As we head into February and closer to spring, here are all of the things to love about starting a ServiceMaster Restore business now.

Spring is approaching, and whilst there is no bad time to purchase a ServiceMaster Restore franchise, this is an excellent time to start thinking about growing with a new business.

Springtime is all about new starts, and what better way to reflect this, by giving yourself a fresh start by purchasing a ServiceMaster Restore franchise. But unlike the natural world, you won’t have to build yourself from the ground up. Joining a successful BFA Top 100 Franchise like ServiceMaster Restore means that all of the groundwork has been laid for you. By joining our network, you are also joining a nationwide team of other successful franchises with a pre-existing, tried and trusted business model.

In purchasing a ServiceMaster Restore business you can take on the challenging but endlessly rewarding work of disaster restoration and services. Upon joining our network, you will take part in one of our comprehensive training academies to help you get acclimated to the ServiceMaster brand, values and strategies. This all but eliminates the awkward period of finding your feet and ensures that your business can hit the ground running, equipped with all tools you’ll need to succeed straight out of the gate.

And there’s lots to love about a ServiceMaster Restore franchise. The ServiceMaster brand is trusted by customers and franchisees nationwide with 42 years as a leading domestic cleaning brand, and 60 years successful franchising experience as part of the ServiceMaster brand family. That’s four decades of growth and innovation within a rapidly developing market that you can be a part of!

Whether you’re new to disaster restoration and franchising, or an industry professional – the tried and tested ServiceMaster Restore model can help you develop a highly successful business.

If are looking to start fresh by starting your own business and are interested in a great franchise opportunity, click here or call 0116 275 9005 make an enquiry about starting a ServiceMaster Restore franchise today.

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Ready to make a change this New Year? Why not join a leading UK franchise with ServiceMaster Restore?

Happy New Year from all of us at ServiceMaster Restore. With 2022 here, many will be looking ahead and as a result, you make be thinking about making some changes in your life and career. If this sounds like you, why not consider making your New Year’s resolution to give yourself a fresh start by purchasing a ServiceMaster Restore business?

If you are on the fence and are unsure about making a big change, that is understandable – it’s a big decision to make. Ultimately, the choice lies with you, but it can still be worth looking into the many advantages that franchising provides. So, we’ve put together a list of questions that you might have about franchising, as well as the benefits it can provide.

What is franchising?

First things first, what even is franchising? Put simply, franchising is an alternative route into business that provides business owners – also known as franchisees – with an already tried and tested business model that has been proven successful.

Pro: You can receive external financial support

Many leading banks in the UK recognise franchising as the safest route into business and as a result may be willing to lend you up to 70% finance towards your investment.

All in all, franchising is about support. It can be reassuring to know that there is an established and experienced governing body behind you as you take that first step into starting a new business. With ServiceMaster Restore, and our main body ServiceMaster Ltd., you will be set with a recipe for success.

OK, so why choose ServiceMaster Restore?

If you’re interested in a franchise where each day is different and you can make a positive impact on those who have experienced unexpected disasters in their home or business, then a ServiceMaster Restore opportunity is the ideal franchise for you.

With an established presence in the UK, ServiceMaster Ltd are recognised, well-known, and trusted brands chosen by residential and commercial customers alike, with franchises turning over in excess of around £50 million across the ServiceMaster network in 2021.

Investing in a trusted franchise from ServiceMaster provides you with a wide reaching network and connects you to our franchise support centre, who are able to provide support and advice, training, marketing materials, and all of the systems and processes that you might need.

How is franchising better than starting my own business?

We understand that one of the main draws of owning your own business is, well, having your own business. Though our franchisees are provided support and a business model, they are still responsible for their own business and are given plenty of autonomy within their own territory. As well as this, starting your own business will be challenging no matter which way you slice it. However, with a franchise, you have the support of a larger body behind you. As a result, a business that you have started on your own has a statistically proven higher chance of failure than a franchise business.

An outstanding franchise like ServiceMaster Restore gives you a helping hand when and where you need it, and allows you to build on a previously proven business formula. All of those things that you ‘try to see if they work’ in the early stages of starting a business have already been done by the franchisor, so you save a lot of time and money and reduce your investment risk. With a franchise, you are ultimately in charge of your own operation, but you don’t need to spend time trying to reinvent the wheel.

But don’t just take our word for it…

The British Franchise Association believes that,

“Franchising remains one of the most successful forms of starting your own business, with extremely high success rates and much more security than starting your own without the proven system, support and brand.”

Where can I learn more?

If this has helped you learn more about franchising and you now think that you might want to delve into starting a business of your own with ServiceMaster Restore, you can find more about us and our franchise opportunities here.

Or, if this has given you an interest in franchising, but you are unsure if ServiceMaster Restore is right for you, why not check out franchise opportunities with the other brands within the ServiceMaster Ltd. family of brands?

  • Merry Maids – home cleaning and maid service
  • TruGreen – professional lawn care and maintenance services
  • Rosemary Bookkeeping – Bookkeeping and financial support
  • Furniture Medic – furniture repair, restoration, and upcycling services
  • ServiceMaster Clean – includes three different franchise opportunities: Residential, Commercial, and Contract Cleaning Services

For further information on this, or any of our other money-making opportunities, call our franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

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ServiceMaster Restore has achieved the ranking of #90 in this year’s Elite Franchise Top 100 listing.

With the franchise industry now employing over 700’000 people across the UK and continuing to cultivate much economic growth, the Elite Franchise Top 100 (or EF100) serves as an annual recognition of the industry’s finest. With the awards now entering its fifth year, it has been another successful one for ServiceMaster Restore – as we have once again secured a spot in the Top 100 franchises. The ranking was decided by independent judges in the sector based on eight core criteria that helped the judges gauge entrants on their size, growth, ambitions and contributions made to franchisees and the community.

ServiceMaster Restore is a 62-year-old global franchise that operates across an expansive network of franchises nationwide. With an established presence in the UK, ServiceMaster is a recognised, well-known, and trusted brand chosen by residential and commercial customers alike. Joining ServiceMaster Restore means undergoing an extensive training programme that leaves new franchisees fully prepared to respond to urgent pleas for help following disasters in the home or at a business property. Following this, business owners are supported by our expansive franchise network, meaning that aspiring and new franchisees can count on continued care, and a proven business model for success from an established and trusted franchise. Flood, fire or trauma, ServiceMaster Restore report, give advice and deliver appropriate restoration service, and return premises to their previous state.

Developments throughout the pandemic, technology and in marketing helped ServiceMaster Restore to achieve our position in the table this year. Ranked at position #90 ServiceMaster Restore is a highly regarded franchise opportunity for the keen investor, who can utilise an established brand, unlimited support and proven business model to make a living in this unpredictable yet profitable industry.

If you’d like to make the leap to owning your own business and become a valued part of the ever expanding network of a Top 100 franchise, please contact a member of our friendly recruitment team today or visit our website or call 0116 275 9005 to find out more.

If you don’t have finance to start a business, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of your dream. You may be eligible for finance through major banks, franchise finance providers or even the UK Government start up loan scheme.

So how do you increase the likelihood of them borrowing money to you?

Know exactly what you need to borrow 

You’ll need to gather all of you personal expenditure and funds to know exactly what you need to borrow and what you can afford to pay back. It’s important to also consider the future and any impacts your financial situation might face. I.e. are you thinking about moving house, starting or expanding a family? Any other large costs that could hinder you packing back your loan. It’s not a good idea to get in to financial difficulty as most franchises won’t accept individuals with a poor financial history.

Tidy up your finances 

As part of the application process borrowers will ask for bank statements and for a credit check. It’s a good idea ahead of this time and throughout it to avoid any unnecessary or habitually spending. Any patterns or anomalies could raise a red flag to lenders and stop, or delay the process.

Business Plan 

All finance providers will ask for a business plan. This is effectively proof that your business model and plans will achieve a turnover that can pay towards your debts at the rate at which you are asking to borrow. That said, the business plan is also a great tool for when you are in business to follow and to work with throughout the challenges that business brings. It should include operational, competitor, staffing, sales, marketing and general information around your new business plans.

Did you know that we can help you to create your business plan?

Finally, as a conciencous franchisor, we do help you with the finance process if you wish to borrow funds. We can discuss with you the wide range of options so that you can make an informed decision of who you’d like to approach for your borrowing requirements. Any help along the process, we are there.

If you’d like to discuss financing a ServiceMaster Restore franchise, contact us on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

As flash flooding warnings are issued across the United Kingdom, our ServiceMaster Restore businesses are on call to help in our customers hours of need.

Flooding creates a busy time for our business owners. Often flood jobs are the longest jobs to complete with many stages of work to be completed before it is safe for the customer to reenter their home, or reopen their business. This makes lucrative work for our franchise owners as jobs requiring the most work and time, demand the highest ticket prices.

What’s involved in a flood job?

  • First inspection. This can often involve tracing the route cause of an escape of water, or if weather related flooding, how to protect the home from further damage before a restoration plan is formed
  • Once the property stops receiving a continuous flood of water, the removal process can begin. This is where the decision is made to remove and dispose, or remove and restore items within the property
  • When the property is cleared, the drying process can begin. This is generally a long process, whereby kit can often be left to dry the property out, with regular checks along the way
  • After the property is completely dry, there may be other items that cannot be dried effectively and will need to be stripped out and replaced as part of the restoration
  • Once the above has been decided, the property will need a thorough deep clean ahead of any remedial works
  • After remedial works are completed, cosmetic works can begin to bring the property back to its pre-flood state
  • Once it looks cosmetically back to normal, items removed from the property can now be brought back in after they have been restored or replaced
  • Upon competition, the customer will sign off the work and normality is resumed

Due to the length of time these jobs take, it’s possible to have many of these jobs going at once. This is because they’ll require a check in at different times and this can be accommodated.

More importantly, being recognised a business who can help customers in their hour of need is essential. Our established global brand helps towards this and can help you to be the name recognised as the ones to call should disaster strike.

For more information on this disaster restoration franchise opportunity, speak to our franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 or franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

A Restore franchise involves sales, marketing and operations.

That means that you’ll need to conduct marketing to gain interest to your business and then convert it, using sales techniques to win business. You’ll then go out and do the work yourself.

Some of us are naturally blessed when it comes to sales. That’s because selling is often more successful when it’s done with confidence and personality.

You can build confidence and work on your personality, but here are some key skills you’ll need to develop to be a great salesperson within your business:

  • Communication – Communication skills are key when it comes to effectively communicating with both prospects and customers
  • Listening – In particular, active listening skills to ensure that you’re able to deliver the most suitable solution to the customer
  • Objection handling – Not every call will be positive, so a good skill to have is one to switch a negative to a positive
  • Negotiation skills – These skills are often developed with practice, but can ensure that you get a good deal for you and the customer both
  • Timekeeping – One thing that can ruin all of your work when it comes to sales is not getting back to a customer or prospect when you should, timekeeping is key!

There are lots more skills that all help, but those five are the key skills that we find benefit most of our franchisees when it comes to selling their services to prospective clients.

As part of our training academy we have a great session on sales training to ensure that you feel confident in your sales skills before embarking on your new journey.

If you’d like to find out more about our business model, available territory or our next discovery and training dates, contact our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

Much of the time of your ServiceMaster Restore day will be spent providing restoration services in other peoples homes and businesses, but you will need admin days to catch up on the business and marketing side of things. But how do you make this time effective when you do it from home?

Here are 5 tips on how to run a business from home, effectively!

  1. Separate work and pleasure 
    Make sure the office/work space is totally separate from where you spend your down-time. This will prevent you from being tempted to work when you shouldn’t and relax when you should be working!
  2. Create storage
    Running a business from home will require you to have storage and when looking after data, it needs to be kept secure. Lockable filing cabinets, safes and other organisational furniture will be required
  3. Dress for the job 
    Wear clothing fit for the job, not your ‘comfies’ but something that portrays business. It will give you a better mindset to work and then when you’re done, you can switch back in to your ‘comfies’
  4. Fresh air
    Take regular breaks and where possible, get some fresh air. It helps refocus the mind and awaken you if you’re feeling a little tired
  5. Have the right kit 
    If you’re lucky enough to operate your business from home, you need to ensure that you have everything you need, to do it effectively. Computer, printer, storage and stationery to name a few

Above all else, you do need to be committed and motivated to work from home. Particularly when it comes to the distractions that you expect within a home.

If you’d like to chat about the ServiceMaster Restore business model and how it allows for flexible working, contact our team today on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

ServiceMaster Restore can grow exponentially by retaining clients.

But why is it important to retain clients?

That’s because the lifetime value of a client is greater in a ServiceMaster Restore business because of repeat custom. It is very much a numbers game of attracting and servicing more clients each day, week, month makes reaching targets easier and much easier to predict. You can retain clients in all sectors and especially by building relationships with insurers, loss adjusters and loss assessors.

Having regular recurring income allows you to better manage staff levels, resources and investments. There are suitable systems in place to monitor these factors helping the business owner to make data informed decisions. Data informed decisions can be lower risk, preventing costly and poorly timed decisions.

How can you retain clients? 

  • Understand clients needs, meet and if you can, surpass them
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Ask clients for their feedback and act upon it
  • Reward loyalty
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Don’t become complacent

All of the above points are thoroughly covered in our ServiceMaster Restore franchise training academy. With continuous support throughout.

If you’d like to build a scalable business through building and retaining a customer base, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our friendly franchise sales team on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for territory and training information 

Can you become a Restore franchise owner? There is every possibility!

There are key parts to the role that you’ll need to be able to do to operate your business effectively. Effective business operation increases the likelihood of a profitable business through growth and retention customers.

Can you:

  • Respond to enquiries promptly
  • Turn up to jobs on time
  • Utilise a can-do attitude to get the job done
  • Act professionally
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Build and take care of a team
  • Promote your business and its service
  • Follow a proven business model

If the answer the above list is ‘yes‘, it’s likely that you could become a Restore franchise owner. The other key aspects involved are having 100% commitment to the business, suitability to join and the finances to invest in to the venture.

All other considerations can be discussed with you at a franchise discovery session. This time is dedicated solely to you so that you can find out if we are right for you and we can learn if you’re right for us!

If you’d like to learn more, contact our franchise sales team today on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

If you were to ask any of our franchise owners what to expect, it would be fair to say they’d tell you to ‘expect the unexpected’. That’s because most disasters can’t be preempted and instead, our Restore businesses respond to emergency disasters.

So you’re wondering if this sounds like the right opportunity for you?

Here’s a very brief description of what a day in the life of Restore could look like:

06:15am – A call from a distressed customer having experienced an escape of water

06:45am – Jump in the van with appropriate equipment to attend site

07:05am – Arrive onsite and write report detailing incident and remedial action required

07:30am – Customer having signed off works, escape of water detected, leak repaired, full damage assessed and water extraction to begin

08:30am – Travel to existing job to check on progress

09:30am – Complete checks, feedback to customer on progress of remedial works

10:30am – Coffee!

11:00am – Head out to second existing job of the day to check on progress

12:00 noon – Good progress made, fed back to customer

13:00pm – Lunch!

13:30pm – Head to third existing job of the day to check on progress

14:15pm – Whilst on third job, an emergency call comes in for another escape of water

15:05pm – Arrive at emergency job. Report and plan documented, remedial works signed off by the customer, remedial works to begin

16:00pm – Back to the warehouse to drop off unused kits, dispose of waste correctly and make preparations for the next call out!

As no two days are the same in a Restore business, this could may well be a typical day out of 7! There’s very little time to get bored, no change of ground hog day and certainly many rewards to be reaped.

The early mornings, late nights and dirty work will all be worth it when you see how you have helped customers. You have the opportunity to build up your business in the local area to be well known and trusted in a customers hour of need. All contributing to your career and financial goals.

For more information on our exciting and challenging franchise opportunity, contact us on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk to discuss how you’ll never be alone in this kind of work and how the benefits far outweigh the challenges