Not the usual type of post you would expect to see, but some franchises do fail. Here’s some reasons why that may happen and how you can prevent it from happening to you;

Unrealistic expectations 

It’s possible that your expectations may not have been inline with the capabilities of the franchise. This for some makes the business a regret and a failure more likely.

Insufficient funds 

A business can’t operate on thin air and sometimes a business owners funds may have run dry before they’ve even got started. Often putting strain on the business and not giving it the opportunity to grow before it is closed down.

Poor marketing 

Marketing makes the phone ring. If you don’t start, or you stop, it has a detrimental effect on your business. Marketing is often undervalued in a business, particularly when other things ‘seem’ more important.

Lack of focus 

Especially in the early days, a new business requires every bit of focus possible to get it up off of the ground. Distractions can often be to blame when a business begins to fail.

Low motivation 

In business you need to be hungry to succeed. That hunger is what drives the business forward and keeps it moving forward. Without it, the business is likely to plateau or decline.

The reasons above are some of the most common, and the best franchisors can identify franchise owners in the early stages of them to help engage and coach them back in to operating a successful business.

At ServiceMaster Restore, our franchise team are dedicated to ensuring that a Restore Franchise is right for every entrepreneur. If we don’t think it is, we’ll say so.
It’s in our interests to ensure that every entrepreneur has the same opportunity to succeed.

For further information on joining our restoration services franchise, contact us here or call 0116 275 9005 for further information

The research process to buying a franchise is an important one. There are a minimum of 5 questions to ask a franchisor to help you in this process. These questions aren’t the typical questions relating to financials and what you get for your investment.

These 5 questions are ones that could potentially help you to make your decision based on your human needs.

  1. In what areas do you offer support? 
    Why – You might be strong in some areas of business, but not others. You need to ensure you’re strong in all
    Our answer – We offer support in all areas of the business.
  2. Are there any existing franchise owners who have come from a similar background?
    Why – You can then ask for their story and if you could be put in touch with them
    Our answer – We absolutely can match you to existing franchisees in our networks and of course, you can chat with them.
  3. Do you have a ‘buddy scheme’? 
    Why – Partnering up with a more established business owner can help you to follow in their footsteps, learn from their mistakes and grow
    Our answer – We do!
  4. Are there any additional training opportunities?
    Why – The initial training might not be enough, could be too overwhelming and over too quickly for some
    Our answer – Absolutely, we offer continuous refresher and new training opportunities.
  5. What communal events do you have and do you recognise achievements? 
    Why – Communal events represent togetherness and recognising achievements fosters motivation
    Our answer – We do, large events at least once per year and regional events quarterly. Our awards our annual too.

Through asking the above 5 questions, you’re giving the franchisor the opportunity to respond to your human needs.

If there’s anything else we can help with, most questions have been asked and there’s no such thing as a silly question so ask away.

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There are some great benefits to being a business owner and we are looking for enthusiastic, driven and determined business owners to own and operate ServiceMaster Restore franchise businesses across the country.

In joining ServiceMaster Restore as a franchise business owner, you can enjoy the following benefits;

Control your own destiny 

You are the decision maker, goal setter and getter. As such, you can control where your business goes and what it achieves. There is no greater reward than reaching your destination and we help to make the journey as comfortable as possible with our support and expertise.

Take on the risk and reap the rewards 

Fortunately, the risk associated with a franchise is much lower than going it alone. This is because of the learnings made before you. Take the leap and enjoy the rewards in a safer way to do business.

Choose the people you work with 

When you own your own business, you can to choose the people to help you to reach your goals. You can build a strong team of likeminded individuals who are all dedicated to the cause and if you’re unsure of what to look for, we can help.

Lifestyle and freedom 

If you dream of a particular lifestyle and freedom from a ‘typical day in employment’ then owning your own business is suited to you. You can choose when you work, where you work and ultimately how you work, to suit your lifestyle requirements.

Financial rewards 

It goes without saying that when you work hard, you work hard for yourself. Your hard work pays you your own dividends rather than an employers. If you are hungry to make money and want to know how using a proven business model, then a ServiceMaster franchise (there’s eight in total to choose from) could be for you.

If you would like to chat more about how we can help you to become a business owner with an established brand, proven business model and support when and where you need it, chat to us on 0116 275 9005 or via email

ServiceMaster Restore is a nationally recognised brand in the restoration services sector. But why is this important?

For you as a potential franchise owner, the brand can bring the following, helping a customer or client with their decision to use you;

  • Credibility
  • Trust
  • Established
  • Reputable
  • Reliable
  • Technology
  • Communication

We have worked hard over the last 60 years to build our credibility and reputation as a brand. They are what help us to win business due to the nature of what we do.

When restoring properties, whether they are much loved homes, or businesses that have been built up from scratch, customers, clients and policy holders are emotionally and financially attached. Making the decision to choose a restoration business, is one made with both the head and the heart. That’s where we try to reassure all customers alike, that we have their best interests at heart through our skills and understanding as well as speed and ease to deal with us.

By setting up your own restoration business, you will need to build these credentials from scratch. Build a reputation, build trust, establish your name in the sector. This all takes hard work, dedication and time. With us, we’ve already done that. Meaning that you can focus on growing your business rather than building it.Using your time effectively to get stuck straight in!

We’ve spent a considerable amount of time building relationships with insurers, loss adjusters, loss assessors and the general public so that you can build on them locally.

Our training and onboarding process shows you how you can build a business using our great foundations, we have various territories available and future training dates in 2021 so that you can start your journey with ServiceMaster Restore without delay.

We also have areas across the country where we are ‘caretaking’ contracts until a new franchise owner is in place to service it themselves – Contact us for further information at 0116 275 9005 /


If you’re a people person AND you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, a restoration services franchise could be well suited to you.

A restoration services franchise is suited to those who can’t sit at a desk for too long, who are desperate to strike up a conversion and be the first to solve a problem.

This is because the restoration services franchise opportunity with us at ServiceMaster Restore is owner operated (initially), so not only will you need to build a client base, but you’ll be out restoring disasters too.

Building your business 

You’ll spend time building a customer base by introducing your services to local council authorities, insurers, loss adjusters and loss assessors. The purpose here is to inform them of how you can help their clients, Whether they are a tenant or a policy holder, you won’t work directly with them, but instead for a third party who is taking care of the overall ‘job’.

Much of your time will be spent looking for and maintaining crucial business relationships – it’s where the majority of your work will come from. Good communication here is key,

Delivering your services 

Jobs will come in all shapes and sizes. Generally meaning that some jobs will be quick, others may last a longer period of time. You’ll also get non-urgent ‘fill in’ jobs that can bridge gaps between the larger ones, always ensuring your time is well spent.

Having a good split between being in the office and out on the tools is often the balance that most people are looking for, but can’t find. 

Our franchise opportunity delivers that. 

If you’d like further information on our franchise opportunity in the restoration sector, give us a call on 0116 275 9005 or email us at