Are you the friend who always gets asked for advice? People just can’t get enough of your insights, good judgement and creative thinking. If there’s a problem, you’re going to get a call whether it’s about relationships, fashion, a good dentist or (the big one) helping them move. You’re always available to lend a helping hand or a sympathetic ear. You are … a “people person.”
There are lots of careers devoted to helping people: doctors, lawyers, social workers, teachers and counselors, to name a few. If you’re looking for a career change and would love to use your people skills and passion for helping others but don’t have time for years of college, how about starting your own franchise business? The right franchise opportunity will have you helping people every day and building a successful business along the way.
Home Franchise Concepts can get you there
Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is the parent company of three franchise brands dedicated to helping customers live happier lives by making home a more beautiful place to come home to. In our chaotic, crisis-driven world, there is great value in transforming a house into a more comfortable, convenient and calming home.
On the flip-side, you’ll be working in a business that lets you support your family while giving you the flexibility of not being bound to a nine-to-five (or six, seven or eight…) job. You can achieve a work/life balance wherein you work the schedule that best suits you, with time for other pursuits and activities that are close to your heart. Either Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® or Concrete Craft® can afford you the freedom of owning your own business and owning your life.
Here are three franchise owners’ stories that speak to realizing dreams of giving back and making a real difference in people’s lives, empowered by being an independent franchise business owner with HFC.
- Tailored Living of Northern Virginia, Juliana and Todd Carter
Most of their charitable giving is focused on helping to improve the lives of others in need as it relates to housing/shelter. This mission aligns with what they do for their clients. Gifts are not only cash, but also their skills and expertise to help others in the community. Additionally, they offer clients the opportunity to donate clothing/items when they come for installations and they provide drop-off boxes in their showroom. Collected clothing donations go to Women Giving Back, a ministry for women (many in shelters for domestic violence) to provide much-needed clothing for themselves and their children.
- Budget Blinds of Mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon, Priscilla Glidewell
Buying her Budget Blinds franchise had the additional goal of opening a foster home for children (ages 7-11), which she named Noah’s Ark. She purchased a large, older home that became her business office, Noah’s Ark and her own personal home. Her franchise staff are of the same heart and mind and help to provide child care and transportation to dentist and doctor’s appointments, and they take time to play and interact with the children.
- Concrete Craft of Knoxville, Tennessee, Chuck Yates
Their giving focus is on kids and teens through sports and school programs that assist and support kids by helping organizations to provide fully-supplied programs, including equipment, uniforms, faculty, etc. TN Youth Athletic Foundation and the Maryville Christian School’s Annual Fund are two or their heart ministries that impact their community.
Business models designed for success
If you’ve ever considered owning a business, franchising is a way to avoid a lot of business startup issues and go straight to work! All three brands are nationally-known home service brands with excellent reputations for quality and service. As a franchise business owner with HFC, you build on a strong infrastructure with proven business models and an extensive, comprehensive support system.
- Low initial fees with low overhead
- Protected territories
- Flexible schedule; you set your hours and build your team
- Flat royalty and marketing fees let you keep more of what you make
- Two-weeks of intensive training encompassing all business practices, product education and installations
- Ongoing, in-depth online training, educational videos and cutting-edge technology
- A dynamic Franchise Support Department with Business Specialists and Coaches
- National advertising and local area marketing tools, including a strong digital focus
- Active social media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram
- Annual Conventions and regional training meetings around the country
Build your business within a culture of caring
One of the core values of HFC is caring, and it encompasses everyone in the franchise network:
- Franchise owners have what they need to build successful businesses
- Employees are supported and encouraged to excel
- Customers receive the very best in products and services, backed by excellence in customer service
- Substantial discounts assist Veterans with becoming independent franchise business owners
“We are passionate about providing an opportunity for people from all walks of life and backgrounds to own their own business and own their own lives. We do this by providing them with programs, products and services that consumers recognize as their “go-to” brands. We provide superior training, support and leadership to our owners so they become as successful as they want to be. Our strong network of business owners consistently trained and supported is the perfect way to distribute high quality products and services to consumers whose lives we touch.” –Vision Statement, HFC
If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss with a business that is about more than just making money–a business where you make a real difference—a franchise opportunity with HFC may be right for you. You’ll create a work/life balance that gives you freedom and control as you help to enrich customers’ lives with solutions for more beautiful, stress-free living. Go online to Home Franchise Concepts or call 1-800-420-5374 today to talk to one of our Franchise Licensing Advisors to see if your future involves owning a Budget Blinds, Tailored Living or Concrete Craft franchise business.