If you’re looking to invest in a low cost, potentially high returns business, then running an oven cleaning business could be right up your street! Many oven cleaning businesses for sale UK are available in the £15,000 price range meaning you won’t have to break the bank. If you’re wanting to learn more about the benefits of running an oven cleaning business, read on to find out more!
This article is just about oven cleaning franchises (but some benefits to apply to other cleaning franchises too). If you’re looking for a reason to invest in a different type of cleaning franchise, check out our reasons to invest in a domestic cleaning franchise.
1. Be Your Own Boss
One of the things people love about becoming a franchisee is the chance to be their own boss. If you’re currently unemployed, or you’re employed and want to ditch the 9-5 routine, franchising offers an excellent getaway. As an oven cleaning franchisee, you’ll be in full control over your working lifestyle. That means, the more effort you put in – the more you can take out. You’ll be able to book clients in around your schedule, taking time off when you need it.
As your own boss, you’re in control of the future of the business as well. Once the business gets off the ground, maybe you want to expand your operations? With many van-based franchises, the option to purchase additional neighbouring territories is a tantalising prospect. Expand your team and customer base. The business is yours, you just need to ensure you don’t stray from the franchise agreement or operations manual.
2. Flexible Working Lifestyle
Building on the points covered in Be Your Own Boss, franchising with an oven cleaning business enables you to have a flexible working lifestyle. One of the benefits of home-based franchises is the availability in your working schedule to pick up your kids from school, or meet with friends, you name it. And all of that is true of oven cleaning franchises as well. You might start your day taking your kids to school at 8am in the van and then go meet your first client of the day. Schedule your clients around school time and then pick them up.
Assuming you’re making £200 a day – 4 cleans a day based on £50 per clean – you’ll be turning over £1000 a week. And of course, the workload will be yours to control. More or less clients? The choice is yours.
3. Unlimited Earning Potential
And building further on points one and two, oven cleaning franchises can boast low investment and high returns. Cleaning a greasy oven is one of the most hated chores – many people don’t even bother to clean their oven unless they have to. A dirty oven doesn’t just look bad, it can be dangerous for health as well, harbouring germs which are in direct contact with food. Oven cleaning is a slowly but steadily, growing in demand sector. More and more people are familiar with the services offered by oven cleaning companies. With the UK’s population in the region of 70 million, there is considerable earning potential out there. Further from point two, if you live alone or are a workaholic, there’s nothing stopping you from working a full-on 6 days a week, fitting in as many clients as possible into a day. Purchase neighbouring territories, hire additional staff and vans. Maybe you’ve invested in oven cleaning Barnsley, or Oven Cleaning Glasgow, or Oven Cleaning London, territories are usually split up by postcode so adding on additional areas is usually possible for most franchises.
4. Increasing Revenue Potential
One of the biggest reasons to invest in an oven cleaning franchise is the continued growth not only of demand, but the potential services to carry out. At first glance, oven cleaning franchises may seem quite limited, but it really isn’t. Most oven businesses have diversified to clean not only ovens, but barbeques, hobs, grills, and other cooking related appliances.
There is of course the option to upsell on any of your cleans, so if you’ve just got a booking for oven cleaning you can hand your clients your card or flyer and benefit from the upsell of cleaning other wares.
5. Low Investment, Low Overheads, High Returns
Unlike some franchises, oven cleaning businesses offer high profit margins. Many franchisors are able to offer advice in leasing a suitable vehicle if you haven’t got one already. With agreements in place with lenders and finance partners, oven cleaning franchises can be more affordable than you think. While varying from franchise to franchise, franchise fees are usually around £10-20K for oven cleaning, but funding assistance can often be provided by the franchisor.
On an ongoing basis, your main expenses will be cleaning products, fuel and any fees set out by the franchisor. Contact the franchisor to learn more about the profits and losses to see exactly where you’ll be spending.
5. Full Training and Support
As you’ll be running a business under the franchisor’s proven business model, it’s only to be expected that you’ll receive full training and support. The franchisor will do everything in their power to help you be successful running their brand in your area. That includes training in day to day operation, cleaning practices, health and safety and administration. Ongoing, you’ll benefit from product and service updates from the franchisor and refresher courses when you need.
6. Group Marketing Power
As part of your franchise agreement, you’ll likely pay the franchisor an ongoing monthly fee. This might be a fixed amount, or a fixed percentage of your turnover. This is used by the franchisor in a number of ways, but one of the ways is promoting the franchise network as a whole.
A huge advantage over starting up alone, the franchisor’s group marketing could be anything from local newspaper ads to national TV advertising campaigns. This is the sort of marketing smaller oven cleaning businesses can barely afford. As a group marketing fund collectively increases from the franchise network, it can be used to boost leads for local franchisees such as door to door leaflets, TV campaigns, social media and paid search engine ads. Whilst you will have some responsibility of generating business, your franchisor will help you to find clients, either through the aforementioned marketing funds or as a bespoke first-year campaign part of your initial investment.
7. Repeat Income
Oven cleaning franchises usually operate a repeat business system where clients will be retained by the franchisee for regular cleans. This might be on a six week clean basis or something along those lines. Many franchisees enjoy the security of this, as it takes a lot of hard work out of finding new clients. Other similar franchises which enjoy this sort of setup include window cleaning, lawn treatment franchises and more.
8. Everything You Need Included
Franchising offers entrepreneurs a “business in a box”. You pay the franchise investment, and in return you get everything you need to set up the business. This includes (but may vary between franchises):
- Vehicle Signwriting / Livery
- Support in finding and leasing/buying said vehicle
- Agreements between partners and suppliers for cleaning products and equipment
- A CRM or customer relationship management system where you can manage bookings
- A presence on social media and either your own website or a microsite on the franchisor’s national website
- A proven business model!
- Plus more
With all of the above, you’d have to go about setting this up yourself! You’d have to form agreements with suppliers, and with franchising most products and services benefit from group purchasing power. Discounts on products that wouldn’t be available to a standalone business owner.
9. Get Out There and Meet Clients
Unlike some cleaning franchises which are operated on a management style basis (where you manage staff but don’t actually clean), oven cleaning is usually run on a solo basis meaning the entire system can be run as a one-man-band. There is of course nothing stopping you from employing staff and running as a management system, but naturally you’ll want to keep unnecessary expenses and overheads to a minimum, making this sort of business perfect for a family business or solo operation.
As a result, you’ll get out there and meet your community. Unlike work from home franchises, Oven Cleaning lets you meet and chat with your community, leaving behind a sparkle every time.
10. An Asset you can later Sell
Once you’ve built up an established customer base and solid reputation, at the end of the agreement you may wish to sell the business. There are a number of exit points within franchising. Hand the business over to a colleague or sell as a resale. But when you’re done with the business and wish to retire, you can expect a considerable sum back in exchange for your efforts.
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