Franchising is one of the best ways to develop your own business opportunities while minimising many of the common risks new business owners face. If you think your skills and expertise are well suited to working in the windscreen repair sector, why not consider becoming a franchisee with SuperGlass?
The windscreen repair industry is one of the UK’s most essential sectors. With over 32.5 million personal cars on the roads in the UK [Nimble Fins], it’s inevitable that car repair franchises face consistent demand for their services - making this sector a shoe-in for an ambitious franchisee looking to make a new start of things.
But equally as important is finding the right franchising proposition to suit your individual needs. Making sure you do the right amount of research to find the right business is vital, but if you’re still not sure, why not give SuperGlass some thought?
What is SuperGlass?
SuperGlass is one of the world’s foremost windscreen repair franchises. Repairing windshields and delivering excellent service throughout the repair, SuperGlass made its first appearance in 1992. With 20 years’ of industry-leading experience, the US franchise started growing its global ambitions and moved to the UK in 2015.
And what makes SuperGlass such an attractive franchise to join? As the business explains, the overwhelming majority of glass windscreens aren’t recyclable, so having the right expertise and technology on hand to make sure as many as possible can be fixed, rather than replaced, can make a big difference. Thanks to this approach, the franchise is growing around the world - but is it looking for new franchisees in the UK?
Windscreens cannot be recycled - this is where we come in! We repair 98% of the windscreens we look at, saving energy and costs for insurance companies and the public. It’s a lot cheaper to repair than replace and also keeps the integrity of the vehicle intact.
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Does SuperGlass franchise in the UK?
SuperGlass started developing the UK arm of its business in 2015, so of course this windscreen repair business franchises in the UK. To find out more about making an enquiry, what kinds of opportunities are on offer to you and what the process for starting a franchise is, head to the SuperGlass website to get the ball rolling.
When it comes to starting a franchise business, you should be ready to make a financial investment into the franchise that helps you get started. While the specific amount you need to pay will vary, there are a few different windscreen repair franchises you could use for comparison. So consider the following franchises and their investment amounts as a good starting point:
- Optic-Kleer requires a minimum investment of £19,950
- Screen Rescue asks prospective franchisees to make a minimum investment of £19,750 + VAT
How do you become a franchisee in the windscreen repair sector?
Preparation makes a difference when it comes to starting a business. The more you know and the better prepared you are, the higher your chances of making an excellent start to your franchising career. So to help you prepare, here is some information you should know.
1. What kind of franchisee is SuperGlass looking for?
Franchising will push you both professionally and personally, but the rewards and advantages are countless. When it comes to working in this competitive sector, the following general skills would certainly be an advantage to you:
- A basic understanding of car repairs
- Some experience working in repairs may be an advantage
- Good organisation
- Excellent manual skills
- Attention to details
- Confidence when working with team members
- Good people-facing skills
- A driving licence
While your own skills are just as important as having these soft skills, the above would certainly be a help to you.
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2. How do you finance a franchise?
Meeting minimum investments isn’t always easy, which is why franchises and banks are on-hand to help you get your business up and running. Because franchising is known for having excellent survival rates - only one percent of closing franchises in 2018 cited commercial failure as the reason for doing so - banks will feel more confident in lending to you.
Whether SuperGlass has its own financial broker or you need to pursue your own, there are lots of flexible and affordable financial loans on offer to help you start your own business.
3. What training and support is there?
As with many franchises, SuperGlass runs a tried-and-tested business model that franchisees can follow. To help get you up to speed, there will be plenty of training and support that covers all the essentials of running your own business. You will be given expert training and support that includes everything from uniforms to printed literature and solid commercial accounts.
Become a franchise in the lucrative windscreen repair sector
This sector will always be in demand. Whether you’re working with petrol vehicles or electric vehicles, chips and cracks are an inevitable part of being a driver. So as a franchisee, not only are you running your own business in an essential sector, you’re playing an important role in your community as well.
It isn’t just windscreen repair franchises that play a recognised role in the community though. On the UK franchise directory, you can see a complete list of opportunities open to you, with each playing just as important a role.
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