What to expect when joining a franchising brand vs. starting your own business

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If you have the dream of one day running your own business, there is quite a bit that goes into consideration when deciding how to invest your money.

It’s important to do your research on both options, including business profitability, what long-term success looks like, franchising support if you go that route, and much, much more. Perhaps one of the most important aspects is determining what your personal goals are and how to align your business with those goals and beliefs. Continue reading

The month of March signals amped up hiring across TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations nationwide

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-Written by Erik Sargent

In order to best serve our customers and provide world-class customer service, it’s crucial each of our franchise locations have solid teams in place to meet the needs of our customers and exceed their expectations.

This is something we don’t take lightly and each spring, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees embark on the annual hiring campaign known as Career Move Month.

“Through Career Move Month, we organize several programs to showcase our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK core values, culture, and what it’s like to work here,” said Johanna Weitzel, recruiting and retention manager at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Home Office. “Our franchises get involved at a local level, and are usually thrilled to build upon the national programs we put in place and extend their efforts through the rest of the year so they can build out their great teams.” 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

Success stories show why TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising is worth the investment

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-Written by Erik Sargent

As a potential business owner, you want peace of mind that the investment you make is not only worthwhile financially, but will provide you with a satisfying and rewarding ownership experience.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, tour goal is to provide potential franchisees the transparency on what they can expect if they join our award-winning franchising family. When joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, you can quickly see the family feel and emphasis put on customer service and supporting our communities above all else. Continue reading

A family connection and dream of business ownership led Pedro Gallegos to franchising

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-Written by Erik Sargent

For those with the dream to one day own their own business, you never know when the opportunity to fulfill that dream might present itself, and nobody can attest to this more than Pedro Gallegos.

With a background in finance, Gallegos had been working on the consulting side of a public accounting firm in Chicago when he met his wife, Alicia. Together, the two had a dream to one day be business owners, and Alicia had a very important connection in her family that was about to make this dream a reality. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees start off the New Year focused and ready for success

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-Written by Erik Sargent

2018 is in the books, and although 2019 signals an opportunity for new change, ideas, and growth – it’s business as usual for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees, who have already been working diligently to get their franchises ready for the New Year.

In order for our franchises to continue offering the best moving services possible, there’s not much time to stop and relax, and it’s this hardworking attitude that has allowed us to grow so much as a brand. Just last year, we eclipsed our 7 millionth move as a system, and our moving teams have no intention of slowing down in the New Year. Continue reading

Our top franchising stories from 2018!

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As we wrap up 2018, it’s always good to reflect on another positive year within the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family!

A big focus on our franchising blog this year was story-telling and working to highlight some of the outstanding individuals in our company– and we did just that! From franchisee profiles to stories on our Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship candidates, we were able to highlight some of the brightest minds associated with our brand.

So as we close out the year, let’s take a trip down memory lane for the last 12 months and re-visit some of these stories.

Enjoy! Continue reading

Meet the 2019 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship candidates!

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-Written by Erik Sargent

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family atmosphere  is a big driving force that keeps our employees motivated and moving forward with their careers.

Part of the encouragement in moving careers forward is the  Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship Program, which is a year-long program consisting of training courses, assignments, and presentation of a business plan at the end of the program. In the end, one person is chosen as the official winner, and is given $50,000 toward starting their own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving franchise in partnership with their current franchisee!

This keeps our tradition of promoting from within going strong and gives existing members in the company the motivation to continue working hard toward their goals of becoming a business owner one day. Continue reading

Find out why franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a successful and rewarding opportunity

High Angle Images L.L.C.For more than three decades, we’ve centered the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand around our expertise in the moving industry and a love for helping our customers. This is a large part of our brand’s success and expansion across the United States, and even internationally.

Throughout each of the communities we operate in, we do our best to provide customers with the highest quality service imaginable, while also putting a strong focus on giving back through charitable efforts. From our extensive list of core values to our own charitable campaigns we are truly a people-first company. Continue reading

A franchising magazine feature sold Franchisee Jim Frederickson on the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand

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-Written Erik Sargent

Each franchisee in our network has their own, unique journey to how they ended up franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

For Franchisee Jim Frederickson – who owns the Scottsdale, Ariz., location – his professional career featured multiple jobs, including construction, mining equipment sales, servicing parts, and general contracting.

Around the turn of the new century, Frederickson was working in a role that required him to commute frequently. One day he picked up a magazine for some light reading, and it turned out that would open a whole new window for him. Continue reading