Starting a Mold Remediation Business
When you’ve decided you’re ready to commit to mold remediate, you’re probably anxious to take the next step. But your next move may not be as obvious as you’d like it to be. Should you start by reading general entrepreneur books? By setting up a meeting with an established business owner? By studying tax law and licensing requirements? Each business owner will do things their own way but there are a few general things to keep in mind before moving forward.
One of Two Paths
A mold remediation business can get its start in one of two ways: you can either choose to franchise or you can go it alone. If you go it alone, you'll need to devise a solid business model, create a targeted marketing campaign, and establish a trustworthy business reputation. From the size of your staff to the structure of your invoices, you're responsible for making choices that will give you an edge in the market.
The biggest challenge for any company is trying to establish a strong and steady client base. You’re looking for people who will not only hire you, but who are willing to recommend you to their friends, family, and co-workers. Commercial property owners with multiple buildings or units can provide a steady stream of business, but you need to build trust with them first to succeed.
Here are a few questions that can help you overcome some of these challenges:
- What percentage of buildings in your area experience mold growth a year?
- What species of mold is most common?
- How many health problems could be avoided with the help of mold remediation?
- What effect does mold have on property depreciation?
- Why should property owners hire a professional for mold remediation?
The answers to these questions are often what property owners need to take action on a mold problem. No homeowner or business owner wants to endanger their health or their property values because of a mold infestation.
Things to Consider
The life of an entrepreneur is always going to be hectic. They need to be comfortable putting out multiple fires throughout the day if they have a hope of making it to the next level. But if you're choosing this industry as your new career, you can simplify matters with the help of a mold remediation franchise.
Unseasoned entrepreneurs may view starting from scratch as a way to build an empire from nothing. It may even seem like the fastest way to achieve financial independence beyond their imagination. But the rough reality of independent business spells a different story.
Most small businesses actually fail within the first few years of operation. In fact, just over half don’t even make it through a single year. Those that do keep going are statistically more likely to either lose money or break even than to be profitable. And while mold remediation offers more stability than other industries, it can still be difficult to get a new business off the ground.
The Benefits of Franchising
Franchising is a way to take some pressure off your shoulders during an incredibly stressful time. When you first get started in mold remediation, you’ll be met with challenge after challenge. From learning the details of new species to picking the type of gloves for your workers, it’s going to be extremely labor-intensive — regardless of whether you franchise or not. Decision fatigue is real, and it can bring down even the most motivated entrepreneurs if they don't have outside support.
This option can also give you the tools you need to hit the ground running. This choice can significantly reduce the challenges you face on a daily basis, while still giving you the freedom to make your own choices. You can still set your own hours, hire your own staff, and serve the clients and territories you want to serve. An established partner in the industry can provide you with professional insight and advice that will pave the way for a profitable business.
AdvantaClean creates franchising opportunities that work for entrepreneurs from all backgrounds. A diverse and talented team only strengthens the name, reach, and reputation of our company. It's why we go the extra mile when it comes to supporting our franchise owners. They know they can depend on us because we trust them to protect our brand. This mutually beneficial relationship spells bigger profits for everyone.
We give you everything you need so your path is as smooth as possible:
- Business model: We have a proven business model that works for property owners across multiple territories.
- On-site training center: Get the hands-on training you need to at our on-site training center. We even have a model house where you can perfect your extraction techniques.
- Name: Property owners already trust the name AdvantaClean. Even property owners who have never heard of us only have to do a quick search to see who comes out on top.
- 90-day success plan: The first 90 days are some of the most perilous ones for a company. We layout a plan for you so you can concentrate on building strong relationships with new clients.
The first year of your business is the most vulnerable. It’s the one where you’re most likely to fall prey to competitive forces that are seemingly beyond your control. Instead of being a slave to a never-ending to-do list, a franchise can give you the business tools that make it easier to springboard to where you want to be.
Perhaps most importantly, AdvantaClean gives you the marketing and advertising you need to start growing your customer base right away. As soon as someone searches for mold remediation in their area, we provide the search engine power to catapult your franchise to the top of the list. We also have the name recognition to encourage word of mouth, so you don't have to rely on grassroots campaigns that may or may not gain traction in the community.
Whether you franchise or not, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the beginning by the work ahead of you. Hopefully, the excitement of this amazing opportunity is enough to power you through the discomfort though. True entrepreneurs know that their ability to handle the uncertainty and the hard work ahead of them are the drivers of their future revenue. AdvantaClean can be the partner you need to power through the fear of the success that lies just beyond it.
Call (888) 926-4046 today or request more information and learn more about franchise ownership with an industry-leading restoration franchise. One of our franchise licensing advisors will be happy to answer any questions you have and assist you with evaluating whether franchise ownership is right for you.