointment book from day one – having the backing of a franchiser can boost your business growth potential. Crucially, you benefit from the buying power of your umbrella company, with equipment and product supplies available to you at preferential costs.
They may operate a central booking system to drive customers to your opticians practice, and will almost certainly give you marketing and technical help, including a website. Having someone to turn to for daily business management can prove valuable, covering everything from training to insurance and compliance.
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