Franchise opportunities; creating a great lifestyle by innovating to save Franchisees time
Warren Ballantyne| Managing Director | Gutter-Vac
Personal expectations regarding the lifestyle a particular franchise can afford you are major factors to think about when looking at any potential franchise opportunities. Work life balance needs careful consideration, as it will have a major impact upon you as a franchisee.
The Gutter-Vac Franchise was recently ranked in the top 10 for lifestyle in the top franchise.com.au awards. Gutter-Vac’s Managing Director is Warren Ballantyne. Warren has over 30 years of business experience, and for the past 10 years has been involved in the franchise sector. We caught up with Warren to discuss how franchise opportunities with innovative products or services can benefit franchisees work life balance. In this article Warren also looks at how efficient internal admin and operations systems can save franchisees time, and create a great lifestyle.
Gutter- Vac is an innovative cleaning franchise using revolutionary vacuum equipment to quickly and effectively clean corporate and domestic gutters, roofs, ceiling spaces and much more. Gutter-Vac is now the largest gutter vacuum cleaning network in Australia and includes 47 franchises across 7 States.
Look for those franchise opportunities with an innovative product or service. If a franchise opportunity has innovated in such a way whereby their product or service can be more efficient, in comparison to the industry norm, you will be able to offer clients a better service within a shorter time period. Innovative systems that reduce labour inputs leave more time to enjoy family and personal hobbies and allow you to be more flexible with your own schedule and lifestyle commitments. At Gutter-Vac we have focused on creating innovative and effective equipment to save our franchisees time. Prior to Gutter- Vac there was only one way to effectively clean gutters; by hand, so our innovative vacuum technology means more customers can be serviced in a shorter time period and more efficiently. Franchise systems with an innovative idea can really impact your lifestyle.
"Look for franchise opportunities with clear and easy to use internal systems for admin and operations; if these systems are efficient, you in turn can be more efficient and this will enable you to use your time more effectively, impacting positively on your lifestyle"
Look for franchise opportunities with clear and easy to use internal systems for admin and operations; if these systems are efficient, you in turn can be more efficient and this will enable you to use your time more effectively, impacting positively on your lifestyle.
At Gutter-Vac we have designed our internal admin and operations with ease of use for franchisees in mind. Our computer reporting system is user friendly enabling franchisees to spend the minimal amount of time entering data and finding information. Our reporting systems are designed to eliminate duplications when storing client’s information; as a lot of our business is repeat business, franchisees can refer back to previous information about specific jobs removing the need to re enter repeat clients into the system. Our systems automatically remind us when clients may need the Gutter- Vac service again and allow franchisees to efficiently set their own schedule around their other commitments.
Simplistic, user friendly internal systems are important when looking at potential franchise opportunities. These systems will mean you have more time available to work with clients, provide the very best service and be able to structure your own lifestyle requirements, as less time is consumed with complex admin systems.
It is always advisable to research what current franchisee’s experiences are within a particular franchise. On discovery days or visits to franchisors, enquire how internal systems work. This will enable you to make informed decisions based on internal and external aspects of franchise opportunities.