How to Start a Business Service franchise with JCI Agency
There are few things more rewarding than running your own business. Being the business owner puts you in charge and creates opportunities that can’t be matched holding down a traditional job. Imagine having the freedom to manage your own time, to utilize your skills and to benefit from your hard work to secure your financial future. That’s the power of business ownership.
Now it’s just a matter of finding the best business model for you.
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Starting a Business By Yourself or With Expert Support
When considering what type of business to start, rule number one is to research the market and make sure there’s a demand for your product or service. One way to research potential opportunities is to take a look at the franchise industry and identify which companies have systems that are steady and scalable, not just a processing job. Also, consider a business that has a track-record of sustained success. Trendy new businesses can be just that; trendy. Trends, fads and hot opportunities can cool quickly, so choose wisely when investing in any business.
A franchise opportunity that has proven its long-term success is business services (tax preparation, Incorporating, all insurances). Commercial buildings such as offices, hotels, hospitals, stadiums, restaurants, car dealerships, movie theaters and the list goes on, need to be insured, managed, and prepared for tax season. We’re talking about business services that are needed day after day, month after month, year after year. That’s certainly an opportunity for steady, scalable revenue for your new business services company.
How do you start a business service company?
If you want to know how to start a franchise, check out the following seven steps to owning your own business with JCI Agency franchise system.
STEP 1: CONTACT
Contact your local JCI Agency office, or fill out the form to the below and we will contact you. Please provide specific notes to let us know the best way to reach you (phone, email, etc.) and the time(s) that work best (daytime, evening, weekends). We will be sure to contact you when it is convenient for you.
STEP 2: SCHEDULE
Schedule & attend a business services franchise disclosure presentation. By law, we must present you with a Franchise Disclosure Document before you would be eligible to purchase a franchise. You may not buy a franchise the same day you are disclosed (in most states the earliest you can purchase a franchise is 14 days after your disclosure) so there is no pressure at the disclosure presentation. This is an information sharing session where the program will be presented and you can ask questions. We want to make sure you have a thorough understanding of the JCI franchise opportunity so that you can determine if this is the right investment for you.
STEP 3: REGISTER
Register a new small business with the state. Before being able to purchase a franchise, you will need to create a corporation or limited liability company (LLC). If you know you are going to be going into business, this can be done locally in your state by yourself or with the assistance of your legal representative. JCI can also provide you with this service to get you started.
STEP 4: SIGN
Sign franchise agreement. Once all the other requirements have been met (FDD disclosure, mandatory waiting period, creation of legal entity, cleared background check, etc.) you will be eligible to sign a JCI franchise agreement and become the newest licensed franchisee authorized to attend specialized training to operate your franchise in the designated regional territory you have selected.
STEP 5: TRAINING
Complete training. Initial training will prepare you how to serve your community with the varying services offered through the JCI franchise. You will receive training on incorporating in your state, the POS system, life insurance & property & casualty insurance and the licensing process, tax preparation and the licensing process. You will utilize the most up-to-date tools and equipment for peak performance and efficiency. You will also have monthly & quarterly visits from the home office to assist you during your first year as a new franchisee. In addition, time is spent training you how to interact with customers to provide them the best customer service, perform your agency can provide. Finally we will train you on our proprietary marketing strategies for new accounts, and much more.
STEP 6: TOOLS
Get POS system, computers, copier, etc… Depending on how many franchise(s) you purchase, there will be some start-up supplies and equipment that you will need to have on hand before services accounts. There is no obligation to purchase anything other than the POS system from the designated provider, all other equipment can be gotten through outside vendors. The minimum items needed are listed in detail on the attachments included in your franchise disclosure document.
STEP 7: START
Open your franchise and start servicing accounts. Once you have successfully completed initial training and acquired the necessary equipment, you will be eligible to start servicing accounts in the regional territory.
WHY JCI Agency?
While there are many franchise companies to choose from, they’re not all the same. Take JCI for instance, as licensed brokers for over 20 years in the insurance space as well as preparing taxes and incorporating for over 28 years what we have found is that being able to serve our clients on these multiple levels allows for a larger benefit to the client. JCI as an agency has been serving the community for 30 years and we made ourselves different because our Ethos was different!
Educate first, earn second. We found that so many were requesting for us to open local offices in so many different states that we couldn’t ignore the franchise opportunity any longer. What does that mean to you as a local unit franchise owner? Experience: JCI continues to be at the top because its continued education and growth within our service areas. Our business model has proven to be extremely successful.
With this information you should now know how starting a business with JCI might be one of the best decisions of your life. Please contact us to take the next step of owning a franchise & business