What is franchising?

The discussion of whether you should start your own business by yourself, or buy a franchise could go on and on.  Whilst at the end of the day it is ultimately your decision, the advantages of franchising are well worth looking into.

So what is franchising? Franchising simply provides an alternative route into business ownership by allowing you to replicate a business model that has already been proven to be successful. Investing in a franchise like Merry Maids gives you access to head office staff who will provide you with support and advice, as well as providing marketing materials, training and all the systems and processes needed to replicate that successful business.

All designed to give you a helping hand and a head start.

Owning your own business should be rewarding and whilst starting any business has its challenges, did you know that one you start on your own has a higher chance of failure than a franchise? A good franchise business allows you to build on a previously proven, tried and tested business formula, meaning all those things you ‘try to see if they work’ in your own business, have already been tested by the franchisor, saving you precious time and money.  This gives you a head start in your business, as well as reducing your investment risk and avoids you needing to re-invent the wheel.

The British Franchise Association also believe that:

“Franchising remains one of the most successful forms of starting your own business, with extremely high success rates and much more security than starting out on your own without the proven system, support and brand.”

It’s a reassuring comfort to know that there’s an established governing body behind all reputable franchises, and they too, are available for help and advice along your franchise journey.

With an established brand like ServiceMaster Clean and the support of a renowned franchisor, like ServiceMaster Ltd, combined with your desire, energy and determination to run a business, you will have a winning formula. Not only that but leading banks recognise franchising as the safer route into business and may be happy to lend up to 70% finance towards your investment.

Find out more about running your own ServiceMaster Clean cleaning franchise and take a step closer to making your dreams come true…