Starting your own business vs. joining a franchising opportunity


-Written by Erik Sargent

If you’re an individual or part of a group looking to start a business, there’s endless thought and planning that needs to happen in order to ensure you’re making the best, and smartest, move.

Will the business be profitable? Is there long-term success? Are you starting from scratch, or are you joining a brand through an avenue like franchising? These are all things you need to consider before you start investing your own money.

For those looking into franchising, there are plenty of routes you can take, but one of the best is through franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. We’ve worked diligently to develop a franchising model that is suitable to people of all business backgrounds and 30 years later, we feel we’ve done a pretty good job.

When you begin a franchising journey with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you’re joining a brand that has made a name for itself by providing quality moving services and customer service. Moving is a stressful time in people’s lives, and it’s on us to make that stressful time a little easier.

“There are two categories where TWO MEN AND A TRUCK occupies the best of the best in franchise brands. The first is family business,” said Nick Powills, CEO of the public relations firm No Limit Agency. “Many businesses operate as rich businesses, meaning the lifestyles of the family is most important, followed by the success of the franchisees. Clearly, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is different. While the founding family deeply cares about the success and is involved, they are also invested in the team members. This is absolutely a standout brand.”

Aside from being a financially positive situation for potential franchisees, it’s always an experience that is incredibly rewarding as you’re able to make an impact in the lives of so many different people.

“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 franchisee at our 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.”

Starting a franchised moving company

So how exactly does starting a moving company with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK go? The video above shows a general, mapped out timeline of what potential franchisees can usually expect from the moment they inquire about a location until their opening day.

We have created a streamlined process that is easy to understand and also very effective so your investment is put to good use and you can work toward opening quickly.

Potential franchisees can chat with our franchise development team and learn all about the opportunity, while also getting the chance to ask questions and even talk to other franchisees in our system. You are never pressured into making a purchase, and can work at your own pace.

Once you have made the investment and decided to purchase your own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK location, you are invited to a “Gearing Up” class at our Home Office location in Lansing, Mich., where new franchisees are taught all about our company, who we are, what we do, and all of the processes involved with running a location. You also gain access to our expansive online training and learning system, which features important information and real-time webinars to learn about the business.

Lastly, once you have become a franchisee with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you gain access to all of our Home Office support teams, which were created with the intention of being a go-to resource in all areas of business to make sure your franchise stays on track. From marketing to human resources, training, accounting, sales, risk management, DOT safety, national accounts and more – there are more than 200 of us and we’re here to help!

“[TWO MEN AND A TRUCK] is a business that is committed to staying in front of the pack,” said Mike Reps, a franchisee for our Rochester, Minn., location. “We get a lot of support from Home Office, and there is endless opportunities for us as franchisees and for our locations.”

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.


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.

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