Why a Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise is a great low-cost business

Thanks to low-cost business Chem-Dry, a small bank account is no barrier to starting your own business

Entrepreneur-Chem-DryThere are two old sayings: ?the best way to make money is to have money,? and ?hard work pays off.? A lot of the time, as people research franchise opportunities, the first adage seems apt, because the amount of money you need in order to start a business ? and the amount of assets franchisors want you to bring to the table ? can be staggering.

That?s why a great low-cost business is so valuable ? it allows prospective business owners with less money to start a business so they can get to the second adage ? ?hard work pays off.? But with many low-cost businesses… what?s a delicate way to say this… well, the returns match the original investment.

Chem-Dry is different, and it has 37 years of experience and decades of accolades to prove it. The nation?s largest carpet cleaning business has been listed among the top franchise opportunities by Entrepreneur magazine for 25 years in a row, is ranked ?best in category? by the magazine, and is also among its top 10 low-investment franchises.

That?s because Chem-Dry can be started with as little as $9,995 down, can be started as a one-person business, and can be easily scales up as your business grows.

Last year, we sent a survey to our franchisees to gauge the strength of their businesses; data from the respondents indicated that the average revenue per franchisee was $250,297*.

Chem-Dry will finance your business

The total investment to start a Chem-Dry franchise is between $33,950 and $131,500, depending on the equipment and vehicle choices a franchisee makes. But many people looking for a low-investment business don?t have that much money in their bank account.

A Chem-Dry carpet carpet cleaning franchise can be started with as little as $9,995 down.

A Chem-Dry carpet carpet cleaning franchise can be started with as little as $9,995 down.

That?s why Chem-Dry offers its own in-house lending program, which is designed to help franchisees start their business and begin to grow before they need to start paying back loans. Parent company Harris Research provides the loans to franchisees at 6.5 percent interest, but the loans are interest-free and payment-free for the first four months, which allows franchisees to win over customers and grow their revenue before beginning repayment.

Chem-Dry knows that hard work pays off. We have more than 3,500 franchises worldwide, and for 37 years we?ve seen franchisees start businesses and thrive thanks to their hard work and business savvy. They just needed a chance to invest in themselves, and that?s what we offer.

To learn more, visit our Chem-Dry research pages, where you can read stories from franchisees and learn more about our equipment packages, and where you can learn about the carpet cleaning industry and why Chem-Dry has a lot of room to grow. To start a conversation, give us a call at 1-877-307-8233 or fill out a form to download our free franchise report. We look forward to talking with you!

*Represents the 2012 average revenue per franchisee of 211 franchisees who collectively own 475 Chem-Dry franchises and who responded to an internal survey requesting financial results for the 2012 calendar year. This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise.  It is for informational purposes only.

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