Computer Franchise Opportunities
A franchise provides you with the best of both worlds – pride of ownership and the flexibility to employ your own business and entrepreneurial skills combined with the brand name, management resources and accumulated experience of a large and successful company.
The financial risks are less and the prospects for success are greater than for a non-franchised business.
You can draw on the experience and resources of the business owner and all the other franchisees to help you in times of need.
With a franchise, you are working for yourself – you are your own boss with the freedom and flexibility to make your own decisions, use your own skills and ideas – yet you are not by yourself – you have the collective resources of the network.
Franchising works for you in many ways and a computer trouble shooters franchise provides an outstanding opportunity to enjoy all these benefits.
Who can be a computer franchise owner?
Who are they looking for? Are you the right kind of person? Most franchisees fall into one of three types of people – “The tech”, “The manager”, “The entrepreneur”. Read the book “E-Myth” for a great description of these roles. The fact is all franchisees have a little of each role inside of them. However, each one is unique and will focus on one of the roles more than the others.
The Tech – Has been in IT for many years. Many technical franchisees have worked in a help desk or as an IT manager. They like to get his/her hands dirty and do the practical work. Often a tech’s first hire is an administrative assistant and a bookkeeper. They have the advantage that the start up costs will be much lower as they themselves will be providing the solutions to the clients.
The Manager – Enjoys the day to day operation of a business. This means managing staff, meeting with clients, bookkeeping and even sweeping the floors. The manager hires a technician on day one, but will still help with some technological work when necessary.
Most of them have a passion for technology and have been involved in IT as an IT manager or chief information office. As a supervisor, the startup is more capital intensive. You will need a technician on day 1, and will need to get out and find those clients right away to keep the technician busy. Budgeting and business planning are keys to the success of a manager.
The Entrepreneur – Focuses time and energy on an exit strategy. What is an exit strategy? Simply put, the exit strategy is a plan to sell the business – one day. They will focus on products and services that require a signed contract and recurring revenue.
They believe a business has no value unless it runs without him/her. The first hire for an entrepreneur is often a sales person. The long term prospects for an entrepreneur are excellent, but the growth is over a much longer period.
Who are you? They will help you grow your business no matter what type of person you are. If you have a passion for technology, you are hard working and you have a great attitude, they would like to talk with you more.