Chem-Dry Makes ‘Entrepreneur’ Magazine’s List Of Top Under-$50K Franchises
Business ownership means minimizing costs and maximizing profits, and that’s exactly how Chem-Dry is set up to help franchise owners succeed
Starting a business comes with many challenges, including one tough reality: How to pay for it? That’s a question with easy, affordable answers for Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners, which is why Entrepreneur’s Startups magazine has listed Chem-Dry on its list of Top Franchises Under $50,000.
The magazine broke down solid franchise opportunities in three divisions: Under $50,000, Under $100,000 and Under $150,000. “Chem-Dry’s appearance in the first list is not surprising, but there’s much more to the story”, says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development.
Affordable startup costs and packages
“There are many reasons why a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise appeals to anyone wanting to start a small business,” Doug says. “One of the biggest is that we’re a home-based business, so you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a commercial real estate lease and all that comes with it before you make your first sale. With the Chem-Dry franchise model, overhead is limited to cleaning products and equipment.”
And there’s plenty of room for maneuvering there, too. From portable units and vans to truck-mounted packages, Chem-Dry cleaning franchise owners can choose the equipment setup they want — and scale up or down at any time. Customization is the key, so that owners can see what’s working, and then build on that success to add more services to their growing customer base.
Financing options help provide access
Chem-Dry also comes to the table with financing options for new franchise owners, so entrepreneurs who don’t want to pursue complicated bank lending have another route to ownership. Chem-Dry also has a veterans’ discount for separated members of the U.S. military, and best of all there’s predictability in a monthly $400.98 flat monthly franchise fee.
“We want to help people realize their dream of small business ownership, and we’ve come up with a lot of ways to help in the financing side,” Doug says. “A Chem-Dry cleaning franchise is an easy to start, affordable business opportunity, and we’re really pleased to see that Entrepreneur’s Startup magazine sees all the same positives in our business model that we do.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 51 countries, serving 10,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 29 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to both home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery cleaning.