Your own business with the phone ringing from day one at a fraction of the cost to go it alone or buy a franchise.
Looking for a career or lifestyle change, and want
a good income without having to work seven days a week?
Automatic Solutions have opportunities available all over Australia with new showroom licence's available. Automatic Solutions is much more than a retailer of gates, automation and access equipment, we are about people and more importantly helping people to grow and develop.
Have you ever thought about owning your own business?
Want to be your own boss, earn large income and still have a great lifestyle
with overseas holidays?
We offer you the opportunity to purchase an existing branch
if available or if you prefer to start your own business with our support.
Where do you start? Simple, the first thing you do is to take off the "rose colored glasses". You need to be honest with yourself as you go through this process and don't kid yourself. Owning or starting a business is hard work, it requires determination, time and money. Sure, our support structure will reduce the workload and is a fast and cost effective method to establish and maintain a successful, profitable business but you cannot escape the fact that you need lots of energy and determination to succeed as well as adequate funds and working capital. If you can't handle this part - no need to read on. We are not trying to be rude or put anyone off but we want to team up with "doer's" and not dreamers.
To purchase an existing branch or start a new one? One of the obvious advantages of buying and existing branch is that the work is done for you and the books speak for themselves. A bit like buying an established home you simply move in and enjoy the ride. There is an obvious drawback though and that is the capital required to purchase an existing branch is likely to be up to four times the starting capital required to start from scratch an equivalent showroom. On the other hand if you start from scratch the initial outlay is much lower but it is likely to be four to five years before you see the same returns as an established branch. At the end of the day the two factors are availability of investment capital and personal attitude. Do you have $150K to invest or $600K. Are you the sort of person who prefers a challenge and at the end of the day wants to stand there and say I built all this from scratch.
The first questions you need to ask
yourself are -
STEP 2. Ask yourself
- How do I want to start my business?
Buying an existing business -
Opening your own branch of Automatic Solutions -
STEP 3. Ok - You like
the industry, think it has a good future and we have convinced you that
you will be better off kick starting your business with an Automatic Solutions
Is this a franchise? - No! You secure
a licence to trade as Automatic Solutions and whilst having the same name
Australia wide that is where the similarities with a franchise ends. There
are no royalty fees, no franchise fees, and no up front payment to secure
How does the licence work? - Simple, the licence is what we refer to as a five plus five licence. Your initial licence is for five years with automatic renewal every five years unless you initiate a change. It is designed to protect your investment but importantly allows you to leave the network at any time with only six months notice. Each licence has a protected territory and all licence's have first right of refusal to new licence's in their state of operation.
How many days a week do we have to work? - That is up to you. Your licence stipulates that you must trade Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm as a minimum. If you want to open seven days and 24 hours then that's your decision. We suggest that you can run a good solid profitable business on five days a week and get out and enjoy your weekends. This might sound a bit old fashioned in today's business world but it works for me. Your choice.
How big is this business? - Your choice once again, (remember, it is your business). Personally I like three to four people in a showroom branch but there are companies in this industry employing 100 people. Every individual is different and every license situation is different, for this reason we encourage each license to develop at their own rate and to their own level. For example we like to think that eventually most installer licence's convert to showroom licence. It is very possible to have a three person business making better profit than a 30 person business. Develop your business to your comfort level.
Does it have good cash flow? - The true answer to this question is highly dependent on the individual but the general answer is yes. Cash flow is king! Remember it and believe it. Automatic Solutions outlets have excellent cash flow if you follow the rules and don't make exceptions. We will show you how but you must be disciplined.
What skills do I need? - To a large degree we prefer you have no previous experience as we would prefer to show you right from wrong and guide you through the learning process. Obviously if you come to us with a trade background or similar this may be helpful. A desire to learn and willingness to roll up your sleeves and get a little bit dirty are essential.
Do I need marketing or business skills? - Again the answer in general is no. We look after all the marketing and advertising Australia wide and if you wish to do something extra locally we will provide the support and advice. We teach you simple business systems and provide ongoing advice. If you have never been in business before a small business course would not hurt but we are confident you would find your feet with our guidance.
You can establish your own business with a complete support network
and existing advertising and marketing base. A lot of small businesses
provide a good income, but a lot of small businesses also require seven
days a week and provide no time to enjoy the income. At the end of the
day you want a business that provides both a good income, time to enjoy
the income and an asset that you can sell.
WHERE TO FROM HERE
Well if the above is you, and you have the financial capability, and a fire in your belly that tells you it is time to make a move in your life you can download the application below.
Automatic Solutions New Licence Enquiry Form
Simply fill in the form and submit. We will contact you shortly to respond to your enquiry. Thank you for your interest.