Are you an independent collision repairer that works hard to ensure your customers receive a quality repair?
Do you work long days and sacrifice personal and family time in order to manage your collision centre?
Do you go above and beyond for your customers but somehow can’t seem to grow your business as fast as you would like to?
And finally, have you thought about joining a collision franchise but not sure if it’s the right move to make?
If your answer to all these questions is a YES, then joining a collision franchise is your path to a better and more prosperous future. It’s important to do your homework to ensure you partner with a franchise that is best suited for you. Remember, not all collision franchises are the same.
In this article, we will explore the top 7 benefits of franchising your collision centre in the modern era.
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS
As an independent collision centre, it has become increasingly harder to operate and maintain your existing business. The industry has certainly changed over the years and there are many new requirements being placed on collision centres in order to stay current with the standards. By joining a franchise, you instantly have access to a platform that gives you and your business the support and tools you need in order to thrive and compete.
HAVE A TEAM OF PEOPLE HELPING TO SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS
When you buy a franchise, you have the support of the franchisor and the support of knowing you are part of a growing system. You will always be able to pick up the phone and ask questions of the franchisor or even other franchisees. Established franchisors typically also have field staff who can visit your location to provide coaching and consulting if needed.
GAIN ACCESS TO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Join a franchise system, and you immediately become part of a much larger network than you could have on your own. It comes into play in everything from negotiating the purchase of advertising to negotiating better purchase discounts. These savings will help you enhance your profits which you would not have previously been able to achieve as an independent.
LEAVE A LEGACY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
Many entrepreneurs start businesses hoping their children will carry on the torch. Within the structure of a franchise, where the routines are systematic and can be learned quickly, passing on operational control can be seamless. This isn’t always the case with an independent collision centre. Most of the time, an independent collision centre has to be sold because nobody else knows what to do with it, or they get in and mess it up. With a franchise, a lot of support could come into play from the franchisor, because it’s in the franchisor’s own best interest to ensure your business is successful.
ONGOING TRAINING PROGRAMS
Most franchise companies offer a training program that is typically held at their corporate offices, plus additional training that occurs at the actual franchise location. The franchisor will train you to run your collision centre the same way their other franchised locations are run. It will ensure that you are running your business efficiently and save you from doing many different jobs at the collision centre on your own.
The franchisor typically takes care of handling the marketing; these costs are covered by a marketing fund. This will give you the ability to have someone marketing the business on your behalf so you can focus on the day-to-day operations.
OWN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Being a part of a franchise system can offer you more opportunities to grow within the system. Once you have become a successful single-unit franchise owner, you may have the opportunity to become a multi-unit franchise owner and own multiple collision centres.
WANT TO KNOW IF SIMPLICITY CAR CARE IS THE RIGHT FRANCHISE FOR YOU?
Simplicity Car Care is a collision repair franchise that partners with independent collision repairers to help elevate their business and quality of life.
The Simplicity Car Care platform provides its franchisees with the support and tools to help drive sales, manage operations, and reduce stress in running your collision centre. The company currently operates 57 locations across Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and New Brunswick and is currently accepting new franchise applications in all Canadian provinces.
“This is the way the industry is advancing. From where I’m standing, in this industry you have to be a banner store to progress and expand your clientele network” – Harvey Golhar, Owner of Simplicity Car Care Calgary South East and North East.
To request a free no-obligation business consultation to see if Simplicity Car Care is the right fit for your collision centre, connect with us in any of the following ways that best suits you!