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Explore a list of our frequently asked questions below.  If you have a question that is not answered here, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  

What is a franchise?

Owning a franchise is a lower risk way to run your own business versus a conventional new business start up. A franchise is six times more likely to succeed then an independent start up business. (bfa research 2012). Banks, for example, offer loans to franchises more readily than to untried businesses. Buying a franchise buys the rights to a successful business model. You are not investing time or risking money in an untried business idea. in-toto will provide you with initial, sufficient training in design, sales, project management and customer service to put you on the right path to a successful future and on-going training and support to help you develop your business.

Is franchising for me?

If you can honestly answer 'YES' to these questions then a bright future as a in-toto franchisee awaits you.

  1. Can you work on your own initiative?
  2. Will you follow a proven business plan?
  3. Are you fit and healthy?
  4. Do you have your family’s support?
  5. Can you sustain interest and enthusiasm?
  6. Can you commit to a long term investment?

Do I need kitchen experience?

After training and with our support, in-toto franchisees with and without experience have achieved great success. Enthusiasm, common sense, honesty, commitment and the support of the franchise are the most important factors. You don’t need experience in the kitchen industry.

How long is the franchise agreement?

The initial agreement is for 5 years. Subject to lease and other considerations, the franchise agreement is renewable, subject to consent by the franchisee and in-toto at no additional charge.

Do in-toto studios compete with each other?

Many of our franchisees say that in-toto appealed to them because it has a strong family feel and the group share stories and tips that are invaluable. While we are legally unable to grant exclusive areas, we do ensure that each studio is located in an area which does not compete with another in-toto according to our retail footprint and shopper population data and ensure each studio has the opportunity to achieve their own business objectives.

Can I eventually sell my in-toto franchise?

Yes. We will support you during all the stages of your journey as a franchisee, including managing an exit strategy.  There is a market for established reputable franchise outlets. in-toto studios, being part of a successful national franchise chain, are worth more than independent showrooms. A retiring franchisee selling today could realise the value of their business.



Find out even more about joining the in-toto family and setting up your new business. If you'd like to talk anything through, please give us a call on 0113 3608 729.

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