For Brian Weed, Tint World® stood out in a sea of franchise opportunities because of its reputation for hiring skilled workers and paying them well. As the former CEO of a successful service company, Weed knows the importance of a well-trained and fairly-compensated workforce if you want to keep your business humming like an engine.
Tint World®’s auto styling franchise model offers a superior value proposition for owners and employees alike, Weed shared in a recent interview. “Unlike the restaurant or housekeeping industries, the salary ranges are appealing. If you create a good company culture and pay your technicians well, you have the ability to retain staff and avoid a lot of turnover. That was really important to me.”
Weed also liked the number of service categories Tint World offered. Having several product and service offerings allows diversification and helps the business avoid any dips in sales or profitability.
“Their business model is great,” Weed said. “With 20 different profit centers, the products and services offered provides something for everyone year-round – giving me greater peace of mind for growth and success.”
Ultimately, Weed’s decision to sign on came down to how Tint World® HQ staff treated him.
“The entire HQ Team was extremely passionate, but I felt an especially close connection with Charles (Bonfiglio) and Jeff (Stark). You can see the energy, commitment, and how much they all believe in the business together,” Weed said.
He could tell the Tint World® staff was in his corner from day one, working to make his new business the strongest it could be. And Weed loves the way HQ continues to stay involved every step of the way even after the deal closes.
“They don’t disappear after you buy the franchise,” he said. “These guys are very responsive, and they do everything they can do to help you be successful. Follow their guidance. The system they have built truly works.”
Weed is currently operating two franchises — Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and Greensboro, North Carolina — with plans to open four more locations in Tennessee, including Chattanooga, Mt. Juliet, Bowling Green, and Knoxville.
For those exploring a Tint World® Franchise, Weed has one additional piece of advice:
“Stick to the training when it comes to handling customer leads. Have systems in place that can alert you as soon as a lead comes in, and know how to respond to them in an expedited manner. A large percentage of prospects will move on to another business if they aren’t contacted soon enough. Tint World®’s Marketing Department is very good at driving customer leads to you, but remember that the faster you follow up on that lead, the more successful your location can be.”
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