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.
"The training materials are pretty extensive. The videos are great, and cover the basics on each subject. We do like to mix the videos with the hands on training with the variety of tools."
Jason, Overall Brand Rating: 85
"The franchise support network has become an important support team for me. I feel I can ask any questions without judgement from the team. We may not always agree but both sides can be discussed on a topic."
Anonymous, Overall Brand Rating: 90
"Your support for our success is awesome. Thank you for being there. Thank you for your willingness to find ways to help us navigate our SS internal processes for the benefit of our (collectively) clients and growth."
Anonymous, Overall Brand Rating: 95
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.