Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Choosing the Right Franchise

Franchise companies greatly appeal to aspiring entrepreneurs. They offer many of the same perks as having your own business, such as the ability to work for yourself, control your own destiny, and set your own schedule. Along with the advantages of running a business, franchisees benefit from buying into a well-established business model and customer-base. 

While franchises offer countless advantages, they're not all the same. Franchises spread across all industries, and each specific company has its own unique brand and business model. To ensure you are choosing the right franchise for you, consider these tips. 

Consider your goals

People consider franchising for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps you're an experienced executive looking for a career change, or maybe you're an entrepreneur seeking a new profitable opportunity to invest in. No matter, you need to consider your goals and think about what you want to accomplish from running your own franchise. You might want to increase your income, have a better home-work life balance, build equity, or explore your hobbies and benefit from essentially being your own boss. Outlining your specific goals and objectives will help you understand which franchise system is the best for your needs and aspirations. 

Research franchise companies 

Franchise companies aren't specific to any industry. There are franchises in all fields, from tutoring and child care, to restaurants, beauty salons, and auto shops. Research the types of industries that you'd be interested in getting into, and then look at specific franchise companies within those industries. Look beyond their sales pitches and find out what it's like to be a franchisee within their network. Consider franchises that have years of experience and success under their belt and exhibit a strong reputation, continuous growth, and low turnover. 1-800-Radiator & A/C franchises, for instance, are the fastest growing franchises in the auto parts industry and have a reputation of providing the highest quality wholesale auto parts and customer service. 

Know what you can invest  

The amount of capital you need to invest in a franchise varies by company. Assess how much capital you have and establish a clear idea of how much you can invest in the franchise. No matter how successful the franchise network is, you won't make a hefty profit overnight. Make sure you have enough money to enter this venture; then with smart management, you'll be able to gradually turn your location into a profitable franchise.

Monday, October 24, 2016

1-800-Radiator & A/C Founds Charity for Injured Military Service Members

The 1-800-Radiator & A/C franchise, the fastest growing franchise in the automotive industry, is proud to announce the creation of the 1-800-Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting injured military service members through raising money and awareness for those who have so bravely served our country. 

The Foundation has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) — a non-profit service organization committed to empowering injured veterans and their families— to provide support and assistance for our heroic veterans and their loved ones. Through free programs and services, WWP aims to improve the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of injured service members, as well as their families and caregivers. 

To date, WWP has served approximately 89,000 warriors who have endured a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while on duty on or after September 11, 2001. The organization has also provided services to nearly 19,000 family members and caregivers of these heroic warriors. These programs and services have included recovery programs, peer support groups, and higher education programs, trainings, and employment assistance services to promote long-term financial stability. 

To learn more about the 1-800-Charitable Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project, and how you can help, please click here.

Monday, October 3, 2016

About 1-800-Radiator & A/C Franchises

Founded in 1982, 1-800 Radiator & A/C is recognized as one of the largest parts suppliers in North America, and one of the fastest growing franchise companies in the automotive aftermarket industry. By utilizing cutting edge technology, giant buying power, and maintaining excellent vendor relationships with locally owned and operated franchised businesses, we are able to offer the best solutions for the auto parts industry. We have warehouses in over 200 locations across the nation, and our high quality auto parts are delivered right to customers’ doorsteps within just a few hours. 

On average, 1-800 Radiator & A/C franchises provides parts for 1,200 automotive repair businesses as its primary customers. These include parts stores, repair shops, collision shops, and car dealerships.  Our fully integrated proprietary software system helps franchises flourish over local competitors. Franchises can purchase the best inventory with the lowest failure rates, ensuring customers receive the highest quality parts at competitive prices.

Also, our stocking algorithms optimize inventory levels based on local market activity to ensure the correct parts are available when a customer requests them. Additionally, our system provides marketing and sales data so franchises are aware of which areas to focus its advertising efforts on, as well as real-time information on sales performance, profitability, and employee productivity.

In order to ensure franchisees will continue to have opportunity to grow their business, new product lines continue to be added to the network. This allows even the most mature territories to maintain continued growth.

For more information, or to find out how to start your own 1-800-Radiator & A/C franchise visit, www.1800radiator.com today or email franchisesales@1800radiator.com.