Running a painting franchise is the dream of many creative-minded entrepreneurs. But many people remain uncertain about whether it’s the right thing for them. If you’re wondering what the average day in a painting franchise looks like, here’s what you need to know.
Painting and decorating has been the priority of millions of people across the UK throughout the last 18 months. But with so many people trying their hand at DIY for the first time, it’s safe to say some projects didn’t quite go to plan. For customers needing their projects fixed, and for those looking to pay up front, there is a lot of pent-up demand for the right paint franchises.
A day as a painting franchise
You’ll be hard at work keeping your franchise business afloat in the current, challenging business environment. But with recovery taking place in this sector, you can expect to be busy from day one. You’ll quickly need to get to grips with some of the following tasks:
- Team meetings: You’ll almost certainly have a team of well-trained painters, decorators, and co-ordinators at your disposal. And while each of them will be pursuing their own tasks and responsibilities independently, you’ll need to check in regularly to ensure everything is going smoothly.
- Meeting clients: Whether in person or virtually, you’ll need to be meeting new clients and customers in order to scope out their specific needs.
- Coordinating with suppliers: Your business is only as strong as the equipment and supplies you have in your inventory, so you’ll need to be keeping in regular contact with your suppliers to understand the availability of your future deliveries.
- Processing invoices: If all goes well, your business will be busy from the get-go. So you’ll need to be hard at work processing invoices and making sure your business is getting the money it has earnt.
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Advantages of running a painting franchise
When you run your own franchise, you will be able to quickly cash in on the many benefits that franchising brings. In an uncertain time to run a business, franchising is one of the safer ways to run a business, with only one percent of franchises closing citing commercial failure as the reason for doing so [British Franchise Association]. Franchising also means that:
- You’ll have a pre-existing customer base and reputation
- You’ll have better job security
- You’ll have plenty of additional training and support
- You’ll have dedicated business and growth mentors
- You’ll have great financing options
Challenges of running a painting franchise
While franchising brings many advantages, no business opportunity is ever completely free of risks or challenges. Particularly in the early stages of your painting business, you will likely need to work long hours in order to get your business off the ground.
You’ll always be able to call on the support of your franchisor when you need it, though. So you will never be entirely alone as you look to get your business going. After all, while you may have to work long hours at first, you can rest easy knowing that every hour of work is going towards making your painting business a success.
Franchising opportunities in the painting sector
There are some exciting and profitable opportunities in the painting industry, so if you’re ready to start your own business, you might want to consider some of the following opportunities.
Prokil has been helping home owners tackle damp and timber problems for over 50 years. As a franchisee, not only will you be helping home owners fix their homes, you’ll be gaining industry-leading qualifications along the way.
- How to become a Prokil franchisee: You don’t need any previous experience to become a franchisee. Instead, you just need to be motivated and driven to succeed.
- How much does it cost: You will need to make a minimum investment of £30,000. On top of franchising fees of £37,000, your total investment will ultimately come to £60,000.
- What you get for your investment: You will undergo an initial training programme lasting three months, where you will work closely with experienced team members as you learn new skills. As you progress, you will gradually add professional qualifications to your skillset. After training, you will have the support of a dedicated franchise manager, who will be on-hand to help you at every step of your future franchising career.
Prokil is a great franchising option for a creative-minded entrepreneur. But, if you feel your skills are better matched to a home improvement franchise, you might be better suited to one of the options below.
Franchise opportunities in the home improvement sector
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Crafting made-to-measure shutters that are designed to suit and beautifully enhance any home style, Just Shutters is a fast-growing shutters franchise. Offering a wide range of environmentally-friendly and sustainable shutters, Just Shutters is a great option for an ambitious franchisee, looking for good, sustainable growth.
- How to become a Just Shutters franchisee: On average, 50% of Just Shutters’ business comes from repeat customers, so while you won’t necessarily need any experience, you will need to have good communication skills, attention to detail, and a good way with customers.
- How much does it cost: As well as franchising fees of £20,000, you’ll need to make a total investment of £40,000 after a minimum investment of £27,000.
- What you get for your investment: You’ll immediately begin a 13-day training programme where you will be trained and become proficient on the essential systems franchisees will be using. On top of additional training on everything from sales, marketing and installations, you’ll benefit from franchisor-led marketing campaigns and awareness strategies.
Become a painting franchisee today and make your creative business idea a reality
If running a painting franchise sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, there are plenty more resources that you might find useful. You can learn more about how to choose the right painting franchise, or, you can find out more about how to start your own painting franchise.
Alternatively, if home improvement is more to your tastes, find out more about how the industry is faring post-Covid. If none of the above interest you, try searching for your ideal franchising opportunities on the UK franchise directory.
Elliott Fudge, Point Franchise ©