Invest in this energy saving and healthy living franchise and improve the quality of the air in your customers' homes with EnviroVent's energy saving, sustainable ventilation products.
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Grant Amos Success Story
"I wanted to go down the franchise route mainly to find a work life balance, and to mould my work hours around my family life. Previously, I was leaving my house at 7am and returning at 8pm with a long commute in and out of London - I was never seeing my family.
"I looked at a number of franchise opportunities and out of the suitable ones that were a good match to my skill-set there was always one issue; the franchise proposal meant that there was a ceiling of earnings, relative to the investment level, that would be hard to surpass. This however is not the case with Envirovent.
"Yes - there are geographical parameters - but the business model is so strong and the competition so minimal that there is huge potential. The other reason I bought into Envirovent was that they have high standards of ethics and professionalism which is of paramount importance to me.
"Prior to joining Envirovent, I was working in London in the recruitment industry - something I had done all my career. I had cash in the bank from savings and I also managed to re-mortgage my house to give me some money in the bank to live on whilst the Franchise started producing a living, although in reality these funds were not needed as I literally started earning in week one.
"My initial training involved a solid and intense week up in Harrogate, and the ongoing training is there if you need it, although in reality I found everything simple to pick up. That said, support is always there, and phones always answered by a well organised support team.
"A typical day is varied, and will involve carrying out at least one sSurvey at someone's house; it will also involve some marketing to keep your pipeline of leads coming through - this can involve things like dropping in on letting agents and being present at Landlord events where you have a strong target market and organising and executing mail shots to prospective clients. In reality, there is a huge amount of leads that come in from Envirovent Head Office, and so it is easy to hit the ground running.
"Main challenge is staying organised in the winter time when things are so busy that it is hard to manage and action all the leads that come in.
"Running a franchise has dramatically changed my life: I now have the work life balance that I seek, but I am also hugely excited about the prospect of earning a really good living, and building up a business for myself, and not for someone else. Franchising is the perfect way to do this as it is low risk, and as the old cliché goes, you are in business for yourself but not by yourself!
"My advice to anyone wanting to buy their first franchise: Make sure you go into something that best matches your skill set because that is where you will most likely succeed, and do your due diligence - speak to as many existing Franchisees as you possibly can. Also, beyond anything else, make sure you have the right rapport with the organisation - If you don't feel that you will get in with them, it will be very difficult to succeed - no matter what they may promise.
"Plans for the future are to grow my territory and to enjoy myself, and yes - I would definitely do it again; I cannot see myself doing anything else. "
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