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PIRTEK: A Perfect Fit for First-Time Entrepreneurs

May 21, 2008 // Franchising.com // (Rockledge, FL)---Does the dream of owning your own business contain the glamour of a day spa, a restaurant serving their favorite food, a coffee shop, ice cream or something else that they enjoy and understand?

For many, a retail franchise is the answer to their dream. However, there are other entrepreneurs whose interpretation of a glamorous business is one that affords them the opportunity to make it to their kid's ball game and to be home nights and weekends. Their dream does not include food, minimum wage employees and retail customers; their dream is to have a business they can work on and not in, to have a business where they can work business hours and build a team around them that will provide a valuable service, where they can build a successful business that affords them the lifestyle that their dream contains. The concept or franchise itself is not the dream as much as it is a vehicle to help them realize their dream, which is why PIRTEK, the world's leading service provider of ETA 1 Hour On-Site Hose Replacement, has become a viable opportunity to consider.

"Our owners come from many walks of life, including sales, management and business ownership; however, they all share something in common in that they want to find a franchise in which they can use the skills they have already learned in their careers," said Gwyn O'Kane, PIRTEK's vice president of franchise development. "They wish to use those skills and reap the rewards of their efforts for themselves and build equity in their own business."

PIRTEK is an industrial-based business-to-business franchise opportunity whose customers include companies involved in manufacturing, construction, transportation, material handling, marine and much more ranging from very large companies and small "mom and pop" businesses. A typical PIRTEK center will have its receivables spread across hundreds of businesses in the area which is a healthy situation when dealing with repeat business customers. PIRTEK provides these businesses with hydraulic and industrial hose assemblies and other related products both over the counter and on-site Its ETA 1 hour on-site hose service means a company that is suffering downtime as a result of a hose failure can call PIRTEK and have a technician on site within an hour who can remove the failed hose, manufacture a new hose in the van and re-install the hose right at the job site.

"This service can dramatically reduce client downtime and improve productivity and profitability. There is no other franchise like us and even outside of the franchising world there are very few companies that offer the service level PIRTEK can offer," said O'Kane. "PIRTEK is not only number one in the United States but also number one in the world in its field."

On the day they open their new PIRTEK franchise, owners will have a fully-equipped Hose Service Center, three mobile service vehicles and trained employees. They will have three Mobile Sales and Service Technicians (MSST) that will not only provide the 24/7 mobile service, but will also be the franchise owner's ground level sales force. These MSSTs will conduct sales calls when not providing service. The franchise owner will also start their business with an operations manager who will take care of the trade counter, dispatching the MSSTs, inventory control and the daily operations of the business. The fifth employee a new franchise owner will start with is an office administrator who will handle receivables, payables and the administrative side of the business. It is this infrastructure and the PIRTEK system that enables the franchise owner to work on their business and not in their business.

"PIRTEK owners do not fix hoses on site or behind the counter; they focus their time and skills on building a great team of employees, managing a great business and, most importantly, they focus the sales and marketing of their business at a local level," said O'Kane. "Eventually and ultimately, they are going to build a team around them that will take care of the PIRTEK customers and afford the franchise owner their dream and the real 'glamour' of business ownership: lifestyle!"

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