Anyone considering buying into a franchise cleaning business should keep a few factors in mind as they venture forth into this lucrative line of work. For starters, getting into this world is low cost and low maintenance when compared to franchising in other fields.
It’s much easier to get into a Chem-Dry franchise then it is to open your Subway restaurant.
This type of business also comes with a vast number of potential customers as nearly half the homes in the United States have carpet inside of them. This not only gives your new business a built-in niche of possible clients but it makes what you offer something that is already in demand.
Your new franchise offers high-tech and dependable carpet cleaning services at affordable prices. Consumers who buy carpets for their homes are spending a considerable amount of money for these furnishings and they’re going to need a service provider on whom they can rely to come in and make their carpets look, feel, and smell as new as the day their carpets were installed.
If this sounds good to you, here are some things you need know:
Getting Started is Easy
A good cleaning franchise is designed to make it simple for some who may not know a thing about the industry to jump right in and begin working towards the growth of their venture. Training is a short process that educates you on every facet of running the franchise.
You’re taught how the equipment works and how to use it cleaning carpets and floors. But it’s not just the physical labor side either. They walk you through how to market your business, how to develop a client list, and how to maintain your customers for long-term patronage.
This may all sound “easy”, but it will require hard work and dedication to get this business off the ground, much the same as with any business in any other field. Those who work at it will find success.
Above all, it’s about supplying a service that people need and will hire you to do over and over again.
One of the factors many entrepreneurs wrestle with as they think about starting a business is the debate between going independent versus buying into a franchise. With a cleaning business, your initial investment is much lower than with other franchise opportunities that exist.
In the case of a cleaning franchise, an average initial investment can run about $42,000. Some of the larger companies even offer new entrepreneurs financing options to make their investment easier to manage as they are getting started.
There’s an argument to be made for going independent, but this is an option that might be better suited for someone who already has some kind of experience in this industry. However, while you may be spending less to get started, you’re out there all by yourself, without the support system that an established company can provide.
A franchise is there to help you along the way and offer you all of the support necessary for finding success. After all, they have a stake in your ability to get the business off the ground, so they’re going to help you wherever they can to ensure that your cleaning franchise grows and thrives.
Going it alone means you have only your own reputation to go on, which is unproven as you’re just starting out. Buying into a franchise with an established reputation that has been built over decades offers entrepreneurs an advantage. There is less uncertainty than what you may find when you embark on your own.
Having a well-established brand behind you is going to make customers feel more comfortable hiring you to do the work because they recognize the name of your franchise. This is also a good way to get the experience necessary to compete in the industry. It can give you an edge over the other guys in your area who may not have marketable recognition.
While any company can only give you assistance and support in helping your franchise reach the next level, it ultimately rises or falls with you, the franchise owner. You need to be sure you’re ready to handle all of the demands that come with owning your own business and one that offers this type of service to the public.
Business owners come in all shapes and sizes. Thus, others have done it, why not you?