Professional B2B Consulting Franchise helping business make decisions about
telecom services and products. Quick ROI - low cash investment - revenue driven
business - can be operated from home or office.
Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants is the largest independent telecom
consulting company in North America. Our network of consulting offices serves as
the outsourced telecom experts, providing telecom solutions for clients from
coast-to-coast. Our sophisticated Franchise system, which includes a
comprehensive training program, state-of-the-art support systems and an
innovative regional client-distribution system, is well established as a rising
star in the Franchise industry. In fact, we were recently recognized by
Entrepreneur Magazine as the number one Business Consulting Franchise in North
A Brief History
Schooley Mitchell was established in 1983, with its telecom division being
established as a separate entity during 1996. The company has been providing
professional advice to its clients in the areas of finance, accounting,
computers, management and telecom services since inception. With decades of
combined telecom experience, Schooley Mitchell has pursued its Franchising
concept to meet the need for independent and objective telecom advice in the
North American market.
Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants has its corporate head office in
Stratford, Ontario. The company is the largest independent telecom consulting
organization in North America, with offices from coast to coast in both United
States and Canada.
Schooley Mitchell Franchisees are independent of all telecom companies
selling products or services. Franchisees do not receive commissions, residuals
or kickbacks from any telecom suppliers. Therefore, the solutions provided to
clients are designed with the exclusive goal of providing the best solution to
meet clients' individual needs regarding telecom services.
Franchisees generally begin by operating their Schooley Mitchell Franchise as a
home-based business. Consequently, overhead and operations costs are minimal.
Due to the fact that the Franchise system extends across North America, there is
an opportunity for all Franchisees to network from coast to coast. This is a
significant benefit for larger clients that may have multiple locations. Of
course smaller clients are served locally and comprise a significant, lucrative
portion of our Franchisees' client base. And, your client base is protected
through our sophisticated client registry system.
Schooley Mitchell provides all new Franchisees with an intensive two-week
initial training program at The Telecom Institute, as well as one week of
mentoring training in your community. The training then continues with hands-on
training as you begin the operation of the Franchise. Continuous training takes
place via our intranet, through our support staff, through sessions near your
community with suppliers of technology solutions and via other distance learning
initiatives. The initial training includes "hands-on" training with live client
cases as well as marketing, telecom, computer and technical training. Head
office staff also continues to train you through our support team, as you
execute your initial client engagements. In addition to all of these vehicles to
keep you up to date and provide training to you, each Franchisee attends our
annual conference where the newest technologies are reviewed and the successes
of all of our vast network of Consultants are shared with peers.
Support from head office is provided on a continuous basis. Head office staff
have been providing support to clients across North America for more than 20
years. Through our toll-free numbers, you are never left to deal with a
challenge alone. We continually help you through your client situations as well
as continually providing information about supplier options and technical
information. Our field consulting staff also provide marketing and sales
The mandate of the head office research team is to stay on top of the telecom
world. That includes updated rate tables for supplier options, continually
advising about technical information as it changes and providing market
information to aid Franchisees' development. This information is communicated to
Franchisees on a weekly basis to increase profitability and success.
Marketing and Advertising
As indicated in the Schooley Mitchell mission statement, our goal is to be known
as the telecom experts across the continent. Our advertising and marketing
programs are directed toward that goal. Our training course includes three full
days of marketing skills development to ensure that our Franchisees fully
understand our marketing programs and strategies. During the past few years,
Schooley Mitchell has been honoured with six coveted "Frankie Awards" for the
best advertising campaigns among all Franchise companies. The Gold Medal for
"Business to Business Brochures" and the Silver Medal for "Direct Marketing"
were awarded in 2000. Those achievements were followed up with the Silver Medal
for "Corporate Identity" and the Bronze Medal for "Business to Business
Brochures" in 2001. Two more Bronze Medals were received in 2002 and 2003.
Our success is based entirely on the success of our Franchisees. Consequently,
we are very careful in our selection process. In selecting Franchisees,
preference is given to applicants with the following characteristics:
Although the investment to acquire a Franchise license is small compared to
most Franchises, you must be able to meet that commitment, as well as provide
for personal expenses. Results vary from Franchisee to Franchisee, which makes
it difficult to predict how many weeks from the point of start-up will be
required before realizing the initial collection of fees. Consequently, you must
have enough capital, so you don't require cash from the business for the
The Path to Success
The concept is simple - the only way we succeed is to have you succeed. We will
do everything in our power to duplicate the success we have experienced with our
other Franchise locations.
A Schooley Mitchell Franchise offers the prestige of association with a
professional business and the opportunity to become part of a successful team.
Our proven system of operation and our recognized identity in the field of
Telecommunications are the essential components to build business success.