Podcast: Ep#227 “At ERA you don’t need to be experienced at all things business, you just need to have the drive to learn and succeed”. (Ft. Grant Levy Franchisee for Expense Reduction Analysts in NSW)

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Today on Eden Exchanges, we spoke to Grant Levy, Franchisee of Expense Reduction Analysts franchise. Listen as Grant chats about what drew him to the franchise, the working role of a franchisee, the training and support he received and the characteristics of an ideal franchisee

Grant Levy – Franchisee for Expense Reductions Analysts in NSW

Discussion Points:

  • Background
    Grant explains his background in telecommunications and the location of his current business
  • The accidental immigrant
    Originally living in the UK, Grant explains how a preference for warmer weather saw him and his wife immigrate to Australia
  • Becoming an ERA franchisee
    Grant outlines how his professional network brought him to Expense Reduction Analysts and why he chose to become a franchisee
  • Specialising in ERA
    Expense Reduction Analysts allows franchisees with special skill sets to focus on their category while also growing as service providers
  • ERA services
    As a service provider, a proactive approach to client acquisition is essential
  • Weekly and daily activities
    Grant outlines the typical activities he completes as a business owner
  • Growing as a business owner
    With a strong corporate and analytical background, Grant has continued to evolve with a view towards remaining relevant in the industry
  • Franchisee training
    Grant elaborates on the training and support offered to new franchisees
  • Franchisee skill sets
    Formal qualifications do not guarantee success in this business. Grant identifies useful traits in franchisees
  • What drives Grant?
    A passion for the work and remaining focused on his ‘why’ motivates Grant each day
  • Advice for franchisees
    Grant offers some useful guidance for potential franchisees
  • More information
    How to get in touch with Expense Reduction Analysts to begin your own business journey

Useful Links:

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About the business:

Expense Reduction Analysts has been trading in Australia since 1992. They are a business consultancy offering strategic advice and practical methods for companies to achieve sustainable cost reduction. They have people with experience gained during long careers at a senior level in their areas, and they use this expertise to advise businesses on how to achieve best practices on each cost line. They help to:

  • Define internal processes
  • Manage supplier & client relationships
  • Achieve best in class pricing
  • Redefine process
  • Implement, manage and monitor new supply arrangements

 The majority of their work is done outside of client office environments. As a result, their processes, resources, and systems ensure minimal impact on your internal resources. They monitor supplier performance throughout a time frame aligned with the supply contract to ensure that all the savings are realised, sustained, and even improved over time. In addition, they collaborate with you on a fully transparent basis throughout the process, allowing you to retain control of all the critical aspects of the engagement. They then stay with their clients for the long term, ensuring commitments are kept. This ensures that they maximise the savings they identify and keep savings and supply on track.