Franchise Opportunity Rating
Review completed: June 2020
$77,130 - $102,390
800 Cummings Center
Beverly, MA 01915
Leslie Jorgensen founded Supporting Strategies in 2004 with the vision of becoming the go-to resource for outsourced bookkeeping and operational support services. Over time, she gradually added employees to serve the company's expanding client roster. By offering bookkeeping and accounting professionals the chance to work on a part-time basis from home, she was able to build a strong, experienced, professional team — one that could meet the same exceptionally high standards for customer service that she had met on her own.
With our Boston-based office flourishing, we decided to pursue a franchising model for our bookkeeping services. We sold our first franchise in 2013. Since then, we've added more franchisees who share our entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping small and medium-sized businesses succeed. Today, we have franchises throughout the United States.
Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.
"They really provide you with the tools you need to get things started. They require great sales training and provide you access to an ongoing resource. Their weekly sales calls are great to new franchisees in the business. The overall support is great. Sure, none of the systems are perfect but they are always pushing for improvements and are open for suggestions."
Jason, Two Units, Overall Brand Rating: 78 FSI
"The talent team provides great support to me whenever I need assistance. I feel blessed to have them in my corner."
Keith, Single Unit Owner, Overall Brand Rating: 81.8 FSI
"Our Franchisor is very interested in our success. They listen and have implemented various programs to improve training, communication, and sales."
Elliot, Single Unit Owner, Overall Brand Rating: 93.2 FSI
As a Supporting Strategies franchisee, you'll enjoy access to:
By the time you make your investment you will already have a thorough understanding of the Supporting Strategies mission and values, but to make our day to day processes a little clearer, we supply you with our Operations Manual. The manual covers everything you need to know from our proprietary software and virtual technology stack to hiring procedures. We’re serious about our commitment to make sure our franchisees are well-equipped to succeed.
One of the franchise benefits we’re proudest of is our proprietary workflow management software. We are strong believers that to be successful, you need a sophisticated, current technology toolset; WorkPlace™ allows you perfect one-stop access to everything you need to effectively run your franchise. Its main benefits are:
Our Virtual Key and Cloud provides every franchisee and team member with the hardware, software, and support they need to succeed in their role. We’re a big believer in staying current with the latest bookkeeping technology. Cloud bookkeeping allows for safer, more efficient and accurate bookkeeping, with updates and information given with up-to-date information.
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 to a cohort group with approximately eight other franchisees. This is a continuing, symbiotic relationship, where you are encouraged to support and advise each other in your journeys from new franchisees to successful business owners.
We've developed a proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes to deliver cost-effective bookkeeping services to clients. Furthermore, our low overhead and variable cost delivery model enables franchisees to closely match costs to revenues.
With Supporting Strategies you won’t just own a bookkeeping franchise, you’ll also own a designated territory for you to run your business. We’ll set you up with exclusive marketing rights to operate within that territory, and provide you with access to marketing materials to be successful.
When you succeed, we succeed. Whether it’s brochures, folders, popup banners, website assistance, or business cards, we equip you with what you need to create local awareness of our brand, and promote your franchise. To make the most of your exclusive marketing territory, we encourage you to take full advantage of our suite of marketing resources.