The Utility Company ,TUC,

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The Utility Company Franchise OpportunitiesOur Franchise 2.0 opportunity provides entrepreneurs and investors with a complete framework to build, buy and accelerate a managed IT services businessTUC provides our franchise partners with a proven business system, with comprehensive front and back office support, for the marketing, sales and service delivery of virtual IT to knowledge-based businesses.

TUC’s unique franchise model, we call it Franchise 2.0, where the majority of end-user service is delivered “in the cloud” from head office, allows for a variety of ownership models for entrepreneurs and investors.
If you are an Entrepreneur looking to become a franchisee (either full-time or in a semi-absentee capacity), you will fit into our Entrepreneur program.
If you consider yourself to fit more of an Investor profile and are interested in growing your business through acquisition(s) of local managed services providers (MSPs) then learn about leveraging our Accelerator program. 

The Utility Company (TUC) History

The Utility Company Franchise OpportunitiesTUC is a leading provider of virtual IT service and support for small and medium-sized businesses, delivering the required hardware, software and service in a pay-per-use or fixed-fee model. Our Connected Office service program provides a single point of contact to deliver and manage technology, communications and vertical line of business applications – 95% Remote; 100% Proactive. Over the past 12 years our president and senior management team have led two market-defining technology firms in the managed service provider (MSP) industry. In 2000, N-able Technologies, a global provider of remote monitoring and management software that pioneered MSP business transformation training for the IT channel. In 2006, The Utility Company, the first managed services franchise, which is annually named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 listing along with the MSPmentor® 100 Top Global Managed Service Providers.
In 2011, TUC made yet another industry-first move by launching our MSPXchange program for TUC franchisees to acquire an existing MSP through our proven M&A Framework to accelerate their business growth.
Total Number of Units:  110
Franchised Units: 109
Year Established: 2006
Franchising Since: 2006
Awards: Entrepreneur Franchise 500 (multiple years)

Benefits of Owning The Utility Company (TUC) Franchise

A TUC franchise is a white-collar business-to-business services franchise where you are engaged in a sophisticated industry servicing small and medium-sized businesses. It is a highly scalable business with limited staff -  unlike most franchise concepts where the franchisee has to hire staff to deliver the services, this franchisor fulfills 95% of all service. 
A home-based business with very low overhead that operates during regular, family-friendly business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm). TUC is a company that is on the forefront of a massive "game-changing" industry shift. 
You will also see the following benefits:
  1. High-value “need” to have product/service in hyper-growth, managed services/cloud computing market servicing knowledge-based industries;
  2. Low cost (start-up & operating) that are primarily variable and drive recurring monthly revenue for future business value;
  3. A franchise model that re-invents front and back office support for marketing, sales and service delivery with centralized finance,  administration and CRM;
  4. Flexibility in your time commitment during business ramp-up, including complimentary to most IT and vertical service businesses;
  5. Ultimate control of your own destiny – ability to accelerate your growth through acquisition(s)! 

The Utility Company (TUC) Financial Investment
Entrepreneur Program
Our Entrepreneur Program is designed to assist those who are in the “rat race” to enter into a low-risk executive model franchise opportunity specializing within the hyper growth industry of managed IT services and cloud computing. Full-time and semi-absentee models are both available under our Entrepreneur Program.
Total Initial Investment:  $45,000 - $71,000
Franchise Fee: $39,000
Liquid Capital Required: $100,000
Net Worth Required: $250,000
Accelerator Program
Our Accelerator Program utilizes the most proven method for business growth - Mergers & Acquisitions - and provides a complete framework for our franchisees to grow their business by acquiring a local managed services provider!
Our ideal Accelerator franchisee has strong executive or management background with an interest in growing their business through acquisition.
  • The candidate must have strong capital and credit rating to source financing to perform acquisition(s) of local MSP(s).
  • Past corporate finance experience an asset.
The Utility Company (TUC) Training and Support
The initial training program generally covers the following subjects;
  • Administration – confidential operations manual review, back office support, resources available, detailed CRM training
  • Marketing – marketing overview, TUC branding guidelines, Connected Office marketing tools, Utility Engagement Model, market segmentation/verticals, campaigns and ongoing top of mind awareness
  • Sales – execution of the go-to-market pan, ongoing activities, day in the life of a Connected Office sales representative, sales development center
  • Service – service delivery and management policies, procedures, and best practices
The Utility Company Franchise Opportunities
The initial training is a web-based training course consisting of 21 individual courses. In addition, there are regular group training calls via phone and webinar throughout each week.
Does Corporate Assist in Site Selection: N/A
Does Corporate Provide Advertising and Marketing (Local, National): Yes
Does Corporate Provide Continued Training: Yes

“From a franchisee perspective, TUC continues to improve their level of support in all areas, for example the recent introduction of the Channel Support Team to deliver fully integrated sales and marketing campaigns.  Bottom line, TUC is the backbone for us building a 100% recurring revenue service business with high annual growth, profitability and business value.  Our Franchise ROI has been significant.”
Mark McIntyre - Toronto, Ontario
“I find the service is invisible – in that it is seamless. I’ve come in some mornings to see email case notes alerting me to problems that TUC’s monitoring had detected overnight, followed by the notification that the case was also addressed and closed before we even experienced a thing. In other words, a problem solved that was never a problem for us.  We are saving time, saving money and saving headaches. From my standpoint, we’re not having to deal with issues that we had to before. And that’s a good thing since we have customers to think of instead.”
Jeff Spenos - Vice President, Mission Valley Ford Trucks, San Jose, California
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