Chem-Dry Convention Creates Valuable Networking & Learning Opportunities
Annual event provides franchise owners with information and tools to grow business alongside informational seminars and workshops
Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise owners love to learn. That’s why they make time early every year to attend their annual convention, which is packed with opportunities to see new equipment and products, hear dynamic speakers, take part in workshops and more.
“This event lets us get in front of the franchise owners, hear what their challenges and successes are, and then talk about how we are working to help them grow their businesses,” says Doug Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “It’s also a great opportunity for them to check in with each other and share the tips and tricks that are helping them book more business and expand their client base.”
Workshops, breakout sessions inform best practices
This year’s event will have multiple breakout sessions for attendees, who will beef up their skill sets around gaining more online reviews; enhancing their revenue stream with new services such as air duct and dryer vent cleaning; diversifying through gaining more commercial clients; hiring and keeping the best employees; and utilizing pay-per-click advertising more effectively.
“We work to ensure that our workshops and breakout sessions are covering the core issues of a Chem-Dry cleaning franchise: providing great service, retaining clients and building new business,” Smith says. “They are designed to benefit both new and longtime owners, so everyone is able to come away with new information and skills.”
Vendor expo provides additional resources
The conference will also offer a vendor expo, with more than 35 providers offering services that range from payroll management to print and digital marketing, insurance, equipment supply, and online reviews & reputation management. All have been curated to ensure that their products and services are in line with a franchise owner’s needs, Smith says.
“A lot of vendors want to work with Chem-Dry, so if they’re at the conference, our franchise owners know they are the best at what they do,” Smith says. “It’s just one more reason why this is a must-attend event for owners, and why we work hard to make it even better every year.”
Chem-Dry is the world’s largest carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with nearly 3,500 franchises in 55 countries, serving 11,000 homes and businesses a day. Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine’s top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for 31 straight years. The Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction process delivers a faster-drying, deeper and more environmentally friendly clean that appeals to home and business owners. In addition to carpet and area rugs, Chem-Dry provides cleaning and renewal services for tile and stone, granite countertops, leather and upholstery, air duct and dryer vents.