As a windscreen repair franchisee, you’ll be working in one of the most consistently in-demand industries in the country. You’ll be busy every day and each customer will have a different set of requirements. If you’re wondering whether running a windscreen repair franchise is for you, here are 4 advantages to running a windscreen repair franchise.
The windscreen repair industry is one of the most in-demand industries in the UK. There is always demand for windscreen repairs, so you’ll be working in a sector largely resistant to recessions. There are numerous advantages to working in this industry besides demand though, so here are 4 major advantages to being a mobile windscreen repair franchise.
Why should I start a windscreen repair franchise in 2021?
Don’t be put off by a lot of the economic doom and gloom. Working in the windscreen repair business can be a very profitable, rewarding and challenging sector to work in. As there are around 38 million personal road vehicles registered in the UK [sectors donut], the scale of this market is clearly huge. If you’re an ambitious and determined individual, this could be the perfect market for you.
4 advantages of running a windscreen repair franchise
1. Support and training
One of the biggest and most popular advantages to running a business as part of a franchise is the extensive amount of support and training on offer to you. Whereas as an individual business or sole trader you’ll be working on your own, often to long hours, and with little support, as a franchisee, you’ll have industry-leading training at your disposal.
Your franchisor will have been working hard in the windscreen repair industry for many years and will be well-prepared to train you and your staff to the pioneering standards the business will expect.
Beyond this, there will be comprehensive support for you prior to and after the launching of your business. You could benefit from financing support, business tutoring and coaching, location and premises assistance, and many more avenues of assistance besides this. All in all, you will have a lot more support and training than many of your competitors.
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2. You can be your boss
Your windscreen repair business will be able to operate 24/7/265 should you want it to. Demand for repairs is constant and with the right support and recruitment, you could be able to work around the clock at your leisure. However, as you will be your own boss, there’s also no reason why you will be working hard for someone else.
Starting a business is always difficult and you will need to put in hard work, but you will also be able to decide what working practices and schedules you want to work to. Many franchises will allow you to work remotely, while many might prefer you to be taking a hands on approach. In any case, the specific decisions over when you’ll be working will be up to you.
3. New ways of working
When working in any sector, there will always be a number of new trends changing the ways businesses work. While this service-based sector will never have a shortage of work, that doesn’t mean it is an industry standing still.
One trend that is changing the way that many businesses work is the arrival of mobile and van-based franchises that combine mobility with profitability. You may not even need a stable and established place of operation, but rather a flexible and call-out model of operations. You will be able to tailor your services as required, giving you a lot more flexibility and many more ways of assisting your customers.
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4. Your days will be varied and diverse
No two days will ever be the same for you as a car repair franchisee. You may find yourself repairing cars personally, or negotiating with companies to supply your equipment, but you will be doing something different every day.
From one morning to the next, you may find yourself:
- Chairing meetings: As you’ll be working with a team, or fleet, of car repair engineers and mechanics, you’ll need to chair meetings fairly regularly to make sure that everything is going smoothly.
- Negotiating: Your business is only as strong as the equipment you use. If your range of repair tools aren’t up to scratch, you will be limited in what services you can provide. While your franchisor will likely have some good suppliers, you may also need to negotiate to increase or decrease the supply you have.
- Repairing: You may not necessarily want to be carrying out repairs yourself, but if you are a more hands on franchisee, you will have the freedom to get stuck in should you want to.
- Processing invoices: As one of the most important parts of any business, you may also need to take a hands-on role in processing a lot of the financial sides to your business.
Run a windscreen repair franchise and reap the rewards of a busy industry
If you’re thinking of running your own vehicle repair business, starting a windscreen repair franchise could be an exciting and profitable decision. In what is a largely recession-proof industry, you will be able to be your own boss and benefit from the training and support of an industry-leading business.
If franchising sounds like the right kind of option for you, but the windscreen repair industry isn’t the right option for you, you can see a full list of available franchising opportunities on the UK franchise directory.
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