In a recent blog from the cleaning franchise’s website, My Window Cleaner dove into the British Franchise Association’s accreditation process.
In explaining how the process worked and how the window cleaning franchise had been assessed, My Window Cleaner sought to answer the question “are we good enough?” for its customers. In the words of My Window Cleaner, “We believe in openness, transparency and challenge ourselves to ensure that we provide the highest level of service to our franchise network. We also ensure that we operate a very ethical business, ensuring that our partnership with each franchisee is exemplary.”
But, the franchise continued, “It is always beneficial to have an independent third party to evaluate the business performance and to check to ensure that the franchise network is happy, on-track financially and feel supported.” When My Window Cleaner started franchising, the company’s practices were vetted and approved by the BFA and the franchise secured Provisional Membership. All “systems, processes, legal documents and financial projections were scrutinised and passed the high standards that they set for membership acceptance”.
After a few years, My Window Cleaner challenged itself and tried to attain Associate Membership with the BFA (a step up from Provisional Membership). Explaining the process, My Window Cleaner said, “We were asked to provide our franchise company accounts as well as our core business company accounts. Our franchise lawyer had to write to the BFA, to confirm that our Franchise Agreement met their ethical standards and that certain clauses were included/excluded and met the franchise industry standards. We had to confirm that we are financially liquid and had the resources to continue to invest in the future of the business.”
Then, every single one of the franchisees in the MWC network completed a questionnaire. The results? As the cleaning franchise put it, “We passed with flying colours and the feedback the BFA received from our franchise network was excellent. Our finances, legal documents and financial projections (which were matched with a franchisee’s actual accounts) met their standards and we can now fly our new flag.”
Thus, in answer to the question of whether My Window Cleaner is good enough, both for customers and for potential investors, the answer is a resounding yes. Yes, and the independent body that is the BFA agrees. Find out more about starting your franchise journey with My Window Cleaner via its profile page, which you’ll discover linked above.
Lily Sweeney, Point Franchise ©