Franchise Business Review (FBR) has just released its list of the Top Low-Cost Franchises and we are proud to announce Window Genie made the cut! Window Genie takes pride in providing excellent services that improve the look and value of our customers’ homes and businesses… but it’s also just as important for us to be recognized as a top low- cost startup to those looking to buy a franchise. Our business model is simple, and the low costs associated with purchasing and running a Window Genie allow our owners to grow without the burden of high fees, inventory or overhead costs. The average cost to open a Window Genie franchise ranges from $89,000 – $139,000.
How did FBR determine which low-cost businesses were BEST? They compiled their list based on overall franchisee satisfaction; which brands created an opportunity for maximum happiness and success. According to FBR:
Not all low-cost franchise concepts are created equal. Startup costs, market demand for the product or service, franchise fees, potential revenue, and contract provisions are just some of the factors you should carefully consider. Sifting through hundreds of opportunities to figure out which one is most likely to meet your financial and personal objectives can be tedious and tricky. That’s where Franchise Business Review comes in. We surveyed over 9,200 franchisees from 132 different brands, to identify the top low-cost franchises with the most satisfied franchisees.
FBR lists Faster Potential Profitability, Often Home-Office/Mobile Based and Flexibility as some of the benefits of owning a low-cost franchise… we couldn’t agree more!
While a lot goes into deciding which business is best for you, one of the most important factors to consider is the overhead costs. What makes Window Genie so viable is we provide a mobile service so there’s no need for a store front or a heavy inventory of products. Many owners are able to comfortably grow the business while working from a home office. Not paying rent and utilities on an office saves our owners significant money that can be used for advertising, paying an additional employee, investing in another service vehicle… the possibilities are endless and result in faster profitability.
Another way to grow the business fast is through repeat and referral business. Customers have us back multiple times a year because we provide a variety of services, making us the “one stop shop” they can rely on… and their loyalty leads to referral business when they tell their friends, family and neighbors! These multiple revenue streams keep the money flowing for our franchisees; from window cleaning to power washing to 3M Envision window film and gutter cleaning, our owners have the opportunity to make plenty of cash! The corporate office provides excellent knowledge and support for all of our owners. “I’m in business for myself, not by myself,” says Jason Hatch, a Window Genie franchisee in Des Moines, Iowa. “I’ve got a lot of close friends in the Window Genie family, and I do consider it a family. If I’m having a down day, I can call them and they’ll say, ‘Here, try this or try this.’”
Schedule flexibility is a huge key factor in making Window Genie an elite low-cost franchise. Our owners find the business model allows for an ideal work-life balance because a mobile business means you’re able to control the schedule – no more nights, weekends or holidays! Our owners never get a call in the middle of the night for an emergency window cleaning and they’re not asked to perform a Christmas morning gutter cleaning.
If you want to learn more about an exciting opportunity or just want to know what makes us so unique check out windowgeniefranchise.com or call 800-700-0022.
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