We’re not Janitors - We’re Great Managers
Great managers who provide multiple services!
City Wide is not a commercial cleaning or janitorial service franchise. For our Franchise Owners is not about scrubbing floors and cleaning windows.
It’s about selling building maintenance service contracts and maintaining long-term relationships.
Truly, it’s about managing people and sales to create a re-occurring revenue stream.
Franchise Opportunity for Sales, Marketing and Management Professionals
Entrepreneurial sales & management professional looking for a business that:
Will challenge your sales and management skills
Will focus on the Business-to-Business market, not the Residential market
Will provide compounding growth through signed, automatically renewing contracts
Will offer unlimited growth potential because every commercial property within your exclusive territory is a prospect
Will allow you to spend your time growing your business, not performing daily operations yourself
Will allow you to offer a wide range of high-demand services not just one or two
Will require very few employees
Will prove to be virtually “recession-proof”
Will capitalize on the growing business trend of “outsourcing”
Will require very little equipment expense or inventory expense
Will be backed by a proven business model that has worked successfully since 1959
Will require little or no travel
Will keep your weekends and holidays for yourself
Then it is definitely worth your time to take a closer look at City Wide!
What makes City Wide Unique?
The City Wide franchise utilizes a unique B2B business model that enables franchise owners to market, sell and manage over 20 different building maintenance services, along with a method to professionally manage the process. The City Wide business model is not about directly providing the services, either by your own efforts or through your own employees. Rather, City Wide utilizes certified independent contractors who are already in the business of providing the services City Wide sells. City Wide provides the sales and customer relations, while the independent contractors provide the actual service. This model ensures quality services are provided to City Wide clients. This model is the major reason why City Wide has enjoyed years of success keeping those clients for a long time.
Major Market Opportunities Available
City Wide franchise owners have exclusive rights to major metro markets with populations of 500,000 people and above. Selling and managing multiple services to all types of commercial properties allows franchise owners multiple opportunities to find new clients. Instead of just offering carpet cleaning or window washing, you now have a business model that teaches you how to bid and manage most any service that a commercial property would use. Every business is a prospect!
Our Greatest Advantage
At City Wide, you don’t have to start over every month, too often a frustration in retail and other service franchises. Instead, the City Wide model is one where you are always building on the previous month’s sales. City Wide sells annual service contracts which enables consistent growth. Each month you will sign new contracts with new clients and you will sell additional services to current clients.
Certified Independent Contractors
City Wide utilizes independent business owners who specialize in the services we sell. City Wide acts as their sales department while the certified independent contractors act as our staffing and operations department. This removes the franchise owner from recruiting, hiring and training the workers, as well as dealing with the headaches associated with an employee-intensive business. By partnering with strong operational companies with technical expertise, City Wide can focus on what we do best – sales and managing the process.
It's simple, by offering the “total solution,” we save our clients time! City Wide provides its clients with one point of contact, knowledgeable on all types of facility services. We remove the headaches associated with managing multiple service providers. City Wide quickly becomes the “go-to guy” for each client, offering the franchise owner the opportunity to cross-sell numerous services, increasing margins and making it more difficult for clients to replace us as a vendor.
The visual below shows the client what we do vs. what the independent contractors do and how the relationship is tied together with a performance bond, another major component of our success.
Selling & Managing
The primary responsibility of a franchise owner is to sell new accounts and manage the relationships with clients and independent contractors. Again, it's the City Wide business model that allows you to leverage resources and minimize your risk. You are then free to grow a business -- limited only by your own imagination and abilities.
The City Wide business model has proven successful for more than 45 years. We perfected the model first and only then did we chose to grow through franchising. We continue to be “in the business” and the entire City Wide Management Team is available to the franchise owners across the country and dedicated to your success!
Start Up Costs
You will be starting a business from scratch. You should have the ability to work without a salary for about a year and you should be able to secure a line of credit for working capital for about US$150,000.
This system was designed for high-powered, big picture thinkers who have the ability to drive revenues and want to grow a business to build equity for themselves. This person should have experience with hiring/firing, budgeting and forecasting and should have bottom line P&L experience.
This opportunity works best with two people, one strong in sales and the other in operations, although certainly one talented person can be successful. To learn more about what we are looking for in a Franchise Owner, please contact us.
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