A day in the life of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee

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What is it like to be a franchisee with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? Each day is different, full of new challenges, and filled with opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

Our franchisees all operate a little differently within our brand based on what works best for their businesses, but one thing all of them having in common is helping people move forward in their lives with outstanding moving services and giving back to the communities where they operate. So what does a normal day in the life of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee look like? Continue reading

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

Top 5 things to consider before pursuing franchising

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There are several ways to go about business ownership,, but one of the more lucrative and rewarding opportunities is franchising.

Franchising allows you to buy into a proven model of success when you start your business instead of coming up with an idea from scratch. You’re able to buy into an already established brand name, a business model that has been tweaked for success, and join a network of specialists at the corporate level and franchisees who have found success – both can offer ideas and best practices to guide you through your journey. Continue reading

Extensive training programs provide solid foundation for new TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees

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There are many factors that go into a successful franchising opportunity, but two critical aspects of the franchising world are training and support.

Specifically with training – it’s imperative new franchisees understand the business they are buying into, and how to create long-term success. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, it’s our priority to provide top-of-the-line training to our franchisees – especially new franchisees – so they’re able to grow their businesses. Continue reading

Frequently asked questions about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising

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Over 35 years ago, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Founder Mary Ellen Sheets had a simple idea: a local moving company that would put a heavy emphasis on customer service and change the perception around hiring professional movers.

It worked in her hometown of Lansing, Mich., and little did she know that nearly four decades later, the idea would have grown into the nation’s largest franchised moving company with franchises in 44 U.S. states, as well as locations in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. While the idea has grown, it has also remained the same – we work to take the stress out of moving while making it the best customer experience possible. Continue reading

2019 scholarship winner opens his first franchise in Texas

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After a long journey and experience at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® over the years, more than year of course work and tasks, a dramatic celebration, and months and months of business planning, Juan Gallegos’ dream finally came true last week.

Gallegos – who won the 2019 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship award – opened his first franchise in El Paso, Texas, last week, helping to continue expanding the footprint for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and giving us another chance to make an impact in the Lone Star State. Gallegos is ready to get to work right away on his franchise, and is looking forward to the opportunity to run his own business. Continue reading

Financial planning must know’s before franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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We’ve worked hard at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to build a franchising model that is setup for success, and above all, we want to ensure your financial investment is worth it.

But what exactly goes into financial planning when franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK? Your money will go into startup costs for your franchises, the purchasing of trucks, finding the right location for you, and putting together a moving team and office staff to help move your customers forward. Our franchise development and Home Office support teams are here to help you every step of the way, and we’ll be able to answer any questions you have from the minute you initiate contact about starting a franchise until the day you open your doors. Continue reading

Mini-market territories provide opportunity for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® business ownership within smaller markets

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There’s quite a bit that goes into business ownership, and opening a franchise with a trusted brand is one way people can get into business ownership themselves. We know that sometimes our traditional franchise model is not the right fit for some perspective franchisees, which is why we developed our mini-market franchise model which debuted in 2017.

With the mini-market model, we’re able to help new franchisees enter territories with a smaller population reach, while also providing them with the flexibility to work with less staffing and trucks in an area where there is still a demand for moving services. Continue reading

Dedicated Home Office support teams partner with franchise teams to foster TWO MEN AND A TRUCK growth

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In order for a franchising system to be successful and profitable, franchisees must feel confident their franchisor has their best interests in mind at all times. This includes providing the best resources and subject matter experts to assist in all areas of the business.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we’ve spent more than 35 years perfecting our franchising model to ensure that support is available to our franchises when they need it most. This starts with the dedicated support teams featured at our Home Office location in Lansing, Mich. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising earns recognition from Entrepreneur magazine and Franchise Business Review

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has worked hard to build a franchising system that is both successful and rewarding for our brand and franchisees, and this week, our system earned national recognition from two major publications.

Both Entrepreneur magazine and Franchise Business Review ranked TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in their 2020 franchising lists, giving the brand a positive spotlight and showing how all the hard work we’ve put into to franchising is paying off. Continue reading