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

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

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising timeline: What to expect during the process

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If you’re looking for a new business opportunity or the chance to run your own business, franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is a great option to consider.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the nation’s first and largest franchised moving company and for over 35 years, we’ve been the leaders in the moving industry, committed to customer service while offering a variety of professional moving services to fit any moving need. Along the way, we’ve built a diverse and experienced franchisee network that makes up over 350 locations across 44 U.S., states, and even into Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Frequently asked questions about franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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-Written by Erik Sargent

Featuring over 350 locations across 44 different states in the United States, plus locations in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, it’s safe to say the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchising model is stronger than ever.

Since our Founder Mary Ellen Sheets decided to franchise the company over 30 years ago, it’s been a constant effort to tweak and improve the franchising model for our brand – and it’s something we’re always working on. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK features a diverse franchisee network with individuals coming from all different backgrounds, and each one is able to experience their own versions of success. Continue reading

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