There’s a lot to consider when it comes to buying a franchise – what industry, what brand, what sort of reputation does the existing business have?
But one of the key questions potential franchisees should consider is whether they’d prefer a franchise with fixed premises or one that’s a mobile operation.
Easy to establish and affordable to run, a mobile franchise can offer a host of benefits to operators who want the freedom of running their own business without being tied to a location.
Here are just some of the benefits when it comes to operating a mobile franchise…
Reduced set up costs
Regardless of whether its hospitality or accounting, fixed premises entail set-up costs like leases on commercial premises, fit out to suit the franchise, plant and equipment, and the installation of commercial signage.
A mobile franchise potentially offers a more affordable solution. While there will be costs for plant and equipment, it’s likely to be less expensive than fitting out an entire site, and there are no office or commercial leases involved.
Instead, your vehicle or trailer is your mobile office, requiring only registration, signage and insurance.
No two days are the same
With a mobile operation, every day is different. Your office is wherever your customer needs you to be. For those who love the great outdoors or who don’t fancy being tied to a desk, this is a major drawcard.
Meanwhile, mobility means you’re constantly out in your community and meeting your prospective clientele.
For the customer, there’s also added convenience. They only have to make a call for you to come to them.
It’s mobile advertising
One often-underestimated asset of a mobile franchise is that it offers mobile advertising, courtesy of the signage on your vehicle and/or trailer.
At Gutter-Vac, for example, we play this to its strengths, with each franchisee receiving distinctive and recognisable branding and signage as part of their franchise package.
You can work from home
Many people are attracted to the idea of owning their own business due to the freedom it offers.
A mobile franchise embraces this lifestyle. Your paperwork can be completed at home, your hone can be a mobile device, and you can schedule jobs when and where you choose, around other priorities like family life.
Hours and staffing
With fixed premises comes the expectation you will be open during business hours or even extended hours in the instance of hospitality.
That means you need to be on deck or have staff at the premises to accommodate your customer’s needs.
With a mobile franchise like Gutter-Vac, it’s up to you the hours you work, and you’re free to run your business as a sole operator or bring on any staff you need.
Gutter-Vac is an established brand with more than 20 years’ experience in the home services and maintenance industry. We’re proud to work in a service industry that continues to expand as more housing stock is built to meet Australia’s growing population needs.
Meanwhile, we’ve developed a proven system to clean gutters and water tanks using proprietary technology that is second to none. We also pride ourselves on the consistent support and training we offer our ever-growing family of franchisees.
If you’re looking to learn more about our exciting franchise opportunities, download our brochure here.