July 12, 2021
Three Myths About Opening a Commercial Cleaning Business as a Franchisee and How We Bust Them!
Right now, there are well over 750,000 franchise establishments in the United States, which speaks to the effectiveness and popularity of the franchise model. Franchise businesses provide countless goods and services, as millions of us shop at franchises, eat at franchises, and live near them. But despite this, there are a number of myths about doing business as a franchisee that might discourage someone from opening a commercial cleaning business with Image One. Let’s take a look at three of those myths here — and bust them!
Franchising Requires Experience
One of the strongest reasons to become part of a franchise brand is the training and support it gets you from the franchisor — especially when opening a commercial cleaning business with Image One! The fact is, when you partner with us, you don’t need experience in our industry. Our comprehensive pre-opening training and ongoing support not only prepare you to leverage it to the fullest but will keep you on track toward growth.
Our pre-opening training program combines classroom, on-the-job, and on-site learning for a truly comprehensive approach to prepare you for business. After your initial training, you can rely on the Image One support team 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and beyond that, you can count on:
- Our proprietary operations manual that details our business procedures and cleaning techniques and has a step-by-step guide to our IntelliClean system.
- Purchasing assistance that will allow you to find the perfect products to get the job done right.
- Marketing tools and our Franchise Growth Model that lets you get the word out and grow your business.
- Access to our Franchise Support Network, which has systems in place to organize your franchise, manage your staff, and keep you up to date on policies and procedures.
What does all that mean? It means opening a commercial cleaning business with no previous experience is no problem, not when you partner with Image One!
Franchising Is Too Stifling
A common myth about opening a commercial cleaning business as a franchisee is that the model doesn’t allow for autonomy. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. While all franchise brands do have specific guidelines and procedures that franchisees must follow (it’s what takes so much of the guesswork out of running your business), the fact is, our business model allows for a lot of individuality and personal decision making. You’ll be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.
Furthermore, our franchisees often find that once they’ve established their business, they’re able to strike a better work/life balance, one that allows them more time with family and friends. Freedom outside of work is often a happy byproduct of opening a commercial cleaning business as an Image One franchisee.
Franchising Is Too Risky
Believe it or not, franchises are statistically less risky to open than starting a business from scratch, and that’s because so much of the work has already been done! Kinks have been worked out, best practices have been put in place, and the business model acts as a sort of roadmap for franchisees to follow.
Of course, no brand can guarantee success. But when you partner with a name like Image One to open your commercial cleaning business, you’ll capitalize on our decades of experience and our deep knowledge of the industry. Having access to our expertise and resources takes a lot of the work and worry out of starting your business, freeing you up to focus on what matters most — growth!
Image One is a leader in the commercial cleaning industry, and we’re growing! To become part of our franchise family, get in touch today!