Why Commercial Cleaning and Facility Management Businesses are Terrific Opportunities For Women
Small business ownership/entrepreneurship is the key to success in today's competitive business world.
Jobs come and go, and as of late, fast-moving technological changes threaten to upend many careers for today’s workers.
“As physical machines, software systems, and combinations of hardware and software get more capable as a result of AI-enablement, it is increasingly possible as well as economically viable to replace a greater share of the portions of the human work of today with machines.” Read more about this important issue at CNBC.
Where does that leave you?
Alternative Career Opportunities
All this talk about AI taking over your job, combined with things like inflation and some of the cost-cutting (AKA layoffs) measures taking place at the corporate level, you may be starting to feel uneasy.
If that’s the case, I’d like to talk to you about an opportunity that will leave those feelings you’re having in the dust.
The opportunity for women I’m referring to is an alternative to traditional employment, small business ownership. In this case, it’s franchise business ownership.
Franchising offers women an incredible opportunity to start their own businesses with the support (and power) of an established brand with a proven business system. Lots of advantages there!
Keeping those things in mind, here are the main sectors of franchising today:
· Food franchises
· Retail franchises
· Home services franchises
· Business to Business franchises
· Automotive franchises
· Pet products and services franchises
· Children’s franchises
But I want to talk to you about the Business-to-Business Services sector of franchising today. In this case, the OpenWorks franchise opportunity.
Although the facility management industry is still male-dominated, women are uniquely qualified for leadership positions because they have high emotional intelligence, which allows them to bring strong social skills and empathy to the job every day, writes FacilitiesNet.
The good news is that facilities management recognizes the need for a more diverse landscape. Therefore, professional organizations like FacilitiesNet, IFMA, and ISSA hold special talks and events for women in the industry.
In fact, ISSA’s Hygieia Network provides education, mentoring networking, and support programs to help women succeed in the workplace.
What is OpenWorks?
OpenWorks is a franchise in the Commercial Cleaning/Facilities Management space.
Franchisees train, manage, and hire employees to perform janitorial services to businesses in their local territory. Some of the services franchisees offer include:
· General cleaning
· Carpet cleaning
· Hard surface cleaning/polishing
· Disinfection services
· Rubbish removal
But what types of businesses are we talking about?
Here are a few business types you (as a franchisee),would potentially have as clients in your local area.
· Manufacturing Companies
· Daycare & Preschool Facilities
· Medical Facilities
· Religious Facilities
· Automotive Dealerships
· Retail Stores
· Local Schools and Universities
· Transportation Depots
· Entertainment Venues
It gets better.
That’s because if you choose to go with an OpenWorks Commercial Cleaning/Facilities Management franchise business, you receive a guaranteed book of clients when you launch your new business! How does that sound?
But there are lots of other benefits to owning a franchise.
The Benefits Of Franchise Business Ownership
Here are 5 major benefits of owning a franchise business.
1. Brand Recognition
When you buy a franchise, one of the things you’re investing in is the brand.
In the commercial space, an established, trusted brand like OpenWorks can provide building managers the confidence they need to hire local franchisees.
2. Purchasing power
Large franchisors like OpenWorks can purchase the products and supplies franchisees use daily in bulk. That means significant cost savings for franchisees. The result?
Lower expenses translate into more profit for franchisees.
3. Franchisee support
One of the great things about the franchise business system is the built-in support all franchisees receive.
For example, if you’re experiencing an issue with apiece of technology, someone at franchise headquarters can help resolve the ssue. Translation: you don’t need to figure out everything on your own.
4. Superior training
The training you’ll receive when you come on board as an OpenWorks franchisee is second to none.
Plus, you’ll receive continuous ongoing training (as needed) that will help your business stay on the cutting edge.
5. Proven business system
There’s not much guessing you’ll need to do as a franchise owner. Why?
Because you’re getting a ready-made business system that provides everything you need to start your business.
The system helps you keep everything organized and helps your business operate at maximum efficiency and profitability.
Is A Commercial Cleaning Business Right For You?
If you want to own and operate a business in high demand now and in the future, a franchise in the Commercial Cleaning space is worth looking into.
Another reason to consider this franchise business is that owning an OpenWorks franchise requires no experience.
OpenWorks franchisees come to the table with a wide variety of work experiences. And they come from all walks of life.
Commercial Cleaning franchises offer female entrepreneurs a wonderful, low-investment opportunity to become small businessowners.
And when you think about it, for someone thinking of moving on to the next chapter of their career, who wouldn’t want to start a business with an established brand with a proven business system designed for your success?
In this case, success is on your terms, not your bosses’.
Have you checked out The OpenWorks Clean Slate Podcast?
(This article was written by The Franchise King®, Joel Libava. He’s a 20+ year industry veteran, the author of two helpful books on how to buy and research franchises, and a Franchise Ownership Advisor.)
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