Mini market territories provide TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise ownership in areas with smaller demographics

Regardless of how big or small a certain area of the country might be, one thing is usually a constant: the need for high-quality, professional moving services.

With this idea in mind, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK created the mini-market franchise model, which allows us to bring the reputation we’ve built in the moving industry to areas with smaller populations. This is perfect for potential franchisees who have wanted to get into franchising and own their own businesses, but on a smaller scale than with a traditional market.

The mini market option began in 2017 and has continued to grow at a rapid pace ever since. We are already in the double-digits for mini market locations with territories still available!

Our mini market plan got its start in two states – Montana and Wyoming – and both have found sustained success ever since opening their doors. They’ve helped us fine-tune the blueprint for the minimarket model, learning what works and what doesn’t work, which allows us to provide best practices and useful information to franchisees opening mini markets moving forward.

Watch our video below to see the story of Rob Graham and Justin Woods, who opened their minimarket in Cheyenne, Wyoming!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

A decade-long journey with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK leads long-time manager to open his own location in Georgia  

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As Johnathan Cuttino made the move from Virginia to Georgia over a decade ago, he had no idea how much moving would become an integral part of his life.

Starting his new life down south, Cuttino began searching for work, applying for various jobs in the Atlanta-area online before he finally received a call from one of the local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK locations. Next thing he knew, he was on the truck making moves; he was also setting himself up nicely for a new career.

“I never thought I’d be moving furniture for a living,” Cuttino said. “But I tried it, and I fell in love with it, and I fell in love with the company and its culture.”

Fast forward to last month, and Cuttino climbed the ladder all the way to the top when he transitioned to franchisee and opened the new Macon, Ga., franchise with his sister, Jocelyn. It completed a long journey for Cuttino in which he’s held nearly every position there is at a franchise: mover, driver, customer service representative, location manager, and lastly, regional manager.

With so much experience and knowledge of the brand, the transition into becoming a franchisee was too good to pass up.

“[I was excited about] the opportunity to be able to work for myself, doing what I love,” Cuttino said. “Also, the chance to be a part of a proven, successful company that offers support like no other business I’ve seen. The idea of being able to grow as much as you want [within the company] is very attractive.”

Given how much transition he has already made since joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, Cuttino is familiar with the process of learning a new role, and noted how prior experience, paired with proper training, will help him make this new jump.

Still, becoming a franchisee is a big-time adjustment, and he knows there’s plenty of new responsibility and knowledge coming with the role.

“One thing I’ve had to remind myself with this change is remembering that I don’t know it all, but what I don’t know, there is someone who does know,” Cuttino said. “There are plenty of knowledgeable people willing to assist me. The best feeling in the world is to have a strong support system that doesn’t want to see me fail.

“I’ve also learned you have to keep moving forward and never slack off. You must hit the ground running to be successful. “

Moving forward, Cuttino will do just what he mentioned above – hit the ground running – and start the process of growing his new franchise. This starts with building a strong team, generating consumer interest, and getting a culture in place that people want to be part of.

“My personal goal is to elevate my knowledge of the business,” Cuttino said. “I want to master every aspect of being a franchisee and become a multi-unit franchisee. My goal for the new location is to be the top performing location in the industry. I want to develop a team of like-minded individuals to grow the business, while helping others create opportunities for themselves within the company.”

With the knowledge he already possesses and the background he has established, the sky is the limit for Cuttino and his future plans.

His hard work has gotten him to this position today, and he jumped on the opportunity when it was available. He recommends franchising with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to anyone who wants to make a change, as it’s a major goal of his moving forward.

“I would recommend franchising to someone interested for the chance to change lives and move people forward,” Cuttino said. “It’s a chance to be able to create the change you would like to see. If you care about people and want to make a living while helping them, this is a perfect opportunity.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Wyoming franchisees use TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s mini-market model to excel in smaller territory

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While there are certainly smaller-sized cities and regions throughout the country, one thing’s for sure … there is still a need for professional moving services!

This was the driving idea behind TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s mini-market franchise model, which was designed to bring our world-class, professional moving services to areas with smaller populations. It gives potential franchises the opportunity to open their own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise, but at an investment cost that is lower than our traditional franchise model.

“Mini-markets run very similar to our tradition markets, but on a smaller scale. We now have the technology and support mechanisms in place to help create a profitable business in a market that requires a smaller local support staff,” said Jon Nobis, CEO of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. “The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has grown significantly throughout the United States, giving customers a recognizable yet local name to do business with no matter where they move.”

Mini-market franchises started in 2017, and since then, we’ve added 10 to our franchise network. There are still many more open territories to fill!

Two of the first states to open mini-market franchises were Montana and Wyoming, and both have hit the ground running with their operations as they work to expand the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand in these states.

Watch the video below to learn about our mini-market franchises in Wyoming and its franchisees, Rob Graham and Justin Woods, to see how the experience has gone for them!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK mini-market franchise opportunities offer business ownership in untapped markets

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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.

Sometimes, however, it’s not feasible for someone to invest in a full franchise market for a variety of factors. That’s why in 2017, we introduced our alternative to this: mini-markets.

Our mini-market model allows new franchisees to invest in territories with smaller populations, providing them with the much-needed moving services that our company has to offer but with the flexibility to work with less staffing, moving equipment, and trucks.

“Mini-markets run very similar to our tradition markets, but on a smaller scale. We now have the technology and support mechanisms in place to help create a profitable business in a market that requires a smaller local support staff,” said Jon Nobis, CEO of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. “The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK brand has grown significantly throughout the United States, giving customers a recognizable yet local name to do business with no matter where they move.”

Even though mini-markets are smaller than our traditional franchises, they still receive the same dedicated support from our Home Office teams.

Mini-market requirements for opening include:

-A minimum of $80,000 in liquid assets and a $160,000 in net worth. Initial investment ranges are anywhere from $100,000 to $192,000.

-Mini-markets are required to operate with one moving truck at the date of their opening, which is less than the 2-3 truck minimum required of a traditional franchise.

-Mini-markets require a $30,000 franchise fee that covers populations ranging from 100,000 to 225,000 people.

-Mini-market franchises now also offer junk removal services to customers to help diversify revenue options.

“Operating a mini-market franchise is more owner-operator friendly. You don’t need as much staff with a smaller territory, and there are the same opportunities to diversify revenue,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s compliance director Pam Batten in a recent interview with 1851Magazine. “You can still add junk and storage in the long term or short term – all of these opportunities are open to everyone. The potential to build that in markets with the other revenue diversification is there as well.”

We opened our first mini-market locations in 2017 in the state of Montana, and have worked to add more since then. We are currently exploring new territories for opening in the states of Georgia, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming, and West Virginia. To learn more about our new mini-market incentive program, click here to read our story on 1851Magazine.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® mini-markets provide access to business ownership in smaller markets

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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.

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Mini-market territories provide opportunity for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® business ownership within smaller markets

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There’s quite a bit that goes into business ownership, and opening a franchise with a trusted brand is one way people can get into business ownership themselves. We know that sometimes our traditional franchise model is not the right fit for some perspective franchisees, which is why we developed our mini-market franchise model which debuted in 2017.

With the mini-market model, we’re able to help new franchisees enter territories with a smaller population reach, while also providing them with the flexibility to work with less staffing and trucks in an area where there is still a demand for moving services. Continue reading