ERA Franchise Business Opportunity

Drive efficiencies to grow your clients’ bottom line and share in the profit year after year

A tried and tested business model, shaped by you

If you have ever wanted to be your own boss and break free from the chains of the corporate ladder, there has never been a better time to start your own cost consultancy business. Whatever your scenario is, becoming an ERA Group franchisee is the best way to turbocharge your future prospects.

By joining the ERA family, you will be given all the tools and support you need to reap the rewards of your cost optimisation expertise by leading your own consultancy. By making the most of the global ERA network, your business can grow into whatever you want to make it – either a solo consultancy or, even more excitingly, a fully-fledged practice with several employees.

Combining our multi award-winning franchise model with the support and collaboration of hundreds of fellow franchisees, you can ensure you get the results your efforts deserve.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to earn your true value.

“I’m confident that leaving my corporate role in New York to start my ERA franchise will give me the rewards, lifestyle and balance that I’m looking for. I love finding profits for my clients and my income is directly linked to my own efforts – that’s a great place to be.”

Laura Mangiaracina, ERA Franchisee since 2020

How your business will help clients

Utilising the experience gained in your areas of expertise, you will advise businesses on how to get the best from suppliers – in turn helping to boost business performance by providing tailored solutions which generate success and growth.

By using our proven analysis, research, implementation and monitoring methodology, you will help clients to:

  • Improve internal processes
  • Manage supplier relationships
  • Benchmark prices
  • Conduct tendering exercises
  • Integrate and identify new suppliers

Harness the power of ERA’s global network

Collaborating with our global network of over 700 consultants will also help you to deliver bigger and better results for clients, including cost optimisation in areas such as:

  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
  • Corporate and Admin Support Services
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Facility and Property Management (FPM)
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supply (MRO)
  • Medical and Pharmacy
  • Personnel and HR Services Delivery

Limitless potential to scale your business

Few franchise models give you the ability to truly scale upwards when you want it to – but ERA’s does.

Success is dependent on networking and forging lasting relationships with your clients’ C-suite. The stronger these relationships are, the more areas of each business you will be invited to optimise – and thus the more profit you will be able to uncover and share. There is also the potential to sign up new clients should these C-suite team members move companies.

With client relationships typically lasting up to three years each, the more connections you can make, the more scope there is to earn. If your ambition demands it, you can generate opportunities to scale your business up – hiring dedicated consultants to manage the growing workload whilst simultaneously capitalising on their own network to develop more fruitful connections. The ERA brand provides the credibility and systems for your consultancy to work with any sized business.

"9 months in I can honestly say I have never learnt so much in a short space of time, which I have loved and this has given me a drive back that perhaps became a little stale. The change has been fantastic for me, and now my focus is upon building a strong business and delivering for my clients. "

James Rimmer, ERA Franchisee since 2021

How does the ERA franchise model work?

The ERA model is based around an attractive “No Savings, No Fee” business proposition to clients, with franchisees sharing in what they are able to save their clients. This offers exceptional earnings potential and the ability for you to really get out of the business what you put in – how many people chained to a desk in their employer’s office can say the same?

What’s more, our processes are backed by a steadfast attitude and ethics – treating fellow business owners and clients alike with the utmost respect and values. In short, ERA believes in doing things properly.

Your target clients

Your target clients will be businesses with annual turnovers of £10m- £100m+. Leveraging any existing C-suite commercial relationships will see you get off to a flying start, and the experienced ERA support team will guide you thereafter with proven lead generation strategies.

The number of clients you attract is less important than the number of projects – meaning it’s ideal to foster enduring relationships in which clients provide you with multiple projects to work on.

Potential returns

ERA’s prosperous business model allows franchisees to build a recurring monthly income stream with typically 60-70% net profit – returns which are made all the more exceptional by the considerably low overheads your business will require.

Typically, solo consultants with around 10 clients have the potential to earn up to £250,000 per year – but why stop there? Growing your practice to hire more consultants can see your earnings at least double.

The financial rewards are what you make them to be.

Your investment

Starting up with ERA is a low-cost, low-risk way to grow your own business within a network of like-minded, driven and successful people.

Indeed, there are almost no fixed costs to running your consultancy: there are no printed materials and no essential need for a dedicated office; all you really need is a laptop and a method of travel when required. These overheads decreased even further during the pandemic with the prevalence of online meetings doing away with the need to travel to clients as often.

Rest assured your business is recession and pandemic-proof

It’s understandable to be worried about economic factors outside of your control damaging your business’ prospects, particularly when you’re just starting out. Thankfully, ERA franchises are built to withstand such concerns.

When a recession arrives – or businesses are hit by unforeseen economic earthquakes, such as the one caused by COVID-19 – there is always a rush to reduce costs and streamline performance. To that end, ERA consultants saw business increase by 50% during the 2008-2010 recession, and by 25% during the lockdown-hit 2021. Furthermore, average franchise earnings globally have gone up every year.

With businesses looking to get back to strong profitability on the post-pandemic road to normality, now is a fantastic time to start your cost consultancy journey with ERA.

World-class support, every step of the way

We know how tough the first year of starting any business can be, no matter how dedicated you are or how honed your skills may be. That’s why we have cultivated a dedicated in-house franchisee support programme to give your consultancy the powerful boost it needs to thrive quickly.

During your first six months in business, ERA business growth experts – alongside our highly experienced sales and marketing team – will assist you in creating and delivering bespoke campaigns helping you to generate leads and client introduction meetings with prospects through our Power Assist programme.

Every ERA franchisee will have complete access to:

  • A world-class two-week training programme
  • Up to six months of one-to-one coaching and mentoring
  • A dedicated sales prospector
  • Dedicated and ongoing in-field support


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