Franchising offers a truly compelling alternative to start-up operations with global and national brands, tried and tested operating systems and processes, and huge marketing support. It is no wonder we have seen a steady growth in entrepreneurs investing in franchises.
There are many other motivators that draw people to the franchise life — to set their own pace and their own schedules; to leave behind the politics and frustration of the traditional workplace; to build something that can be passed down to family members; as well as a host of other reasons.
Never in the history of franchising has a prospective franchisee had more choice when researching and deciding on a franchise to own. One of the more interesting segments of the franchise business marketplace is the area of mobile franchising.
What Is A Mobile Franchise?
Mobile franchise operators literally bring their products or services to their clients instead of the other way around. Their vehicles are their storefronts and their showrooms, and everyone in their territory is a potential customer, not just people who walk by their buildings. These cars, van or trucks not only deliver goods or services to clients efficiently, they also provide mobile marketing, showcasing the company to the community, raising brand awareness and attracting future potential customers.These types of franchises can greatly differ in the services they provide, but all include at least one vehicle and employees that visit the customer at either their home or business.
The mobile franchise market offers many varieties of services, varying from home care, lawn care, senior care, wildlife and pest control – just to name a few.
Advantages of Mobile Franchises
Services at your doorstep
The vast array of services available to clients through mobile franchising is remarkable. The key is finding a portion of the market that is underserved or covered poorly, and offering that service in a superior manner. That is exactly what the Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control franchise is all about. Lethal trapping and harvesting methods are become increasingly unacceptable to an environmentally friendly public and as a result the humane wildlife control industry is growing. We offer a lifetime guarantee on our workmanship and materials, which puts our promise of quality above and beyond the competition. Our name is synonymous to exceptional service.
Lower startup costs
One of the most appealing advantages of mobile franchises are low costs associated with starting and launching your business. Most of the businesses can be initially operated out of your home, giving you time to build your business until it makes sense to invest in an office space. Not having to have a traditional brick and mortar location means you can save money on leases, rentals and other costs associated with a storefront.
A universal benefit for all these franchises is the chance to get out from behind a desk and be active in your community, building relationships and solving people’s problems. Traveling directly to a customer helps build trust and strengthens the relationship. Instead of one-off interactions, calling on customers allows mobile franchisees to get to know not only their customers’ names but also their concerns, interests and even their employees or associates. You are your neighborhood’s hero!
Often customers need a product but do not have the time or resources to get to a store to purchase it. Mobile franchises bring the products directly to clients, making it easier for them to make purchases and, as a result, increase sales for the franchisee. Plus, being able to speak to customers face to face about other sales opportunities offers a greater opportunity for more success than a telephone call or an e-mail.
Flexible work hours
Mobile franchise owners can set their own hours and schedules, unlike those who operate traditional franchise stores, which must follow set operating hours. They can decide the best times for calling on their customers, and they can arrange their days to accommodate other activities and important responsibilities, such as childcare needs or school events.
One of the biggest challenges of owning a business is increasing awareness and traffic at a store location. Mobile franchises allow owners to travel to their customers instead of waiting for customers to come to them. These cars, vans or trucks not only deliver services to customers efficiently, but also positively represent the company to the customer and other potential clients.
Be Your Best Employee
There is no doubt being your own boss can be highly satisfying. Likewise, having no employees to hire, train and manage has its perks too. Mobile franchises are usually smaller and easily managed by one or two people. So, you can focus your resources on building solid relationships with your employees and stay connected to the day to day operations.
The average mobile franchise has an initial investment of under $100,000. The reasonable startup costs associated with mobile franchises provide more opportunities to those wishing to start their own business.
As with all other franchises, the mobile franchisor offers assistance with marketing and advertising, public relations, comprehensive training and ongoing assistance. These benefits along with a much lower startup cost, decreased overhead, flexible hours, access to a wide number of customers and job stability make the mobile franchise more and more appealing and less risky than other franchise concepts. In fact, many franchisees find it possible to initially maintain other endeavors, while continuing to grow their mobile franchise simultaneously.
If you want to learn more about joining Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we invite you to start the process by calling 877-662-2877 or visiting www.skedaddlefranchise.com