Most of you already know there are many advantages to choose franchising instead of jumping into business on their own. Do you know what those reasons are?
1. Complete and Thorough Start-Up Costs Breakdown Instead of having to guess, or estimate certain costs, or having to find out the hard way what start-up costs you can anticipate, a strong franchise brand already has this figured out for you and can walk you through the process of what to plan for financially and when you can expect to come across a specific expense. In short, you will know exactly what you are looking at in start-up costs very early on in the process.
2. A Track record of Success If you are dealing with a reputable and established franchise company you can count on the fact that they have a method of doing business that offers you a roadmap and path to successful results. In addition, they are required to provide you with information through a series of disclosure documents, so you can investigate and confirm results from existing franchise owners before making a final decision to move forward.
3 Established and Strong Brand A huge advantage with a franchise is that you are dealing with a company that is building a brand on a local and national level that has great value to the customers you are trying to attract. Name brand recognition trumps most locally owned mom& pop operations most of the time.
4 Training and Ongoing Coaching A good franchise organization has established training programs in place to assist you with getting up and running quickly. To add to this, you will receive ongoing training on new technology, service/marketing approaches and more. Most quality franchise brands will require you to attend training meetings throughout your franchise career to ensure that you are up to speed on all cutting edge technology and services.
5 Consistent and Ongoing Operational Support Franchisors have experienced and dedicated staff that specializes in different areas of business that provide ongoing assistance to franchisees. You are not alone and put in a position to fail due to lack of knowledge, or experience. Talented staff is always available to coach and assist you while you’re busy building and running your business. This option is always available to you when you hit a rough spot, or when you have ideas you want to share for growing your business.
6 Marketing Assistance The franchise company will have an established marketing plan and tools for attracting the customers you need to reach. If you have little to no experience in marketing it is a blessing to have someone always there to mentor you in this area of business. You have access to staff experienced in the area of creating a marketing plan and budget, so this doesn’t become a guessing game or a hit and miss situation.
7 Purchasing Power An experienced brand will have established buying discounts for materials, equipment and vehicles, which helps your bottom line by combining purchasing options on a national basis, which you could not enjoy as an independent operator. This is truly beneficial since you will be buying materials on an ongoing basis.
8 Risk Avoidance One of the biggest reasons for buying a franchise is that it will help you navigate through the hurdles and avoid much of the risk involved with starting your own business. Obviously, you must complete, but if you do, you can determine with a good amount of certainty what happens when you decide to become a franchisee.
Looking at this list it not only points out several key reasons to think about going with a franchise – the list also brings to the forefront just some of the major challenges you will have to deal with if you have to create all of this on your own. Yes, you do have to pay a franchise fee, but that can be a much better option than having to pay over and over for very expensive mistakes, which is common when operating an independent operation. Not having to suffer through the mistakes and having a partner that has already gone through this process is a valuable asset to have. Joining a franchise to help you start your own business is a smart approach for many people, for all of these reasons and many more.
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Pestmaster is both an innovative and environmentally sensitive pest management services provider. With a unique, progressive, and extremely successful franchise business model, Pestmaster professionals provide state of the art, scientifically-based integrated pest management solutions for the most challenging pestiferous problems. Pestmaster, a 21st century organization that is leading the way in the fast growing pest management industry.
Dr. Stuart Mitchell | BCE
I’ve been in the industry for years and I can’t tell you just how valuable the Pestmaster franchise opportunity really is. I have much greater access to identifying and getting potent government contracts with the help and assistance from the corporate office. We would not be nearly as successful as we are today, had we not purchased a Pestmaster Franchise.
Wayne Holliday & Tommy Houk | Pestmaster® Services of Lake City & Gainesville, FL
In today’s pest control business environment, we all need some sort of competitive edge and Pestmaster has definitely given us the edge we needed to set us apart from the competition.
Bart Van Diepen | Pestmaster® Services of Northern San Diego, CA
Pestmaster® has been the best investment I’ve ever made in my life!
Barrett Alley | Pestmaster® Services of Kingston, NY
We had options, but if we hadn’t decided on a Pestmaster Services franchise, we could not have gone from just one to several employees in less than one year of purchasing the franchise. Without the franchise, we would not have known about the high-dollar pest control services opportunities such as West Point Academy and we would certainly not have become the successful contract bidder that we are today.
Paul Alley | Pestmaster® Services of Kingston, NY
I owned my own small pest control business for six years before I decided to buy a national brand franchise. The amount of business I was able to produce in those six years was doubled in just my first year with Pestmaster Services. Joining the Pestmaster brand was an excellent choice for me and for the future of my business.
Chris Nelson | Pestmaster® Services of Salt Lake City, UT
I knew I was ready to start a business and looked for a long time but could not find my value-added proposition What could I do better than anyone else to distinguish me from the others in any industry? I have always been a technical person, so I was not confident in my ability to start a brand and market it. I also didn’t want to start from zero without help and support in my new adventure. For these reasons I looked into franchising opportunities and quickly found Pestmaster Services. They provided the value-added proposition, branding, marketing and support that I was looking for. The business model works and the people in the PFN will help you succeed.
Jerome Snyder | Pestmaster® Services of Central New York
The Pestmaster Franchise Network has enabled me to secure government contracts and group pricing with several vendors. The training from our entomologist and combined experience is incredibly valuable. It is a great network of knowledge, experience, and Camaraderie.”
Justin Kendall | Pestmaster® Services of Virginia Beach, Virginia
I would like to take a minute and thank you all for the incredible hospitality you all showed me. You all contributed to a successful experience for me and I hope I can make you all proud by building a successful business in the mountains of PA and the suburbs of NJ. Thank you again, this trip was a huge success and it would have not been possible without each and every one of you.
Tony Cuiffo | Pestmaster® Services of New Jersey & Pennsylvania
When we met with the franchisor, Jeff Van Diepen, we saw how involved he was with the franchises while also running some of the operations himself. Jeff was very in tune with how to run a successful franchise and was more than willing to put the time in to show that to the franchisees. I just can’t say enough about how Jeff and his team go to work each and every day to be better than the day before and how they bring that to the franchisees every day.
Alain Bernik & Tom Nelson | Pestmaster® Services of San Antonio, Texas
Pestmaster® Services began servicing pest control needs after Jeffrey Van Diepen founded the company in 1979. With a modest start in the small eastern Sierra town of Bishop, CA, it became Van Diepen’s mission to build a national pest control company, providing leading edge technologies in the control of insects, rodents, birds, weeds, and other pests.
As the company grew, it continued expanding its service offerings in ways that would differentiate itself from traditional pest control competitors.
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