Our Low Cost ASK Local Franchise
ASK is a group of family run brands established in 1988 by our owner and Managing Director in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Constantly innovating we believe the future is people buying more locally from people they know and trust from their local community, so we have developed our unique Extremely Low Cost ASK Local Franchise covering not just one product or service like most franchises, but all our 15 and growing successful ASK Business Brands.
These range from ASK Creative to ASK Yearbooks selling to the business, consumer, school, sports club and charity sectors and providing customers a local one-stop-shop for many of their business needs.
And with a nationwide network of franchisees we will be adding additional ASK Brands and products for you to promote and sell so you end up with a large array of Business Services and Products to sell. We are currently working on adding bespoke Telemarketing, Sports Club Printing and Funeral Printing brands.
Work from the comfort of your own home or existing office
You can run our ASK Local franchise from the comfort of your home, part-time or full time, and alongside another business or job if you wish to. We give you your own ASK Local Website, VoIP Handset with a local telephone number configured (that you just plug into your router to become part of our telephone system), email address, plus a starter promotional pack, and a High Spec 17" Laptop all configured and setup containing Microsoft Office as well as our ASK Local Job and Customer Management System App to run it all on.
All you have to do is promote and sell our products and services to your local area, business contacts, and Social Network, we do all the Project Management of the jobs, quoting (in your name), invoice and collect the money and deliver the products and services to your customers which once they order are assigned to you for as long as you remain a Franchisee, so even if they order directly from our team in the future you still get your commission.
You get a login portal via our bespoke corporate App on the high specification Laptop we provide where you can see all your jobs past and present and where you can manage your clients. Full training, backup and support is provided.
Our Simple Low Cost Franchise Model
You earn 15% commission on every job or order placed by your customers. You do not have to buy any services in from us, we simply manage them, deliver them, invoice them to your clients and pay you your commission (once we are paid).
And as virtually every company, freelancer and self employed sole trader requires design, print and website services; with many also being parents and charity fundraisers or supporters; you also have the opportunity to pitch out our more high value niche school and charity products to them and their contacts. With the three specialist products we supply to schools alone in the form of School Leavers & Trips Hoodies, School Leavers Yearbooks and School Student Planners; and over 30,000 schools in the UK that local area sector alone should be sustainable to you in it's own right.
You have nothing to purchase, little or no Project Management to do, all you have to do is Find, Sell to and Service your Customers.
Why is ASK Local such a Low Cost to purchase Franchise?
Choosing the right franchise can be a risky business with many companies charging huge upfront costs and signing you up on long term contracts. That is not what we are about at ASK!
At ASK we are an ethical company doing a lot of work in the schools and charity sector as well as being as passionately eco-friendly as possible in all our products and services.
So we are less interested in a quick sale and lots of your money up front, but very interested in forging mutually beneficial long term partnerships with like minded, enthusiastic, hard working franchisees that gives them a great reward and in turn helps grow our brands and businesses into their local community. So we have set our Franchise Cost at the very low purchase price of £3000, AND to hit the ground running we are offering it at a 60% discount of just £1200 until 31st March 2022 . And remember you get products and goods worth more than the £1200 including a high specification 17" i5 Chip Laptop setup with business software ready for you to use by our IT team.
Because of Covid-19 we did not want people to risk their time and hard earned money in these uncertain times, so we moved our 2020 launch to 1st January 2022 after the end of lockdown and when we can train people properly face to face, which we will also provide online for those who can't or don't wish to travel to Group Training.
Run your Own Franchisees as a Master Franchisee
You also have the opportunity at no extra cost to find and sign up other franchisees and become an ASK Master Franchisee. They earn exactly the same commission, but you additionally earn 2.5% of all their sales as well as your 15% commission on their purchase fee and monthly management charge.
The ASK family of brands included in our ASK Local Business Franchise opportunity include:
|Our ASK Calendars Brand is one of the UK's leading Personalised Calendar Printing companies. As Eco-Friendly Calendar printers, we have been specialising in bespoke charity and school calendar printing since 2007 we have a fantastic online calendar design website containing 100s of calendar, yearplanner and photo diary templates.
|Our ASK Creative Brand provides Graphic Design and Corporate Branding services. Be it a logo, flyer or complete corporate identity we turn your client's ideas into a cost effective, professional, eye catching design.
|Our ASK Digital Media Brand provides expert SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Google and Bing Ad-word campaigns, direct email marketing and social media marketing. We help build your clients’ brands online and transform their business through the power of Social Media, Email marketing and the Internet.
|Our ASK Internet Brand provides everything to get people and companies connected and online. We specialise in a modern low cost innovative state-of-the-art VoIP Telephony Service from 1 extension/handset up to systems of 200+. We can also provide Fibre Leased line Internet up to 1GB; and through our hosting partners can provide cloud based low cost Website and Email Hosting; and Filemaker Database Cloud Development and hosting services.
|Our ASK Online print-on-demand shop is a marketplace for charities, fundraisers, artists, photographers, schools and entrepreneurs to sell their printed merchandise material to their customers. This includes calendars, cards, wall art, books, t-shirts, hoodies and other merchandise. They earn up to 60% profit on every sale, the average being 45%. We set them up for free and print and ship orders worldwide as they come in. They get a portal to see all their sales live in real time.
|If it can be printed ASK Print it! Eco Print that does not cost the earth. We have been printing for 30 years and all our print is Eco Friendly. The local area ask brand website we setup for you feeds into our fantastic easy to use web to print online shop. We specialise in Eco Book printing; printing for schools, charities and sports clubs; and merchandise printing and through ASK Print are launching niche stand alone ASK Eco Gifts, Sports Club Printing, ASK Funeral Print and School Eco Planners brands and sites this year.
|Our fantastic ASK Websites Brand provides a low cost Website Design and hosting service from just £25 per month with no up front fee where we build, host and maintain websites for customers. This is on par with online sites where customers have to build their own site which most can't do without technical skills.
|Our ASK Eco Yearbooks Brand is the UK's leading Low Cost School Eco Yearbook Printing company. ASK Yearbooks have been providing high quality hardback and softback school yearbooks to schools and colleges since 2007 and have an online yearbook site where schools can securely build their yearbooks. We are launching our School Eco Planners brand this year.