TWO MEN AND A TRUCK creates a seamless transition for those wanting to franchise

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When you’ve grown a business over three-plus decades and expanded to more than 300 franchise locations, you learn a thing or two about the world of franchising and business ownership.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has built our brand around a franchising model that is sustainable for people of all business backgrounds, and we are continually working hard to tweak and adjust it so that our franchise business owners can experience both financial growth and a rewarding experience. Continue reading

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Manager Blake Casey looks to become franchisee through scholarship program

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-Written by Erik Sargent

What started out as a simply meeting through a mutual contact would end up putting Blake Casey on a path of business success – one he’s hoping will culminate with becoming a franchisee of his own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise one day.

Casey – who is currently the franchise manager for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Grand Rapids South location – didn’t have much experience with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK and had only seen the brand around town. Through a family member, Casey was able to meet Rob Felcher – the Grand Rapids South location franchisee – and learn all about what the brand had to offer. He was instantly intrigued. 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

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

After three decades as a veterinarian, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s commitment to customer service attracted James Bennett to franchising

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-Written by Erik Sargent

With more than 350 franchise locations across the United States and internationally, our franchisee network features individuals from a variety of business backgrounds.

Some come from within our system and have worked their way up from frontline positions, some have been successful business owners in different fields, but arguably none have the background that  Multi-unit Franchisee James Bennett has.

Bennett opened his first location early 2014 in Rochester, Minn., but his business background wasn’t anywhere close to what you’d normally see in the moving industry. Continue reading

Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship finalist Dan Conlin takes on franchising role with New York City locations

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Dan Conlin joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family more than five years ago, it didn’t take long for him to realize where he wanted to go within the company.

After joining the Arlington, Va., franchise as a driver right out of college, Conlin quickly saw what the company had to offer to its employees, and knew this could be more than just a paycheck. He realigned his goals to ensure a future with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK – to become a franchisee one day. Continue reading