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Supporting Strategies

Supporting Strategies offers bookkeeping and controller-level services that are increasingly in demand. With our proven, scalable business model, highly automated systems, low overhead, and variable cost delivery model, our bookkeeping franchises are designed to give franchisees all the tools they need to succeed. Get started building a bookkeeping business!

What Does a Supporting Strategies Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Supporting Strategies, you'll need to have at least $50,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $77,930 - $103,190. They also offer a discount for veterans (10% off Franchise Fee). *

Requirements

Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $50,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Net Worth: $250,000
What does Net Worth mean?
Total Investment: $77,930 - $103,190
What does Total Investment mean?

Options

Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Not Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 10% off Franchise Fee

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 102
Home Office: Beverly, MA
Year Founded: 2004

Join The Supporting Strategies Team

With the vision of becoming the go-to resource for outsourced bookkeeping and operational support services in her Greater Boston, MA community, Leslie Jorgensen founded Supporting Strategies in 2004. Business was thriving and team expansion was needed to serve the company's growing client roster. By offering seasoned bookkeeping and accounting professionals the chance to work on a part-time basis from home, she was able to build a highly skilled, experienced, expert team — one that could meet the same exceptionally high standards for client delight that are her hallmark.

With the Boston-based office flourishing, Leslie decided to pursue a franchising model for community-based bookkeeping and controller services. Our first franchise launched in 2013 and since then, we've grown to 76 franchisees throughout the U.S. who share our entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping small and midsized businesses succeed.

Our guiding principle: Give clients the quality support they need, when they need it, and at a price they can afford.

Supporting Strategies offers outsourced bookkeeping and controller services that are increasingly in demand. With our proven, scalable business model, highly automated systems, low overhead, and variable cost delivery model, our bookkeeping franchises are designed to give franchisees all the tools they need to succeed and enable franchisees to closely match costs to revenues.

One of our greatest advantages is our dedicated team of skilled bookkeeping and accounting professionals. We take the time to learn each client's unique needs and goals to provide consistent, reliable service that scales as their business grows.

We support our teams with a proprietary, cloud-based technology platform, a full-time support services team, dedicated talent acquisition team and dynamic onboarding program for both employees and clients. Our advanced infrastructure allows employees to work remotely and seamlessly as an extension of our client’s business. Our virtual services model further serves to increase efficiencies and translates to lower costs for our clients while offering an enviable revenue margin to our franchisees.

At Supporting Strategies, you will enjoy:

  • Low initial investment
  • Home-based, virtual business with low overhead
  • Revenue & costs closely matched
  • Recurring revenue model with high earnings and profit potential
  • Included onboarding, talent acquisition and technology support desk services
  • Full marketing and sales enablement support, with no ad fees

What Do The Fees Buy Me?

Operations Manual

Supporting Strategies provides everything you need to develop, manage, and grow your team and business. We provide a comprehensive Operations Manual, covering everything you need to know from using our proprietary technology, our value pricing recurring revenue model, building a referral network, providing exceptional customer delight and hiring and retaining qualified staff to name just a few. We’re serious about our commitment to make sure our franchisees are well-equipped to succeed. As innovation is critical to continuing success, we provide ongoing training, knowledge, and network engagement to keep our teams up-to-speed on industry trends, practices and ahead of the curve with what’s new and next via our progressive product and service roadmap.

WorkPlace™ and Supporting Strategies University

One of the franchise benefits we’re proudest of is our proprietary workflow management software. We know that to be competitive, you need a sophisticated, current technology toolset that evolves with the needs of your business. WorkPlace™ allows you intuitive one-stop access to everything you need to effectively operate and grow your franchise.

  • Business Management — Track employee time and create billing invoices for client billing. Also, easily utilize payroll data and analyze budget variances.
  • Supporting Strategies University — A complete library of solution-focused and video-based courses, as well as customized templates and articles on operations, business development, human resources, and bookkeeping.
  • Team Management — Let WorkPlace™ help you manage team budgets, employee demographic data, and more.
  • Client Management — WorkPlace™ gives you all the tools you need to conveniently store and retrieve client information. It also provides easy access to the specific procedures needed to serve each client.
  • Task Management — Having client information at your fingertips is crucial; WorkPlace™ makes it easier than ever to consolidate critical client information.

Virtual Key and Virtual Cloud

Our Virtual Key and Cloud provides every franchisee and team member with the hardware (technology provisioning), software, and support needed to succeed in their role. A cloud-based management model allows for safe, more efficient, and accurate bookkeeping and the ability to turn system access on/off via a simple support request.

Franchise Support

As a new franchisee, it’s important that you feel like part of the Supporting Strategies family. When you sign on with us, you will be assigned a dedicated Onboarding Specialist responsible for helping you establish and launch your business by coordinating your systems training, product and service education, tech set-up, etc. and serve as your ‘go-to’ resource through Year 1. Additionally, you’ll work with our Growth and Network Engagement leaders and teams to develop a sales and marketing strategy and hone your skills. Our Talent Acquisition team supports all facets of your hiring needs. At the one-year mark, you will be assigned to a Franchise Support Network group with 6-8 other franchisees. This is a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship, where members are encouraged to support and advise each other as you transition from ‘rookie’ franchisees to prosperous business owners.

Exclusive Marketing Territory

With Supporting Strategies, you won’t just own a bookkeeping franchise, you’ll also own a designated territory and the opportunity to serve businesses in your community. We grant exclusive marketing rights to operate within your protected territory and provide assets and tools customized to your unique territory brand.

Marketing Kit

It’s all about the leads. Marketing is just one component of our responsibility to our franchisees. A cohesive marketing and sales enablement strategy is a key differentiator for Supporting Strategies. In addition to an overarching plan leading our brand sentiment, promotion, and integrity, we provide personalized territory-specific tactics, approach, and support to ensure you have everything needed to market your business, generate sales, and outshine the competition.

To make the most of your exclusive marketing territory, we encourage you to take full advantage of our suite of perpetually innovating marketing resources. Some examples:

  • Search engine optimized & natively mobile corporate Supporting Strategies website with dynamic franchise location microsites (coming soon!)
  • Social media strategy, marketing and content supported by the Growth team
  • Branded assets including display banners, letterhead, business cards, and a broad variety of sales and marketing collateral in English and Spanish languages
  • Event planning, promotion, and support by the Growth team
  • Ad design and layout services
  • Email campaign development and support
  • Much more!


Who Makes an Ideal Supporting Strategies Franchisee?

  • Corporate Controller, CFO, VP of Finance, MBA, CPA, or a CEO who has led a company or business services division, with a solid understanding of finance and operations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, or related field preferred
  • Track record of success in establishing professional networks and effectively leveraging relationships into business
  • Interested in an owner/operator opportunity – not just an investment – and the ambition to drive business growth
  • Successful, individuals with a net worth > $250K

Next Steps

To learn more about our opportunity, simply fill out the form today!

AvailabilityAvailability

Supporting Strategies is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $50,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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