Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Secret to a Successful Franchise? A 'Community'-Based Business

In order to run a successful franchise, you need to build and foster a sense of community at your facility. Your clients frequently visit your business several times a week, making it almost second nature to foster a community which makes them feel like they’re visiting a “second home.” Once you understand the value of community, you can commit to creating and preserving your own business's unique culture, following these three steps:
  • Get on a first-name basis with your clients. When your clientele visits your business, make it a priority to either introduce yourself, or memorize their names for the next time they come around. The simple act of mentioning their name during the next interaction you have will build your relationships and can lead to genuine friendships.
  • Make the experience personal: A lot of businesses are notoriously bad at remembering details about their customers or clients. However, when members of your team care enough to remember those details about your clients, your business can make a meaningful impact in their lives, and it can make you more memorable.
  • Practice what you preach: Set an example for your staff that embodies your franchise’s values. Be a leader, and create meaningful relationships with your team members. If you care about them, they’ll care about your business, which will positively impact customer interactions. Building a community into your franchise will help you see more business. You’ll also see more customer referrals and better customer retention numbers, allowing your business to have stronger roots in the area.
If you’re interested in running a successful franchise in the pet care industry, visit our website for more details.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Franchise Owner?

Small business owners typically feel more comfortable when opening a franchise rather than opening a business on their own. Besides the brand recognition attached to the business name, a franchise also comes with a set plan for success and procedures to ensure a smooth process. However, despite these advantages, owning a franchise isn’t for everyone. Below are some traits that are necessary when opening up a franchise:

•    Be a team player: You may be the boss, but in order to be successful you must listen to your employees and be ready to pitch in wherever help is needed. Being reliable, willing to learn, and willing to ask for help are skills that are extremely important for success.

•    Be a people person: In order to own and operate a franchise, you need to be able to effectively communicate ideas and directions in a friendly, professional manner. An optimistic outlook and ability to build morale is essential to success and will make your employees happier at their jobs.

•    Passion for the brand: You need to be passionate about what you’re doing. Here at All American Pet Resorts, we love caring for all animals and servicing their parents. If you enjoy interacting with pets and their owners, this may be the way to achieve your entrepreneurial dream.

It’s most important to have realistic expectations when opening up a franchise. The most successful franchisees recognize that the initial start-up phase takes long hours and hard work. Are you ready to embark on your own franchise journey? Click here to visit our website to get started!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Should You Look Into Pet Care Franchise Ownership?

If you’re looking to someday own a franchise business, it’s important to look at the industries that are growing. The pet industry happens to be one of them! The number of pet-owning households is significantly higher than it was 20 years ago, and it’s predicted to continuously grow in the future. 

As an All American Pet Resort franchisee, you’ll spend your days playing with dogs, engaging with pet parents, and creating memorable positive relationships within your local community. If you can see yourself in a business in which you’d be spending most of your time with animals – along with a few humans of course – consider looking into a pet franchise opportunity. Learn all you can about the industry, and talk to a lot of franchisees and owners that are doing what you may want to be doing yourself in the future.

Remember, running a franchise is a serious decision to make so be sure to learn as much about the company you’re buying from as possible. You want to make sure they’re transparent and give you all the information you need to succeed. For more information on franchise ownership, our corporate office is here to help! Click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Strong Corporate Support

When buying and starting your franchise business, you want to make sure that the corporate office is behind you and guiding you through the process. When deciding which franchise to go with, make sure to look for a franchise company with an excellent corporate structure. Make sure that their support system will be there every step of the way. Before committing to a company, make sure expectations are clear and speak with their staff multiple times to get a sense of their company culture and if it would be a good fit for you.

Here at All American Pet Resorts, we emphasize overall relationship management. We'll help manage the entire design and development process, assist with your Website design and marketing collateral, and oversee all schedules from development through opening.

We share a common objective with you, to plan and develop a successful pet care business. If you are interested in joining our team by licensing a pet boarding franchise, contact our corporate office today.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Best of Both Worlds

If you’ve been looking for the perfect business to become the center of the dog-loving community in your town, or if you just love dogs and want a chance to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their families, consider opening up a pet boarding franchise!

Buying into an already successful franchise, like All American Pet Resorts, can reduce stress and offers a jump-start towards business ownership. We’ll walk you through every step, with training programs to teach you the most successful methods to running a business and a proven marketing strategy for bringing in new clients. We’ll help with overall facility development & design, relationship management, site selection, and much more! One of the biggest advantages of opening up a pet franchise with All American Pet Resorts is that your business will already come with a trusted brand name. That means value is already added in for customers the moment they open your doors.

If you’re interested in a franchise opportunity in the pet care industry, visit our website for more details.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

When to Buy a Franchise - Part 2

Determining the best time to invest in a franchise can be a complicated decision with many factors to consider. Don’t forget to read our first post on this topic!

Having an idea of when you want your company to be up and running can help to determine the best time to buy. Consider timing that would work for an opening event and plan your investment and any construction plans with that in mind. Is there a certain time of year that would make the most sense? Or maybe a holiday you could aim for?

Keep in mind that the most important thing when investing in a franchise is selecting a company that you feel passionate about and whose business process, ethics and values align with your goals & objectives.  Take your time when planning your investment, and choose one that you feel confident leading. It is often less about finding the right time and more about finding the right franchise.

Interested in investing in a franchise opportunity? Click here to visit our website for more information.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

When to Buy a Franchise - Part 1

An important aspect to consider when looking into franchise opportunities is when is the best time to buy. There is no simple answer to this question, but there are a few things that should factor into this decision. First and foremost, your franchise research and brand evaluation are extremely important prior to your selection and purchase. If you’re leaving a job or business before opting into a new franchise opportunity, this is also something that will affect your buying timeline. Consideration of site selection and construction timing should be evaluated. If you’ll require training before opening your franchise, you should think about obtaining necessary certificates or classes before purchasing for your franchise.

For more information on the right time to buy a franchise, stay tuned for our next blog post or visit our website.