Franchising is attractive to aspiring entrepreneurs, but it’s not for everyone. You don’t need extensive industry experience to pursue a Pillar To Post franchise opportunity, but you should have certain traits that will make you more likely to succeed. Here’s what we look for in our franchisees.
Running a successful home inspection franchise doesn’t require a ton of past industry experience, but it does require you to have a certain disposition, and to possess certain character traits. To truly take advantage of the Pillar To Post franchise opportunity, you should feel comfortable working within a set of clearly-defined guidelines, be willing to learn those aspects of the business that are unfamiliar to you, know when to ask questions, and possess excellent communication skills. Here’s what we look for in our prospective Pillar To Post franchisees.
Following Our Business Model
The good thing about franchise ownership is that you’re not starting from scratch. We give franchisees a turnkey business model that has been designed to facilitate franchisee success. Our business model is in place because it’s been proven to work for previous franchisees, especially when it comes to helping them through some of the more difficult nuances of franchise ownership. Unwillingness to follow our franchise model will prove detrimental, so we recommend that all prospective franchisees be prepared to trust our process and adhere to our guidelines as much as possible.
Willingness to Learn
You won’t know everything, and that’s ok. You should be comfortable identifying where you need assistance, and take initiative in asking for help. We offer an array of support avenues for new franchisees, as well as give you access to our network of fellow franchisees and support team. While you might have some knowledge of business-ownership prior to joining our team, or worked as a contractor before, there’s always more to be learned, especially in an ever-evolving industry like ours.
Since you won’t have any bosses walking past your desk making sure you’re on task, it’s largely up to you to take initiative and be self-motivated. Many franchisees love the flexibility and freedom afforded by a Pillar To Post franchise opportunity, but can be difficult to adapt to structuring your time when not on a fixed schedule, with set hours. Keeping yourself on task is integral to the success of your franchise.
Transparency and Communication
Developing trust with customers and community members is integral to your success. You need to regularly communicate instructions, goals, and feedback to clients and employees, which is crucial for building long-term business relationships. Being transparent and maintaining a steady stream of communication will go a long way toward cultivating trust and loyalty among clients. After all, people are depending on you to give them valuable information about their prospective home purchase, so transparency and communication needs to be key.
If you think you fit the description of someone who can be successful in a Pillar To Post franchise opportunity, contact us today to learn more.