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Expense Reduction Analysts
Priority development : International
Countries/Regions already covered : North America, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela
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Specialists in the reduction and management of business costs, with 15 years experience across the world. 400 franchised consultants. Proven, successful methodology for achieving significant (20% average) cost savings across a range of 100 cost categories. High revenue potential from our "no savings no fee" remuneration system - we receive 50% of the savings over an 18 month period. Vast market, as clients include small businesses and multinationals, public administrations, hospitals, schools and non-profit organisations. First class training and support systems, proprietary software, marketing and operational tools.

Established in 1992, Expense Reduction Analysts is today the world's leading franchise organisation in the field of cost reduction and cost management, with a network of 400 franchised consultants and a presence in over 20 countries . The organisation is managed by a Head Office team in Sydney, Australia, a US management team based in San Diego, California and a European management team with offices in Paris and Brussels. The ERA international web site (www.expense-reduction.net)contains extensive information on ERA's products and know-how, including franchisee and client testimonials, case studies, newsletters and press coverage. The range of ERA services continues to expand, for instance in the field of outsourcing, providing additional revenue opportunities for our rapidly growing network of professional consultants.

Whether we are dealing with a small company or an multinational, ERA's cost reduction service covers the following key steps: analysis of the client's existing situation, review and optimisation of the client's specifications, consultation and negotiation with selected suppliers and implementation of our approved recommendations. Our permanent contact with the markets we cover - printing, cleaning, office supplies, fleet management, telecommunications and many others - gives us a unique ability to benchmark price levels. Our internet-based management information systems provides all ERA consultants with access to the combined knowledge base of the group.

Training begins with the new franchisee receiving ERA's Operation Manuals, several weeks prior to the initial two week induction training. A 6 month coachong period follows, under the supervision of an experienced consultant. The 6 month start-up plan prepared by the new franchisee is reviewed monthly, with corrective actions defined if necessary. The coaching phase includes accompagning the new franchisee on initial prospect meetings and close supervision of the initial cost reduction projects undertaken. Ongoing training, in the form of regular seminars, is provided by ERA, with ongoing support provided by our network of Regional Developers (see franchise opportunities below).

ERA Consultant Licence
An ERA consultant can come from many different backgrounds but must be an effective communicator at management level. A strong work ethic and a highly professional approach are key requirements. Investment: 50K € plus working capital.

ERA Regional Development Licence
There are a number of Regional Development (RD) licences available internationally. The RD both builds his ERA consultancy business and develops and provides support to a regional team of consultants. The additional investment is 100K € to 150K € depending on the region. Expected pay back of 12 to 18 months.

Expense Reduction Analysts
John Goodhardt - Director
3 rue de l'arrivée - 75015 - Paris - France

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