With so many moving parts involved in starting your very own air duct cleaning business, you might begin to feel overwhelmed with the process. Not to worry! There are five simple steps to starting a duct cleaning business, and we’re here to break them down for you.
- Research your options
Arguably the most important step is to determine which franchising option is the best choice for your goals, lifestyle, and budget. While many people think that owning their own business is something only people who are already wealthy can do, there are plenty of great franchising options available for less than $100k in startup costs. Many people choose franchising opportunities within the home services industry – like DUCTZ – because they’re affordable to start, recession-resistant, and scalable.
- Request an FDD
Once you’ve narrowed down your options to the franchises you’re most interested in, you’ll want to get the conversation started with those companies by requesting a copy of their financial disclosure document, or FDD. Any reputable company’s FDD will contain all the information you need in order to make an educated decision, including fees, costs, marketing, and support. DUCTZ takes it a step further and also offers a Franchise Opportunity Report to all potential franchisees, which has in-depth details about our business model and our place in the market. Once you’ve reviewed that information, ask the franchising team all of your questions. They’ll be happy to answer – and if they’re not, that’s a good sign to choose another opportunity. At DUCTZ, we’re available to potential franchisees at every point in the process. It’s important to us that you’re confident in your choice.
- The fine print
Once you’ve decided that DUCTZ is the best franchising opportunity for you, we’ll complete a mutual due diligence process. During this time, both you and DUCTZ will take the time to carefully assess what owning a DUCTZ franchise would mean for you – and for us. If we’re all on the same page about moving forward, you’ll sign your franchise agreement, and we’ll start working through your financial picture. Understanding your finances will help us to determine if you’re in the best position to grow a thriving business. We know that this part of the process is especially nerve-wracking, but keep in mind that we’re on your team! We’ll do everything we can to help you succeed, including offering third-party financing through our trusted lenders.
This is where the fun begins! Once your account has been settled, you’ll join us at our training facility in Ann Arbor, MI to get started with our meticulous training process. While you’re with us, you’ll learn how to perform all of our services. You’ll get comfortable with all kinds of heating and cooling systems, as well as nearly every kind of clothes dryer on the market. In addition to your hands-on training, you’ll also be given guidance on how to market your business, hire your team, and develop your business plan. Our resources and support will follow you home from Ann Arbor – thanks to our relationship with BELFOR Franchise Group, the global leader in restoration, we’re able to provide every franchise owner with industry-leading support and resources throughout the life of their business.
- Hit the ground running!
You’ve signed your agreement, worked through your finances, and received plenty of training. Now it’s time to get started. The first year of owning a business is stressful, but when you choose to buy an air duct cleaning franchise rather than start your own business, you can be sure that you’re never alone. Beyond a turnkey business model that’s been honed to perfection and best-in-class resources, you’ll have the encouragement of your trainers, the franchise sales team, and our network of franchise owners throughout the US and Canada. Your fellow franchisees have all been in your shoes, and they’re always available to share their experiences with you. There are many benefits to franchising, but our franchisees find that the safety net it provides is truly invaluable.
It’s time to get started! If you’re ready to move forward with the life-changing step of starting your own air duct business, contact the DUCTZ franchise team to request a copy of our Franchise Opportunity Report.