During this rocky economic season, Creative Colors International Inc. offers franchisees a reliable and lucrative career path with a family-friendly business willing to adapt as the needs of its customers evolve.
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, businesses in the United States took a hit. Stay-at-home orders closed the doors of restaurants, gyms, hair salons, and other non-essential local companies. Many businesses had to furlough or cut staff, sending unemployment numbers skyrocketing. More than 15.2 million people lost their jobs owing to the impact of this unprecedented time, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As businesses across the country reopen and Americans get back to work, now is the perfect time to ensure your career path offers job security and ensures you are prepared for the future.
“Business ownership is the American dream. It’s the backbone of our country. How many people think about owning their own business but never see it go any further than that? They never realize their dream because they automatically assume that it takes too much money,” said Mark J. Bollman, president of CCI. “Our mobile, home-based business model allows for low overhead and affordable startup costs, especially when you consider our financing options.”
CCI, the nation’s leading on-site repair and restoration franchise, is offering virtual discovery days to continue to grow its company during this difficult time. The company prides itself on providing outstanding customer service and impeccable craftsmanship. The certified technicians at CCI can revitalize the interior of automobiles, boats, planes, or recreational vehicles by restoring and enhancing their natural beauty and strength. Technicians eliminate scuffs, scratches, gouges, scrapes, rips, tears, and color fading, which occur over time due to normal wear and tear. CCI was recently recognized by Entrepreneur magazine on its prestigious list of the top franchises for under $100,000.
While many governors are still undecided on when states will fully reopen, or if the nation’s children will attend in-person school in the fall, buying a franchise may seem like a risky proposition. However, experts agree that now is the right time to purchase a franchise. There are at least 773,600 small franchise establishments across the country. In 2019, franchisees supported nearly 8.4 million jobs and earned $787.5 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, according to the International Franchise Association. There are many advantages to jumping into business ownership during this time. Here are just a few of the reasons now is the time to join the franchise community.
Work-Life Balance and Flexibility
Social distancing and stay-at-home orders paved the way for many Americans to contemplate their career choices. Teleworkers are realizing they are unhappy with the daily grind of trying to climb the corporate ladder. CCI offers an alternative opportunity for entrepreneurs. CCI is a home-based business with low overhead and high profit potential. The Mokena, Illinois-based company’s startup program includes an equipment package for operator convenience, and every van is equipped with all the necessary tools, along with a full line of supplies.
Proven Business Model
CCI offers its franchisees a proven business model with a long history of success. Owning a franchise comes with less risk than starting a business from scratch because it offers the tools you need for success. Franchisors offer training, marketing and ongoing support you need to meet your sales targets.
The Small Business Administration offers loans with high capital amounts, long terms, and low interest rates, according to Fundera, a company that specializes in helping small businesses find funding. The SBA recently received a cash infusion of $376 billion when the president signed the CARESAct to help support American workers and businesses during the pandemic. Low interest rates and easy access to debt capital make funding your dreams a viable option during this unique time. High unemployment numbers can make it easier for new franchisees to hire and retain reliable staff.
Pandemic Response is Key
Turbulent business times offer the perfect opportunity to vet your potential franchisor. If you are considering franchising, pay close attention to the brand’s response during the pandemic. Did they support their franchisees by offering open lines of communication and royalty forgiveness when sales plummeted? Did they take steps to help franchisees to continue to operate their business? CCI added a new Sanitizer & Disinfectant to its lineup of services, which allowed many of its franchisees to continue to grow their business despite the pandemic. The one-step, hospital-grade cleaner, sanitizer, and disinfectant has become an essential service that franchisees can offer customers, including auto dealerships.
If you are ready to alter the trajectory of 2020 and make it the year you opted to journey down a new career path, visit www.creativecolorsintl.com/franchise-opportunities to learn more about purchasing a repair and restoration franchise with CCI.