Do You Need A Lawyer As You Start Your Franchise? Attorney Jokes Aside, Yes You Do!

Do You Need A Lawyer As You Start Your Franchise?Q: What do you call 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A: A good start.

Q: What do you call a lawyer buried up to his neck in sand?
A: Not enough sand.

Q: What do you call an attorney when you’re looking at buying a franchise?
A: A good idea.

The Bin There Dump That home office has a vested interest in the success of our franchise operators. Trying to sneak something by a potential franchise operator doesn’t do anyone any good in the long run. That would hurt the relationship and we’d likely develop a reputation as an underhanded partner. That’s not what we’re about. We deal fairly with our franchise operators and expect the same in return.

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Why A Franchise Is An Ideal New Business Opportunity

Why A Franchise Is A New Business Opportunity Than An Independent BusinessThe dream of running your own business is one that entices many young entrepreneurs. There are two major approaches to business ownership: franchise or independent business.

Both independent business owners and franchise operators have a drive, desire for autonomy, and a spirit that pushes them to profit from their own labors.

Each new business opportunity has its advantages and disadvantages, of course, and deciding which is right for you depends on a number of factors.

Here are a number of reasons why we think franchises are a better bet for future executives.

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Franchise Operator Spotlight: A ‘City Builder’ In Central New York

Franchise Operator Spotlight: A 'City Builder' In Central New YorkLarry Williams thinks big, at least he plans big.

The relatively new Bin There Dump That franchise operator got his training in October 2013 and “flipped his first bin” in February 2014.

And while many new business owners start small, working from their homes and counting only themselves as employees, Williams purchased a 9,000-square-foot building with plenty of rooms for trucks he doesn’t have and space for employees he hasn’t yet hired.

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Why Franchises Are A Great Fit For Military Veterans

Why Franchises Are A Great Fit For Military VeteransIt happens after every major offensive: Men and women return from military service and find themselves without jobs. After years dedicating themselves to protecting their country, veterans often have a difficult time returning to the workforce. And even though the economy has slowly begun to improve, the past several years have been particularly difficult.

The option, then, for many veterans is to go to work for themselves. The training and experience developed by members of the military provide them with the tools that that translate well into franchise operators.

Those same qualities that make good soldiers also make for good franchise operators: logistics, adaptability, leadership, discipline, standard operating procedure and execution of a clearly defined mission. A Bin There Dump That franchise might be a perfect fit for many veterans.

We encourage veterans to consider a Bin There Dump That franchise and proudly offer a royalty-free incentive to make it easier for veterans to get started. Here are a few reasons franchises are perfect for military veterans.

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Top 7 Ways To Fund Your Franchise Venture

Bin There Dump That Tells You Ways To Fund Your Franchise VentureCall it trite. Call it a cliché. Call it whatever you want, but the old saying is true: It takes money to make money.

A franchise is a great way to make a living, to support your family, and to plan for your golden years. The hard part for many entrepreneurs isn’t running their businesses; it’s finding the capital to get the enterprise off the ground.

According to statistics from the Small Business Administration, a third of all businesses will fail in the first two years and only 44 percent survive four years. There are a variety of reasons businesses don’t make it beyond the first few years, and many of them tie back to the money. Inadequate funding restricts opportunities in a variety of ways.

Here’s a look at the top seven ways franchise operators can find the money they need to keep the Bin doors open.

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7 Social Platforms For Promoting Your Franchise

Screen_Shot_2014-04-11_at_6.10.23_PMAt its most basic, business is about relationships. There’s a reason Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” has been one of the most popular business books for nearly 80 years. Business savvy is critical, but as a business owner, if you can’t connect with people — your customers — then all the “book knowledge” in the world isn’t going to guarantee a profit.

The good news: Connecting with customers is easier than ever. Social media provides franchise operators with tools to reach a vast audience in a relatively inexpensive way. Nothing will replace a firm handshake and a kind smile, and a little understanding.

But there are only so many handshakes you can make in a day. Various social media sites allow you to reach hundreds, even thousands of potential and existing customers.

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Who Is Responsible For Training A Franchise’s New Staff?

One of the most common issues facing business owners is finding talented employees. Reliable, hardworking, experienced employees are often worth their weight in gold.

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On the flip side, every so often you come across an entrepreneur who would rather their employees come to them as blank slates. They still want the reliable and hardworking, but these business owners believe “experience” often comes with baggage — bad habits and preconceived notions.

Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages.

Whether Bin There Dump That franchise operators hire experienced employees or blank slates, there is one key necessary for success: training. How employees are trained is an important factor in the future success of the operation.

According to Dale Carnegie, “Training is essential to the achievements of a business. Perhaps its most positive benefit is better employees. Often, good training is just as important as a good benefits package for an employee.”

Bin There Dump That’s Training Process

Bin There Dump That agrees with that notion. Our corporate office is dedicated to helping franchise operators build their businesses while protecting the company brand. Before any Bin There Dump That franchise opens its doors, every franchise operator is required to spend several days at the head office receiving training, or as we like to call it: Bin Learnin’ University.

That training includes the business model, planning, branding, sales (inside and out), commercial sales, marketing and other areas that franchise operators need to successfully run their companies. Training even includes some of the more intangible aspects of success, like having the right attitude.

Who Attends Training?

Of course, any business is only as strong as its poorest employee. Franchise operators often bring a business partner (wife, family member or another individual) to the training. Franchise operators often choose to train their employees, providing them with exactly how they want to deal with customers and other aspects of running the business.

In fact, Bin There Dump That believes training is so key even established franchises that have recently hired staff, are able to send those workers to training sessions.

Learning Beyond Training

Training, of course, is never just a three- or four-day process. Each market has unique needs, idiosyncrasies that can’t be learned at a central location. In addition to the “book learning” franchise operators receive at Bin There Dump That headquarters, it is essential they learn their markets. Every customer, job and relationship is an opportunity to learn.

After all, Bin There Dump That aspires to be the name recognized as the premier disposal company in our market, as we deliver top quality service, customer value and satisfaction. We can’t accomplish that if our franchise operators and their employees don’t understand how to do things the right way. At the risk of sounding repetitive, that comes with training.

We’re Committed To You

That belief is so strong it is infused into our vision and purpose: Our company will earn a profit, enabling our team members, franchises and business partners to prosper.

Bin There Dump That is committed to the highest ethical principles and will work to develop long term, mutually beneficial relationships. We recognize that we are only as strong as our people are, so we will foster a positive work environment that encourages creativity, open mindedness, personal growth and community spirit.

For more information on owning a Bin There Dump That franchise, read more of our blog.

We want to know about your training plans for your employees. How valuable is a well-trained staff to you? Would you want your staff to receive training at a corporate headquarters, or do you prefer to do it yourself?

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Franchise Operator Spotlight: Turning Social Media Into A Big PR Opportunity in Oklahoma City

buy a franchiseYou’ve heard the saying: “You can’t buy this kind of publicity!”

Well, in this case, you could…but it’d cost you a lot of money in product placement.

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Franchise Fees Vs. Royalties: What’s The Difference, And Where Does That Money Go?

franchise fees royaltiesThere is a seemingly endless list of things that need to get done to start a business. Beginning from scratch can be a particularly daunting and difficult task. The pitfalls are varied and vast. One of the most challenging aspects of the starting a new enterprise is the investment involved — time, energy and, of course, money. A franchise (Bin There Dump That franchise in particular) is a great way to get more for your investment dollars.

One of the first questions franchise operators ask is, “Where do my franchise fee and royalties go?” It’s a fair question, one we’re happy to answer. One of the more appealing aspects of purchasing a franchise is that much of the hard work has already been done. When you become a franchise operator, your business model is not only fully developed it’s also fully proven. Through the years, Bin There Dump That has fine-tuned the process. We learned what works and what doesn’t. Our approach has been managed and modified; it’s been tweaked and tested. We know it works.

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Franchise Operator Spotlight: Taking Advantage Of Social Media In Kelowna

Kelowna_PhotoDallas and Tanya Storey wanted a business that allowed at least one of them to be at home with their two young children. That meant a business they could run from home. After a little research they gravitated to a disposal company for sale in Kelowna, British Columbia. But by the time they talked with the owner it was sold.

But the seed had been planted, and after talking with Bin There Dump That, they were on board. The entrepreneurial couple made first their call in April and by August, their Bin There Dump That franchise was up and running. The business has been doing well and has seen a lot of growth in the past 18 months.

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