To help potential franchise owners to purchase a Computer Troubleshooters business, the company is offering to a reduction of 20 per cent to its initial franchise fee.

As well as this, Computer Troubleshooters, which provides an IT support service to business owners and home office users, is offering a 50 per cent reduction of the fee up front, with the balance payable over 60 months from operations.

The franchise currently has 470 locations operating in 31 countries worldwide, including six in Ireland.

The service Computer Troubleshooters provides appeals to businesses who cannot affort to employ a full-time computer and IT person, however still need regular IT support and training.

Computer Troubleshooters franchise owners promote themselves as the solution provider for small businesses and home users in their area. Most Computer Troubleshooters are one or two-person enterprises operating from home, which reduces expenses from the start.

Some of the benefits of owning a Computer Troubleshooters franchise include: access to proven sales, marketing, operations and service systems; sharing of expertise with other franchise owners in the network; a strong corporate support team; an initial performance maximising training course follwed by ongoing training, refresher meetings and newsletters; and comprehensive documentation on how to run your business, plus initial supplies of promotional tools.