Making the investment into a franchising business can be a thrilling time, as you’re buying into a brand with a proven business model and giving yourself a chance at business ownership within this framework.
Instead of starting from scratch with your own idea, you buy into an established brand where people recognize the name as you work to grow your operation in a new area. Like any business venture, it’s important to do extensive research and have a complete understanding of what your investment is going toward.
Franchising is a great alternative to business ownership versus starting your own business from scratch, as it provides the opportunity to run your own operation while investing your money into a proven brand with successful best practices laid out already.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has assisted entrepreneurs and investors with their franchising goals for more than 30 years. Our diverse franchisee network spans across 45 states and four different countries, and we’ve received numerous accolades for our work in the franchising world.
Having more than 35 years and 8.5 million moves under our belts, we’ve come a long way as a brand since the days of two high school students moving customers in Lansing, Mich., for extra spending money.
Founder Mary Ellen Sheets had the simple idea that a local moving company could change the reputation of movers and offer outstanding customer service and quality in the moving industry. With that in mind, she turned this simple idea into a franchising model which covers 45 states and four different countries. While the brand has grown to levels never imagined, the same mindset we created then resonates at all of our franchises today: take the stress out of moving while providing the best customer experience possible.
Business ownership is something that is a big dream for many people, but the hurdles, unknowns, and startup costs of chasing this dream can often shy them away.
One alternative to starting your own business venture is joining a franchising brand like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, where you still get all of the benefits of business ownership, but in a model that has been established for years and built for success. Even in franchising, a traditional model might not be a great fit for everyone and this is where our mini-markets come in.
Multi-unit Franchisee Curtis Newman’s main goals day-to-day are trying to grow his multiple TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations by providing the best customer service possible for his customers.
It’s the goal for all of our franchisees, but Newman was on the other end of this years ago – and it paved the way for where he is now. Newman, originally from Iowa, was familiar with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had seen the trucks around.
The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchising model was created and refined so our franchisees are able to achieve sustained success and make a difference in the lives of their teams and community.
For our current and future franchisees, this is a never-ending chase that has us continually researching new ways to improve our business, drive success to all of our franchise locations, and encourage new franchisees to join our team. It’s the outstanding franchisees across our system that truly make our franchising model special and striving to improve.
-Written by Erik Sargent
Sometimes, the advice and persuasion of your friends can be enough to push you in the direction of taking on a new challenge or risk in life.
Chris Raiber had always liked the idea of owning his own business, but was having a successful career in his own right, and wasn’t quite sure how or when he would ever have the opportunity to chase the dream of business ownership. However, that quickly changed with hearing how successful his friends were as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchisees.
When Founder Mary Ellen Sheets began building the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand, a positive culture focused around giving back to the community, living by a set of core values, and a mindset of promoting our own people, which helped establish TWO MEN AND A TRUCK not only as a leader in the moving industry, but an organization in which people wanted to be involved..
Franchisees from all backgrounds have come to find a home here, opening their own moving operations and finding success along the years. Continue reading
Across so many TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises, you’ll find franchise owners who got their start in frontline positions, working on the trucks as movers and drivers, or even in the office as customer service representatives.
There’s no better way to learn the ins and out of a moving franchise than by doing the moving yourself, and that’s exactly what you get with individuals like multi-unit Franchisee Nick Roerig. For Roerig, he started as a mover at the Columbus, Ohio, franchise nearly 18 years ago, where he learned everything about the frontline operations of a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise. Continue reading
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