FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 27, 2011
Owner-Operator Model Offers New 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Opportunities
Smaller franchise plan frees up territory in Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Idaho, Arkansas, Oregon, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Alabama, just to name a few
(VANCOUVER) In a move designed to broaden the company’s business footprint and present franchise opportunities to a demanding new breed of entrepreneur – the owner/operator – 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has launched a new franchise model. The new owner/operator model appeals to people who want to be a part of a successful franchise business, but are looking to operate in smaller, lower-density markets than the traditional model has serviced. It’s a solution for wannabe entrepreneurs who have a passion for business, but perhaps not the inclination to start-up far from home, or the budget to fund a large scale business. Owner/operator provides all of the systems and support of a traditional franchise, but in a smaller territory.
“It’s a great solution for entrepreneurs who love daily operations. They may work in the trucks alongside their employees. They can earn a great living in a smaller market doing what they love, while still benefiting from the opportunity to really grow and build the brand in that market,” says 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO, Brian Scudamore.
Historically the company’s franchise development team fields a lot of inquiries from interested parties for territory that has long since been snapped up. “The great thing about owner/operator is it doesn’t just provide more selection for those who want in on this franchise opportunity, it also puts our brand at the doorstep of a massive part of the population we weren’t able to service in the past”, explains Scudamore.
The key differences between owner/operator and traditional franchises are the price and size of the franchise and the level of resources required to run and grow the business. A traditional franchise is in excess of 10 territories of 62.5K people (625,000 plus population), with a minimum investment in territory fees of $66K. The traditional franchise starts off with a $12K investment in marketing and 2 trucks in operation. Under the owner/operator model a franchise partner purchases six to 10 territories (375,000 to 625,000 population) at a cost of between $21K – $33K. The marketing spend is $6K and the owner starts off with one truck and may act as primary operator in that truck. Owner/operators are not required to set up an office, a brilliant marketing ploy, as the lack of a bricks and mortar location means the rolling billboard trucks are always marketing in the community.
All 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise partners enjoy the benefits of a global call center; in-house intranet support for booking jobs, running reports, and accounting; marketing and PR support; and field support and coaching.
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1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping residents and businesses remove junk and regain space. Whether it’s a pile of household junk in the garage or a warehouse full of office furnishings, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you, making the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional. We are passionate about recycling and donating to charity. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in 1989 and now operates throughout North America and Australia. For more information, visit www.1800gotjunk.com.
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Tania Venn is Director, PR for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Her other responsibilities include leading the PR team for WOW 1Day! Painting and You Move Me. In her spare time Tania enjoys the outdoors, hiking in summer and skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Tania can be found on Google+ and LinkedIn.