The Alternative Board


Company Overview

Business owners have the right to expect that their business will deliver for them what they want from life.

For nearly 30 years The Alternative Board (TAB) has worked with thousands of forward-thinking business owners and helped them grow their businesses, increase profitability and improve their lives by participating in monthly business advisory boards and one-to-one sessions, and taking advantage of TAB’s great business tools and services.

Franchise Overview

TAB has 35 facilitators around the UK who are running powerful and profitable businesses that help entrepreneurs to overcome business barriers and capitalise on fantastic ideas and opportunities.

We operate in 18 countries and are adding to our existing international franchisee community all the time.

TAB has helped over 13,000 business owners address hundreds of thousands of opportunities and challenges. We have built a robust, proven and very successful business model for our franchisees.


Key Information

  • Network Size: 26-50 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £48,750 for full award; £23,750 for facilitator with option; £5,000 for contract facilitator working with existing franchisee.  £10k marketing budget recommend in first year.
  • Minimum Personal Investment: 50% (approx) 
  • Franchise Location: Office-based
  • Market: B2B

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Our training programme is designed to enable you to launch and develop a profitable and rewarding business – making the most of your existing skills and experience while helping to develop even more to support your personal and company vision. You will have an initial five days of training at our Harrogate head office, followed by two weeks of ‘in the field’ support before you head back to Harrogate for another three days of training. There is also extensive ongoing training and development opportunities so you’ll have all the support you need to succeed.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

With a TAB business you work with your members to build the business you want. You will prepare and facilitate monthly advisory peer board meetings. You will develop a deep interaction with your members through one-to-one meetings and development programmes. You’ll be busy building relationships and cementing your business in the local community. With TAB you never stop learning.

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