Case Study – Meet Desmond Osei-Akoto
|Name of franchisee:||Desmond Osei-Akoto|
|Date signed:||January 2017|
|Location:||Essex and London|
|Plan size:||Plan 4|
With first hand experience as a cleaner, Desmond Osei-Akoto was acutely aware of the huge capacity for demand that the commercial cleaning industry boasts. Combining his passion and knowledge of the industry and his personal ambitions to run his own business, Desmond set about researching what his options where to financially secure his future.
However, with no previous experience of running his own business, Desmond was drawn to the proven structure of the cleaning franchise model over the unstable nature of starting his own independent venture. As the industry leader and an established brand name, Jani-King immediately felt like the clear choice to provide him with a sound starting block and continued support as his business grew.
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Desmond was impressed with the straight forward set-up and franchise structure that Jani-King offers and felt reassured by being part of such a recognised brand whilst simultaneously being able to enjoy the autonomy that comes from running his own business. The guarantee of an agreed value of initial contracts cemented Desmond’s decision and removed some of the uncertainty which naturally arises when embarking on a new venture.
‘I thought I knew lots about cleaning, but the personal and tailored training I have received from Jani-King has been very informative and really opened my eyes to all aspects of the industry and running my own business.’
Just 3 weeks after his initial training, Desmond received his business plan and is up and running with his first contracts. He has opted for Plan 4 which is guaranteeing him a small number of contracts initially in order for Desmond to build his confidence, develop his business knowledge, recruit staff and gradually grow his business at his own pace.
‘I have been so impressed with how easy the set-up process has been – I have been able to jump straight in and I’m confident that with the support from Jani-King, my long-term business objectives will become a reality.’
With the guidance and expert knowledge of Jani-King, Desmond has now developed a realistic 5 year business plan and is looking forward to his future as his own boss.
Find out how you too can become your own boss with your very own cleaning franchise business from Jani-King. Contact us today.