The Investigation Process
As you may have noticed, we used the expressions “due diligence” “investigation process” or “exploration” throughout our website. Why?
We are not trying to sell or convince you. We approach our customers the same way. We are educators. If this resonates with you, you’ve found a home, you’ll enjoy learning more about our brand and our unique service.
Our franchise investigation process is the Linear Approach – This is best suited for the truly engaged franchisee candidate. They follow the rules and colour inside of the lines. It yields the most information in the least amount of time. However, not everyone learns in the same manner. Let us know if you need some flexibility.
Step 1 – Initial contact and phone call
We’ll both determine if there’s a match and a reason to move forward.
Step 2 – The Skedaddle brand overview webinar.
This is a comprehensive 30,000-foot overview of our business history, operational & marketing. Lasts about 30 to 45 minutes with a Q & A.
Step 3 – You’ll complete our simple, non-invasive Request for Information (RFI).
This is followed up and connected with a detailed market evaluation. Together we determine if there’s enough potential business for success in your unique community.
Step 4 – Talk to a franchisee.
You begin the validation process whereby you call existing franchisees to evaluate their level of satisfaction and success. This allows you to prove to yourself that the Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control model works and makes money.
Step 5 – Franchise Disclosure Document.
We send you our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and begin outlining your exclusive territory, demographics, county boundaries, postal or zip codes.
Step 6 – Face-to-face meeting.
Are you ready for a face-to-face meeting? You come to our HQ office for a Discovery Day.
Remember to embrace these principles:
- You don’t know what you don’t know
- Knowledge dispels fear
- Franchising is about systems/process
- Assumptions, when turned into questions – reveal the truth
We urge you to become an open-minded detective. Imagine a court case. You gather evidence, sort it, review it and then weigh the facts. Then the prosecution and defence attorneys battle back and forth. This goes on inside your head. However, there’s a point where you should or will take action. Great leaders, entrepreneurs and franchisees are DECISIVE. They avoid allowing overthinking, analysis paralysis to set in. If you snowboard or mountain bike, likely you’ll understand – at some point you push ahead and go down the trail.