Starting your own business vs. joining a franchising opportunity

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-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. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisees prepare teams for busiest moving weekend of the year

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Being a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee requires a strong attention to detail all year long in order to keep the business running strong, but perhaps no time is more important than during the busy moving season, which typically runs from April through September.

For the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand, the moving peak is this weekend, which we call “Busiest Move Weekend”. An astounding 6,200 moves are expected to be completed by our movers across the country at our franchise locations, with more than 3,100 trucks used and 430,000 miles driven. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising model earns national recognition from Forbes

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-Written by Erik Sargent

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we are constantly striving to put out the best franchising model possible so that our current franchisees are able to build and grow their operations, and that new and potential owners see the opportunity for success.

It’s a constant effort, but it’s one that often pays off, as it did this week when our franchising model was recognized on the national scale. Continue reading

The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising timeline

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the fastest growing franchised moving company in the United States, and for more than 30 years, we’ve been working to establish ourselves as the leaders in moving, packing, and now storage with over 300 franchise locations spread across the United States, and even internationally in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

None of this success would be achievable without an interactive, engaging franchise model that promotes success – and that’s exactly what we’ve strived to build. Continue reading

Clint Bergman finds new calling as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Clint Bergman arrived in Missouri from the state of Texas, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK wasn’t initially on his radar.

Bergman was moving to Springfield to attend the Baptist Bible Seminary, where he would eventually go on to earn his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Hebrew and the Old Testament. In the meantime while taking these courses, Bergman needed a job, and that’s how he found his way into the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK network. Continue reading

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