The commercial cleaning industry is experiencing rapid growth, which is creating opportunities for new and existing business owners in the space. In 2020 alone, the US commercial cleaning and facilities management industry was valued at a whopping $462 billion. And this amount is only bound to grow with the uptick in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With all this opportunity, though, comes even more competition. There are many small cleaning businesses across the country competing for dominance. How can you possibly stand out among so much competition?One solution is to become a commercial cleaning franchisee.
If you dream about starting your own business or scaling up the business you already own, a commercial cleaning franchise is the best option. Here are the top five reasons to start a commercial cleaning franchise.
1. Generate a New Source of Income
Whether you’re searching for a full-time career or a side gig, becoming a franchisee helps you generate new income streams. Franchisees tend to generate even higher earnings than comparable new businesses.
How is that possible? As a franchisee, you get to harness your franchisor’s economies of scale, including the suppliers and logistics providers you need to fuel your supply chain. That means lower operating costs for your business and higher margins to pad your wallet.
2. Bypass the Startup Phase
Starting a new business puts you up against a ton of challenges.
After all, only 50% of new businesses survive to the five-year mark and even fewer companies scale up to become fully mature businesses.
When you join the OpenWorks commercial cleaning franchise network, you can bypass the stress of being a startup firm. You can rely on the franchisor’s existing brand and customers, so you don’t have to worry about marketing or selling your services.
Best of all, OpenWorks provides the customers for you. Your business will grow while you focus on what you do best — providing excellent service.
3. Be Your Own Boss
The best part about owning any business is that you get to be your own boss. Becoming a commercial cleaning franchisee is no different.
Being your own boss means you get ultimate control over everything from the way you run your business to where you work, whether that’s in an office or from the comfort of your own home.
4. Get Easier Access to Financing
One of the most significant hurdles for new business owners is finding initial investors. Investors have to protect themselves against risk. That’s why, at the very least, you’ll have to prove your creditworthiness and that your business idea is sound.
Investors and banks see franchises as less risky. Your franchisor will already have a proof concept and a financial record of the brand’s success. As long as you choose a franchisor with an excellent reputation, securing a loan should not present a problem.
5. Work Flexible Hours
Unlike owning a startup, franchisees don’t have to work long hours to keep the business running. You can create a set schedule that works for you and your employees.
This gives owners and their workers the flexibility to spend more time with friends and family. Owning a franchise also offers franchisees the freedom to devote time to hobbies and additional income streams.
Working with OpenWorks provides even more flexibility. Our support team is available to support you and your employees. Whether you’re too busy or don’t have the know-how, our experts will make sure your administrative duties are done right the first time, every time.
How OpenWorks Provides the Ultimate Opportunity to Cleaning Industry Franchisees
We don’t want you to face the struggles that come with starting or growing a business. That’s why we designed our services to do all the heavy lifting for you.
Keep reading to find out how we can help your cleaning business idea become a reality.
A Proven Business Model
OpenWorks has been helping franchisees succeed for over 35 years. How do we do it? We start with the proven OpenWorks franchise business model.
The best part? Our turnkey business models are no-experience-necessary. You don’t have to know how to run a business to get started because our experts support you and your team every step of the way.
Supplies and Equipment
One of the biggest cost factors for new and existing businesses is supplies. As a cleaning service provider, you must keep your chemicals and equipment up to date with the latest commercial cleaning standards.
At OpenWorks, we want you to utilize the best products the industry has to offer. That’s why we provide our franchisees with all the tools necessary to offer the most competitive services in the industry.
What’s one of the most annoying aspects of running your own business? Having to take care of all the paperwork and administrative duties required to keep your company running.
OpenWorks strives to change that with our administrative support services. We take care of the administrative work for our franchisees, including all your invoicing and accounting needs.
Becoming a Franchisee Is Easy with OpenWorks
Owning a business allows you to be your own boss, which comes with benefits like more flexible work hours. Becoming a franchisee promises even more advantages, including higher margins and easier access to financing.
Ready for OpenWorks to help you with your cleaning franchise venture? Apply now to become part of our franchisee network and find out more about the opportunities we have waiting for you!