What experience do I need to become a SMART® Carpet Cleaning franchise owner?
We do not require you to have prior experience in the carpet cleaning industry. Instead, we prefer that franchise candidates have solid business management skills, and that they be actively involved in daily operations of the franchise. Of course, we’ll provide the training, tools, and systems you need to operate your carpet cleaning franchise effectively.
What is provided as part of the SMART® Carpet Cleaning program?
We offer both single-unit and multi-unit investment opportunities. We will provide a comprehensive pre-opening training program at a corporate location, including up to 30 hours of classroom and 10 hours of on-the-job instruction. Then, in conjunction with your Grand Opening, representatives of the SMART® Carpet Cleaning franchise support team will spend time assisting you on-site in your territory. In addition, you will have access to our exclusive sales and operational processes and procedures; we will present you with a copy of our confidential manual to help run your business properly on a day-to-day basis.
How much will the SMART® Carpet Cleaning franchise investment cost me?
The total initial investment necessary to begin operations ranges from $87,000 to $148,000 for a single start-up franchise. This includes an initial franchise fee of $24,000. As with any new venture, it’s important to have adequate capital to fund the initial business growth stages.
Is financing available?
No. You may consider financing available for the Van purchase through your auto dealer.
Are there ongoing fees to pay?
We charge a royalty fee equal to 6% of gross revenues, and there is also a monthly technology fee (TBD). These fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of product and supply channels, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades.
Do I get an exclusive territory?
Yes. In general we define territories based on zip codes that in aggregate contain a population of 200,000. However in high density or special areas that have high concentrations of certain types of commercial properties these territories will be based on an assessment of their commercial potential.
What is the term of the agreement?
The initial term of your agreement is five years, with a subsequent successor agreement option of five years.