Within the past few years, the demand for commercial cleaning has soared. Businesses and other organizations, who are often struggling to maintain a sanitary environment on their properties, are seeking the help of outside professionals to do the job of maintaining a safe and sanitized workspace. The reasons for the increased importance of commercial cleaning include the emergence of new health protocols and a general heightened awareness by consumers of the cleanliness standards businesses they frequent abide by.
While commercial cleaning has certainly become a profitable business venture, any entrepreneur looking to join the industry could face an uphill battle. The janitorial services industry is a competitive space, and it can be difficult to establish yourself in a market without a reputable brand name. Luckily, that is where the Image One difference comes into play.
At Image One, we’ve earned a trusted reputation in the highly competitive commercial cleaning arena and hold a proven track record of helping our franchise owners make their commercial cleaning businesses successful within their local communities. We’ve designed a comprehensive training program to prepare our franchisees to be experts in our field by introducing them to our Image One cleaning method and franchise business model, making them better equipped with the very best in janitorial services to attend to clients' needs. This eBook will examine how the Image One franchise separates itself from a crowded pack in the commercial cleaning industry and how you can take advantage of the unique opportunities that accompany becoming a member of the Image One franchise brand.
The Value of Franchising with Image One
Recent trends in consumer demand that have impacted the commercial cleaning industry have not gone unnoticed by those considering entering the janitorial services space or for those who are already established in it. With more options for consumers to choose from for their sanitization needs, your clients will be searching for a commercial cleaning provider with a strong and easily verifiable reputation for providing high-quality service.
Fortunately, Image One has spent over three decades in the janitorial services business, building this exact reputation through our comprehensive set of sanitization treatments and highly regarded customer service system. We can provide interested franchisees like you with the valued support that you require and expect from a franchisor to allow you to maintain a balanced level of involvement that best suits your personal and professional needs.
At Image One, we believe that addressing the particular cleaning challenges of each facility we treat is one of the many things that sets us apart. For this reason, we differentiate amongst the cleaning products and techniques that we utilize at each franchise location and separate them into three categories: cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Each category has its purpose, and we help our franchisees understand the differences between them so that they can explain it to clients, who in turn gain a better appreciation for the work that their local Image One provides. Additionally, Image One offers specialized cleaning treatments for specific surfaces, including carpets, hard floors, windows, and more.
Maintaining the necessary inventory to offer the same leading cleaning services that Image One utilizes can be a difficult commitment for a traditional small business to match. By owning an Image One franchise, you’ll be able to benefit from the purchasing assistance that we offer to franchisees. This purchasing assistance extends beyond just cleaning products and includes business operations tools, such as marketing materials and customer service resources.
Image One Builds a Path for Your Franchise to Grow
Once you are ready to get started on the journey to becoming an Image One franchise partner, we will showcase The Franchise Success Strategy™ for achieving business growth. While this process was built on Image One's decades of experience as a leading commercial cleaning franchisor, we understand the necessity of making adjustments to keep up with the world around us and ensure our franchisees are at the forefront of meeting the growing needs of their clients.
Our initial training is among the most in-depth in the commercial cleaning industry. It addresses many of the common aspects and challenges of the business that you will encounter as an Image One franchise. Our sessions are conducted in different modular settings, including classroom, on-site, and in-the-field training. After completing phase one at our training facility in Chicago, we'll join you back at your territory, where, with our help, you'll apply what you’ve learned at your new franchise location. You'll have the confidence and know-how to attract and nurture new clients with your newfound knowledge. Image One specifically trains our franchisees on how to:
- Identify clients with sanitization needs that your franchise is equipped to properly address
- Prospect and acquire those clients and set expectations together with them
- Estimate financial and time costs for jobs
- Acquire all the necessary experience in commercial cleaning to become a trusted local source
- And much more . . .
With our training, marketing materials, and ongoing support in place even after your location’s grand opening, The Franchise Success Strategy™ is proof that the Image One team is committed to helping you pave your growth path.
An Image One Franchise Sets You Up for Success
Starting a new business can seem like a daunting task, but The Franchise Success Strategy™ at Image One addresses many common concerns of interested investors like yourself and gives you the tools and confidence to succeed as a franchisee. Some believe they need many years as a janitorial expert to run a profitable franchise. Others remain unsure if franchising is the right approach for their commercial cleaning business venture.
With over three decades of business acumen, Image One has earned a strong reputation in our industry, one which is passed along to our franchisees. Regardless of your background, you too can become an expert through our comprehensive training program, where we educate new franchise owners on every commercial cleaning product and technique we apply and how to complete jobs for clients effectively and our business operations system in place at Image One to best position their business. This further illustrates the benefits of franchising over operating a traditional small business. Most who choose to run a “one-man show” don’t have access to nearly as many resources as the ones Image One can offer.
Naturally, the investment cost of launching a franchise location is another factor at the top of many entrepreneurs’ minds. At Image One, we incorporate the costs for training, travel, and other business-critical activities into your initial franchising fee, rather than surprising candidates with unexpected expenses beyond the initial franchise fee the way some franchisors do. We also offer financing options, which allow those that qualify to get started with a low initial fee. Military veterans and first responders who are interested in owning a franchise can utilize exclusive discounts on their Image One franchise fees – which, along with our stellar franchisor-franchisee relationships, have earned us industry recognition as a top veteran-friendly franchise opportunity. Through our investment and financing options, Image One is committed to ensuring your franchise becomes a profitable business venture that can scale in size and cost to meet your business ambitions.
Have the Flexibility You Need to Create a Legacy in Your Community
Another advantage that makes an Image One franchise such an attractive business opportunity is the flexibility that our franchisees can enjoy by becoming part of the Image One family. With Image One, franchise owners can be as involved as they'd like, allowing them to set a work schedule that allows for a better work-life balance than many traditional careers. As a service-based franchise that completes jobs on-site, we do not require our franchisees to own or rent a physical building. Image One franchise owners often choose to operate a franchise out of the comfort of their own home instead.
By partnering with us, Image One franchisees can exercise greater control of their profitable business venture while having access to a level of support few other franchisors can offer. Through our Image One commercial cleaning business, our franchise owners can quickly become trusted and valued members in their area while building a legacy that can last for generations as they involve more family members in the business and continue to meet the needs of their local community.