September 8, 2020
At Image One, we like to take a step back and recognize our franchisees’ efforts to help build our brand into what it is today. Michael Dwyer, of Image One Chicago, IL, is a perfect example of how hard work and determination can transform your career trajectory, which is why we wanted to share his story of becoming a franchisee with you!
Franchise Business Review announced its annual listing of “Franchise Rock Stars for 2020” and Image One Facility Solutions franchise owner Michael Dwyer was one of this year’s recognized owners. Today we’ll take a look at how Michael started his own janitorial franchise and what he has accomplished in his time as an Image One franchise partner.
Growth From Within!
Michael Dwyer’s story is a unique one — he started as an Image One employee, and once he learned more about our opportunities, he decided it was time to get involved in our janitorial franchise as an owner. What attracted Michael was the long-lasting relationships between franchisor and franchisee that exist in our system. There are plenty of janitorial franchise brands out there, but at Image One, we try to go above and beyond to make sure our franchisees know that they’re part of something much bigger.
“Our franchise organization has a family feel and is very close-knit,” said Michael. “I love how well the whole organization communicates, and appreciate the continuous network events, marketing opportunities, and leadership.”
Where is Michael Today?
Michael’s strong work ethic and pure determination to succeed have helped him triple the size of his janitorial franchise in just two years of being on our team. Sure, he’s faced his challenges at times, but Michael has grown to understand that each moment of his journey holds something he can learn from.
“The biggest challenge as a business owner has been overcoming failure. All business owners know failure from time to time, but that teaches us how to succeed,” said Michael.
Michael feels strongly about giving back to good causes within his community and does so whenever he can by involving himself in organizations such as PAWS Chicago, the Wounded Warriors Project, and St. Jude’s Hospital. Right now, Michael is looking forward to continuing his growth by being an active part of his team’s daily efforts. His chief responsibilities currently include operational support, sales, client communication, and marketing. Each year, Michael has built off the momentum of the last, and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for him as a member of the Image One family!
Do You Want to Take the Next Step?
By listening to the right people and taking a chance on himself, Michael transformed his career and started investing in his future. You don’t have to invest in a concept and do all the legwork on your own to become a strong business owner. Promoting yourself is as easy as finding the right business partner, and Image One can help you make that change.
If you’re interested in starting an Image One franchise or want to know more about our other franchisees’ journeys, feel free to contact us today.