September 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // WOOD DALE, IL – The commercial cleaning industry – also known as the janitorial services industry – is one of the fastest growing service industries in the U.S., with more than three million people employed.
Now, leading commercial cleaning franchise Image One Facility Solutions announces a new franchise affiliate program that will provide even greater opportunities for individuals looking to own and operate their own cleaning business. The model builds upon Image One’s fast-growing franchise model that’s allowed the brand to develop more than 80 franchise locations since 2011.
“Many franchise owners have grasped the idea of the American Dream of owning their own business and building a better life for themselves,” said Tim Conn, Director of Operations and co-founder of Image One. “We realize that some have a goal of managing a large crew of employees, while others choose to remain a ‘mom and pop’ type franchise, doing all the work themselves. Whichever model best fits the franchisee, Image One supports their business at all levels.”
Image One is the first commercial cleaning franchise to offer this unique and unprecedented franchise affiliate program. While Image One’s standard franchise offering is based on franchisees receiving sales and customers through the corporate office, the new affiliate program allows franchise owners to control all aspects of owning and operating their own business.
“As a franchise affiliate, you can take advantage of multiple possible revenue streams, with a variety of cleaning services and contract offerings,” added Conn. “We will provide multiple weeks of training to help franchise affiliates launch their businesses and then offer additional resources advice to fully assist in the development of their unique Image One business.”
In a franchise affiliate arrangement, individual owners market goods and services for their Image One franchise as a way to drive additional revenue and hit the ground running, faster. The hyper-local approach Image One has taken to franchising empowers entrepreneurs who are involved in their community to capitalize on existing relationships to develop a variety of new accounts ranging from offices and movie theaters to auto dealers and medical facilities with a whole crew of dedicated employees.
Image One provides the training, tools and support needed for franchise affiliates to be successful, including teaching franchisees the latest cleaning techniques, about the latest and greatest equipment in the industry and how to build a business. Ongoing training is delivered both in the classroom and onsite at existing client locations to ensure that franchisees continue to grow their own businesses in specialized markets. Additionally, training is held not only at the corporate office, but also in the franchisee’s local market. Training doesn’t end there – every Image One franchise includes lifetime support from the system’s dedicated support team.
The franchise model, developed with the help of Chicago-based iFranchise Group, has more than 80 commercial cleaning locations across the Midwest. Immediate franchise and affiliate expansion plans call for locations across Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa, moving south into Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Texas. The Image One franchise model can be replicated anywhere across the United States, with a dedicated franchise support team to provide ongoing training and support to affiliates.
If you're interested in starting your own business, or becoming a franchising affiliate, Image One can help. Visit the website at imageonefranchise.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-223-1985 for more information.
Image One Facility Solutions is a commercial cleaning services business. The Image One franchising model was formed on the principles of transparency, training, and top-notch financial and customer service support. In a 2015 Franchise Business Review survey measuring franchisee satisfaction, Image One received high ratings from franchisees, including a 4.3 out of a possible 5 rating in the “Core Values” category.
Image One franchisees work for themselves, in a unique relationship with Image One. Image One provides them with customer support for their business, ongoing training, along with assistance with billing, equipment and insurance coverage. Image One has more than 80 commercial cleaning franchise locations throughout the Midwest. Immediate franchise and affiliate expansion plans call for locations across Texas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa.
For more information on the Image One franchise, visit imageonefranchise.com.
SOURCE Image One Facility Solutions