November 26, 2021
If you are looking to start a franchise, you will be aware that there are many industries at your fingertips. But which one is right for you?
You may think that an industry that you are knowledgeable in and passionate about would be the first port of call, but this isn’t necessarily a wise move. The market may be too crowded, meaning it will be harder for you to gain a foothold, or the start up costs may be too high, or there may be other issues that will make it difficult for someone that is looking to build a franchise.
This is what makes NIC such an attractive prospect for new franchisees. The cleaning and support services industry is one of the largest industries in the UK, with the latest figures from the British Cleaning Council (BCC) reporting that the sector contributes a massive £55.5 billion to the UK economy every year. It is still growing every year and is the perfect environment for new franchisees, with this figure being taken from 2018, before the Covid-19 virus took stride and certainly made cleaning a much more important factor in the battle to bring life back to normal.
The pandemic has played a huge part in making this industry more vital to many sectors, as the number of businesses that require sanitised surfaces has grown exponentially. Therefore, investing in an NIC management franchise is the ideal professional opportunity if you are thinking about setting up your own business. There are potential clients requiring daily cleaning services everywhere you look, and all of them can benefit from your business.
Commercial cleaning is a low-risk industry, as it is needed everywhere and every day. With demand very rarely faltering, this makes it an investment that carries little risk and can potentially result in very substantial profits for franchisees. For new franchisees, this makes it the ideal opportunity.
Unlike other industries, the cleaning industry is virtually recession-proof. Everyone needs it, regardless of the state of the economy, so cleaning is one of the few industries not affected by seasonal or economic influences. Facilities such as offices, shops, factories, schools and more, all require cleaning services, and usually every day, which keeps demand levels consistent over time.
Since you will be operating a franchise from home, your overheads are likely to be low, as you won’t have to pay additional charges for rent, utilities, insurance and more; these will be the costs from your home. This leads to higher profit levels.
The amount of time and effort you put in will be rewarded, as the opportunity for growth in cleaning is remarkably high. If you apply yourself and put in the work, stay motivated and committed to your role, there will always be work available and therefore the opportunity to grow. Communicate regularly with NIC and the company will do what it can to support you every step of the way.
As one of the UK’s leading providers of commercial cleaning and support services, NIC will use its experience to help those who are up to the challenge. By allowing you to be your own boss, you hold the keys, all whilst benefiting from NIC’s ongoing support, mentoring, training, and advice.
If you think the cleaning industry might be the ideal gateway to life as a franchisee, you might want to consider becoming part of the NIC franchise family. NIC will give you access to a wealth of resources and franchise training programs that will teach you the skills you need to shine in your career as your own boss.
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