We’ve been helping people open franchised businesses for over three decades and after launching over 3,500 franchise locations, we know a good bit about training and supporting new franchise owners to start your own business!
Having looked at other business opportunities, once you decide Chem-Dry franchise ownership is right for you, you’ll attend your training programme in Dublin. When you leave, you’ll have absorbed all the basics and received intensive, hands-on training from the best trainers using the best equipment in the industry to start your own business.
Our franchise owners have plenty of help long after our initial training. For your first year of operations, you’ll have a new best friend: Pat Green, our Quick Start coach and the most important person in your life for the next 12 months. (Aside from the wife and kids, of course. Well, maybe.) Pat helps new franchisees to start your own business and adopt Chem-Dry best practices, helps reinforce the lessons learned in training, calms nerves when they get shaky and assists franchise owners in setting and achieving their benchmarks to ensure success with their business opportunities.
If you need help, and if you want to maximize the resources Chem-Dry has set up for its franchise owners, Pat’s the man to talk to (and at least at first, you’ll be talking with him a lot). You’ll be taking part in a one-on-one pre-training session that covers some of the basics such as do I set up a limited company or operate as a sole trader, initial advertising, etc. Coaching calls with Pat help new franchisees keep up to date on new ideas in the industry. You will get all the help you need to start your own business.
And the support doesn’t end there. Our operations staff, led by John Green helps franchisees develop their businesses and meet their goals beyond the one-year mark. One of our most advanced and popular programs is Chem-Dry University, an online training program for technicians and local office staff members that allows them to sharpen their skills and knowledge through interactive games, tests and certifications. Chem-Dry University helps our franchisees minimize travel expenses and maximize education and business opportunities in a distance learning format. Jotham Hatch, our training director, has a master’s degree in Instructional Design and carefully constructs our training efforts for our franchisees.
Besides the initial training, the year of QuickStart-focused support and our ongoing operational support and distance learning, we provide multiple in-person training events throughout the year. We hold an annual franchisee convention at various venues across the world (we just held our convention in Las Vegas in February) and other such events periodically throughout the year. With an eye on education, these events are also designed as a networking event for our franchisees to maximise business opportunities to start your own business.
One of the best sources of information and best practices is our network of over 3,500 other franchisees. Our average franchisee has been in the system more than 15 years, and access to them and their experience is invaluable to start your own business.
We take our obligations to our franchise owners seriously, and we do whatever it takes to ensure they succeed in their businesses.
the potential in the domestic and commercial market for carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning is enormous, and we help you make the most of these business opportunities.