TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee success stories show the possibilities available with the brand

Since TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Founder Mary Ellen Sheets decided to grow TWO MEN AND A TRUCK into a franchising brand, welcoming new franchisees in to expand the family, it’s been a priority to continue improving our franchising model with new and improved innovations.

Throughout the last 35 years, we’ve taken feedback- both good and bad- to determine new ways to support our franchisees while giving customers additional service options.. And, with recent moves like the acquisition of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK by ServiceMaster Brands, we’re improving the resources we have available to continue pushing our brand new to heights.

However, at the end of the day, the success of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK can only be achieved with an outstanding franchisee network, and we have just that. With individuals from all types of business backgrounds, we have hard-working people representing the brand daily who are just a eager to see their franchises grow.

Take a look at a few of our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising success stories below!

Justin Tangeman – Multi-Unit Franchisee – Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico

Nick Roerig – Multi-Unit Franchisee – Georgia, Tennessee, Texas

Holly Stewart – Multi-Unit Franchisee – Georgia

Mike Reps – Multi-Unit Franchisee – Minnesota, North Dakota

Steve West – Multi-Unit Franchisee – Illinois, Maine, Missouri, South Dakota

To learn more about the franchising opportunities TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has to offer and to learn how you get started on your own franchising journey, visit our Franchise Development website.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising requirements you should know

In order for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand to continue reaching new heights, a financially sound franchising model is required, allowing success for our franchisees and their teams to be obtainable and sustainable.

We’re proud of the  wide range of successful franchisees who have joined us throughout the years from a variety of backgrounds. Like any business, one of the most important details they dive into before franchising with us is if their investment will be worth it.

Financial planning is critical for any business journey, and franchising is no different. We encourage all potential franchisees to do their due diligence as they inquire about the franchising journey with us., We also do our best to offer helpful resources and answer questions they might have along the way. From the initial franchise startup costs to purchasing trucks and equipment, building your team, and finding an office – there can be quite a bit of research involved.

Our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office support teams are valuable resources during this process, and they’re here to help you every step of the way. Below, we’ve included a few of the most common financial planning questions we get from potential franchisees and hope it helps you understand what goes into becoming your own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee.

How much do I need to open a franchise?

The initial investment for our standard marketing start-up costs run between $179,000 and $585,000, depending on a number of variables that range from authority fees to store location and the amount of trucks you purchase. The capital required for our standard markets is $150,000 in liquid assets and $400,000 in net worth.

For our mini market franchise locations, start-up costs usually run between $100,000 and $192,000. Mini markets require $80,000 in liquid assets and $160,000 in net worth.

How many trucks do I need to open with?

The average TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise has more than 12 trucks running, so we require a new franchise to have two trucks in operation upon opening. Adding trucks increases capacity and will help grow your franchise location.

What is the best time of year to open a franchise?

There is no “right” or “wrong” answer to this question – the moving industry is a cyclical business, and a large amount of business happens during the summer months of the year. There are advantages and disadvantages to any season from an operational and financial perspective.

What is the best market type for me?

We offer a variety of franchise ownership options, and our market areas range in both size and demographics. The decision to either open in an existing market or start in your own market is generally based on the cost and personal preference of the buyer.

We also offer our mini-market plan, which allows for franchise ownership in areas with a smaller population. Learn more here.

How soon can I expect a return on my investment?

According to our franchising data, franchises that had been open for 12 months of operation saw an average gross sales of $682,402, while average annual expenses totaled $655,259. By year three of operations, a majority of our franchise were able to experience significant growth, with an average gross sales of $1,176,579 and an average annual expense total of $951,321.

By year five of operation, the average annual gross sales were $2.2 million with an average profit of 11 percent, showing just how quickly you can start to see a return on that investment.

To learn more about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and to find out how you can start your own franchising story today, visit our franchise development website, here!

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Making your TWO MEN AND A TRUCK investment worth it

For anyone who is planning to make an investment into franchising, there’s one question which stands out above the rest: How soon will I see a return on my investment?

It’s no secret a big goal when it comes to business ownership is seeing a return on your investment as you work to build a sustainable operation that can help you and your employees continue to move forward. For a franchising model like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, this starts with building brand awareness, offering a variety of quality services, and proving you’re a brand customers can trust time and time again.

“We love the franchise model – you don’t have to reinvent the wheel,” said Bert Kolz, president of the Blackwolf Group, a multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise group. “TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a well-respected brand, it’s a high-quality brand, and we don’t have to reinvent things. We can basically use the road map that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK gives to us, and then expand that into our local markets and make them successful.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has worked hard over the past 35 years to provide franchisees with all of the necessary resources to become successful franchise owners. Our bread and butter began with traditional home moving, and we have since built additional services around this – including long-distance moving, junk removal, storage, packing services, in-home delivery, in-home moving, and more.

We’re proud to boast a 96% customer referral rate, showing we’re a brand name people recognize as reliable. This goes a long way in maintaining our success, and given our recent acquisition by ServiceMaster, we’re working harder than ever to grow our brand even further.

“Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK gives you the ability to run a small business with the support of a very caring system,” said Josh Payne, a multi-unit franchisee with locations in Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and Texas. “The revenue and profit potential in comparison to other franchising opportunities is incredible. When you add those things with the ability to truly help people and make a difference in the community, it is an opportunity everyone should look into.”

According to our franchising data, franchises that had been open for 12 months of operation saw an average gross sales of $682,402, while average annual expenses totaled $655,259. By year three of operations, a majority of our franchise were able to experience significant growth, with average gross sales of $1,176,579 and an average annual expense total of $951,321.

By year five of operation, the average annual gross sales were $2.2 million with an average profit of 11 percent, showing just how quickly you can start to see a return on that investment.

“I would definitely recommend franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK,” said Jeremy McDuffie, a franchisee in Outer Banks, North Carolina. “The company’s reputation speaks for itself. It provides endless career opportunities and it provides the chance to give back and help in the community.”

If you’re interested in learning how you can become the next successful franchisee with our brand, visit our Franchise Development website to see available territories, learn about mini-market opportunities, and see what our company is all about!

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee support and the processes created to streamline business growth

Without our franchises having and maintaining a sustained level of success, the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand would not exist as it does today.

The success of our franchise network – and the hard work of our franchisees – is absolutely paramount to the brand, which is why we do everything we can to create the strongest support network possible while offering helpful resources to encourage their growth. This starts with the dedicated support teams offered at our corporate Home Office location in Lansing, Mich., – the home of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

Here, we have dedicated support teams covering all areas of a business so franchisees always have a line of communication to help with any problems they might have. From accounting to marketing, sales, human resources, operations, training, IT, DOT and fleet safety, risk management, and more – we ensure franchisees are covered and equipped with all necessary resources to help their businesses grow and succeed.

Learn more about these dedicated Home Office support teams below!

Training and Support

We offer training and support for new franchisees and managers that join our system. In-person or virtual refresher courses as well as online courses are also available throughout the year.

Marketing

We are able to help our franchise teams execute tried and true marketing tactics that will work on both a local and national level, helping you to raise awareness for your brand.

Ongoing Support

From training events to webinars and informational material, our goal is to empower and educate our franchisees on all best practices so they can train their teams on the latest and greatest.

Employee Recruitment

No franchise location will be successful without the proper teams in place, and our recruiting team will help you implement the best strategies for successful hiring.

DOT and Risk Management

It’s crucial to know the importance of DOT and risk management as you get started at your TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise location.

Capacity and Growth

The moving industry continues to grow, and we do our best to provide our franchises with the best resources to continue growing within the industry.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Interested in franchising with us or learning more about our franchise opportunities? Visit our Franchise Development website for more details or subscribe to this blog.

New North Carolina franchisee used family as motivation to advance and grow his career

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee Jeremy McDuffie

Career growth is a priority at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK– from our movers and drivers up through our managers, we are proud to create opportunities our franchises can offer their frontline teams to advance their careers.

Many TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees began their journeys on the trucks as movers and drivers and for new franchisee Jeremy McDuffie, he is no different. McDuffie – along with co-franchisees Tim Kirian and Brian Churney – recently opened the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Outer Banks, N.C. franchise. This is not only a milestone achievement for our brand as we open a new location, but also for McDuffie, who was able to have years of hard work solidified as he transitions to the franchisee role.

He’s had quite the ride to get to this place, and those closest to him served as his biggest motivation as he worked toward this achievement.

“I initially started as a mover and I was eager to learn the business,” McDuffie said. “Shortly after beginning my career, I was blessed to learn that I had a daughter on the way and would soon be a father. I used that as motivation to be the best employee I could possibly be, and this determination led to me coming a driver, and eventually landing in management positions.”

With so many different roles prior to becoming a franchisee, McDuffie was able to see the workings of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise from various positions, which he knows will help him out as a business owner.

There are still new challenges involved like there would be with any career change, and it’s something McDuffie is looking to take head on.

“The biggest challenge from this transition would be just handling the new responsibilities that are different from what I’m accustomed to in previous positions,” McDuffie said. “I’m working on developing the most effective schedule so I’m able to focus on each task, something I know is vital to being a franchisee.”

It’s not all hard, however, and he’s enjoyed some of the new responsibilities involved with this role..

“My favorite part about being a franchisee so far is just having the opportunity to show employees what can be accomplished when you combine hard work with our core values,” McDuffie said. “I am living proof that you can certainly move forward within TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.”

With being a new franchise and opening a brand new location, there is a never-ending list of tasks McDuffie and his co-franchisees will work on as they build their location and generate customer awareness in their area.

McDuffie is also really focused on the employee side of things as he works to get a team set in place at his location. He feels building relationships is one of his most important jobs as a franchisee.

“I believe everyone working together as a family is what keeps the business moving in a positive direction,” McDuffie said.

It’s the beginning of another franchising journey in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family, and another example of how much is possible with this company when hard work is put in. McDuffie is honored and ready for the new opportunity, and he would encourage anyone interested to go for it.

“I would definitely recommend franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK,” McDuffie said. “The company’s reputation speaks for itself. It provides endless career opportunities and it provides the chance to give back and help in the community.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Interested in franchising with us or learning more about our franchise opportunities? Visit our Franchise Development website for more details or subscribe to this blog.

What a day in the life of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee looks like

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When it comes to being a a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee, the only constant about day-to-day life is that there is no constant, and you’re continuously experiencing new things as you work to run your business.

A normal day in the life can be a lot of different things, and that’s what makes franchising with our brand so unique. While each franchisee might run their operation a little differently and the day-to-day responsibilities might vary by location, the goal for all of our franchisees is the same: moving customers and employees forward.

“The goal for us is always growth,” said Multi-unit Franchisee Nick Roerig. “We want to grow the business, grow people’s careers, and grow the positive impact we can have on the people around us. That’s what’s great about this company – it is a place where you can grow all of these things with like-minded people.”

How franchisees work to meet this goal depends on their style of business ownership, but there are a few common traits across the board to help summarize a normal day in the life for a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee.

  • Keeping an eye on franchise culture and atmosphere to ensure there is a healthy work environment at each location
  • Making sure the franchise is in compliance with all regulations and guidelines from a corporate and state level
  • Creating a fair work environment that promotes accountability, communication, and team development
  • Using strategic business planning and tactics to help protect the brand, promote the brand, and drive success for the franchise
  • Building relationships with other business owners and organizations in the area to help with participating and giving back to the community

For more insight on what a typical day looks like for a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, we spoke with Multi-unit Franchisee Holly Stewart who owns multiple locations in Georgia!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee Holly Stewart

What is the day-to-day like for you?

“It really can vary a lot from week to week, but it’s usually some mix of working with managers, putting face time in with front line staff to keep culture and accountability high, meetings with outside parties, and getting my work done.”

What is something people wouldn’t expect that comes with the job?

“It isn’t always the case, but there are times when you can have your cake and eat it, too. The business will reflect you over time and if you’re able to mold everything together, it can be a lot of fun.”

What should people know before becoming a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee?

“Even though you own the business, it’s still a full-time job. Being a franchisee in a franchising system gives you access to outstanding tools and resources and access to a proven roadmap of success, but at the end of the day it’s still up to you to make everything come together. I find it helpful to remember that as the business owner, I have to drive the ship and make the tough choices.”

you’re interested in learning more about what a franchising opportunity with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK could look like for you, visit our franchise development website, here.

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Multiple revenue streams possible when franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

A TWO MEN AND A TRUCK mover loads a mobile storage container.

As a business owner, it’s imperative to establish diverse revenue streams in order to see a positive return on the investments you’ve made.

For TWO MEN AND A TRCK® franchisees, this is one of the major selling points of joining our franchising network and investing with our brand, as we offer a variety of revenue streams to help you keep your business growing and expanding your customer reach. Although traditional home moving is our bread and butter – and what customers tend to know us for best– we offer much more than just packing up a customer’s belongings and moving it to their new home.

From long-distance moving to our brand new junk removal service, packing service, our full line of moving boxes and packing supplies, storage, business moving, and much more – there’s a lot to be excited about as a potential franchisee.

“Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK gives you the ability to run a small business with the support of a very caring system,” said Josh Payne, franchisee of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canton, Ohio, location. “The revenue and profit potential in comparison to other franchising opportunities is incredible. When you add those things with the ability to truly help people and make a difference in the community, it is an opportunity everyone should look into.”

With more than 350 franchise locations in 46 states – as well as Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom – it’s clear that our franchise network is taking full advantage of these different revenue streams and using it to grow their locations, and even open multiple locations.

Take a look at the many different service options we are able to offer as a brand and learn how you can diversify as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee!

Home Moving

This is where it all got started for our brand, and what continues to separate us as the leaders in the moving industry. When people think of moving a home, they think of our trucks and our brand.

Long-distance Moving

This is an area where we’ve seen major growth in recent years, and one we’ve worked hard to provide even more options to customers. We offer our traditional, expedited long-distance moving option but also offer two newer, budget-friendly plans: Value Flex® Container and Value Flex Crate moving.

Junk Removal

New to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand (at select locations) is  junk removal. Whether it’s removing unwanted items from a home, staging a home to sell, or more – we can pick up, haul away, and dispose of unwanted items.

Load and Unload Services

If a customer has rented a moving truck or storage container but doesn’t want to do the heavy lifting themselves, they can call our moving teams to take care of it for them.

Business Moving and Storage

All across the country, businesses trust our professional moving teams to help them relocate to new offices, rearrange their current office, or just assist with the moving of heavy items around their building. We work around their schedule to limit disruptions to business hours.

Apartment, Condo, or Rental Moving

It’s the same idea as a home move, but with much more regulations, rules, and planning as you work within the guidelines of an apartment complex or rental community. Moving up stairs and around tight corners is tricky, and that’s why customers trust us to do it for them.

Delivery

When customers purchase a large appliance, piece of furniture, or something else that is heavy and difficult to move, they can call TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to schedule a pickup and delivery of this item to their home. This saves them the hassle and pain of moving it into their home themselves.

In-Home Moving

Sometimes customers at home need just the moving help, and not the truck. We can help with as little or as much in-home moving as a customer needs, from moving furniture in or around the house to helping with home staging, decluttering, and more.

Storage

Select TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises now offer storage on-site for customers, eliminating the need for finding separate storage solutions while moving and instead offer an all-inclusive moving and storage experience.

Packing and Moving Supplies

We offer a full-line of packing supplies and a full-line of moving supplies for customers so they have everything they need to get a move done right. If they want, they can even call our teams to come pack up as little or as much as they’d like.

If you’re interested in starting your own franchising journey with TWO ME NAND A TRUCK, click here!

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A passion for moving employees forward inspires Ohio franchisee to keep chasing success

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Of all the knowledge a working professional can have during their career, perhaps nothing is more valuable than years of experience to help guide and serve as a reference point when making decisions.

For TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee Stephanie Clarey, she has just that – experience and nearly two decades worth of it at her side. Clarey has held a variety of roles within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK system for 18 years now and over this time, has worked her way up to now having her own location.

“I had just graduated from college when I was hired as a marketing manager and human resources assistant,” Clarey said. “Owning a franchise started to become a more attractive idea as my husband and I started working out of college and deciding what we wanted to do with our careers.”

Clarey and her husband, Justin, made their first franchise purchase in January of 2019 when they signed on to take over the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Columbus, Ohio franchise. It was a major milestone for the two as they had been working their way up for years, and it was a chance to take on a franchise in a thriving market for the moving industry.

Their years of experience – paired together with the training and mentorship they received from the previous owners of the Columbus location – helped make the transition smooth as they became business owners.

“We trained with the previous owners and shadowed them for several years before making the transition to ownership,” Clarey said. “We thought it was really helpful for us to do that, and it’s made things easier for us as we were able to understand issues better and work through them.”

Still, like any big career move, there are some challenges involved with making a big shift like becoming a business owner. Clarey was now tasked with seeing things from a big-picture perspective, instead of focusing on certain areas like she did in previous roles.

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“I was the sales manager before I became a franchisee, so I wasn’t used to looking at the company as a whole,” Clarey said. “When you are a franchisee, you focus on all departments. I just didn’t have experience doing that before.”

As Clarey navigated her new role, she continued to see the impact she was able to have on so many different people, which is something she really enjoys.

“I love seeing the growth in our employees as they move forward,” Clarey said. “We enjoy that each day is different – or even each year, as we learned last year with COVID-19. It keeps you engaged and encourages you to always keep learning and growing.”

While Clarey is focused on growing her location in Columbus, she also wants to hone in on the people side of things and wants the absolute best for her team.

Both her and her husband have transitioned seamlessly into being franchisees, and she encourages anyone who enjoys making a difference in people’s lives to pursue a franchising role.

“Yes, I would absolutely recommend franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK,” Clarey said. “It is just so rewarding to make a difference in someone’s life.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

What to expect when starting your own business versus joining an established franchise brand

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Becoming a business owner is a dream many have as they look to establish themselves as professionals at the beginning of their working careers.

However, deciding how to get there is a complicated process and involves a lot of planning and decision making as you figure out how to invest your money. While the traditional route is starting your own business, franchising is another avenue to business ownership that could be strongly considered for those looking to be their own boss.

When it comes to starting your own business, you have to come up with an idea from scratch, build a product and following, and continue to innovate as you expand your business reach and customer network. With franchising, you are buying into a proven model of success where brand recognition is already prevalent as you open a new chapter of a business people already trust.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has allowed people to achieve their dream of business ownership for more than 35 years, and in turn, has built a diverse franchisee network full of experienced, hardworking individuals who come from all backgrounds.

“I became a franchisee for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in December of 2014,” said Curtis Newman, who is a multi-unit franchisee with locations in Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. “The process was very detailed and organized in the months leading up to everything. We were fortunate enough to be able to speak with the Home Office First Gear Team on a weekly basis, and they made sure we had everything in order to be successful.”

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand is now open in 45 states across America – as well as Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom – and we’re looking to continue our expansion in these areas as time goes on. For three decades now, we’ve made a mark on the moving industry as being a reputable moving service with outstanding customer service.

It’s a brand people can trust, and that trust makes franchising an exciting opportunity for potential franchisees who are interested in joining the brand.

“I love being my own boss and being hands-on,” said Jim Frederickson, a multi-unit franchisee with locations in Arizona. “Having my own 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.”

Dedicated support

A major selling point of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising experience is the support you get from our dedicated Home Office subject matter expert teams. All areas of business are covered here – marketing, sales, accounting, human resources, operations, risk and safety management, and more – to ensure your franchise is successful.

Working together with these Home Office teams, you’ll develop the best plans for your business while also gaining access to daily support and communication should you have questions.

Training

We are strong believers in extensive and ongoing training for everyone involved with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK so we can continue to improve at every level. From the moment you sign on as a franchisee with our brand, you are given access to a large resource of training options.

From our Gearing Up course for new franchisees to monthly webinars and our Stickmen University library, you’ll have every topic of the franchising world covered.

Growing service options

In order to have a successful franchise, you need successful service options, and that’s exactly what we have here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. We’ve continued to evolve over the years from just local, home movers, and we now offer business moving, long-distance moving, storage options, packing options, and our newest service – junk removal.

These will help you become a one-stop-shop for all moving needs for your customers.

If you would like to learn more about franchising opportunities within TWO MEN AND A TRUCK or you’re interested in getting the process rolling to start your own, visit our Franchise Development website, here.

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Five things to consider when reviewing a franchising agreement

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Making the investment into a franchising business can be a thrilling time, as you’re buying into a brand with a proven business model and giving yourself a chance at business ownership within this framework.

Instead of starting from scratch with your own idea, you buy into an established brand where people recognize the name as you work to grow your operation in a new area. Like any business venture, it’s important to do extensive research and have a complete understanding of what your investment is going toward.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, tour goal is to be as open and honest with potential franchisees about what they are buying into so there aren’t any surprises or questions after they’ve opened. Whether you are thinking of franchising with us or you’re buying into a different franchising model, there are some important questions you should ask when reviewing a franchising agreement.

1. What fees will I be charged?

This is a crucial question to ask right out of the gate, as it’s important to know what you’re getting. In franchising, some of the common fees you will see include the initial franchise fee, a transfer fee, a renewal fee, advertising fees, royalties, technology fees, and training fees. In some instances, a franchise may be required to use certain vendors with their own expenses. Make sure to review all of these details when making your financial projections.

2. How long does the agreement last, and what are the terms of renewal?

More often than not, franchise terms generally fall within the range of five to 20 year category. Make sure to verify with your franchisor that the agreement is long enough to cover your initial investment.

3. Is the agreement one-sided?

Often times, franchise agreements can contain provisions which on the surface, can seem to favor the franchisor, such as the ability of the franchisor to make enforceable changes to policies at any time. By investing in a franchise, the brand is your most valuable asset. You do not want the hard work you have put into your franchise to be undermined by the actions or inactions of a fellow franchisee. Franchise agreements must be strong to protect your investment.

4. Do I have the exclusive rights to the location I am purchasing?

Make sure you know what your investment is getting you – there are a variety of ways that a company can divide franchise territories, and territories aren’t always exclusive.

5. Is the franchise agreement negotiable?

If you research and find out that your agreement is negotiable, it should raise concerns. It is important to make sure your franchise agreement is uniform because this ensures that you and your fellow franchisees are operating under the same terms. This also guarantees the brand you invest in will retain its quality and value.

If you’d like to learn more about what franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is like, check out the video below!

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