SirVent: Take Your Dream of Owning a Business & Make it a Reality
At some point in our lifetime we have a dream to do something spectacular. For many, one of those dreams is to start and build a company they can be proud of as well as provide for their family and leave a legacy for their kids and grandchildren. If this is your dream, you have come to the right place! While you may not think being associated with “chimney sweeping” is sexy, it has more potential to build a multi-million dollar company with an ever-expanding marketplace all over the United States and the world than most home service industries today.
Franchising with SIRVENT
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How Do You See Yourself?
Picture yourself owning and operating a uniquely focused, streamlined, and professional franchise business in an industry sector that is prime for growth: chimney and venting. You can do it with the support of our program that has been custom-developed to provide you guidance and assistance every step of the way! Backed by years of industry experience, the SirVent concept was developed and refined by market-savvy industry professionals, with the goal of providing clients of all types the quality of service and products they demand along with business tools and opportunity to grow their own businesses. As a SirVent franchise owner, you will have the flexibility to add to an existing business or start from the bottom and build up. Whether you have experience in the chimney and dryer vent business or not, SirVent offers a unique business opportunity in an industry that will only continue to grow.
Why Choose SirVent?
Training & Growth SirVent is a full-service, one-stop-shop solution to meet the growing demand for fireplace, dryer vent, and chimney-related issues. With support from SirVent, you will acquire the training and skills you need to succeed. Soon you will be able to do chimney and dryer vent repairs, replacements, cleanings, inspections, and new installations while developing a customer base within a territory that is yours alone. We go beyond the basics and also help our SirVent franchises market products for maintenance and remodeling, which will provide an ongoing income opportunity that is designed to help meet your customer needs. This is an area of business that is growing by leaps and bounds, and for the right person, it’s a franchise opportunity that is a step ahead of others. Click here to learn more about the opportunity and training provided to franchisees. Dedicated Support As a SirVent franchise owner, you are never alone in your endeavors. SirVent provides expert business start-up guidance, pre-opening training programs, a confidential operations manual, top-line products and technology, ongoing support, as well as marketing assistance to every franchisee. You will be confident of being supported by the dedicated and professional team at SirVent. This allows you to concentrate on building a successful franchise to call your own. With the SirVent Support Team at your side, you’ll benefit from more than 100 years of collective chimney and fireplace industry experience, and decades of business ownership and operating experience. We offer support for every aspect of your business, every step of the way — and pledge to you that you will never have to go it alone. From training and hiring to marketing and business development, our support team is here to help you succeed! Learn more about the support you’ll receive here!
Contact Us To Learn More & Find Out If SirVent Is The Right Franchise Opportunity For You
If you’ve been looking for the flexibility and growth that comes with owning and operating a franchise business that is backed by industry professionals, training, and support, give us a call at (844) 747-8368 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request more information and find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here. Learn more about the franchising program offered through SirVent to see how you can build your successful chimney and venting service business.
A. State Approval in New York 1. In New York, if you are headquartered there, Franchisors and Sub-franchisors must submit all advertisements for approval, whether they are classified, display, videotape, radio or T.V., and marketing brochures to the Department of Law. This submission must be done seven days prior to the proposed use. Non-New York-based companies need to submit advertising materials only when used within New York State or if to be given to New York residents. (i) This rule does not apply to ads placed in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Success, etc., provided your company is not New York-based. If it is, then even those ads must be submitted. (ii) It is important to keep in mind that no ad or brochure may be submitted for approval unless the franchise company is approved by the Department of Law to sell franchises in the first place. 2. All advertisements that are submitted for approval must contain one of two legends. All New York-based franchise companies must have either of these legends on all ads and marketing pieces, while non-New York-based franchise companies need to place the legend only on the ads in New York publications or on brochures and other sales literature used in New York. (i) All classified ads which are not more than five inches long and not more than one column wide, and in broadcast spots that are 30 seconds or less, must contain the following statement: THIS OFFERING IS MADE BY PROSPECTUS ONLY (ii) All other advertisements and brochures (on the front cover), plus all flyers, cards, letters and any other literature used by the company in connection with the solicitation of prospective franchisees, must contain the following statement in readable type: THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS NOT AN OFFERING. AN OFFERING CAN ONLY BE MADE BY A PROSPECTUS FILED FIRST WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. SUCH FILING DOES NOT CONSTITUTE APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW. B. Registration State Approval Other Than New York 1. All franchise registration states, with the exception of Virginia, Illinois and Hawaii, require all advertisements which are proposed to be placed in a state-oriented newspaper or on a local radio or television show to be submitted in advance for approval. The length of time prior to use varies from state to state, with the least being submission of the materials three business days prior to use (California) and the longest being seven days (New York, Maryland and Washington) prior to use. 2. The following franchise registration states require the filing of advertisements prior to publishing same within newspapers or magazines that have two-thirds of their distribution within that state: (i) California – Submit 3 business days prior to use (ii) Maryland – Submit 7 days prior to use (iii) Minnesota – Submit 5 business days prior to use (iv) New York – Submit 7 days prior to use (v) North Dakota – Submit 5 business days prior to use (vi) Rhode Island – Submit 5 business days prior to use (plus $10 fee) (vii) Washington – Submit 7 days prior to use
A. All of the following language should be clearly posted on your website: 1. Notice Regarding Franchise Offers and Sales a. This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. There are approximately 14 countries and 15 US states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises. The countries are Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada (provinces of Alberta and Ontario), China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and the United States of America. The US states are California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states or countries, are receiving this message in one of these states or countries, or intend to operate a franchise in any of these states or countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with any applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements in the applicable jurisdiction. b. This offering is not an offering of a franchise. In New York (USA), an offering of a franchise can only be made by a prospectus that has been previously filed and registered with the Department of Law of the State of New York. The application for registration of an offering prospectus or the acceptance and filing thereof by the Department of Law as required by the New York law does not constitute approval of the offering or the sale of such franchise by the Department of Law or the attorney general of New York. c. OUR WEBSITE HAS NOT BEEN REVIEWED OR APPROVED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT. ANY COMPLAINTS CONCERNING THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT AT www.dbo.ca.gov. You should note that a special form has to be filed in California in order to maintain the exemption in (c) above. XII. RECAP OF LIST OF FILING AND REGISTRATION STATES These states require filing or registration before disclosing to any prospects (some only require a filing if you do not have a federally registered mark (NC, CT, SC, Maine)): California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin. XIII. FRANCHISE RELATIONSHIP STATES The states listed above have legislation that governs the pre-sale disclosure regarding franchise sales. In addition to these filing and registration states, certain states have what are known as “Franchise Relationship Laws.” Franchise Relationship Laws are laws that govern the relationship between franchisor and franchisee once the franchise has been sold, and they regulate the termination, non-renewal and transfers of the franchise. The states that have Franchise Relationship Laws include Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. On October 11th, 2015, the State of California changed the landscape for franchisors doing business there with respect to termination or renewal of a franchise operating in the state. This law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2016, and applies only to franchise agreements signed after that date, will give franchisees greater protection from wrongful terminations and non-renewals, and will make it extremely difficult for franchisors to terminate their franchisees for franchise agreement violations. For example, the notice period has now been extended to 60 days, except in certain instances, like abandonment, non-payment of royalties, conviction for a felony or other crime that is “relevant to the operation of the franchise”, operation of the franchise that may result in imminent danger to the public’s health or safety, or failure to comply with one or more requirements of the franchise, whether or not corrected after notice, or fails to cure any health, safety, building or labor law regulation, after 10 days’ notice of such violation. Any violations of the franchise agreement must be “substantial” in nature. If a franchisee is lawfully terminated or not renewed, the franchisor will be obligated to buy back, at the value of price paid, less depreciation, all inventory, supplies, equipment, fixtures and furnishings that were purchased from the franchisor or its approved suppliers. The franchisor can offset amounts owed to it for unpaid fees. Lastly, a franchisor cannot prevent the franchisee from selling or transferring a franchise to a qualified buyer (qualified under the franchisor’s current standards). But, the franchisor must approve of the sale in writing. Consent cannot be withheld unless the buyer is not qualified. The franchisor’s right of first refusal shall not be affected by this section, provided that the payment is the same as the offer being made.