Becoming a Franchise Owner: A Guide for New Franchisees

If you aren’t familiar with the franchising world, the concept of it might be a bit confusing as to what it means to form a franchisee/franchisor relationship within an established brand.

The quick summary: franchisees are business owners within the framework of an existing brand. Simple enough, right? Franchising allows those who have dreamed of being a business owner and their own boss to achieve this dream without the hassle of starting a new idea from scratch. When you invest with a franchise brand, you’re buying into the name recognition and business model which has already been established so you can hit the ground running.

It’s a great, alternative way to tackle business ownership, and a great way to see a strong return on your investment, too!

“I love being my own boss and being hands-on,” said Jim Frederickson, a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® multi-unit franchisee with locations in Arizona. “Being able to own a company in my hometown and providing a quality service to my network of friends, relatives, coworkers, classmates, and so on is just an awesome experience. I still say today that my mom is my biggest referral source.”

For those wondering “how do you make any money in franchising?”, the answer is just like any other business venture: continue growing your locations and service options while providing the best service possible in the moving industry for your areas. When you franchise with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you just need to establish the brand in the market you invest in.

It’s a worthwhile investment opportunity given our nearly 40 years of operation and reputation, and 9 out of 10 franchisees said they would invest with our brand if they were to do it all over again.

“The brand is very powerful. Those trucks and that logo are immediately recognizable and memorable, and there wasn’t really anything like it in the industry at the time. We were very confident we would thrive,” said Multi-Unit Franchisee Nick Bailey, who owns several locations in Minnesota.

As a franchisee, you operate under a franchise agreement as the owner and founder of your business: you make the decisions you feel are best for your location, and along with the best investment strategies for future growth. You also need to build your team, invest in trucks and equipment, and pick a location to operate out of.

Thankfully, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers extensive support to potential and current franchisees to ensure they’re comfortable on the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK path. You’re offered a variety of educational sessions and training programs to help you get a grasp on the business, as well as the chance to work with our First Gear Training team, who will help you get setup and ready to go so you can start right away once your doors open.

This doesn’t stop once your doors open, either. Our Michigan Support Center is full of subject matter experts covering all levels of the business who are able to offer support and assistance to you on a daily basis so any questions or concerns you might have are answered quickly. We succeed when you succeed, and this mindset is what keeps our franchisees happy.

“I became a franchisee in December of 2014,” said Curtis Newman, who is a multi-unit franchisee with locations in Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. “The entire process was very detailed and organized. We were fortunate enough to be able to speak with the Michigan Support Center First Gear Team on a weekly basis, and they made sure we had everything in order to be successful.”

If you’re ready to begin your franchising journey with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, contact us and see what we have to offer today!