Being your own boss and owning a business has long been considered the American Dream. It’s definitely not for everyone, but if you have that entrepreneurial fire in your bones, you’re not going to be satisfied working for someone else. Owning a franchise business is an alternative to starting a business from scratch, eliminating a lot of the initial groundwork and getting you on the road to profitability much quicker.
But it needs to be the right franchise opportunity, such as becoming an independent franchise business owner with Budget Blinds®. Here are three reasons why Budget Blinds may be the perfect choice for you.
- Budget Blinds is part of the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands, a strong national company with sister brands, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®.
- The business is scalable to exactly how you want your business to be.
- Never a dull moment with unlimited design options for homeowners and businesses.
Part of a very successful family
Budget Blinds is the flagship brand of parent company, HFC, and the largest window covering franchise in the U.S. and Canada. HFC is the world’s best-selling direct-to-consumer franchise family in the home improvement industry and one of the largest home services franchises in North America. As a Budget Blinds franchise owner, you build your business from a position of strength.
- The Budget Blinds business model has been turning out successful independent franchise business owners for over 25 years.
- You don’t have to develop product, find your customers and seek out the best vendors, it’s all been done so you can focus on selling.
- Budget Blinds is in all 50 states and Canada, with more than 1,100 franchised territories.
- Retail sales of hard window coverings are projected to grow to $6.2 billion by 2021, with soft window treatments (including hardware) reaching $5.75 billion. (Sundale Industry Research, 2017)
- Comprehensive training covers every aspect of running your business, including design, installation, and best business practices with ongoing training, both online and regional face-to-face meetings.
- Home Office constantly evaluates and monitors for best support programs for all the franchise owners in the network. You‘ll have the best business services and latest technologies to efficiently run your business so you can work smarter, not harder.
- Budget Blinds has consistently garnered industry accolades and awards, with 10+ years as a Franchise Business Review Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises, as well as their newest category, Top Innovative Franchises for 2017. Entrepreneur® has ranked Budget Blinds in their Franchise 500, Top Franchises for Veterans, Fastest Growing Ranking, Top 200 Most Powerful Brands and Top 200 Global Ranking.
A strong franchisor and an award-winning brand are great foundation stones for building a successful franchise business. Budget Blinds franchise owners include people from all walks of life, including first-time business owners, Millennials with entrepreneurial dreams, seniors who resist retirement or who crave a new chapter in their lives, military Veterans transitioning to civilian life, single parents, and those seeking a better work/life balance.
Build the business you want
Everything you need to grow a successful Budget Blinds franchise business is already in place, you just follow the model to build a business that meets your personal and career goals.
- Target markets are clearly defined; both residential and commercial, specialize in one or both.
- In-demand and on-trend window covering products and services are identified., become the local expert for your community.
- A Vendor Alliance with top manufacturers ensures high-quality products at the best prices, you choose who to work with.
- Run your business from home or set up a showroom and offices.
- Work the days and hours you choose.
- Build a team of like-minded employees, work with your spouse or other family members.
- Grow your business as big as you want with multiple salespeople, designers, and installation crews, including owning multiple territories.
- Do the part you love, like design and selling, and hire installers and office admin, or run the business end and oversee sales and installation teams.
- Flat marketing and royalty fees let you keep more of what you make, so the sky’s the limit on income!
Enjoy something new every day
Since Budget Blinds is dedicated to helping people live more comfortably in their homes and businesses, every day will bring exciting experiences, as you meet new people and develop creative designs to meet specific needs. You’ll work with customers to find the perfect solution-based window treatments for energy efficiency, eco-friendly, green living, child safety, smart home automation, light and privacy control and beautiful window coverings for every style and every budget.
- Private label brands let you offer products not available anywhere else with our exclusive lines: Signature Series®, Inspired Collection® and Enlightened Style®.
- Coordinate luxury bedding, custom rugs and decorative pillows to completely style any room.
- Partnerships with Lutron®, a leader in smart home technology, and Lennar®, a home builder leading the way with the first Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM home designs, place Budget Blinds as the go-to brand for innovation with motorized window treatments.
- Cordless blinds, shutters and shades make homes child- and pet-safe, eliminating worries for busy families.
- Help customers go green with all-natural options like eco-friendly woven window shades and real hardwood blinds and shutters.
- Win awards trips from vendors to exotic places for achieving levels of sales.
- Network with local realtors and home builders for new homeowner leads.
- Attend home shows and contribute to local design home projects to build brand awareness.
- Develop commercial accounts for an additional revenue stream.
A Budget Blinds franchise opportunity lets you grow your franchise business to meet your personal and business goals while helping others beautify and improve their surroundings. You’re backed by a solid, national franchisor with 25 years of turning out successful franchise owners, and you’re working in a billion-dollar industry, offering in-demand products and services as a trusted, local small business owner in your community.
There are even more benefits to franchising with the HFC family of brands. Call 800-420-5374 today to find out more about becoming an independent franchise owner or go to Budget Blinds Franchise Opportunities to begin a journey that could change your life.
If you’re a veteran, check out the available discounts for qualified veterans to become a franchise business owner with HFC.