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Supporting Strategies Franchise

Supporting Strategies offers full-service bookkeeping and operational support (controlling) services.

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Supporting Strategies Franchise Opportunity

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. The first franchise launched in 2013 and since then, the company has grown to 76 franchisees throughout the U.S. who share othe entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping small and midsized businesses succeed.

Guiding principles: 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 a proven, scalable business model, highly automated systems, low overhead, and variable cost delivery model, 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 the greatest advantages is a dedicated team of skilled bookkeeping and accounting professionals. The brand takes the time to learn each client’s unique needs and goals to provide consistent, reliable service that scales as their business grows.

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

Supporting Strategies Owner Satisfaction Report

Franchise Business Review has worked with over 1,100 franchise systems. We independently contact all open and active franchisees and invite them to participate in our satisfaction survey. Only the brands that exceed our satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Supporting Strategies conducted their franchise review with US franchisees in June 2020, and collected feedback from 72% of the active franchisees (155).

Highlights include:

  • 96% of franchisees “strongly agree” or “agree” when asked if the Senior Management promotes a team culture.
  • 100% of franchisees rate technology above average, 30% higher than the benchmark.
  • 100% of franchisees “agree” or strongly agree when asked if they respect their franchisor.
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Supporting Strategies
Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: July 2022
0-49 Below average
50-69 Average
70-100 Best
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  • Training & Support
  • Core Values
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  • Franchise Community
  • Leadership
  • Self-Evaluation

Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Supporting Strategies does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on Supporting Strategies for free.

Supporting Strategies Reviews & Testimonials

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

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    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

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    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

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Franchising with Supporting Strategies

Business Model

A proven, scalable business model with highly automated systems and processes delivers cost-effective bookkeeping and controller services to clients in your community. A low-overhead and variable cost delivery model enable franchisees to closely match costs to revenues. With robust marketing and sales enablement and no ad fees and full talent acquisition and technology support services, the company provide a fully featured opportunity with very low initial investment.

Key Benefits

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

Marketing Support

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. Receive  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 the brand’s responsibility to its franchisees. A cohesive marketing and sales enablement strategy is a key differentiator for Supporting Strategies. In addition to an overarching plan leading the brand sentiment, promotion, and integrity, the company provides 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, the brand encourages franchisees to take full advantage of a 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!
Training Programs

Operations Manual

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

WorkPlace™ and Supporting Strategies University

The company’s proprietary workflow management software helps them keep a competitive edge with a sophisticated, high-tech 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

The company’s Virtual Key and Cloud system 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, 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 one. Additionally, you’ll work with our Growth and Network Engagement leaders and teams to develop a sales and marketing strategy and hone your skills. A 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.

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Supporting Strategies Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $77,930 - $103,190
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed).

    $250,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $100,000

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Supporting Strategies Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top 200
2021 Best Culture
2021 Recession Proof
2021 Top Veterans
2021 Top Women
2021 Top
2020 Best Culture
2020 Top Home-Based Franchise
2020 Top Veterans
2020 Top Women
2020 FBR Top
2019 Services
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Innovative
2019 FBR Veterans
2019 FBR Womens
2019 FBR Low Cost

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Supporting Strategies offers full-service bookkeeping and operational support (controlling) services.

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  • Cash Required: $100,000
  • Net Worth Required: $250,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $77,930 - $103,190
  • Franchising Since: 2013
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 107

Available Markets

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AK, AL, AR, AZ, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WY