Nathan Berns and Matt Rose are best friends. They also happen to be business partners and run multiple TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises together. When considering opening a business, it’s vital to know who you are going into business with.
“We have always worked well together and we trust each other implicitly,” said Matt. “For both of us teaming up was not really a question it was just a matter of finding the right opportunity.”
Having your business partner as one of your best friends adds a unique dynamic to the business.
“It’s really nice to have a good friend who can completely relate to how your day went and who can make each other laugh at the end of a stressful day,” said Nathan.
And whatever they are doing is working! Their location in Annapolis is on track to hit close to $1 million in its first year of business and their Cedar Rapids, Iowa location is seeing 26% growth year-to-date.
If you are considering opening a business, it’s important to have full trust in your business partner. Nathan and Matt agree that it’s equally as important to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Knowing where one another’s skills and talents lie allows you and your business partner to hit the ground running and easily split up tasks and responsibilities.
“We weren’t really concerned that becoming business partners might put a strain on our relationship,” said Matt. “Our friendship developed in a pretty high pressure environment so this feels like a natural progression in our friendship.”
Before Matt and Nathan went into business together, they had many frank conversations about expectations and the realities of this business before making commitments. They recommend all business partners do this before taking the plunge.
Being a multi-unit franchisee keeps you busy. The biggest challenge is overseeing multiple locations while maintaining high standards.
“There are so many moving parts it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks; fortunately, we have an excellent team that we trust,” said Matt. “They are doing a great job helping execute our vision.”
Nathan and Matt recently opened their second Maryland location in Crofton. While their priority is their existing business, they have ideas for the future and are always looking for growth opportunities.
Nathan Berns and Matt Rose are true assets to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. Their passion, motivation to succeed, and teamwork has made them a strong force on the East Coast.
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