Hi, my name is Howard, and I work with Elite Maintenance Services. We understand that it’s not easy to start a business! There are numerous factors to consider, and the process may be overwhelming, especially if you lack business experience. Investing in yourself without any support, systems, or commercial insights is one of the most challenging things you can do in business. Regardless of how hard you work most startups fail or flounder without the necessary, proper support and systems. However, starting a franchise business could be a good opportunity. If you want to be your own boss and set your own hours, then you should consider becoming a franchisee. When you buy a credible and proven franchise, you are purchasing a tried-and-tested business system built on strategies, concepts, and methods that are proven to be effective.
Franchises, according to research, are more likely to succeed than independent small businesses. According to the Griffith University Franchising in Australia report (2012), the franchising sector recovered faster than the general small business sector, with total franchising sales turnover estimated at $131 billion. Furthermore, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 60% of small businesses fail within the first three years. This is due to a variety of reasons, including a lack of proper training and business background, a lack of capital, a lack of an established customer base, and so on. As a result, many people prefer to buy a franchise. Dominique Lamb, chief executive of the National Retail Association (NRA), added that franchises have an 80% success rate. Thus, it’s no surprise that Australia is now known as the World Franchising Capital.
Franchising offers ‘anyone’ the opportunity to ‘be your own boss’ with proven low risk and the best chance of success. No matter your background or qualifications, it has a system that will help you get through it.
To further clear up any doubts you might have, here are some of the benefits of franchising a business:
1. You Don’t Have To Start From Scratch
Perhaps the most challenging stage of a business is the startup phase, which must be planned meticulously from the ground up. You must create a business plan and strategy, conduct market research, and consider all the other factors involved in starting a business. However, if you buy a franchise business, you will no longer have this problem. Since it already has a system and a business model in place that has been proven in multiple markets.
2. A Well-Known Brand Name Already Exists
Starting a business from the ground up necessitates the development of a brand and a customer base, which takes time. In fact, finding customers is one of the most difficult challenges for any new business. Franchises, on the other hand, are well-known businesses in which customers are already familiar. They will automatically understand what your company is, what services you provide, and what they can expect from it. You have the advantage of operating under a name that is already well established, well known, and has a good reputation in the eyes of the public.
3. Assistance And Support For Businesses
A franchisee will not be operating the business alone because the franchisors will assist you. They will guide you from beginning to end. They will provide you with equipment, supplies, tools, strategies, and other essential matters to run the business continuously. Even if you know very little about business, they will provide you with the necessary information, advice, and tried-and-true business strategies. You have the confidence in knowing that there is always someone available to point you in the right direction or lend you a helping hand when you need it.
4. Training Plan
Franchisees receive training from their franchisor in all significant areas of their new business. You will receive extensive training to help you stay on top of the organization as it grows. You will be advised on how to run their business model, as well as an operation manual, among other things.
Being a franchisee allows you to own a business without having to start from scratch. When you open a franchise, you have a lower risk because you have ongoing support from your franchisors and a solid system to fall back on. As a boss, you can set your own work goals and enjoy the fruits of your labour instead of watching them go to someone else.
Now that you understand the advantages, you have thousands of options for the type of business you want to franchise. If you have the desire, commitment, and passion, you must take the time to find the best franchise system for you. And investing in a carpet cleaning business is a wise decision because this industry is massive and constantly expanding. Every homeowner, real estate agent and business owner needs it regularly.
So why not consider Elite Carpet Dry Cleaning, a cleaning expert that has been in business since 1984. If you choose to be part of our family, you’ll be given comprehensive training, ongoing support, and a proven business model. We have long-standing Franchisees who have been with us for over 30 years. And what makes us different from others is that we care for you and your business. So call us now at 131-580.