The video, above, summarises pretty well what thebestof is all about.
The first…and the best:
When thebestof was launched in July 2005 we were the first independent web directory in the UK. But things have changed a lot since then!
Now thebestof is much, much more than just a website - and it is our progressive linking of online and offline initiatives that showcase only the best local businesses in each area that have earned us considerable recognition including ‘Innovative Company of the Year’, a number of ‘best business’ awards and a prestigious third place in the Tech Track 100.
thebestof is all about people…
In a nutshell thebestof champions and promotes the best businesses and events in each local area, using a variety of online and offline elements. It also engages with local people and gives them a voice.
As a thebestof franchisee you’ll become a ‘word-of-mouth specialist’ in your local area - a key influencer in your local business community.
All our franchisees have a strong desire to see their local area and the people within it prosper.
You’ll get to know and build relationships with all the best businesses on your patch and you’ll also engage with thousands of local people who will ‘join’ thebestof – so they can share their opinion as to who’s best.
You become the most influential person in your town…
When you have a membership base of several thousand local people all plugged in to thebestof (as many of our franchisees have) you become the most influential and powerful marketer in your town – bar none.
This combination of real relationships with local people AND local businesses, done properly, can enable you to build yourself a very significant income and a business that gives you lots of flexibility around your time.
Big six figure incomes…
It’s a heady mix that’s incredibly effective, which is why we have dozens of franchisees earning big six figure incomes and why thebestof has one of the highest ratios of ‘multiple franchise owners’ in the country. (i.e people who have bought second and third territories having had success with their first), something of which we are very proud.
The video below features a dozen of our existing franchisees describing what thebestof means to them.