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

Liz Friedmann announced as 2018 Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® Scholarship winner

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Like any other day of work for Liz Friedmann, it was business as usual as she arrived to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® St. Louis, Mo., office on Thursday, September 27.

Friedmann had spent the last year participating in the Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward Scholarship program, a year-long program designed to train managers from within the system all aspects of the business to transition them into the franchisee role. She knew the winner announcement was looming, but didn’t know where she stood in the rankings. Continue reading

Summer job quickly grew into a multi-unit franchising experience for Louisiana franchisee

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-Written by Erik Sargent

When Bryan Jones first hired into the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family as mover, it didn’t take very long for him to make an impression on those he worked for.

As a college student at Louisiana State University, Jones found himself looking to make some extra cash in between semesters during the summer. He had spent some time working construction, but wanted a different challenge, and stumbled across the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Baton Rouge location. It was a relatively new location, and would be the springboard for Jones’ entire career. Continue reading