5 Things to Know About Starting a Labor Panes Franchise
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Have you ever wondered how to start a franchise with Labor Panes? With 10 total locations around the Southeast, we’re always looking to extend our team and the areas where we offer exterior cleaning services. While starting a franchise is exciting, it’s important to do your research before you make a decision. Here are 5 things to know about starting a Labor Panes franchise:
1. Are You Passionate About Customer Services?
Labor Panes is a customer service focused company that believes in providing the best possible customer experience as well as providing high quality services to our customers. For potential applicants interested in starting a franchise, we look for leadership, a desire to start something new, strong work ethic, and a passion for customer service.
Our process begins by the applicant going through several assessments including strengths, personality, vocational fit, and financial viability. Then, applicants participate in a Discovery Day at our Charlotte office, followed by a thorough review of the FDD (Federal Disclosure Document) that dictates the franchisor/franchisee relationship. Upon completion of those steps, paperwork is signed and the new franchise is ready to launch.
2. Do You Have Experience in Exterior Cleaning Services?
Yes? Great! If not, past experience in exterior cleaning services is not critical. Instead, we look for past experiences where people have had to lead others, engage with potential clients, build trust quickly, and who are good with their hands and enjoy being outside. Even for owners who eventually become removed from the physical labor of performing the services, it’s still an active and mostly outdoor job. This type of opportunity generally appeals to active people, those who have played sports, or thrived in similar outdoor environments.
3. A Day in the Life as a Labor Panes Franchise Owner
Wonder what goes into starting a franchise? Like any business, there are stages that the business goes through, and during each stage the owner will find themselves impacting the business in different ways. In an early start up phase, the owner will wear any and all hats, performing the services, organizing equipment and supplies, meeting homeowners or business contacts to generate new business, and handling administrative tasks like payroll and marketing.
As the business grows, the owners will hire a team to perform most of the on-the-field work, and then will devote most of their time to marketing and sales. Eventually the owner will hire managers to oversee aspects of the business, like having a sales manager and operations manager, and then will influence the business primarily through vision casting, strategic planning, delegation, and accountability.
4. Why Franchise Owners Choose Labor Panes
Being a business owner and learning how to start a franchise has its challenges, but it’s appealing for the person with the right mentality. It requires a strong commitment to be successful but there are many benefits such as schedule flexibility and the satisfaction of building something yourself.
Labor Panes owners collaborate with each other frequently and enjoy two franchise retreats per year. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, are inclined towards fun, are always seeking a new adventure, and have a culture of rooting for each other.
4. Where Can I Start a Labor Panes Franchise?
We are looking for new franchises to offer exterior cleaning services in major metro areas across the Southeast, including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Texas, among others.
We hope this answered some of your questions if you’re interested in learning how to start a franchise with Labor Panes. Read more about becoming a part of something with a franchise. If you have additional questions or want to inquire about next steps to getting started, contact our team today!