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Are You Ready To Start Your Test and Tag Business?

With over 10 years in the test and tag industry, our team was so overwhelmed by the increasing demand for The Local Guys – Test & Tag services that we decided to enlist some more help around the country! We knew we had all of the systems, knowledge, and passion to become a successful national brand – we just needed more hands on deck to make it happen. Becoming a test and tag franchise has enabled us to service more areas, more efficiently, while upholding our focus on unrivaled customer service. We also love that we can now help new Franchise Partners build their own businesses, be their own boss, and live the life they have always dreamed of.

Why You Should Join the Local Guys

  • Good form of income
  • Work/Life balance
  • Work for yourself
  • High profit margins, low overheads
  • Repeat work
  • Reputable brand
  • Industry training
  • Consistent, ongoing support

Is This Right for You?

  • Are you self motivated?
  • Are you willing to learn new things?
  • Do you have a high level of customer service?
  • Are you a people person?
  • Are you willing to go above and beyond for customers?

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Why Join The Local Guys Services?


Good Form of Income


Work/Life Balance


Work for Yourself


High Profit Margins, Low Overheads


Repeat Work


Reputable Brand


Industry Training


Consistent, Ongoing Support

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Why choose a Test & Tag Business for sale?

Are you looking for a change? Are you looking to start your own business but not sure where to begin? Well, maybe our low cost-franchise opportunity is exactly what you have been looking for! Did you know that 80% of independent businesses fail during the first 3 years… but 80% of franchises succeed, full stop! Well, a test and tag business offers many benefits that make it a standout choice!

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Key Benefits

It is normal to worry about whether or not you will have enough work to start your own franchise business, but one of the highlights of a test and tag franchise is that the industry brings in repeat work!  The test and tag industry is government-mandated meaning that businesses are required to have their services completed to uphold their duty of care. Testing frequencies range from three months to five years, meaning that once you secure a client you will continue to service them on a regular basis so they can remain compliant with the Australian Standards. At The Local Guys, we have a saying, “If you can secure 12 months worth of work, you will have 10 years worth of work.” So, look after your clients and they will look after you!

As opposed to other service-based industries that focus mostly on the consumer, the test and tag industry is primarily business to business, meaning that it is a larger ticket item. Test and tagging offers high-profit margins due to its low overheads. The primary outlay is the cost of tags, which is minimal compared to the return of investment.

Why A Service Franchise?

One of the standout benefits of a test and tag franchise is the flexibility that the industry offers. Test and tagging is a fairly relaxed industry. Unlike other service-based industries, such as a plumber, the clients can be demanding due to the nature of the work. If something breaks down, they need a fix urgently! However, with test and tagging, as long as the client has their testing completed within the appropriate time frame so they remain compliant, they are generally flexible as to when this is completed. Additionally, as the work is business to business (commercial), a test and tag franchise generally operates within business hours… not to mention, you are your own boss! This means you can have a healthy work-life balance, as you can select the times you work! If you want to pick the kids up from school or have a hit of golf on a Friday, you can!

Did you know that the test and tag industry has the highest retention rate for service industries? In other words, once in, individuals tend to stay for a long period of time… and honestly, there isn’t really an explanation needed as to why when you look at the benefits a test and tag franchise has to offer! The opportunity of a test and tag business for sale with The Local Guys is the perfect choice for enthusiastic and driven individuals who are looking to build not only the business of their dreams but the life they have always wanted!

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Amazing $1,000 per week Guarantee!

Start your franchise confidently with the backing of a $ 1,000-per-week guarantee for your first year in business! Unlike other franchises, we’re committed to seeing our franchise partners succeed from the beginning and will provide ongoing support throughout your career to continue the growth of your unit.

Not Convinced? Do A Discovery Day!

What better way to get started than on the job! Experience the charm of The Local Guys Test & Tag first-hand by coming out with our team to see us in action. You’ll experience the day-to-day activities of running your own Unit Franchise alongside our Franchise Partners. 

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Thrive With Ongoing Support

Supporting our Franchise Partners is an integral part of our company DNA. With The Local Guys
Test & Tag, you’re always backed by a reputable company and national brand. An industry expert is always only a phone call away!

All franchise partners get access to our online training library as well as ongoing support from our team.

Support Includes:

  • Infield & in the office training
  • Ongoing Quality Reviews
  • National call centre support
  • Online training & support software
  • CRM software makes invoicing easy
  • Support scheduling & invoicing
  • Ongoing mentorship
  • Franchisee meetings every 6 weeks
  • Backing of a national brand
  • Support from other TLG franchise partners/community

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the $1,000 per week income guarantee?

At The Local Guys, we offer a $1,000 turnover, income guarantee to provide our new Franchise Partners some peace of mind during their first year of business! We understand that when you are getting started in your new business, you may have concerns about not making enough money. To combat this, when you are not working, we will pay you to promote your business… so, no need to worry!

What is involved in the training process?

We put a lot of focus in providing the best quality training possible to our new Franchise Partners to ensure they are feeling confident when they begin their new business venture! We will work with you to ensure you are equip with the skills needed to be successful. Training runs for two-weeks and includes:

  • Relevant licencing including your test and tag licence, and assistance with insurances and clearances
  • In-field training with an expert in the industry for you to experience real-life scenarios
  • In-office training:
    • Office operations, software and programs
    • General administration
    • Marketing and sales
    • Accounting

Is there work available in my area?

  1. Do The Local Guys provide sales leads?
  2. Will I get a territory?

Definitely! You will receive a Marketing Territory and within this territory you will work to grow your business. We train our Franchise Partners on how to do effective LAM (Local Area Marketing) equip them with the appropriate skills to successfully grow and develop their business. So, any efforts you put into growing your territory, you will benefit from.

The Support Centre also obtains new leads from our marketing, Google Ad Words, website and SEO, which we will pass on to you.

How are the royalties calculated?

Our royalties are calculated as a flat rate. This means that no matter how much you are earning, you will only pay the flat rate in royalties. We want to see each of our Franchise Partners successfully grow their business as large as possible and we believe charging a percentage of the earnings would discourage this.

How soon can I get started?

We allow approximately 6 weeks to get you started! This allows us to get to know one another, complete the training and get everything set up, ready to hit the floor running from day one of business!

What is the price?

We offer franchises for the price of $34,900 ex. gst. This includes:

  • All equipment you will need to get started
  • Sign writing on your vehicle
  • Training (running for 2 weeks, this includes office training & in the field training)
  • Test & Tag license
  • Start-up marketing material (business cards, flyers)
  • Uniforms
  • Laptop computer
  • Support from our team to ensure you are successful

What sort of support does the head office provide?

Our head office (or Support Centre, as we call ourselves) provide many forms of support including:

  • Sales & marketing support
  • National Call Centre
  • Administration support for Franchise Partners
  • Dedicated CRM (customer relationship manager)
  • Online training platform
  • National supplier pricing
  • Fleet vehicle discounts
  • 6-weekly franchise meetings
  • The Local Guys community (Facebook group, online forum, company social events)
  • Local Franchise Partner mentor

Do I need to be an electrician or have a trade background?

No, not at all! We will teach you everything you need to know. We will send you to get your Test & Tag Licence (1-day course). Once you have your licence, we will spend time with you in the classroom doing further training. Then we will work with you during the 2 training weeks performing infield training with an expert.

The support does not stop after that… Our Support Centre is always only a phone call away to assist you in any way that we can. We also have a range of programs available to support you from day one.

Why a test and tag franchise over other service franchises?

Being a Test & Tag Franchise Partner is great! Seriously, what other franchise could off you:

  • Work your own hours
  • Clients are relaxed and flexible when you perform your work! Unlike many service-based businesses (ie. a plumber) where the work requires immediate action, the test & tag industry is fairly flexible. As long as you complete the testing before their tags are due, clients are typically happy to be work around your available hours.
  • Great profit margins! Typically service based businesses have very good margins. However, Test & Tag is a standout from other service-based businesses. This is because the major expense is tags, which is very low compared to the profit you can make.
  • Repeat work! Typically, if you can get 12 months’ worth of work, you should have 10 years’ worth of work. So, look after your customers & they will look after you too!

How much can I earn?

When you join a franchise with The Local Guys, the opportunities are endless! As this will be your own business, you have the opportunity to build the business of your dreams. We cannot give you an exact figure on how much you will earn as this is dependent on how much you invest into your own business. However, we will provide sales leads and LAM (local area marketing) training to equip you with the necessary skills to be successful. Unlike an independent business, a franchise offers you the reputation and support of a national brand with proven systems and processes in place that have been trialled over many years.

What are the requirements for a unit franchise?

To join The Local Guys – Test & Tag, the requirements are:

  • Current police clearance
  • Working with children check (WWCC)
  • White card
  • Positive and driven mindset
  • Customer service skills (preferred)

All checks and certifications can be acquired during the onboarding process. Your test and tag licence is included in the unit franchise, so you are not required to gain this prior to joining.

How flexible is my work schedule?

This is your business, so you are your own boss! This means you can work the hours that suit your lifestyle! Generally, most of our franchise partners work 10am-4pm Monday to Friday due to the nature of the industry. However, if you want to take a Friday off to play golf with your mates or finish by 3pm so you can pick the kids up from school, you can!

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