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Friend Blinds N Designs offers franchises for the right to operate a mobile business offering the sale and installation of window coverings such as shutters, mini-blinds, wood and vertical blinds, draperies and a variety of shades under the Friend Blinds N Designs Marks and using our distinctive operating procedures and standards in a designated area (the “Franchised Business”). The distinguishing characteristics of the Franchised Business include, but are not limited to, our distinctive and uniform trade dress standards, operations procedures, service methods, and methods for management, training, and marketing, all of which may be changed, improved or further developed by us at any time (the “System”).
The market for your Franchised Business consists of residential and commercial customers seeking a variety of new window coverings. You will compete with national, regional and local companies, offering services similar to those offered by your Franchised Business. There are mobile window covering franchises, as well as independent businesses and local providers that may offer similar services and products. The market may also be affected by economic conditions.
FBnD franchise organization model offers the franchisee the ability to grow under a common brand and share in the benefits of a larger group of business owners. You receive a validated system developed by the company, the right to use the franchisor’s name along with a protected territory. Support services that include brand development, marketing and proven management and work practices. In addition, access to national advertising and ongoing support.
Franchises have a higher rate of success than start-up businesses. You may find it easier to secure financing for a franchise. It may cost less to buy a franchise than to start your own business of the same type with the entire infrastructure provided through the franchisor. Your customer base is protected through the franchise name.
You are buying a proven formula. It’s all about systems. With a FBnD franchise, you buy into a proven franchise concept. FBnD provides a systemized and ready for you from marketing and branding to territory selection and approved vendors. On the other hand, if you would have to start from ground zero to start your own business, think of the challenges and how long it would take to just create the infrastructure to start your own business. With franchising you have the capability to earn an immediate income stream.
You call the shots, you manage the schedule, you run the show - just understand as a franchisee, you own the individual franchise and territory but per signed FBnD’s agreement you agreed to follow a formula put in place by the franchisor (FBnD). But for all day to day operations, sales, marketing, business processes, you are the responsible party. This is “YOUR” business!
A franchise enables you, the franchisee, to operate your business accordingly. You pay a franchise fee and you receive a format or system developed by the franchisor, the right to use the franchisor’s name for a specific number of years and support and assistance. Your obligation and potential income is dependent on how you invest your time into your company. FBnD advocates that all owners are actively invested in working consistently within the company on a day to day basis. As an owner, you need to ensure your territory is covered to handle all calls and scheduled appointments.
FBnD highly recommends that you provide coverage throughout the day with some evenings to meet the demand for scheduled appointments. FBnD recommends devoting 8:00am to 9:00am for office work and then scheduling client calls/installations during daylight hours. You should not make any calls after 8:00 pm unless confirmed with clients due to their availability.
IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO IT YOU MUST BE WILLING TO LIVE IT