Let’s face it, running your own business isn’t as easy as it sounds, is it? Depending on what source you believe, anywhere from 30% to 90% of all new businesses fail in the first 5 years. As a franchisee with SirVent, we are here to help you be among those who succeed well beyond that crucial 5 year mark. As your franchisor we know the pitfalls you face, we’ve fallen down the holes, and created ways to prevent you from making the same mistakes.
Sangeeta Badal, Ph.D., coauthor of Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder explains why businesses fail in his notoriously direct way, “Entrepreneurs run out of money, the market changes, supply chains fall apart or the regulatory system makes it too hard to run a profitable enterprise. Those are all valid reasons, but here’s one reason we rarely hear: The entrepreneur just didn’t have the talent for the job.”
As a franchisee of SirVent, we are here to support you as you face Badal’s first five considerations. Our extensive screening process allows us to vet those individuals who have the core talent to succeed from those who do not. We won’t waste your time or ours if we don’t think you have the skill set to succeed or if you are not teachable. We know what it takes to succeed on your behalf and ours and will be honest with you and ourselves. Once we identify that you have what it takes to succeed, we will itemize for you the capital you will need to successfully operate your business, both initially and on an ongoing basis. The SirVent franchise support team will assist you in putting together a financial plan and help you stick to it.
The hearth market continues to grow, and therefore the demand for professional chimney companies continues to grow. Nearly 50% of all new homes have fireplaces, and approximately 52% of existing homes have fireplaces. As communities continue to focus on environmental issues the need for professional chimney sweeping and vent cleaning companies will continue to expand. When you are a franchisee of SirVent you will benefit from our due diligence on best practices, tools, and techniques. Our experience and expertise also extends to our marketing programs. We have done our homework and know how to attract and help you retain customers.
At SirVent we understand there is no cookie cutter profile of our franchisee’s strengths. Some of our franchisees need more assistance in the financial area of their business, some need marketing help, some need to develop or sharpen their sales skills. Our franchise team is here to provide ongoing support and training. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) offers certification courses covering everything a skilled technician needs to know.
When you partner with SirVent to open your own company, you will benefit from the franchise banner, “in business for yourself but not by yourself”. If you are considering a career change or are an experienced chimney professional who is ready to own their own company rather than work for someone else, let’s talk!