How to Evaluate Pest Companies for Sale
There’s no denying that the pest control industry is profitable. In fact, the U.S. Structural Pest Control Market surpassed $8.175 billion in total service revenue in 2016–an all-time high–and it’s expected to climb even higher by 2020.
But there are plenty of companies trying to capitalize on these market conditions. How do you ensure you align yourself with the right brand?
Today’s post shares two tips to help you evaluate pest companies for sale. Read on to find out how to level-up your franchise research.
Consider the potential return on investment
The best pest companies for sale will support your return on investment by minimizing your expenditure upfront and getting your doors open for business ASAP. Pestmaster does just that. But not all companies can say the same.
According to one article in The Balance: Small Business, it takes the average business owner about six months to get their company up and running. That’s a long time to be sitting “in the red” without generating a return on your investment, especially if you’re paying rent and overhead for a brick-and-mortar store. And while that may not be a problem executive-level investors building their portfolios, it’s a scary proposition for the average person. In fact, these kinds of financial concerns are some of the most common barriers to entry for aspiring small business owners.
With Pestmaster, your business can be up and running 3 to 6 weeks after you sign the Franchise Agreement.
We’ve invested a great deal in refining our system and creating the training and support assets needed to make this timeline work. The end result is a streamlined start-up process that gets your doors open for business faster than the competition. That means you stop stressing and start generating a return on your investment sooner, without ever compromising on service quality.
Pestmaster also supports your profitability by minimizing overhead in the early goings. Our model is designed to work equally well for a single employee operating out of their home or a multi-location pest control mogul. There is minimal equipment needed to get up and running; indeed, a vehicle, backpack spray unit, uniforms, bait stations, monitors, and chemicals is all you need to start generating a return. As your business grows, you may wish to expand, in which case we can help you choose the best locations and hire the right people. But until then, our sleek home-based business model will help you generate a profit in no time.
Finally, Pestmaster supports your profitability by offering all the benefits of franchising for a relatively small fee. In fact, most franchise owners will invest between $30,000 and $85,000 to get started. That includes up to $30,000 of working capital that you keep to cover additional expenses. All together, that investment amounts to roughly half the amount quoted by most business start-up resources.
Evaluate the training and support systems
One of the most important benefits of franchising is the support and training, so make sure you get your money’s worth. The best pest companies for sale will have no skill or experience requirements for new franchisees–their training systems will include everything you need to know, and their support services will be capable enough to help you through any sticking points along the way.
That’s the case with Pestmaster. Indeed, some of our most successful employees entered into our system without any prior experience or pest control skills. Find out more about our training and support services here.
Learn more about starting a Pestmaster franchise
You can learn more about the Pestmaster franchise opportunity by requesting franchise information via the contact form on our website, or by calling 800-525-8866 to set up a free consultation.Back