Generally, when the subject of a franchise opportunity comes up, we think of small, independent businesses that cater to the general public. This includes such services as fast food, auto repair, beauty salons/spas, home and carpet cleaning, and what is definitely on everybody’s mind right now, tax preparation.
But what if you’re an entrepreneur trapped in an employee body who doesn’t especially like the idea of one-on-one or residential-type services? You like the world of business and sort of agree with Linus from the Charlie Brown comic strip: “I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.”
What’s a commercial-focused franchise business owner supposed to do?
Easy answer: grow a successful franchise business for residential consumers with a strong component for commercial business.
Franchising opportunities for commercial solutions
Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is home to three growing franchise brands that cater to commercial businesses (B2B) as well as residential customers. The same exceptional products, high-quality service and value that delight homeowners provide benefits to businesses:
- Energy efficiency, cost savings and branding opportunities with window coverings
- Ergonomic and space maximization through office organization and custom storage solutions
- Durable, custom flooring for interior and exterior floors, including hardscapes like decks, patios, driveways and walkways.
The Dynamic Duo—residential and commercial
While commercial projects may be what you dream about at night, Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and Concrete Craft are very much about residential homeowners. You don’t want to overlook the residential side of the business. (It’s huge!) The National Advertising Fund for each brand is focused on residential consumer marketing, with promotion for the commercial side of each business as well. Ideally, a mix of residential and commercial projects gives a wider base to build a successful franchise business.
So if you, personally, want to focus only on commercial jobs, build out a committed team to handle residential jobs. A home-focused designer and installer would create a solid revenue stream along with your commercial efforts and each would be a catalyst to the other. After all, homeowners are also business owners and a happy homeowner may invite you into their business, and vice versa.
B2B solutions for every industry
If someone has a building, they need what the HFC brands offer, so building a dynamic commercial division makes perfect sense! Industries served include restaurant, hospitality, healthcare, schools, government, offices, apartments, condos, retail, property management and new construction. For commercial you can expect:
- Higher ticket prices
- Confirmed budgets for projects
- Needs-driven solutions as opposed to subjective
- A strong Business-to-Business local presence, starting with local individual businesses and growing into larger chains
- Negotiating national programs for multiple locations across the country with turnkey solutions involving other franchisees
- Vendor alliance programs that empower your business with the best products at the best prices so your proposals will win bids
Budget Blinds branded BB Commercial Solutions gives you the platform to work with businesses large and small, offering innovative commercial window coverings that other companies cannot. From window film for storefront windows to opulent drapery in conference rooms and penthouse offices, you can create perfect solutions with blinds, shades, shutters, drapes and more.
Tailored Living offers a variety of commercial cabinets and industrial-strength flooring solutions, including custom office cabinets, ergonomic work stations, commercial storage cabinets for warehouses and storerooms, exclusive PremierOne® garage floor coatings and PremierTrax interlocking floor tiles, tough enough for an airplane hangar.
Concrete Craft offers specialty stamping, staining and resurfacing concrete floors for reception areas, offices, restaurants, hotels…anywhere durability and low maintenance are important, including interior floors, exterior walkways, patios and more. Proprietary products and processes allow us to replicate flagstone, cobblestone, brick, tile, stone and hardwood planks at a fraction of the cost of real.
So don’t let soccer moms, little old ladies or indecisive homeowners keep you from starting your own home-based franchise business! Residential and commercial go hand in hand with any of the HFC brands, providing the franchise opportunity to build a vibrant business with products and services you can be proud of. Call 1-800-420-5374 today or go online to Home Franchise Concepts and follow the Steps to Becoming a Franchise Owner to see whether Budget Blinds, Tailored Living or Concrete Craft is the best fit for you!