BIG BERRY concept is available to be placed wherever you want and at any time!
For every new idea you have, an entire new house and the full BIG BERRY concept will be provided.
What is your dream business colour? Brown as the countryside; blue as the seaside; or deep vibrant orange as life in the big towns?
For us, the only thing that really matters is that you have the will to go BIG because our ideas for your new business are BIG and have no limits!
We are ready to fully meet your expectations with the space you have been dreaming about and help you start your project in a high-quality environment and well-designed space made out of high technology and expertise, what we call a BIG BERRY touch.
We are here to think and build your dream business with you and soon make it available to be enjoyed together with your guests, customers and staff members.
1- FRANCHISE ITEMS
WHEN IS IT DUE
TO WHOM PAYMENT IS
€ 10 000-30 000
Upon signing the
To BIG BERRY
To BIG BERRY
When needed and after agreed
To BIG BERRY
2- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Asking the Franchisor
- How much support do you get?
BIG BERRY will provide you with all the support needed, plus what is included in one-week training for every franchise:
- Social Media Management and content production
- Event management
- Booking management
- BIG BERRY management model
- Partners' relation and social business
- What is the required from the franchisee?
- The franchisee is required to have proven experience in business management
- The franchisee is required to own the money
- The franchisee is required be open minded and socially driven, because BIG BERRY values partnerships with local producers and businesses
- The franchisee must be hard-working
- The franchisee must be familiar with the local market
- How much can I make as a BIG BERRY’s franchisee?
Contact BIG BERRY to learn and understand how profitable can a BIG BERRY franchise be.
- How long does it take to start my BIG BERRY business?
It takes about 6 months to 1 year, depending on the complexity and the country.
- What can I use BIG BERRY houses for?
As you already might know, BIG BERRY works with three types of houses: Blue, Brown and Orange.
- Can I have BIG BERRY franchise outside Europe?
Yes. BIG BERRY business is entirely adaptable to any kind of market, country and culture. Contact us for further information.
- Why buying a franchise instead of starting my own business?
The number of business that succeed with a franchise is higher than those that start a new brand.
- Where is BIG BERRY present nowadays?
Click here to find out where BIG BERRY is present and which countries will receive new Franchises/Licenses next years.
- Where will they be located?
The franchise will be located wherever the franchisee decides, being limited with the modality of houses (blue - countryside; orange - cities; brow-countryside) and by obligatory analysis of the location on accessibility; infrastructure; offered possibility in terms of partners; political and governmental support; legislation permission.
- What is the success rate of existing franchises?
There are different numbers from one location to another and also from the size of the resort. For further information, consult BB.
- What method is used to protect franchisees from poorly performing franchises?
This is a question to be agreed in the contract with every franchisee owner individually.
- Who owns the trademarks, service marks, etc., and are they federally registered?
Yes, they are registered under BIG BERRY name and slogan: BIG BERRY Luxury of Freedom.
- Are any senior management or key personnel leaving the system?
No. The whole BIG BERRY senior management is complete, nor are we missing any key personnel.
- Does this company compete with the franchisees in the marketplace?
According to the benchmarking research, there is no similar service offered by hotels, resorts, campsite, glamping or any other modality of a hotel, that can be compared to BIG BERRY.
- Will the franchisor finance any of the costs?
Yes. Training courses, Reservation System, Social Media Content, Non-stop support, Events assistance.
- Is the franchisor willing to negotiate the terms of the franchise?
Yes, both BIG BERRY’s franchise and license are open to negotiate terms that will be beneficial for both sides.
- What is the total investment required to own a franchise?
The total is the amount paid for the house.
About Consumer Research And Marketing
- Has the company conducted any consumer research and what were the results?
Since BIG BERRY is an innovative and specific concept, consumer research so far has been conducted mostly through primary and qualitative methods based on surveys, reviews, direct observations, interviews, direct communication with customers and target groups, visits and reviews of competitors.
The results of surveys, interviews and reviews of the consumers were very satisfying in terms of business so far. For any further information about results, contact BIG BERRY.
- Does the franchisor conduct any market studies or research on the territory of a potential franchise?
The research and market study of the territory where the franchise wants to be placed is conducted by the franchisee. If additional help or advice regarding the market studies is needed, it can be provided by the franchisor.
- Are there any specific demographics required for the franchise support?
There are no specific demographics required in order to support the franchise because customers target group is widely spread and the franchise does not depend much on the demographics of the area.
- How long will initial training last, where will it be held and are there any additional costs?
Training costs will be included in the initial franchise fee.
They will take 21 days, 15 days being in Kolpa River destination, and the other 6 days in the franchisee destination.
- Whom for is the training mandatory?
Manager, Social Media, Partner’s relation and owner.
- Are there any additional training costs for extra staff?
In case franchisee decides to send new staff to be trained, there will be additional costs and training might be scheduled, being agreed with BIG BERRY Kolpa management team about the date and costs.
- What is the training curriculum?
The training course is given by multiple trainers since it is multidisciplinary. Names and background will be displayed in the contract. Some of the training are on:
- Social Media and Content Production
- Resort Management
- Partner’s Relation
- Events Hosting
- Who pays for transportation, room and living expenses – training?
Transportation will be franchisee expenses, but full board accommodation is included in the initial franchise fee.
- Besides to the operation manuals are there any extra training materials provided by the franchisor?
Franchise Book with essential information will be provided, vital for passing on the knowledge to the new staff. In case franchisee decides to send new staff to be trained; schedule and additional costs need to be agreed with BIG BERRY Kolpa management team.
- Is there any practical assistance offered during the preparations, opening and initial period of work and how much does it cost?
Yes. This is included in what BIG BERRY call “Field support” and has no additional costs.
About Products and Services
- Is there a possibility of adding some new products, projects or services to the existing franchise?
BIG BERRY is always innovating and franchisees will be the first to know about the new launches.
- When and how would they be presented?
Every time BIG BERRY has a new item, franchisees will receive the information first hand and later on, it will be published on our website and social media, in case we consider it necessary.
- Is there an approximate costs estimation for the new products or services?
It will depend on the item. Prices and obligations will be introduced in advance and can always be checked and discussed with us.
- Are sales or distribution of the products restricted in any way?
Yes. BIG BERRY items are meant to be used by licensors, franchisees and in case of brand events.
- Is there a minimum that must be purchased?
No. However, we consider franchisees and licensors with more units will have higher revenues if they purchase more houses, the rentability will be higher if having more unites, because coast of training, opening and brand items will remain the same. Also, in case franchisee already has a manager, it is possible for him/her to manage more than one house at once.
- How does the delivery of the goods work and is it adequate?
The delivery of goods is normally made through partners, which provide goods and the shipping process. It will be always adequate to the franchisees’ needs.
- What is the process of obtaining supplies from the franchisor and is it more profitable?
At BIG BERRY, due to the partnership system - which can be learned during our training sessions - the prices are negotiable and lower than the one practised in the respective market. There is also a possibility of compensation through various channels.
- What kind of supply does the franchisor offer?
The franchisor supplies assistance, training, booking system provision, business model, houses, and other items that can be checked in our list of Brand Items and Services.
- What is the quality of the franchisor’s product and service?
Products and services are high quality and it can be checked online, by reading the reviews, content, pictures, models and also when scheduling a visit to BIG BERRY Kolpa, where you can experience the service yourself.
- Which responsibilities do the field representatives have?
Training, follow-up procedures, assistance.
- Can I request a meeting with the franchise consultant if needed before purchasing the franchise?
Yes. There will be different franchise consultants, and the one who will work for every company will be chosen before the contract signing and there will be the opportunity to have a meeting with that person.
- What is the frequency of the field representatives visits to the franchisee's location?
It will be agreed between the franchisee and the franchisor. It will depend on the situation and need.
- Are there any additional costs of field services if needed?
It will depend on the required service, which can be checked with BIG BERRY, but mostly there are no costs for field services.
- What kind of assistance can be expected?
The training course, opening and closing events, parties, project implementation, closure of new partnerships.
- What kind of guidance can be expected and is there any form of quality control?
Management, partners relations, guest hosting, suppliers, goods and services.
- What is the effectiveness of the operational procedures?
Not only are the operational procedures highly effective, but are also easy to learn and to pass it on to the company. To make the procedures simple, BIG BERRY provides Franchise Book and training courses to ensure that the whole staff will be well prepared and ready to deal with all types of procedures.
- Are the manuals regularly updated?
Yes, they are. Besides, whenever there is an update, BIG BERRY makes sure all Franchisees and Licensors are aware of it - in case of any update, BIG BERRY will find the best way to communicate the changes (electronically or via post).
About Advertising and Marketing
- What kind of consumer advertising is recommended to use?
BIG BERRY works with social media advertisement; Newsletter submission, Promotional Flyers for external events; brand magazines distribution; events promotions and participation in the promotional events.
- Which form of cooperative advertising programs are used by company?
Cooperation with local and international partners: magazines, radios, bloggers, influencers and suppliers.
- How are the sales leads or customers obtained?
Leads and customers are obtained through BIG BERRY, which already has been working hard on advertising the brand and services, alongside with the franchisee's efforts on advertising, promoting the brand, connecting and reaching their target through on-site actions.
- What is the company's national and regional advertising program?
BIG BERRY is currently working with a team of social media managers and content producers, on a non-stop basis, to reach all the online promotional demands and influencers (journalists, bloggers and others) - locally and internationally - to generate spontaneous and free publications. The brand has also been investing in content creation for the brand website and third-party online channels; writing magazines and hard copy publications; besides event promotions and connections with locals.
Contact us to learn more about advertising, marketing program and budget.
- What kind of marketing channels are primarily used for the brand promotion?
Social media channels: Instagram and Facebook; Website, Magazines: Feel, Join, and Create; Newsletter/targets.
- Are there any excessive costs of advertising program for the grand opening?
The Grand opening hasn't got any big advertising expenses; BIG BERRY works with hand-in invitations directed to a specific group of partners, influencers and other guests (international and local).
- What are the average monthly expenses for advertising?
The online marketing and advertisement are BIG BERRY’s role, being the franchisee's role is to advertise the brand locally and according to its demands. In accordance with this, the amount of money spent on marketing and advertising can vary widely.
More practical information about advertising and marketing will be given during the training section.