Contractor magazine speaks to the strength of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise system in the midst of the pandemic
In times of crisis, the franchising business model shines.
Unlike independent business owners, franchise owners are connected and have mutual support systems to weather even the toughest storms. Franchisors go the extra mile to make sure everyone stays in business and can make it through and franchise owners spend time supporting each other. Franchisees have better access to information and resources and as a result, fare much better than their independent competitors.
Plumbing franchises like bluefrog Plumbing + Drain exemplified the very best of what being a part of a franchise system is all about. Even before the crisis, the leadership of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain were passionate advocates for the franchise model, and their commitment to helping entrepreneurs thrive in business led them to create a business model that was focused on supporting the franchise owner’s ability to run and own a profitable business.
After the crisis, this culture of support was mobilized to ensure that franchise owners had the resources they needed to thrive through the ups and downs of an economy in lockdown. One key advantage that bluefrog Plumbing + Drain had over other brands in the home services industry was the fact plumbing businesses were deemed essential businesses. This new category of business ownership is important – it means that plumbing businesses can continue to operate no matter what, as people rely on their plumbing systems working, and any delay in service would be far too disruptive.This means that essential businesses are also truly recession-resistant.
Contractor magazine recently published an article, “The Franchise Factor During Covid-19,” which highlights bluefrog Plumbing + Drain’s ability to help franchise owners through the crisis. Here is an excerpt from the article:
With terms such as “social distancing,” “essential workers” and “new normal” indelibly etched into our minds by now, the blueprint to franchise success, through alternate protocols, was forged early on during the COVID-19 shutdown, and that success continues to grow through future investments.
At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, the franchise learned that it needed to think ahead; to be prepared for anything, play out all scenarios, and be as proactive as possible. “COVID-19 made it clear that things can change in an instant, and as an essential business, it’s our job to be able to pivot our business to meet the needs of our customers,” says Robin Wilcox, operation support specialist for bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.
Moreover, aside from its services being deemed essential, bluefrog hosted weekly coaching and training calls to guide them through PPP loans, navigating a difficult climate and driving results on every call. The network relied solely on webinar-based training, coaching, financial reporting, and operations coaching. “Bluefrog HQ did the necessary legwork for franchisees by creating resource relationships that the entire network could utilize rather than the franchisees needing to find themselves,” says Wilcox.
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A blueFrog Plumbing + Drain franchise is a low-cost investment opportunity offering high growth potential. Join this fresh new brand as it spreads throughout the nation in 2020 and beyond. The total cost to open a bluefrog Plumbing + Drain franchise ranges from $127,130 to $370,915 – much less than the usual plumbing franchise brands due to the lack of brick-and-mortar expenses.
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