The Ideal Franchisee
Image360 franchisees help local businesses make an impact every day in a dynamic and growing industry. When you’re a good fit, you’ll discover work-life balance and career stability here.
To ensure continued success of our brand, we have traits in mind for an ideal franchisee profile that emulate characteristics of our successful Franchise Members.
IDEAL FRANCHISEE PROFILE: 5 QUALITIES OF A SUCCESSFUL IMAGE360 CENTER OWNER
No experience in signage or business is required. While Image360 Center owners are widely diverse in their experience, almost all share common qualities. Most owners are:
You should genuinely enjoy meeting the new people you’ll encounter at your Image360 Center, on sales calls, in service clubs, as a volunteer or even when waiting in line at the grocery store.
- PROBLEM SOLVERS
Business owners, marketers, facility managers and event planners will come to you seeking better ways to promote, inform or direct. You’ll work with them to identify their needs, discuss their options for graphics, signage and display, and then you’ll point them toward the best solutions.
- ATTENTIVE TO DETAIL
Meeting a prospect and making a sale is just the start of the process. Once you’ve gained an order, you’ll need to shepherd it through design, production, delivery or installation and, of course, billing.
While no Image360 Center owner has to be an expert on every aspect of their Center’s operation, you’ll need to gain a working familiarity with all facets of your business.
To maintain a steady stream of revenue for your Image360 Center, you’ll need to pursue new prospects and follow up with old clients regularly to check on new opportunities, provide cost estimates and solicit orders. Your Image360 website and the digital marketing techniques we assist you with are key.
A TYPICAL DAY FOR AN IMAGE360 FRANCHISE MEMBER
If you check all the boxes of the above franchisee profile, chances are you’ll be very adept at all the tasks required of you on any given day at your Image360 Center.
Beyond opening your doors at 8:30 a.m. and closing them at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, all other aspects of operating an Image360 Center are less certain and more dynamic. We’ve put together some things you might expect to encounter and activities you might prioritize:
Staffing issues. These include recruiting, training, benefits and more. Image360 Centers typically begin with two employees (including you) and may grow to over 10. New to all this? Don’t worry. We can help.
Pursuing sales leads. Some prospects will walk through your doors. However, most of your high-value clients are captured through networking and referrals. Additional business will come from the many promotional programs we administer in support of our Franchise Members. One example? Your locally branded Image360 website.
Signage production. You and your team will design and produce many graphics, signs and displays in-house. Other fabrications will be outsourced — most often to well-qualified vendors vetted for you by the Image360 network.
Equipment needs. We stay on top of the newest equipment and latest software. Better yet, we use the power of our network to negotiate advantageous prices if you need upgrades. And, on top of that, we offer ongoing technology help-desk support.
Travel. While not mentioned in our ideal franchisee profile, traveling is sometimes part of the opportunity. We regularly schedule Franchise Member conventions and other networking opportunities that owners in our system find very beneficial. You’ll join training sessions and meet fellow franchise owners. Through a good mix of recreational activities at these events, you’ll also have a great deal of fun.