Reasons to join a franchise business - becoming your own boss
13th June 2022
The Cleaning Industry is filled with opportunities for entrepreneurs wanting to become their own boss through joining a franchise. With the domestic cleaning industry valued currently at £4.7 billion in the UK and a growth rate of 25% every decade, you can be sure that your investment teamed with hard work, is going to more than pay off.
Becoming a window cleaning franchisee is becoming more and more popular. Becoming a window cleaning franchisee is becoming more and more popular. As a franchisee you are guaranteed to benefit economically and socially by gaining a great salary, trustworthy collaborations and by running an in-demand business. In an industry as exciting and diverse as this one, here are the three most exciting window cleaning franchises for you to be involved with.
As a franchisee you are guaranteed to benefit economically and socially by:
- gaining a great salary,
- trustworthy collaborations and
- by running an in-demand business
Here are some things to consider before you start after making the decision to become a franchise business:
Establish what you can afford One of the most important questions you can ask yourself is whether you can actually afford to make a proper go of it with your chosen franchise. While you may have the funds to cover the franchise fee and initial investment, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re able to afford the franchise. More often than not, the initial franchise investment is used to pay for training, equipment and start-up costs, but doesn’t provide you with working capital or the breathing room required to handle the first few (potentially profitless) months of business.
Self-reflect on your own skills and what you want to achieve Ask yourself what you’re good at, what you enjoy and whether you have any personal circumstances that will prevent you from doing something. If you love interacting with the public, then a customer-facing business could be perfect. But if you are more introverted and prefer working on your own, this type of franchise might not work.
The beauty of franchising is that you can making a living from something you’re passionate about while being your own boss. And with full support and training, you can try a completely new career path.
Know the franchise opportunity inside out You need to undertake due diligence on the franchise opportunity you choose. Only once you have assessed and re-assessed the opportunity can you continue the steps to making your dream a reality. Investing in a franchise is a long-term commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Speak to franchisees. We recommend speaking to current and previous franchisees to get a real sense of what owning your own business with the brand will be like. Don’t just accept a few names that the franchisor gives you, as the franchisor might have cherrypicked the most successful.
Meet with the franchisor or franchise management team Be wary of anything they avoid answering or if anything seems too good to be true. In the early days of your new franchise, you'll regularly be interacting with the franchisor's management staff. To a significant degree, they'll be the ones that guide you through the set-up process and offer advice and guidance. If you find that management is particularly unhelpful, uninterested or unwilling to work closely with you, expanding the business beyond its early stages is likely to be difficult. With this in mind, you should attempt to meet the franchise management staff beforehand to get a feel for your future relationship.
Understand what training and support is on offer If you’re to become a franchisee with any chance of success, you’re going to require the guidance, assistance and support of the franchise. One of the key benefits of the franchise system is that you’re backed by an organisation that knows how to implement its proven business model and has a great deal of experience under its belt. This experience and expertise is next to useless if it doesn’t have effective training and support programs to pass the information on to new franchisees.
Consider whether the royalty fees are sustainable in the long term It’s not only the initial investment that you’ve got to worry about. While royalty fees are a necessary part of the franchise model, they can be the death of a business if they’re set unrealistically high. Some franchises waive the royalty fees for an initial period, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t factor them into your financial calculations. Remember, you need to be able to turn a profit, pay the royalty fees and give yourself a decent wage if the franchise is to succeed.
Franchisors will often evaluate the support you will have from friends and family as part of their recruitment process, so it’s important to bear this in mind when choosing a franchise.
Window cleaning franchises are incredibly profitable and the level of demand for these services are only increasing. And, thanks to complex architecture and the increased number of employed parents, demand for window cleaning services isn’t expected to slow down any time soon. By joining a window cleaning franchise not only are you guaranteed to have a growing business, but a profitable business as well.
The industry contributes around £55.5 billion to the UK economy every year, which is a greater figure than the food, drink and agricultural manufacture combined (£28 billion and £10.4 billion respectively). Cleaners can expect to be working in a busy industry ensuring that businesses, homes, schools and public places are clean and safe enough to use.
Tidal Cleaning Services is led by Ralf, who joined Squeegee as a single business back in 2019 and added his first franchise business in 2020. From there, we have seen the Tidal Cleaning Services business grow and expand exponentially across the UK with an exceptional offer to new franchisees.
If you'd like to find out more, visit Tidal's partnership page and fill out an enquiry form:
If you're like me and a bit more fair-weather, you may prefer internal to external cleaning.
Kingsmaid Domestic Cleaning are named as the UK's best Cleaning Franchise Opportunity
The Kingsmaid Cleaning Franchise offers a great opportunity to run a multi-million pound business. With so many successes, the green cleaning company has been featured with big stars like Sky News and BBC. Since its first open doors back in 2013, Kingsmaid Cleaning has grown into one of the largest and most successful cleaning companies in the UK.
How do I become a Kingsmaid Cleaning franchisee? You won’t need previous work experience as the company is people-based and. Instead, you’ll need to be a people person, comfortable dealing with many customers. You’ll also need to have good communication skills and have be happy to help out clients whatever their needs
How much do I need to invest?: In order to start your network with this franchise, the minimum investment is £10,000. If this seems like an overwhelming amount of money, Kingsmaid Cleaning has you covered with a great funding support system. What support is on offer?: As a new starter, the company provides you with a pre-loaded PC and 2 tablets with access to the Kingsmaid portal. Through this portal, customers are able to contact all cleaners and tell when staff have finished cleaning in a client’s home. There is a comprehensive training program that takes you through all aspects of the new business with a developed wealth of online training modules.