Owning and operating a safety franchise can be an incredibly rewarding endeavour. As with any small business, the successful operation of a Safety Quip franchise will require a lot of work, but when you love what you do, is it really work at all?
The following questions will help ascertain if a safety franchising opportunity is right for you.
This is no bread baking business!! If you are efficient the weekends are yours to enjoy as are public holidays and a couple of weeks break over Christmas.
If you are self-motivated with emotional resilience and good relationship skills you are likely to make a good franchisee.
You need to invest around $250K plus have access to working capital. Going in underfunded is not an option.
Exceptional customer service builds exceptional businesses. Having efficient and friendly customer service skills will prove invaluable when you’re on the shop floor or answering phone calls or at the customer’s workplace, as customer service plays a large part in establishing a regular customer base.
However, even if you don’t have a customer service background, if you’re a friendly, approachable person, customer service is a skill that will undoubtedly come naturally to you. Everything else, accounting entries, stock management and merchandising, is also a skill you can easily learn. To make this achievable, either surround yourself with a team who are skilled in these areas and can impart their knowledge on you, or take time before opening your franchise to learn the fundamentals.
It really doesn’t matter as that is all trainable. You will be equipped to provide advice to your customers and also make appropriate product recommendations.
As long as you have the capacity to learn, and are willing to dedicate some time towards improving your knowledge base, you’ll be able to present yourself professionally.
As a Safety Quip franchise owner, you’ll be able to hit the road in your very own Safety Quip mobile shop and visit businesses to assist them with their safety needs. This not only gives you a chance to get out of your distribution centre, it also gives you the unique opportunity to visit each of your larger scale customers and see first-hand the conditions they need assistance with.
Our mobile vans are also an invaluable customer service and sales tool that will help you improve your bottom line, while also fulfilling customer needs.
One of the biggest questions you’ll need to answer before you set out on a journey to become a successful franchise owner, is do you want to be your own boss and do you have the ambition to build a multi-million dollar business?
This is pretty much the great Australian dream, and for good reason. When you’re operating your own Safety Quip store, you’ll have the freedom to run your day-to-day business without anyone breathing down your neck, but you’ll also have the backing and support of a nationally recognised brand, which comes with everything from marketing assistance to greater buying power with suppliers.
If this sounds like the dream, then you’re ready to take the next steps.
Any new business endeavour is bound to be a lot of work, which can be stressful for some, especially if you have a lot of responsibilities to uphold outside of the workplace.
If you have a supportive family and friends that always give you backing then the settling in period will be a lot easier for you. This is because they will be able to encourage you if and when you find yourself doubting your ability. A strong support network is beneficial for your mental and emotional wellbeing, regardless of your profession, so having this in place will help you a lot, especially in the early days.
If you’re keen to take the next step in your professional life and go at it on your own, a successful safety business is the way to go!
Safety Gear - Workwear - Footwear - Site Safety
Meeting your safety obligations to your workforce is a serious business. Standards evolve, and it can be tough to keep abreast of them. So it’s great to know you have a partner in SafetyQuip – a business that makes it its business to know your safety issues, and stocks all the safety workwear and PPE you will need to address them.
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