One of the enormous advantages of owning a franchise is that the business concept is packaged with the collective experience and wisdom of those who started the business. They’ve made all the mistakes along the way and put together strategies and processes that help new (and experienced) owners avoid those same issues.
Even better, there are myriad other franchise operators dealing with the exact same issues you are at the exact same time.
The network of Bin There Dump That franchise operators is like having a living, breathing encyclopedia — a database of business acumen, a font of franchise knowledge — at your fingertips. Think of it as a classroom without all the annoying high school drama. This is a clique you want to be a part of, and they’re happy to have you.
How Other Franchise Operators Help
As a new franchise operator, you will need to develop relationships with a variety of vendors. There’s a pretty good chance one of your peers has experience — good or bad — with a given vendor.
Why learn the hard way? Pick up the phone and get some advice. Does the vendor have a good delivery record? What is the billing policy?
One of the keys to being a successful business owner is knowing what you’re good at and where you have weaknesses. It’s beneficial to identify those weaknesses, then find those fellow franchise operators who excel in those areas. Lean on them for their advice.
Maybe you have questions about financing, advertising or hiring. Or perhaps you have a difficult customer, a disagreement with a partner or a sales issue. Whatever your dilemma, someone in the Bin There Dump That franchise family has faced and successfully dealt with the issue. There’s no reason to learn by making their mistake over again.
Get To Know Your Fellow Franchise Operators
Bin There Dump That franchise operators are located across the United States and Canada. You might know some in your area or you might meet them at the Bin There Dump That annual meeting. We think it’s important for our franchise operators to know and learn from one another.
James Spink has been running franchises in Indianapolis, Dayton and Cincinnati since 2012. Despite his experience, Spink says he speaks with other franchise operators daily.
Whether it’s advice on an important business decision or a sympathetic ear, it’s nice to have a network of informal advisors to help when significant issues arise.
Spink picks up the phone to talk with other franchise operators. Emails are good for less timely issues or for topics on which you’d like more than one opinion. And, when convenient, in person conversations work well.
No matter how good your training, no matter how good the franchisor’s learning materials, no matter how good your staff, somewhere along the way you will have an issue. Given enough time, you’ll likely work through it. But why learn those business lessons the hard way? Get some sage advice. It could mean the difference between success and failure.
If you’re interested in becoming part of the Bin There Dump That family and adding to our collective decades of business wisdom, take our FREE franchise personality assessment on our website. Or fill out our online request for consideration to start the official process.