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It’s Crucial to Select the Right Franchise for You
Posted on Wednesday, July 10th 2019

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It’s one thing for someone to make the choice to leave their job and become an entrepreneur; it’s another thing entirely to decide on which route you take next. Exiting a humdrum career and choosing to embark on an exciting adventure is a major life decision and should not be taken lightly.

For many Americans, opting to purchase a franchise fits the bill perfectly because it provides them with an established brand name and a proven, existing infrastructure to back them up. This initial traction and long-term reassurance can be instrumental in ensuring that their venture will be successful.

That was how Tiffany Moses approached her decision about leaving her 10-year information-technology career to become an entrepreneur. “Franchise opportunities are a great way to do your first business because the support structure is there,” says Moses, a Fish Window Cleaning franchise owner in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

As she made her transition from a career that also included serving in the U.S. Army for six years and working for a couple of years as a pharmaceutical sales rep, Moses took these three factors heavily into consideration as she determined exactly what franchise opportunity was right for her.

Understanding Yourself

Moses was much more sure that she wanted to do something entrepreneurial than she was about exactly what she wanted to do. So she hired a franchise-opportunity consultant, who helped her understand the kinds of franchisors who might provide the best fit for her. Among the good potential matches that emerged were those with a hair salon franchise and Fish Window Cleaning.

Moses took advantage of FISH’s “Discovery Day” for potential new franchisees and learned that Fish Window Cleaning indeed would be a great fit for her. “I sat and talked with everyone at FISH HQ, and it really helped me,” Moses says. “It gave me a realistic view of what to expect, and how FISH might fit what it was that I was looking for.”

Ensuring Support for You

One of the main reasons Moses selected Fish Window Cleaning as her franchise was that her research told her she could count on tremendous support from the company once she purchased her franchise. And sure enough, during the first year that she has been building her FISH franchise in Cumberland County, North Carolina, the company has come through.

“I felt very supported,” Moses says. “During the first couple of months, almost every day they were calling and checking to make sure I was on track. They’re very accessible, and I was able to get all of my questions answered. The support structure is awesome — that’s one of the big reasons I picked FISH." 

Reaching Your Dreams

When franchisees join the Fish Window Cleaning family, they immediately gain a partner that wants to help them reach their career and financial goals. Whether that is going to involve growing and operating a single FISH franchise territory to its optimum, or maybe expanding the business into multiple territories and eventually taking more of a passive-owner approach. Fish Window Cleaning works with entrepreneurs with all different professional goals.

“I’ve already hired three cleaners and have just hired a salesperson,” Moses says. “And I have gotten some residential business as well. I’m really looking to make it grow this year and figure out a realistic goal. We’ll see how it goes. I’m new at this and still learning.”

FISH also could be a great choice for you as you investigate the possibilities for becoming a franchisee. For more information on how to join the Fish Window Cleaning team, visit FWCFranchise.com.