Entering a new career can come with a plethora of emotions. Fear, excitement, anxiety, but you’ll probably have more questions than anything. We take pride in what we do here at Expense Reduction Analysts, and we want to be as transparent as possible. We know that you have questions and hopefully, the information provided in this article by a few of our current franchisees will answer some of those burning questions you may have about joining ERA.
What is ERA?
Expense Reduction Analysts is one of the world’s leading specialists for cost management. We optimize your business costs and find innovative solutions to meet your company’s needs.
What has been your biggest challenge in your first year?
“My biggest challenge is taking current friendships and relationships and developing them into business relationships. However, ERA has a great formula for that.” – Mike, franchisee
How long did it take for you to make a profit?
“I started in January of 2008 and signed my first client by March that same year. That resulted in me seeing profit around September 2008. Fortunately, after that checks started coming in regularly and I started sleeping better at night thanks to ERA’s approach.” – Rob, franchisee
What if you don’t have a lot of local clients?
“I followed the ERA model. Prospect Identification, follow up routine, and follow up meetings.” – Rob
Were there any hidden expenses?
“No, no hidden expenses at all! The fees ERA presented to me was exactly what I paid.” – Mike
Why are people opposed to ERA?
“People are skeptical when they hear the no savings, no fee motto. People are also simply afraid of change.” – Rob
What can you tell me about the ERA conference?
“The conference really allows time to meet and mingle with colleagues. While most conferences allow for 10-25-minute breaks, ERA breaks are anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. You really get the opportunity to get the latest information about what’s going on in different industries.” – Rob
How do I get leads?
“ERA offers various database access where you can see who appears to be a good prospect. You can also use personal connections.” – Rob
What industry does ERA focus on?
“Manufacturing has been really big for a while; however, non-profit has been doing good as well. Overall, there is no given industry that we focus on.” – Rob
Convinced that ERA is the best option when transitioning into a new career path yet? If not, and you still have questions, feel free to fill out the form on the “Join Our Team” tab and we will further assist you.