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How we can help you!

If you have only heard of franchising in the fast food world, then hear about building and renovation franchise opportunities with Smith & Sons – you may well wonder how it all works, let us explain.

The Brand

The Benefits

The Business

In a nutshell – what a Franchise does, in any industry, is supply the brand, systems, resources and tools to a Franchisee so he can use that brand, the systems, resources and tools to run his own business.

The great benefit for the Franchisee is that the Franchisor (the owner and operator of the head company) has spent hundreds and thousands of dollars and hours creating those systems so that the Franchisee doesn’t

Of course, the Franchisee is still responsible for running the business, but essentially all the marketing, business systems, operating systems, training and support is all there to help him be successful.

How we can help you!

If you have only heard of franchising in the fast food world, then hear about building and renovation franchise opportunities with Smith & Sons – you may well wonder how it all works, let us explain.

The Brand

In a nutshell – what a Franchise does, in any industry, is supply the brand, systems, resources and tools to a Franchisee so he can use that brand, the systems, resources and tools to run his own business.

The Benefits

The great benefit for the Franchisee is that the Franchisor (the owner and operator of the head company) has spent hundreds and thousands of dollars and hours creating those systems so that the Franchisee doesn’t

The Business

Of course, the Franchisee is still responsible for running the business, but essentially all the marketing, business systems, operating systems, training and support is all there to help him be successful.

When looking at building businesses to create the Smith & Sons Franchise model we identified 4 key areas that builders always struggle with in the building and renovation industry, that is…

Marketing

Financial

Time

Future

It’s a cruel world when amazing craftspeople like builders are taught all about how to build a beautiful home or renovation, but never taught how to turn these valuable skills into a business that will provide for them and their family now and well into the future, this is something that Smith & Sons wanted to remedy by offering builders a renovation franchise.

 

MARKETING

Marketing and sales for many builders are the worst things they have to deal with – because it’s all about talking and connecting to people! But unless you do this – and understand the importance of a ‘sales funnel’, your business simply cannot survive. We always hear the old chestnut of ‘I never advertise, I just work on referrals’.

Unfortunately, population growth across many areas of the country means that word of mouth just cannot keep up, and more and more people are choosing to simply google builders in their area and go from there.You have to know how to reach these people, it’s that simple. And once you have reached them, you need the skills to convert those leads into jobs. Smith & Sons know this – and as a Smith & Sons Franchise Partner, you have access to years of sales and marketing knowledge that can keep you ahead of your competition in this critical area.

 

Let’s face it – business is about making money. Yes, we all have our reasons ‘why’ we entered in to business, our vision etc, but if our business is not making any money – none of those ‘why’s or visions of grandeur are ever going to get off the ground. We are consistently amazed at how this area of business that is really the reason the whole enterprise exists is left in bits of paper in car gloveboxes, shoeboxes, desks, filing cabinets and more – and then scraped up and dumped on a bookkeepers desk once a year with instruction to make it all work!

It is absolutely critical that this area of any building or renovation company (or any business for that matter) is addressed DAILY – and you need to know your numbers – which means what reports to look at and how to interpret them. You simply can’t afford to stick your head in the sand with this stuff and hope it will all be ok. Don’t be the classic case of finding money in your account, buying the new ute then putting it on Gumtree a few months later because you can’t pay your bills.

Get control, be in charge. Smith & Sons have worked with builders for over 10 years with all this – it what you get as part of a Smith & Sons renovation franchise. 

 

FINANCIAL

TIME

Where did it all go?!? Do you realise time is the only commodity in the world you can never get back? Once it’s gone – it’s gone! We all want time to do the things we enjoy – that’s why it is so important to manage our time effectively in a building and renovation business. It’s called time management – and the only way to do that is get efficient systems and tools to help you run your business, from the first time a client calls you up about a new renovation, to when you hand over the key, has to be systemised.

Staff, marketing, procedures, trades, operations – there needs to be systems around all these things so as a business owner you can get the time to do what you need – lead and manage – so you can ‘scale up’ – and get more time to do the things YOU want to do. If you do what you have to now, you can do what you want to later, that’s the way it goes.

What you get with a Smith & Sons renovation franchise is systems to save you time and make your business run effectively.

 

There’s only one problem with the word ‘future’ everyone thinks it’s so far away, but in reality, our ‘future’ can come a lot quicker than that. We are all guilty of it, everything is going well, smooth sailing so we settle back into complacency and just CRUISE. Next thing we are 40, 50, 60 and wondering how we are going to continue to support ourselves and our family, and how we got here so quick! Other times – as well all know – our future is forced upon us – redundancy, injury, economic crises, the list goes on around events that effect ‘critical mass’ in our lives and are totally out of our control.

It’s at those times, sadly often too late that we reflect on what we ‘should’ have done, ‘back then’. The old adage is so true, fail to plan – plan to fail. What does this mean for builders – just because right now you have leads, have work, have a body that can handle the physical stress of the job, have some good contracts – life happens – and there is no way you can be sure they will still be there in 12, 6, 3 month or even less. A Smith & Sons renovation franchise in the right hands is a way to ‘future proof’ you and your family.

 

FUTURE

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