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There are a lot of considerations when taking on a new franchise business, and we've tried to cover some of the key questions here. 

If you have any specific questions, please contact us, and we'll get back to you. 

The Cat Butler is an accredited member of the British Franchise Association (bfa). Our franchise has been developed by specialist franchise consultants and solicitors affiliated with the bfa and is in line with the bfa code of ethics for commercial practice.

What experience do I need?

You don't need to have previously worked as a cat sitter or have experience running your own business. It goes without saying, though, that you must be mad about cats and be professional, reliable, organised and happy to be flexible about your hours of work.

Most clients are flexible about the times that their cats are visited while they are away, so it's possible to schedule your visits around other aspects of your life and home and family if required.  You can run the business by yourself or with a partner - we can discuss both options with you. 

You will receive full training in all areas of the business. You will use our proven business model.

How much does The Cat Butler franchise cost?

The Cat Butler franchise is low-cost and affordable compared to other pet franchises. The initial franchise fee varies depending on the population density of the franchisee's territory and earning potential. Please contact us for more information. 

What do I receive by becoming a Cat Butler franchisee?

Complete Start-up Package

We give you everything you need to get your business off to a flying start in your local area and start generating earnings immediately:

  • Exclusive use of The Cat Butler® brand in your franchise area
  • Comprehensive induction programme covering all aspects of running a Cat Butler franchise business
  • Step-by-step operations manual with guidance on how to replicate our business in your area
  • Accredited Pet First Aid training
  • Your own mini-site on The Cat Butler website that is optimised to generate hundreds of business enquiries in your local area from the first month
  • Trustist online review platform with hundreds of 5-star customer reviews, which drive customers to your business
  • The Cat Butler email address
  • High online visibility (over 200,000 fans on social media)
  • Professional PR launch in your area
  • Initial supply of promotional leaflets, branded stationery and business cards
  • Three-month business launch marketing programme including 1st page Google listing
  • 10,000 leaflet delivery in your local area.
  • A pack of branded clothing.
  • Bespoke operational software to manage the business
  • Ongoing expert support and advice to help you grow your Cat Butler business

Is there funding available for the initial franchisee fee?

We are very pleased that you can use the Government-backed start-up loan scheme to purchase your franchise and that this scheme can not only help fund the purchase of your franchise but also with initial working capital. The loan is unsecured, so there’s no need to put forward any assets or guarantors to support the application, and all owners or partners in your franchise can apply.

>>> The Government-backed start-up loan scheme

We can also help you find and secure finance for your Cat Butler franchise business through our finance contacts.

Is the business scalable?

The Cat Butler franchise is designed to be run as a management franchise - as the number of regular clients increases, you can take on self-employed cat sitters to help with the service delivery. So while your team are out caring for cats The Cat Butler way, you will be back at HQ, making and taking calls, visiting new clients, marketing and building the business.

 

 

 

What can a Cat Butler franchisee earn?

With low start-up costs and the high potential for repeat business and referrals, The Cat Butler franchise offers the ideal opportunity for cat lovers to build a profitable and sustainable business as part of a premier brand. How much you earn as a Cat Butler franchisee will depend on how much effort and time you have to commit to your business. Should you wish to progress your application to join our franchise, we will share our financial models with you

 

 

Will I have to run my own social media?

No, that is all taken care of at The Cat Butler head office. We will take care of all the posting with a dedicated team. However, as we love to see our franchisees kitty customers, we encourage our franchisees to send in photos that we can share.

Can I run the franchise with my partner or a friend?

You can join our franchise on your own, or you can come on board with a friend or partner - it’s entirely up to you. Of course, there are benefits to both approaches, and we can discuss these with you before helping you to decide which route is best for you.

What areas are available?

Areas not covered within our current locations are potentially available for licencing as a Franchisee. We recommend you get in touch for a further discussion about availability in your area.

Request a Brochure

If you're a cat lover and you're interested in our opportunity to run your own local cat sitting business, we'd love to hear from you.

Please complete our contact form and we'll send you a copy of our brochure by e-mail which includes:

  • Comprehensive information about The Cat Butler franchise
  • Key components of the franchise including training, marketing and business tools
  • Franchise package costs and financial support information

Once you've had time to read the brochure, we'd love to hear from you with any specific questions about the opportunity.

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