While there are thousands of different franchises in hundreds of different disciplines, there is one particular industry that offers distinct advantages for aspiring franchisees — the home services industry.
What Are Home Services Franchises?
A home services franchise is any franchise business that helps residential homeowners maintain, care for and improve their homes. Just as there are many things that need to be taken care of in a home, there are many sectors within the industry designed to meet those needs.
Unlike a retail store, which relies on customers walking into to the store to buy products, service providers like Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control work with customers on-site.
Service-driven businesses contribute to nearly 60% of the world’s economy each year and unlike businesses that only offer a product; the demand for professional services is consistently higher by comparison.
What Makes A Home Services Franchise Appealing?
Impressive Industry Revenues
When an industry produces a lot of revenue it makes it more likely for franchisees within the industry to generate revenue of their own. Fortunately, there’s a lot of money to go around within the home services field. According to the New York Times, the industry is estimated to generate between $400 and $800 billion annually.
Environmentally and Socially Conscious
Many home services franchise are taking advantage of current trends with processes that are environmentally friendly and socially conscious.
Lethal trapping methods are becoming increasing unacceptable to the environmentally conscious public. This mean the humane wildlife control industry is growing. As urbanization continues to grow and expand, the demand for wildlife control will only increase.
The cellulose insulation we use to replace contaminated insulation contains 87% recycled content and is the greenest insulation product on the market today. Cellulose insulation is better at keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter because its scientific structure blocks air much better than its fiberglass predecessor, effectively saving energy and money.
Develop strong network personal relationships
Professional services fulfill customers’ needs. While this obviously fuels your business, it’s also an opportunity to build a powerful personal reputation among your customers and those in your community.
By providing a service people simply can’t find elsewhere, you’ll create lifelong customers that return to you for service time and time again while promoting your business through high-trust word-of-mouth promotions.
Spread the word of your service directly through your customers
After high quality service, there’s little customers appreciate more than being treated well by the service providers they hire. For those who are able to connect with their customers and provide a service that’s as personal as it is professional, finding new business becomes natural as more customers spread the word to others in need.
Grow a business without the need of a brick-and-mortar location
Cleaning, animal prevention and restoration services like Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control have a huge advantage when it comes to business efficiency. Since work is primarily done on-site, many service franchises don’t need to invest in a physical location at all, they can operate directly out of their homes or vehicles. This saves tremendous time and money on establishing a brick and mortar structure.
There’s A Proven Market
New business models and sectors pop up all the time. However, more often than not, these new offerings end up as nothing more than passing fads, leaving entrepreneurs with mounds of debt and disappointment.
You’ll never run that risk as part of the home services franchise. While individual companies may certainly fail, the industry itself is here to stay. There will always be homes that need work, urban wildlife is expanding every day, there are babies born every year and there will always be homeowners willing to spend money to protect their homes. The Wall Street Journal reports that hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually on nuisance wildlife control.
When economic times are tough, people cut back on vacations, entertainment and luxury items. The one area people don’t cut back on their main investment is their homes; they want to protect their investment.
Lower startup costs
One of the most appealing advantages of mobile franchises is that is are low costs associated with beginning 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 office space means you can save money on leases, space rentals, or costs associated with a storefront.
Flexible work hours
Home service 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. Home service 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
Just as the home services industry is growing, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is growing, too. What started out as a single employee operation with one truck has now grown to a fleet of 37 vehicles, serving 75 municipalities across Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control offers franchise opportunities in your area for an affordable buy-in rate. With our established operating model, successful track record and respected name, your chances for longevity, profit and overall success are high.
If you want to learn more about joining Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we invite you to start the process by calling 877-662-2877.