Here at Mosaic Home Services, we are on a journey to becoming Canada’s Largest Home Improvement Franchise Network. Why, you may ask? This is one of our biggest goals because we want to help Canadians to become their own boss, create exceptional customer experiences, and build up their local communities. We have seen first hand the positive impact that seasonal franchise opportunities can have both on communities and on individuals. Entrepreneurial individuals have used seasonal franchises to greatly increase their income, their enjoyment of life, and to truly take hold of their own destiny.
But what makes a seasonal franchise opportunity right for you? How do you know if starting with a seasonal franchise opportunity is something that will fit in your life? Well, we’ll tell you! Today, we’re going to take you through six of the biggest signs that seasonal franchise opportunities are right for you. If you align with these six traits/mindsets, seasonal franchise opportunities will add great value to your life and are the right choice for you.
1. You have a business focus and are entrepreneurial in nature.
First and foremost, seasonal franchise opportunities are great for people who are passionate about business and have an entrepreneurial mindset. These traits are necessary because, at the end of the day, seasonal franchise owners are business people and will have the pleasure of building their seasonal business. When seizing a seasonal franchise opportunity, specific industry knowledge is not a requirement, but business savvy is. For example, if you’re looking to purchase a holiday decor franchise, such as Five Star Holiday Decor, you don’t have to have years of experience putting up Christmas lights. However, it’s important that you’re passionate about building a successful business with the tools and mentorship that the franchise offers.
When you purchase a seasonal franchise opportunity, you essentially get to step into a business that’s already in its fifth year of operation. This means that you get to enjoy all of the exciting challenges that owning a business has to offer while skipping the more taxing, difficult hardships that you would have to face were you starting a business from scratch. Seasonal franchise opportunities have built the foundation of playbooks for sales, operations, marketing, and more. These are handed to you when you purchase a franchise and offer you the groundwork for taking this business to its full potential. In this sense, you’ll be able to focus on business and leave the tasks you are less interested in, such as sales, marketing, or operations, to your trusted team. Not only will your team take care of these things and leave you to enjoy the business aspect of the franchise, but you’ll also be able to rest assured that your team has informative, tried and tested playbooks for all of these other tasks.
2. You are passionate about having a good work/life balance.
One of the greatest benefits that seasonal franchise opportunities provide you with is the flexibility it offers you. You decide when you work, you decide how much you work, and you decide what work you do. During the busy season for your seasonal franchise, you get to dictate what work looks like for you. However, you also have a few great options for what you do with the off season. When you own a seasonal franchise, you essentially get to make the most of the busy season and then do as you please with the off season.
When the actual season has ended, you may be completely ready for a break. Owning a seasonal franchise that runs during the winter months gives you the summer months to travel and enjoy the heat with friends and family. Similarly, if you purchase a seasonal franchise that is busiest during the summer months, you can hop on a plane before the first snowfall and avoid the cold weather altogether in the off season.
However, because those who take seasonal franchise opportunities are entrepreneurial thinkers, they often find that taking a break for the entire off season is… boring. Sure, a few weeks of vacation is great. But business owners often miss the exciting challenge that business offers them. Many seasonal franchise owners find themselves working on the back end of their franchise or purchasing another seasonal franchise that runs on an opposite schedule during the off season. This allows business owners to take their seasonal franchise opportunities and turn them into fulfilling, profitable year-round businesses.
3. You want to make sure that you have the right people on your team.
Seasonal franchise opportunities give you as the business owner the freedom to prioritize finding the right people for your team, rather than just finding people. As we mentioned above, when the off season comes around, you will have the chance to sit back and evaluate every aspect of your team and business. Doing so will allow you to come back even stronger the next year with updates, changes, and additions that will help you and your team to be even more successful. Not only can you and your team work on the marketing, sales processes, and operations of your business while on this off season, but you’ll also be able to take the time necessary to hire people that fit.
Business owners can sometimes struggle with tight timelines when it comes to hiring new additions for their business. With a seasonal franchise opportunity, you can ensure that your hiring process is methodical and thoughtful, ensuring that your team will be ready to excel once work picks up and the season itself starts. You won’t need to hire the first applicant just because you need a crew, you’ll be able to be more selective with your hiring process, therefore helping you to have even more overall success.
We’re sure that you’ve heard the oh-so-classic saying; ‘when you own a franchise, you get to be your own boss.’ But, honestly, we believe that it goes beyond this. You don’t only get to work for yourself, you also get to work for your customer. Rather than needing to deal with a boss, you’ll simply get to mold your business to best meet the exact needs of your customers. When you’re hiring people for your team, you want to make sure that they share this mindset and are willing to work for the customer.
4. You’d like to have some extra income/earn extra money.
First of all, we would like to acknowledge that there probably isn’t a single person out there who doesn’t want extra income. However, the key part of this one is that you want it and you’re willing to go out and earn it. Seasonal franchise opportunities can be highly profitable. When you purchase a seasonal franchise, you’re purchasing a profit generating system. The foundation is in place and, when you work hard to build your business, grow your clientele, and improve your products and services, you will be able to profit greatly from it.
During the busy season for your seasonal franchise, you can fill your schedule, get as many jobs as possible, and serve as many clients as possible. Typically, especially with home improvement seasonal franchises, when demand is high, it’s very high, which means that a lot of work can be done. The window of opportunity for services that seasonal franchises provide is smaller, bringing a higher level of urgency and a customer base with high purchase intent straight to you. Therefore, the opportunity for you to bring in extra profit and earn extra income. Then, when the season is over, if you’re interested in making even more money, you can purchase another seasonal franchise to run during the other part of the year which will obviously bring in even more income.
The extra income that you bring in can give you the freedom to live the life you’ve always imagined – one that isn’t bogged down with financial stress but is instead full of exciting opportunities and quality time with friends and family. Seasonal franchise opportunities can give you the chance to achieve financial freedom and stability and live the life that you’ve always dreamed of.
5. You are diligent and have a good work ethic.
Seasonal franchise opportunities that are the most successful are purchased by business owners that have a good work ethic and are willing to dedicate themselves to their occupation. Although purchasing a seasonal franchise that comes with tried and true systems, thorough mentorship programs, and support from the franchiser is easier than starting a business from the ground up, every business requires work. Frankly, the systems and processes that the franchiser can provide to you and teach you won’t actually work unless you do. You must be willing to put in the work to take these systems and processes to fruition. Additionally, you have to be diligent and continue to work hard to maintain and improve your products, services, and customer relations in order to have continued success. What you get out of your seasonal franchise opportunity depends on what you put into it.
6. You’re looking for mentorship and a guide to running a successful business.
Along with all of the provided support and information that we’ve already discussed above, franchisers will provide valuable mentorship to you as you take on a seasonal franchise opportunity. Not only will your sales, call center, marketing, lead generation, and systems be taken care of by your franchiser, but they will also stick by your side as you navigate doing business with the seasonal franchise.
Running a business on your own can be highly demanding and can become lonely and overwhelming when you don’t have a good network of other business owners who truly understand what it’s like. Franchisers offer this support system but take it to the next level; not only do they know what it’s like to run a business, they know exactly what it’s like to run your business. They’ve been there with that franchise from day one, they’ve built the playbooks, they’ve tried and tested aspects of the business, and they’ve faced the challenges that accompany it. Therefore, they are able to offer the most thorough, valuable mentorship possible to you. They offer advice, suggestions, and solutions and will be involved in the planning and growth of your business, especially while getting you and your seasonal franchise opportunity up and running.
Additionally, purchasing a seasonal franchise from a smaller, more local company can make the process even more smooth and enjoyable. Although some major franchises will try to offer you business advice from across the country in a fancy suit at the top of a high rise, small franchisers won’t. Smaller franchisers will have had the time on the ground, doing the work, and actually discovering what is necessary for success in this franchise. They know how to give you the best mentorship and advice for your seasonal franchise because they are running their own every day and truly understand the business from the inside out.
Do these six qualities/traits sound like you? Do you align with these mindsets? Then seasonal franchise opportunities are probably the right fit for you and your life. We can’t wait to help you decide your own destiny.
If you’re interested in learning more about seasonal franchise opportunities and what they can provide you in your life, feel free to reach out to our team for further discussion and details by calling 780-910-6688 or emailing us at admin[at]getmosaic.ca. We look forward to chatting with you!