Setting goals, creating a vision, and developing personal values when franchising

-Written by Erik Sargent

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Owning a business is a major decision to make, full of constant change and obstacles as you try to be the most successful business owner you can possibly be.

When you make the decision to get into franchising, there are numerous important decisions that need to be made in order to set yourself up on the right path. Everything from picking the right people you surround yourself with, to deciding on what you want out of your business, and what your personal beliefs are. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Core values keep franchisee Joseph South motivated

-Written by Erik Sargent

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All across the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system, there are standout franchisees leading the way by following our company core values with a heavy emphasis on customer service, which helps keep our brand strong and continuously growing.

As a prime example of moving his career forward, Franchisee Joseph South has been with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® for nearly a decade.

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Kicking off the year with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisee resolutions

-Written by Erik Sargent

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2017 is officially in full swing, and a new year means new resolutions for everyone. It’s important to set goals for yourself and have a vision for what you’d like to achieve in the coming year! Creating this image will provide a clear path for you and your team on what your goals are and how you’re going to get there.

For TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we regularly set goals along with tactics on how to achieve those, while measuring how we’re progressing throughout the year. With more than 380 locations, we are able to cast a broad net and impact a large number of people from coast to coast, and even internationally.

We asked a few of our franchisees across the country to share their resolutions for the New Year, focusing on what they want to see from their individual franchise in 2017.

Mark Snyir – Sacramento, CA

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  • “To work toward providing employees of our company a comfortable living style, ensuring our customers have a pleasant moving experience, and achieving all goals set by us and Home Office.”

How are you looking to improve?

  • “We want to increase customer service and maintain the customer’s overall positive experience with our company. Seeing the newly hired management staff grow in 2017 will ultimately help with the long-term success of our location. We are opening our fourth location within the Greater Sacramento area, and that will enable us to serve customers who are currently too far away for us to provide services.”

What are you looking forward to as a franchise?

  • “Working together to add trucks and employees, and increasing overall customer satisfaction.”

Kate Windemuller – Winston Salem, NC/Mooresville, NC/Greensboro, NC

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  • “To continue to Move People Forward, both with customers and employees, and also our communities. We are happy to have been able to promote several employees recently, and hope to continue to develop their skill sets and advance others as well. The better the year we have in 2017, the more we can give back to the communities.

What are you looking forward to for 2017?

Nathan Bocock – Tallahassee, FL/Chesterfield, VA/Richmond, VA

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  • “I am in business to run a great business. This means that I want to provide the absolute best service to our customers. I want to provide the best opportunities for every employee that works with us.”

What are you looking forward to as a franchise?

  • “I look forward to seeing the results of our hard work as we focus on the three things I mentioned above.”

Ryan Knowles – Pasco, FL/Tampa, FL/Ocala, FL/Pearland, TX

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  • “My main motivation for 2017 is to put together my best roster of movers and drivers by February for early March so that our staffing is 100 percent adequate by the time summer approaches. You can call me the Joe Maddon of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in 2017.”

What are your business goals?

  • “I’m to have all four of our franchises be in the top 10 for AIE (internal list of system’s best franchises ranked by points system). I also want to earn a 98.7 percent reply card referral rate.”

How are you looking to improve as a franchise in the New Year?

  • “Staffing, staffing, staffing. We want to be prepared so that we can run at 100 percent maximization.”

What are you looking forward to as a franchise?

These are just four of the many outstanding people we have running TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises across the country, and if everyone has the determination and drive they have going into this year, 2017 will be another major success for the company.

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 Consider When Pursuing Franchising Opportunities

-Written by Erik Sargent

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Ever had an interest in owning a business? Want a chance at lucrative growth opportunities while getting a chance to make an impact on peoples’ lives? Look no further than franchising, an opportunity that gives you the platform to do all of that and more.

According to the International Franchise Association, franchising businesses will grow at a rate that exceeds non-franchise businesses for the sixth straight year. Franchising is not a fad, and the success has been proven over and over again with various companies, and with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.

Here are some ideas to consider before joining a franchise system.

Is the business sustainable?

The world is continuously changing, whether it’s technology, or in business. It’s important to reflect on yourself and if you have what it takes to keep up with the constantly changing market, trends, and technological involvements associated with running a franchise in this day and age.

Do you have the right team in place?

You might have the mindset and the ideology to run a business, but do the people you’re associating with carry that same mentality? Surrounding yourself with the right team is important, and it’s important to hire a group of people who are innovative and willing to work toward growth and diversified revenue streams.

Finding trends and opportunities

It’s important to assess the trends involved with the business you’re considering getting into. Taking the time to consult with people who have been successful in the field is important, and the ideas and information they can share with you can be crucial to your success moving forward.

Another area to focus on is identifying potential opportunities that a franchising system can bring to you. Make sure your business model supports your long-term ideas and plans, and make sure you know the answers to all of the questions you might have when getting into franchising.

Finding the right fit

Getting into a franchising business opportunity can seem like the right move, but if it’s not the right personal fit for you, it’s going to fail. Make sure you’re placing yourself in an environment where you can deal with the changes, react accordingly, and bounce back from adversity when things get rough.

Bringing passion to the job

Starting a franchise needs to fire you up every day – if you aren’t able to bring the energy necessary to run the business every day, it might not be for you. There’s a lot of time and energy put into running a business, and if you can’t find the passion in you to run it right, it will be tough to find happiness.

Franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® prides itself on moving people forward each and every day, and we are adamant about giving back to the community and making a difference in people’s life.

Our core value list sets us apart from other franchising opportunities around the country, and the support we can provide from the top levels of the company to the bottom make franchising with us a great fit for any potential franchisee. Signing up as a franchisee with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® will provide you with start up support, an onsite start-up team, business planning sessions, webpage development, recruitment support, vendor partners and contacts, and much more.

If a franchising opportunity with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® interests you, be sure to visit franchise.twomenandatruck.com and see what we have to offer!

 

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.