-Written by Erik Sargent
The pursuit of a more financially stable life and the chance to be your own boss usually leads people down the path of owning their own businesses, a venture that can be an incredibly rewarding experience.
When deciding what route to take when running a business, it’s critically important to find out what type of business fits your needs personally, and also to do as much research as possible before you make an investment. An option that many aspiring business professionals take is forming a startup company, but there are many risks involved with this.
A route that should be considered by all is franchising. Franchising allows you to be your own boss and run the operation as you see fit, but through the guidance of an already established brand with consistent and already proven processes. For a company like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we provide a lucrative and rewarding franchising experience in an industry that will never go away –moving and packing!
While our bread and butter is high-quality home moving services, we do much more than just local moves. From business moves to long-distance relocation and extensive community outreach programs, we have established ourselves as pillars of the community in 43 states across the country.
With an abundance of territories available for people to open a franchise with the “Movers Who Care®”, we thought it would be helpful to share the advantages of franchising with an established company like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK versus starting your own business.
A proven system
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has been operating successfully for more than 30 years strong now, and we have absolutely no plans of slowing down. We currently have a total of 356 locations here in the United States, and have recently made strides in opening locations in the states of Montana and Wyoming.
We want to cover as much ground as possible, and with the continued growth of our brand, the range of people we can serve is expanding rapidly.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a brand that people trust. Let’s face it – the moving industry often times gets a bad reputation. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve made it a major focus to change this perception by providing top-of-the-line customer service. Our movers are all background checked, drug tested, and trained with the industry leading practices to ensure our customers’ belongings are handled with the utmost care from start to finish.
Pair this quality service with our continued efforts in giving back to the communities we work and live in with numerous charitable partnerships and campaigns, and you have a recipe for a brand that resonates with people of all backgrounds.
Continued system growth
Numbers don’t lie, and at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we have the numbers to prove why franchising with us is a business plan you can trust. As a brand, we have posted 98 months of consecutive growth as a system and will complete our seven millionth move this upcoming spring. People will always need moving services, and this will continue to make the investment worthwhile.
Less risk, more reward
Let’s face it – starting your own business from scratch can be a serious and potentially damaging risk. You are essentially placing all your trust in an idea, but if it doesn’t work, then what? According to Entrepreneur.com, statistics show that 25 percent of startup business fail within the first year, 50 percent of the remaining fail within five years, and approximately 30 percent of the remaining business only last ten years.
That’s scary! Although a startup could potentially put you on the path to becoming a billionaire, the stress and lack of peace of mind can be unbearable for some. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve shown for 30 years strong that franchising can work, and the chance a financial and career security can’t be overlooked. According to our numbers, 57 percent of our franchisees own one location, 23 percent own two locations, and 20 percent own three or more, proving the chance for growth is there!
If you are interested in joining the next chapter of successful TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees, be sure to click here and learn more.
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