Explore, learn and get prepared for ownership
Choosing to invest in a franchise is a big decision and I want you to have everything you need to feel confident in your business. Below, you’ll find a variety of resources on everything from the hottest franchises on the market to how to find reliable financing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions on your mind? You’re not alone! I do my best to make sure every client feels empowered to start their own service franchise by providing all the information you need. Find the answers to commonly asked questions below.
What is Great American Service Franchises?
Great American Service Franchises (GASF) is the franchise industry’s largest collection of franchise businesses that provide high-profit, high-demand pandemic- and recession-resistant services to business and consumer customers.
We’re talking franchises that offer critical services across more than 100 industry categories – from in-home services like residential cleaning and senior care to commercial waste management, automotive maintenance, and just about everything in between. Collectively, businesses in these industries generate trillions of dollars in Gross Domestic Product to the U.S. economy every year.
As a franchise coach, I have had the privilege of helping thousands of aspiring and experienced business owners make intelligent, data-driven decisions about researching and investing in franchise businesses for over half a decade.
During that time, I discovered a sweet spot within the franchise industry that offers small business owners unparalleled advantages: service sector franchises with low cost of entry that are fast to open, operate with high profit margins, and which provide numerous competitive advantages like: superior industry knowledge; exceptional training; collective purchasing power; and time-tested systems for streamlined operations, financial management, marketing, and customer engagement to name a few.
So, I created GASF to be franchising’s pre-eminent resource for anyone determined to own an outstanding service sector business that will help them earn a lucrative living, build wealth, enjoy a sense of accomplishment, and serve their community.
How will GASF help me find a great franchise service business?
In several ways. By coaching you through the clutter and removing the sense of overwhelm and frustration that comes from performing unfocused, shot-in-the-dark internet searches. I bring focus to your search by providing a straightforward, but structured process that matches you with solid service franchises that will set you up for achieving financial success and personal fulfillment, however you define it.
What types of franchises will GASF help me explore?
I work with hundreds of today's top service sector franchise opportunities, from more than 150 industry categories like automotive maintenance and repair, flooring, waste management and recycling, senior care, health and wellness, childcare, pet care, HVAC repair, commercial and residential painting, handyman services, kitchen and bath remodeling, pest control and real estate services, but that’s just a small sampling. You can feel confident that I will match you with the service franchise opportunities that are the best fit for your unique goals and objectives.
You focus on service sector franchise opportunities and lots of them. Are there categories of franchises that are outside your focus?
There are literally hundreds of industry categories represented in franchising, which is why specialization is important. With that in mind, GASF is not the place to find high-cost, low-profit-margin businesses in food and beverage or expensive retail concepts that require staggering up-front costs and take a long time to open. You won’t find those here.
Aren’t franchises very expensive? Don’t I need to be worth a million dollars or need to invest a million dollars to open a quality franchise?
At any given time, there are between 3,000 and 4,000 franchises operating in North America. There is a huge range in what it costs to start a franchise, but you absolutely do not need to invest a million dollars to open one. Quite the opposite, actually. If you work with me, I can introduce you to service franchises with a solid track record of owners that earn a million dollars, but they did not spend anything close to that amount to start their business.
How much do your services cost? I am concerned about extra expenses on top of what I will invest to start a franchise.
My services are complementary, so 100% free to you. Even though you will never have to pay me for my services, I am here to guide you through the process of making an informed decision about investing in a first-class service franchise every step of the journey.
I have dreamed of building my own business, but I have a career that I enjoy. Do I have to leave my job to own a service franchise?
Not if you don’t want to. One of the best things about service sector franchises is that there is tremendous variety in not only industries represented, but also ownership structures. There are plenty of great American service franchises where owners’ businesses are thriving even though they work a full-time job. This is a great way to build off-Wall-Street wealth! They key is understanding not only which service franchises allow this kind of “semi-absentee” ownership (not all do), but which excel at it. I can help you with that!