What Makes The Best Smart Carpet Franchise Owner
The Best Smart Carpet Franchise Owner
Smart Carpet is a rapidly expanding carpet cleaning franchise with a revolutionary cleaning method, a streamlined business model, and years of experience at our backs. CEO Robert Valois has spent the last thirty years developing a product and franchise model that could sweep the market and rewrite the rules of the industry, and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s ahead.
Valued at over $7 billion a year annually, according to IBIS World, the carpet cleaning industry is a massive and ever-growing industry, and the business opportunity couldn’t be greater. If you’re a driven entrepreneur, the time is now, and the potential is great to join the Smart Carpet franchise team. So what makes a good Smart Carpet franchise owner? We like to think of it as three essential qualities.
1. A Desire to Be Your Own Boss
Owning your own business is a big commitment, but if you’re self-motivated and driven, you’re on the right track. So many entrepreneurs have left traditional careers to discover freedom and independence in franchising. As a franchise owner with Smart Carpet, you’re in charge of your own schedule and earning potential. You set your own hours, hire your own employees, and maintain relationships with your customers.
We know how fulfilling it can be to run your own business, so we’ve designed our franchise model to allow you as much freedom as you’d like, while also being there for support whenever you need it. Though franchise partners come from many different walks of life, an essential shared quality is an appreciation for independence, and a desire to reach their greatest potential as entrepreneurs.
2. A People Person
One of the great joys – and also responsibilities – of being your own boss in this industry is the close personal relationships you get to create and cultivate. Simply put, you gotta be a people person. From building out your team of employees, training and managing them, you’ll be in charge of maintaining a healthy ecosystem in your business. This is true internally, and also with your clients.
One great advantage of franchising with Smart Carpet vs. going it alone in business is that you get to inherit our established brand identity. However, it comes down to each franchise owner to maintain their customer base. Smart Carpet takes a very targeted approach to our business model. We focus exclusively on commercial spaces, which we believe allows us to offer a more specialized product, and also gives us a leg up over other carpet cleaning companies, which generally spread themselves thin trying to service every possible residential and commercial space. That being said, there is still a wide variety of settings franchisees find themselves in. One of the main skills in this business is understanding how to best orient yourself from one social setting to another. If you’re able to leave a customer feeling understood and happy, there’s a great chance they’ll call on you again the next time they need cleaning.
3. A Want to Help Your Community
The traditional carpet cleaning method, known as hot water extraction or “steam cleaning,” essentially gives your carpets a bath in hot water. Although steam cleaning is the dominant method in the industry, it actually creates lots of problems. For one, the excess amount of water used is not only wasteful and unnecessary, but allows mildew and bacteria to grow in the carpet backing, wears out the carpet fibers, and perhaps most importantly, takes hours and sometimes even days to dry completely. While this long dry time might not be the end of the world in a residential setting, it can create all kinds of logistical problems in places like assisted living facilities and retail spaces. Think of how disruptive it can be in those spaces to put operations on pause while you wait for your carpets to dry out.
With Smart Carpet, we’ve invented a revolutionary cleaning method that uses 90% less water, and harnesses the power of static electricity to extract dirt from your carpets. As a result, your carpets are dry and ready to be used again as soon as we’re done cleaning. Not only does this greatly benefit our customers, the time and resources saved allows our franchises to service more clients than our competitors, and at better price points, lower labor costs, and better margins. There’s benefits in every direction. In the end, what Smart Carpet does is provide a valuable service to your community. Our franchise network creates well-paying jobs, and our unique cleaning method helps businesses and commercial spaces keep their carpets clean and their doors open. An integral part of the Smart Carpet franchise culture is a drive to help their community as best they can, and we’re proud to have designed a business that’s as community and service-oriented as ours.
Become a Smart Carpet Franchise Owner Today
If you’re a driven entrepreneur with a passion for helping your community, joining the Smart Carpet team could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Every day, people are discovering how fulfilling it is to join the Smart Carpet franchise network and become their own boss in a booming industry. To learn more about franchising with Smart Carpet, visit our research pages here. If you’re ready to start a conversation with our team about investing in the Smart Carpet franchise opportunity, fill out our form here and we’ll be in touch! Thanks for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you
Why Franchise Support Matters
Franchise Support and Why it Matters
Starting a business can be the adventure of a lifetime. If you’re a driven, self-motivated entrepreneur who values independence, wondering how to make your business dreams a reality, franchising with an established brand like Smart Carpet could be the answer. Believe it or not, franchising is one of those rare things in life where you can actually have the best of both worlds. You get to be your own boss, set your own schedule, hire your own employees, all while being supported and guided along by an experienced time-tested brand, with a vast network of resources at their disposal, a customer base ready and waiting for you, and a vested interest in your growth.
How do companies support their franchises? Franchise support comes in many forms. From financing to getting your business off the ground and everything after your opening day. At Smart Carpet, our business model is streamlined for accessibility and scalability. Training and ongoing support is a key component of the Smart Carpet franchise experience. Every franchise member gets a thorough and expansive education on the ins and outs of operations, and there’s always a direct line to headquarters to help you. Ongoing support lasts for the life of the franchise, meaning you are never alone in business. At Smart Carpet, we’re proud to have designed our support systems to be an essential part of our franchise experience.
Very importantly, in this day and age, effective advertising and marketing can make the difference in the growth of a company. At Smart Carpet, we have the resources and experience to help your location stand out among the competition. The benefits of joining a revolutionary franchise brand couldn’t be clearer.
Franchise Support with Smart Carpet
We’re committed to doing everything we can to help our franchise partners reach their fullest potential. As a Smart Carpet franchise owner, you’ll begin with a thorough hands-on training retreat taught by founder Robert Valois and his team at corporate headquarters. Robert will walk you through every level of business operations, from our revolutionary cleaning method, to marketing strategy, customer relations, tech support, etc. From that point on, Robert will always be available for mentorship whenever you need it.
Once your franchise is up and running, we’ll provide you with all the materials you need to advertise effectively in your marketplace. We also provide tech support and field support for all our franchises, giving you the tools and face-to-face contact you need to get your business up to cruising altitude. We’ve designed our business model to be as helpful as possible, and at Smart Carpet you’ll be set up for maximum growth, and you’ll always know we have your back.
Learn More about Franchising with Smart Carpet
Interested in starting a business, but not sure where to begin? Franchising with Smart Carpet could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Why go it alone, when you could reap all the benefits and rewards of working with a supportive and established brand? We’re committed to the future of our franchise owners, and our unparalleled support system will give you all the resources and tools you need for your business to flourish.
With a revolutionary product, an innovative business model, and years of experience behind us, we’re ready to take over the carpet cleaning industry, and we’re looking for driven entrepreneurs like you to join the Smart Carpet family. To learn more about becoming a Smart Carpet franchise owner, fill out our inquiry form here, or visit our research pages here. We hope to hear from you soon!
Interview with Smart Carpet CEO
Smart Carpet CEO, Robert Valois, Talks About the Smart Carpet Process
Thirty years ago, Robert Valois saw an opportunity to reimagine how carpets are cleaned and how a carpet cleaning franchise could function. Now, Robert’s bold vision is poised to come true as Smart Carpet’s breakthrough cleaning method and business model are ready to transform the carpet cleaning industry. In a wide-ranging interview, Robert talks about what makes Smart Carpet unique, why it’s the smart choice for customers and franchise owners alike, and what he’s looking forward to as CEO of a paradigm-shifting company.
What is different about the Smart Carpet process?
Robert: Everything about our process is designed to be as targeted and low-impact as possible. When carpets were invented 60 or 70 years ago, the only cleaning process was hot water extraction, or steam cleaning. It was the best solution at the time, but it uses a ton of water, up to three gallons a minute. This creates a whole host of issues, from damage to the carpet backing, to spot reappearance, bacteria and mildew, and a lot of time waiting around for it to dry afterwards.
The Smart Carpet method uses 90% less water and cleans just as thoroughly. We start with a dry vacuum. A lot of companies don’t use vacuuming simply because that extra step means extra costs, and the customer doesn’t know what they’re missing.
It’s common for carpet cleaners to rely heavily on cleaning products, which can dull a carpet’s natural colors. Our cleaning product, which we affectionately call the “little blue bottle,” is unique to Smart – nobody else has it. Its formulation is based on ingredients that have the lowest propensity to cause residue issues. To do that, you have to go to the high end of the cost selection for each of those ingredients, but that’s offset by how much less we rely on it to get results.
But the heart of our cleaning process is what we call “Rapid Soil Transfer technology,” because it uses static electricity to remove soil from the carpet fibers.
What is rapid soil transfer technology, and how is it different from hot water extraction?
Rapid Soil Transfer is our breakthrough technology. After vacuuming, we use a static attraction pad that literally transfers soil from the carpet fiber up into the cleaning pad. The pads are specially designed, and feature a distinct kind of yarn that aids in the static attraction – you can’t find them anywhere else in the U.S.
What’s more, the cleaning pads are washable and reusable – they typically last two to three years – making the whole process so much more eco-friendly than steam cleaning. Our rapid soil transfer method is so effective and unique, I’m confident it can revolutionize the carpet cleaning industry.
What makes Smart Carpet smart?
We’ve created a niche: we have a unique process that allows us to go to market with better price points, lower labor costs, and better margins. We have a repeatable business model that’s easy to scale, which makes it easier to find customers. That’s what we mean by Smart: it’s a very focused product.
We are different as a company in that we’re singularly focused. We’ve taken the luxury of dialing in the process itself, to achieve the same results in less time. And when that occurs, you have higher productivity, it means you get paid more, it means you can go to lower price points and still have a viable sustainable business. It means that you can take the whole market.
The incumbents, the existing players in the carpet cleaning industry, are still operating under old rules and old methods. Their process takes a lot more labor, which determines what your price point is going to be. So we’ve been fanatical, quite frankly, to see if we could achieve that, and we have.
Why is this a good business for a franchisee?
The learning curve is a lot lower because we’re focused so directly on carpet cleaning, and nothing else, not hardwood floors, tiles, etc. We also focus exclusively on commercial rather than residential spaces, which in the end is a more robust business model for a number of reasons.
We’ve streamlined our operations so much that you could run a Smart Carpet franchise out of a garage. And it’s a better product for the customers. By eliminating excess waste and drying time, we can offer lower price points, because we achieve the same result in less time. It took us 15 years to develop this method. We’ve already done the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.
Learn More about Franchising with Smart Carpet
The carpet cleaning industry is primed for the kind of revolutionary methods that Smart Carpet has to offer. To learn more about franchising with Smart Carpet today, visit our research pages here. To start a conversation about investing in the Smart Carpet franchise opportunity, fill out our inquiry form here. We look forward to speaking with you!