August 4, 2020
At some point, many of us think about breaking out of a conventional career to do something more empowering or self-fulfilling. But our options aren’t always realistic and often present a high probability for failure. However, a franchise partnership can turn your dream into a reality. Franchising has always been a strong part of our Image One DNA — we believe there’s never been an easier way to start working for yourself. If you’re just beginning to think about investing in a commercial cleaning franchise, we want to debunk some of the most common misconceptions out there about that opportunity.
1. You’ll be the one doing the cleaning.
No, of course you won’t have to worry about doing any cleaning for your clients. Instead, Image One franchise partners are responsible for hiring a team to take care of all their clients’ cleaning needs. Your job will be to facilitate a seamless cleaning experience for your clients, complemented by professional results and unparalleled customer service provided by your team.
2. You need to invest in a physical office.
Image One is a mobile business, which means you won’t have to worry about any of the typical expenses that come with a brick and mortar location. This will give you a head start on hitting your financial goals and allow you to focus on providing your clients with the best possible customer experience. And since Image One is a mobile business, our franchisees enjoy a far more flexible work/life balance. Image One partners can avoid corporate office drudgery and coordinate with their team through our innovative software.
3. Once you sign the franchise agreement, you’re on your own.
The entire franchise experience hinges on the franchisor’s training and support, which makes this opportunity accessible to people of all backgrounds. All of our commercial cleaning franchise owners take part in a week-long training program. You’ll be brought into the classroom and taken out into the field to learn about the full range of Image One franchise services. Supporting you for the full length of your journey is essential to us, which is why once your training is finished, our team will be there to help you along the way.
4. You need ownership or management experience.
While we do suggest that franchisees have some sort of business management experience, it’s by no means a requirement to take advantage of our offering. A lot of the skills you’ll need to run your commercial cleaning business properly are taught during our training of you, including but not limited to:
- Goal setting
- Cleaning procedures
- Customer relations
- Sales and networking
- Human resources
5. When you own a franchise, you have no control over your business.
A common misconception surrounding franchising is that the franchisor controls everything about your business. With Image One, that is certainly not the case. Our commercial cleaning franchise owners are provided with the framework to get their territory up and running, but they’re also allowed the freedom to get creative and come up with ways to expand their clientele, their offerings, their marketing, and more!