July 6, 2023
Opening a cleaning franchise is not always the most straightforward process for entrepreneurs, particularly if they try to do it all on their own. Following a traditional small business model can work, but it puts much more responsibility solely on the shoulders of the investor. When choosing to franchise, new owners should seek a franchisor who provides experienced industry guidance.
However, this does not necessarily apply to every company that offers a janitorial services franchise opportunity. Some franchising opportunities will only provide very basic support and leave their new franchisees to “sink or swim” on their own once the business has opened.
At Image One, we’ve demonstrated what it takes to make it in the commercial cleaning industry for 30+ years. During this time, we have witnessed plenty of changes in the needs and expectations of our customers and have adapted to them.
Our team has used this valuable experience to strengthen the training programs we offer for each new entrepreneur who chooses to franchise with us. Our support efforts begin from the moment they reach out to us to determine if an Image One commercial cleaning franchise is the right investment for them. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the common questions we hear from potential franchisees and how Image One prepares them for business ownership.
What Training and Support Does Your Franchise Provide?
This is one of the most common questions we encounter – and with good reason. The level of training and support a franchisee receives goes a long way in determining if they chose the right franchisor to partner with. Knowing what they can expect from their franchisor also helps them set reasonable business goals.
The Image One franchise team understands that commercial cleaning can be a very “technical” service and one that is not easily mastered. This is why we have built our immersive, modular training program for new franchisees. Each module focuses on a key aspect of opening a cleaning franchise so entrepreneurs understand the following:
- What it takes to run the business from financial, operational, and staffing standpoints
- How to properly service commercial spaces and instruct their staff to do the same
- What customers expect from their service and how to meet and exceed those standards
What Do My Investment Costs Look Like?
This is another common question, as entrepreneurs want to ensure they are not overextending themselves financially to start a new business venture. While other brands may dance around this question, Image One shares our total initial investment cost and what specifically goes into it. Some key numbers to note include the following:
- Initial Franchise Fee: $29,750
- Cleaning Supplies and Equipment: $4,500 – $6,000
- Location Marketing: up to $4,500
- Inventory: up to $500
- Total Initial Investment: $43,625 – $61,225
For a full breakdown of our investment costs, please take a look at our comprehensive guide.
What Can I Expect From Daily Life as a Commercial Cleaning Franchise Business Owner?
After all the dust has settled and the new franchise is open for business, entrepreneurs will likely be excited to begin attending to their daily responsibilities. Image One franchisees are given the flexibility to plan their schedules to best fit their lifestyles.
We understand that many people choose to invest in a franchise so that they can take greater control of their careers and personal lives. Image One franchise owners can build a steady stream of business with enough variety to keep things exciting – unlike the monotony of the corporate jobs they left behind.
Have more questions about starting a cleaning services franchise? Contact us today, and we’ll help you see what life as an Image One franchise business owner could be like!