If you’ve always associated franchising with poor quality brands and business scandals, you’ve been reading the wrong information. The truth is there are many franchised businesses operating in Australia and the franchising model is expected to grow year by year. According to Franchising Australia’s 2016 report there were 1,120 franchise models in Australia and around 79,000 individual businesses launched under these brands. By 2020, they predict there will be around 1,344 franchise models and up to 90,500 individual businesses operating within these. Here, Blue Toro answers all your pressing questions about what it means to join a franchise and how you can get going today.
What is a Franchise?
A lot of people believe that a franchise is just another name for a big business and that joining one is the same as being an employee. In reality, a franchise is a business model that provides the franchisee, or business owner, with the support and training required to start their own business without the financial risks. It is designed to offer all the benefits of a big business, like training and support, at the size of a small business with a guaranteed model for success. Think of it like having an older sibling on hand to guide you through the tricky stuff to make sure your small business gets off the ground.
Does That Mean it’s the Same as Being an Employee?
Definitely not! As an employee you’re working for someone else. As a franchisee, you are the owner-operator and we simply provide the support network to keep things simple. You’ll decide when you work, how much you work and take in all the profits. We’ll help you setup your mobile mechanic business and be here if you need further advice, but once you’re up and running we’re happy to take a back seat.
What are the Advantages of Joining a Franchise?
There are plenty of resources for how to start a business in Australia, but many lack the advantages of joining a franchise. Three main advantages include:
Lower Risk of Failure
For many mechanics, especially those with families to care for, the risk of failure is too great to start their own business. At Blue Toro, our business models have been tested and perfected to ensure that your business will succeed.
Instant Brand Awareness
The early stages of a new business are the slowest as you struggle to get your brand out there. By joining Blue Toro you’re already part of a reputable brand that your customers will recognise and trust.
Training & Support
You don’t need a business or marketing degree to start a successful business. With the Blue Toro business model, you’ll have access to all the training and support required to launch a successful mobile mechanics business. Just bring us your mechanics skills and we’ll teach you the rest.
What If I Can’t Afford It?
It takes a big financial investment to start a new business which is why so many mechanics stay stuck in their regular job, unsure how to make the leap into leadership. At Blue Toro, we want to help every mechanic reach their dreams of becoming the boss, so we’ve set up a system that makes it affordable for all. You can pay for your franchise fee in weekly instalments and the Blue Toro 2-year income guarantee means you have 100% job security from day one.
How Do I Get Started?
When you’re ready to reach new heights in your career, Blue Toro will be here to give you a hand up. We’ve launched many Blue Toro Bulls in cities and towns across Australia and we know that our franchise system will work for you too. Enquire today with our friendly team to find out how you can join the Blue Toro crew.