Have you been dreaming of opening your own painting company? Have you come to the conclusion that franchising is the best way to advance your dream of being a business owner? Franchise offerings from 360 Painting have been rated as one of the 50 Top Low Cost Franchise opportunities by the Franchise Business Review. Paul Flick,CEO of 360 Painting, answers your questions about opening a painting franchise.
Question: Do I need to be an experienced painter to purchase a 360 Painting franchise?
Paul Flick: Many entrepreneurs considering a 360 Painting franchise wonder about the experience required to open a location. We don’t require franchise owners to have painting experience. While knowledge of the industry is certainly valuable, it’s more important that our franchise owners are business oriented individuals. When you open a 360 Painting franchise, you will have the support of the 360 Painting team, and our industry leading training partners, to ensure you understand the industry and how to hire experienced painters for your team.
Question: What will my 360 Painting territory look like?
Paul Flick: We are pleased to offer each franchisee an exclusive territory designed to provide a large enough area to succeed and grow your business. 360 Painting territories have a minimum of 30,000 households with average household income of at least $75,000 per year. Each territory also has a population of at least 300,000.
Question: How will local competition affect my 360 Painting business?
Paul Flick: Don’t be discouraged if you live in an area with many existing painting companies. A competitive market simply means there is a strong demand for professional painters. The team at 360 Painting will help you establish a foothold and capitalize on the potential in your local market.
Question: What kind of equipment or supplies do I need to start a 360 Painting franchise?
Paul Flick: One of the reasons 360 Painting locations have been rated as a top low cost franchise is because we do not require our franchisees to establish a brick and mortar location. A home office is perfectly acceptable as you establish a presence in the local community. We supply all 360 Painting franchisees with an equipment list as part of the initial training program.
Question: What kind of support do you offer to new 360 Painting franchisees?
Paul Flick: At 360 Painting, we are pleased to offer a robust training and support structure to all franchisees. Our franchisees can take advantage of our proprietary software and systems including estimating and business management software. We offer training and support led by members of the 360 Painting team and additional training provided by painting industry leader Sherwin Williams. The initial 2 week training offered to 360 Painting franchisees includes one week in your territory with a member of our support staff. We’ll be there every step of the way as you seek to grow your business.
If you would like more information on opening a 360 Painting franchise, please visit 360 Painting online or call (866) 977-2468.