For many Australians owning their own business is a dream come true. It offers the freedom to be your own boss, set your own work hours, manage that all-important work-life balance and can provide some fabulous financial benefits as well.
That said, not all of us wish to navigate the complexities of a start-up or take over the legacy of another person’s enterprise, which is where a franchise offers an excellent business alternative.
Buying a reputable franchise comes with a wealth of benefits, including clear upfront costs, tailored systems and procedures, and the benefits of an established brand.
But that’s not all…here are five benefits of a franchise, and why Gutter-Vac might be just the business option you seek.
Lower start-up effort
Starting your own business from scratch can be a time-consuming, expensive purpose, involving extensive research, customer analysis, equipment purchase and a whole host of marketing outlay to attract the customer you seek.
It can also be a process of trial and error as you work out the systems and procedures that suit your enterprise along with the best ways of attracting your prospective clientele.
On the flip-side, when it comes to franchises, all the hard work has been done for you. Territories have been nominated, systems and procedures are in place and the process of attracting the customer has well and truly been tried and tested.
At Gutter-Vac, our franchisees benefit from two decades worth of industry experience and a footprint that spans more than 80 locations. Our proprietary technology and systems are unique, and we know exactly what’s required to get a business off the ground, including the set-up, training and marketing involved.
When it comes to starting a business, equipment investment can be prohibitive, as can any lease for business premises.
At Gutter-Vac our entry costs are not prohibitive. They’re clear and cover all the equipment you need to start your own business stress-free. Best of all it’s a business you can run from home without the overhead of a fixed office location, allowing you to effectively walk into a proven business without an excessive cost.
An established brand
Reputation is the cornerstone of any great business, and with a franchise comes the benefit of an established, recognised brand.
Recognition allows a business to be front of the consumer’s mind, and a good reputation takes years to establish.
At Gutter-Vac we are recognised nationally as a gutter cleaning service with impeccable attention to detail and a customer-focused ethos. Our franchise system has also been extensively awarded for the support we offer every member of our team.
In the competitive digital age, marketing is a major focus for any business. Branding and the right marketing strategies cannot afford to be hit and miss.
Our modern approach to marketing draws on our lengthy history as an established brand. From contemporary, recognisable branding to the latest marketing tools and technique, at Gutter-Vac, we know the strategies that appeal to customers and we consistently use them to improve the reach and recognition of our brand.
It can take a while for an entrepreneur to learn the ropes when it comes to the ins and outs of business, the reporting involved, and the systems that best suit the customer’s needs. But with a franchise the introduction to business is seamless, courtesy of comprehensive training.
At Gutter-Vac we proudly provide extensive training at our head office, with a focus on practical skills, as well as training in operations, safety, customer service, and marketing, and more.
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.
If you’re looking to learn more about our exciting franchise opportunities, download our brochure here.