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Welcome to Sales Geek and our Franchise prospectus.
People land here for all sorts of reasons, but the ones that stay and read on are generally those that want a better way of life for themselves and their families. If you are an experienced sales leader, with at least 5 years’ senior management under your belt, then I’m sure you’ll be intrigued by our offer. Read more to find out about what the role and opportunity entails, the revenue potential, the key benefits to being a Geek, and the superb support package we have in place for all our Franchises. Setting up a business is tough, but you are never alone with Sales Geek. With over 500 years of collective sales and business experience; we have been there and have built in the processes and support teams to help you every step of the way to building your business. If this is for you, then give the team a call and we’d be happy to discuss what a journey with Sales Geek might look like for you.
James Denny - Chief Strategy Geek
GEEKLIFE - A better way to live and work
I can’t speak for you, but there’s a strong chance I was in the very position you are now, reading this. I’d got to the top of my profession, was making great money, I still had a passion for sales and so much more to offer, but I was bloody miserable. I was away from my young family more than was healthy, I worked all day, every day and knew deep down that I had to listen to that nagging voice inside me that there had to be a better way. A way to rekindle my love for my job, a way I could balance family life, a way I could work smarter, not harder and actually add real value to businesses that needed it most. That was the crucible from which Sales Geek arose. And I’ve never looked back. If this seems familiar to you then please read on, Geek life might just be for you too.
Richard Few - Chief Geek & Founder
Imagine the thing you are most passionate about… Now imagine that everyone else’s experience of that passion seems to be negative! That’s how our Geeks feel everyday about their passion for sales. “Sales” has become a dirty word and we have had enough.
OUR MISSION IS TO CHANGE THE WAY THE WORLD PERCEIVES SALES
We can only change the world if we embody our values and live our mission, consistently proving ethical selling practices that work for us and our customers.
This is your chance to become part of that mission. Your chance to become a Sales Geek.
GEEK - a peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, boring, or socially awkward - reclaimed - an expert or enthusiast obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit.
Compassion starts at home. Being a Geek is belonging to a tribe. We look out for each other and that attitude transfers to our clients.
GEEKS GET **IT DONE
Procrastination is the thief of time. Time is our most precious asset, why waste it? Geeks commit to something, then do it.
GEEKS ARE BRAVE
Geeks speak up for what’s right rather than what’s easy. We are committed to a high standard of personal conduct and have the courage to make tough decisions.
GEEKS ARE ALWAYS LEARNING
A Geek is never comfortable. We are genuinely excited to learn new stuff and adapt and thrive within an ever changing world.
GEEKS MAKE IT FUN
If we aren’t having fun doing it then why bother? Geeks strive to transfer that innate sense of fun to our guests, clients and Geekophiles.
GEEKS CHANGE THE WORLD
Our company was founded with the mission to: "change the way the world perceives sales". That mission has not faltered and each Geek has a contribution to make in realising it.
Be guided by our values
There’s a little bit more to our Geek values than just the lines of code on the previous page. Our values are in our DNA. They are at the core of who we are as a business and as people and are what we want to be reflected in our brand.
Lucy Few - Chief Happiness Geek
Franchise businesses are 85% more likely to succeed than single person start-ups.
WHAT DOES A SALES GEEK DO?
A Sales Geek Franchise provides part time, interim Sales Director services to small businesses and Sales Training for sales teams.
WHY CHOOSE SALES GEEK?
Our brand, existing processes, training and support systems do a lot of the heavy lifting for you as you set your business up. In many cases we will have warm leads and clients ready to go for your from day one.
WHAT ABOUT THE NUMBERS?
Your Franchise is £58K with £30K upfront. The rest is staggered across the next 4 years. There are ongoing fees in addition to this.
WHAT RETURNS COULD I GET?
You could be earning unto 400K in your first year.
WHAT DOES A GEEK LOOK LIKE?
If you are an experienced sales leader and fit with our values then it’s likely you’re a Geek, you just may not know it yet!
Sales Geek are proud to offer you the opportunity to run your own successful business providing much needed Sales Director services and training to businesses in your chosen territory.
Sales Geeks have never been in higher demand. Since launching in 2017 our business has grown by more than 100% year on year and we have helped hundreds of businesses to grow and flourish. To meet demand we are expanding our existing operations across the UK and beyond, through new strategic franchise partnerships with aspiring Geeks.
PROOF OF CONCEPT
We have established a multi-award winning business model with proven methodologies, processes and tools to support you in growing your own highly successful business.
Our lifestyle friendly business will enable you to earn a six figure income working just 10-14 days per month.
Hiring a sales director is a big deal for any company, particularly for small or medium-sized businesses, it is critical that they get it right. A Sales Director’s salary can be prohibitive, particularly if they want the very best sales leaders with significant experience and a great track record in sales growth.
In sales, the cream almost always rises to the top and in return, the very best in the sales profession get heavily rewarded. Usually, the most talented sales professionals end up in large corporate organisations, typically being paid a salary beyond the reach of most businesses.
THE CREAM OF THE CROP is now available for businesses of all sizes. When a small business hires you as their Sales Geek, they are tapping into all your experience and expertise at a fraction of the cost it would take to hire you full-time.
The work you do will transform your client's sales operations and the people within it and behind it. Using our flexible – ‘consume what you need’ – model, you will act as their sales director/business leader.
You will have access to Team Geek in the background who are all available to support you in various disciplines, from people training to e-Commerce, Marketing, Strategy, Process and Development, and beyond.
For most businesses, you will probably work between 1-3 days per month. For others, you could be working with them once a week or more. A typical contract length is 6-12 months and beyond.
The plan is that you don’t work with a client indefinitely. You will work with the business for as long as it takes for them to hire that full-time sales leader that they can afford and is the perfect fit for their business in the long term. You will even help them to recruit that person leveraging your existing contacts and inside knowledge.
Sales Geek offer the highest quality sales and leadership training, both face to face and digitally, to create our award-winning blended learning solutions for UK, and International audiences.
The work you do will transform your client's sales operations and the people within and behind it. Our training curriculum covers all aspects of; sales capability, leadership & management development, change management, culture change, customer services, account management, and much more. Content is delivered either in isolation as a fully-fledged training programme or as a combination of services from the Sales Geek portfolio.
KEY ASPECTS OF SALES GEEK TRAINING
You will also have access to Team Geek who are available to support you in various disciplines, from people training to e-Commerce, Marketing, Strategy, Process and Development, and beyond.
Sales Geek training typically works on a retainer model for most organisations, although 'one-off' training, depending on course needs, can also be accommodated. The retainer can last anywhere from 3-12 months depending on the needs and objectives needed for the customer. Our model gives you the flexibility to work the volume of days per month you wish, based on what you want to earn. As well as the main training capability you will have within your franchise, there are also opportunities to increase that revenue from Sales Geeks' other products.
In addition to your earning potential with ‘Part-time Sales Director and Trainer' service. Sales Geek also offers a series of online and digital services that you could choose to make supplementary income from.
SALES GEEK HUB AND APP
The Sales Geek Hub is an app-based solution for iOS and Android, that gives users access to hundreds of videos, podcasts, and discussion forums all geared around sales, marketing, leadership, and much more.
You will have earning potential through adding users onboard to the Sales Geek Hub. Your earnings will increase again within the Hub if you choose to add unique content of your own for the general Sales Geek Community to view and learn from.
LEARNING PLATFORM WHITE LABEL
The Hub is a fully-fledged LMP platform, that is App/ Android store ready. Clients can choose to take our award-winning platform and customise it to their specific learning needs, giving them creative flexibility and customisation at a fraction of the cost of a Global LMP.
SALES GEEK ACADEMY
The Sales Geek Academy is an online digital learning platform containing dedicated courses on a wide range of topics and subjects. Courses are produced by Sales Geek teams to give users new innovative content on a regular basis. You will have earning potential when selling the Academy to your Sales Director customers as a natural follow on to the service, or as a supplement to sales training for your client. Additionally, you can increase that earning potential by becoming an 'Academy Contributor' Finally, Sales Geek offers a series of industry-recognised courses around Sales Training, Leadership, Culture, and Change, through to selling on Amazon and eBay. All of which you can earn additional revenue from recommending.
PROVEN BUSINESS FORMULA
As a Sales Geek franchise, you will have the opportunity to build your successful business with the training, support, and experience of an established business behind you. We have an Award Winning proven business formula that will form the basis on which your franchise operates.
We have proven strategies for generating leads and business. Key areas covered include target markets, sales activity, lead generation tools, and techniques, lead conversion and how to maximise the amount of money in the deal. Our Sales Geek engine will generate consistent inbound leads for you seeding your pipeline with genuine, warm client leads and in many cases we will have clients ready to go from day one.
MEMBERSHIP TO A TOP UK NETWORKING GROUP
Networking is core to your business and to the life of being a top Sales Geek. We'll give you annual membership to one of the UK's largest networking groups so you can build your profile and presence within your territory.
USE OF OUR AWARD-WINNING BRAND
As part of your franchise agreement, you can operate using all the successful Sales Geek processes and systems, including the name, logo, and website. This gives you instant leverage through our well established brand and the confidence to go out into the market place and get off to a good start. We will give you a digital goody bag with all the brand assets you will need to start off.
OFFICE IN A BOX
Depending on your startup needs, Sales Geek provides you with the licenses and set up for a digital office with CRM, Sharepoint, Zoom, online proposal system and social media platforms.
e-TOOL KITS - PCS
You'll be given a volume of licenses to the world-class 'Harrisons Assessment' portfolio of reports. These diagnostics tools help build out what your focus will be with your clients and provide valuable insight for businesses on their people, brand, and operational effectiveness.
The ability to send your clients, professional, quality proposals is a mark of Sales Geek's levels of quality. You'll have access to our top-class e-proposal system, enabling video content and a digital sign off.
DEDICATED MARKETING & LEAD GEN SUPPORT
The Sales Geek machine will be working its magic to consistently generate inbound and outbound leads to fill your pipeline, both directly and indirectly. From targeted campaigns direct to your patch, through to full BDM support to give you the boost you need to flourish in your franchise.
AN EXCLUSIVE TERRITORY
You will have a large exclusive territory allowing you to build a sizeable business over the coming years.
BE PART OF A BIG TEAM
As a franchise owner, you won't be on your own. You'll have an expanding network of like-minded professionals with which to build relationships and knowledge banks. The 'Geek ' community will be there to support you, bounce ideas off, share learning, and share opportunities. As a 'network' Sales Geek franchises are there to support one another. We have hundreds of years of collective experience and worked with hundreds of clients like yours. So if you haven’t done it or are struggling for a solution, there is a Geek that can help.
ONGOING TRAINING & SUPPORT
We have an in-depth Franchise training programme and Operations Manual and you will receive full training which includes everything you need to know about the setup and running of your business.
MENTORSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
As you grow with Sales Geek, so will your skills and abilities. Sales Geek wants you to succeed and grow in your business. Be that to expand or just learn more. As such, Sales Geek will invest in your development with specific mentoring and coaching aimed at supporting your personal growth.
We are looking for senior business professionals, ideally with a background in Sales and Marketing.
You will be hardworking, and have the drive and determination to succeed. Additionally, you'll enjoy dealing with a broad range of people. Attitude is the most important thing, all other business aspects we can develop with you through training and support.
We want to work with people who believe in excellent service and those who want to deliver this to customers. Most of all we need people that fit in with our company values - and match these key characteristics:
There’s always loads going on at Sales Geek and stuff you can get involved with. Why not provide a Sales Masterclass for our App members? Tune in for our Strategy Thursdays every fortnight and contribute your expertise. You can form a Sales Club with your local Chamber of Commerce using our existing successful model. Hundreds of local businesses across your region will attend your event every quarter. You could hold a Workshop Wednesday for businesses in your local area or stage your own face to face open training courses. Our new suite of “Sales Geek Training Experience” courses will be available for you to run from this Summer. Theres always loads to get involved in and we are here to support you grow your business.
Tony commuted to London for twenty years, returning to his family for a few days each week before setting off again. In search of a better work/life balance, he found a new job in Lancaster, which was much nearer his home on the edge of the Bowland Forest. With three girls and a small holding (chickens, ducks, geese and a llama!) to take his interest, the move seemed a good one, addressing his desire to spend more time with his family.
By chance, he met the guys from Sales Geek, who had been brought in to work with Tony’s business. Within six months together they had turned around the sales team who began to hit spectacular targets as a result of the intervention. As a customer, Tony found himself at the heart of the Sales Geek approach and he loved it.
'I didn’t look at any other options, I had offers for other jobs, but when I rang Sales Geek to discuss working with them, they offered me the opportunity to take a franchise and that was it.'
Tony was attracted to the franchise as it gave him the chance to start up with a team of experts behind him. He's in control of his working week, and although he feels he could overstretch himself a little with the number of clients he has taken on, Sales Geek have helped keep it firmly under control.
The main focus of Tony's irrepressible enthusiasm is for the feeling of satisfaction he gets from a job well done.
'As I witness my support really working for a client, the rewards are priceless. I'm helping a sales team to be successful and seeing at first hand the impact of my efforts never fails to give me great job satisfaction.'
It's no surprise to discover that Tony's Geek Value is: Geeks Get **it Done.
'When I get stuck in with a client, I want to make rapid progress. Customers are often small businesses on a budget and they want results. They don't want an 80 slide power point or endless meetings. With the tools at my disposal, in two days I can gather enough information for ‘lift-off’ with a customer leaving them feeling energised and already looking to building a better future.'
Tony admits to some nerves when he first started, but with Sales Geek finding this first clients for him, he wasn't setting out with a blank slate. 18 months down the line, Tony has already recruited his own Geek team to help him meet demand in his region. He acknowledges that this type of consultancy can be tough when pulling out all the stops for your clients. He describes it as 'hero work', which is probably very true, although we sincerely hope that when he arrives home from work, Tony hangs his cape up behind the door!
Franchise Cost: £58,000 +VAT
£30,000 upfront with: 7k to pay at the beginning of years 2 to 5
To get started, please fill out the franchise form or visit our website www.salesgeek.co.uk