Operations Manager Shawn Abram takes next career step with Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship Program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Shawn Abram left his old job to pursue a new career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and it was one simple reason that motivated his career move – he wanted more of a challenge.

Nearly nine years later, it’s safe to say that Abram has taken that challenge head on and certainly made the most of his opportunity with the brand. After joining as a mover, Abram has held just about every frontline position available, working his way up from mover to driver, then leader to driver, safety coordinator, training manager, and now operations manager for the Pittsburgh Southwest and Northeast locations. Continue reading

From driver to franchisee: A unique perspective for franchisee Tyler Whalen

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Written by Erik Sargent

Of all the things that encapsulate what we stand for at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, perhaps no story fits better than Tyler Whalen’s.

From working on the frontline and climbing his way up to participating in Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship program and ultimately becoming a successful multi-unit TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, Whalen has been a walking billboard for how this company promotes from within and works hard to move people along in their careers. Continue reading

A positive brand experience spiked Curtis Newman’s interest in TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Long before Curtis Newman became a successful TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee, the same goals and customer service he works on daily to grow his franchises were what caught his eye initially as a customer.

Newman – who grew up in Iowa – had seen the success of the brand in his area, and had even used the company for moving services himself. His parents also used TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had another wonderful experience. At the time, Newman had no idea he would one day be a part of the brand, but both experiences stuck with him. Continue reading

Five critical questions to ask when reviewing a franchising agreement

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-Written by Erik Sargent

If you’ve made the decision to invest in a franchised business, it’s important to completely understand what exactly you’re getting into before signing on the dotted line.

The proper research, along with extensive planning, is necessary before you officially purchase into a franchising brand, and understanding the franchise agreement you sign is an important step in the journey to profitability and success. These franchise agreements set the tone for the entire business relationship between you and the franchisor, so it’s critical you do your due-diligence to stay up-to-date on everything involved with your purchase. Continue reading