(Satellite picture of Hurricane Sandy, courtesy of Nasa.gov)
How would you like to be the owner of a franchise that provides emergency services to consumers and businesses that have been impacted by a natural disaster?
Now, I’m not suggesting that you should go into business to capitalize on a disaster…not at all.
But, when a disaster strikes-like a hurricane, or a tornado, there are teams of workers that arrive on the scene to help with the clean-up efforts.
And, not all of them are volunteers.
Franchises in this sector provide the following disaster services:
- Water Extraction
- Mold Mitigation
- Contents Restoration
- Electronic Equipment Drying
- Inventory Assistance
As a franchisee, you’ll be wearing many hats.
Not only will you be helping your crews out as needed, you’ll also be doing a lot of business development work.
In other words, you’ll be selling.
Your routine will include calling on local insurance agents, real estate agents, building owners-even fire departments. The reason that you’re doing this is to position your company-your franchise, as the go-to place when disaster strikes.
And, these, “disasters” don’t always have to involve storms that cover a 1,000 mile area like Hurricane Sandy. They could be of the local variety…like a flood, or a major fire.
If you’re a strong networker, and are good at sales, this sector may be right for you.
Here’s a list of emergency services franchises.