When you want to start your own business, there are many business models and options to choose from. You can start your own business from scratch, but that can be a daunting undertaking. Not only will you need to come up with a product or service that will be in high demand, but you’ll also need to create every internal and external process, develop a sound marketing plan, forge new vendor partnerships along with a host of other administrative tasks. When you start a business from the ground up, you’re on your own for every decision. And if you’ve never owned a business before, the process can be overwhelming and prohibitively expensive.
Another business option you could consider is a franchise. Franchises provide you with a proven framework to run a successful business. You’re in business FOR yourself, but not BY yourself. There are countless franchise opportunities out there so it can also be a daunting process. Franchises can be very expensive and you have to do your due diligence to find out what your fees are as a franchisee. Probably the most important element to consider, however, is the viability and potential lifespan of that business. For example, frozen yogurt franchises were all the rage for many years. Today the frozen yogurt market has declined considerably as people move on to other dessert trends like gelato. The point is, even with a franchise you need to consider whether or not the industry is here to stay.
A moving company franchise just might be the most recession-proof franchise opportunity available. With an estimated $86 BILLION annual market, this is clearly an industry that is thriving and there is plenty of opportunity for well-run moving companies to succeed. Think about it…people will always need to hire movers. Furniture is large and heavy and valuable and people can’t typically move that themselves. They need movers to get their furniture, boxes and other belongings from point A to point B safely. People already see the value in hiring a professional moving company to do this work for them. Whether local or long distance, moving companies are here to stay.
Imagine if, instead of starting a brand new business from scratch (a huge risk), you could purchase a moving company franchise that is already successful. One that has an excellent reputation in the industry,…one that makes people feel safe and comfortable doing business with you. Imagine if you had the help of moving industry experts to teach you every aspect of running a moving business; teaching you everything from marketing to quoting to hiring and everything in between? What if you had mentors who would teach you everything you need to know to be successful while providing you with a trusted brand name that people love? Well that would be a no-brainer, wouldn’t it?
If you’re looking to start your own business, you owe it to yourself to research a Sterling Interstate moving company franchise before you make a final decision.