Sarah Connop, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Shrewsbury and Telford, shares her experience as a Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchisee.
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About Sarah Connop
Sarah Connop opened her Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise, Rosemary Bookkeeping Shrewsbury and Telford, in September 2021, having been an accountant for over 15 years in various sectors, including retail, insurance, and financial services.
Due to her passion for numbers and helping people, Sarah said she loved these roles as they allowed her to help people make sense of their numbers.
Why did Sarah join Rosemary Bookkeeping?
As the mother to a young family and a Labrador who loves long hilly walks across Shropshire, Sarah wanted a business that would utilise her experience and let her be in charge of her time and future.
This meant that when she found out about Rosemary Bookkeeping through a close friend who was part of our network, it was a natural fit for her, as she “wanted to do something I was proud of and to support [her] local thriving small business community, with the flexibility of being there for [her] children.”
Furthermore, she was attracted to the Rosemary model because “Rosemary was highly recommended by its franchise owners.”
“I was attracted to the level of support offered by the head office and fellow franchise owners,” she says.
How’s it going?
Even opening her business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah hasn’t been held back.
Sarah has used the tried and tested Rosemary model, which grants business owners the unique opportunity to achieve an attractive turnover based on recurring income from loyal clients.
Sarah has achieved more than 200% growth from year one to year two and is on track to achieve a minimum of 33% growth from year two to year three!
Thrilled with her progress and aiming to grow the business by 40% each year, Sarah says she is overjoyed with what she has achieved in her business.
“I have been able to successfully start the business, run the business, and be there for family more, which is everything I had hoped for,” she says.
Words of advice
As a thriving Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisee, Sarah has some advice for anyone looking to start a new business:
“It can be daunting and hard work owning your own business,” she says, “but the rewards of being own your boss and being in control of your future are worth it!”
“Do your research into the local community to ensure there are plenty of opportunities for bookkeepers. For example, I knew Shrewsbury had a thriving small business community.”
Need a bookkeeper?
To contact Sarah and receive her expert help with your bookkeeping, call 01743 650687.
For those elsewhere in the UK, find your nearest Rosemary Bookkeeping business today to book a free quote from one of our experts.