Entrepreneur Names Mosquito Joe Top New Franchise

Entrepreneur Top New FranchiseEvery year, Entrepreneur announces a list of franchisors who started franchising within the past five years based on objective, quantifiable criteria, including financial strength and stability, growth rate and system size. Franchisors on this list do all that while helpings other start their own businesses and achieve goals. Pretty amazing, right? We thought so, too. That’s why we’re incredibly honored to be named in Entrepreneur’s 2016 Top New Franchises. There are 75 business opportunities on the list, and we’re excited to be number 28.

Growth has been quick the past three years of franchising, thanks to the simple business model and excellent franchisees. This year Mosquito Joe will be servicing 55 new territories to reach a total of 112 by year end. When we started, our vision was to make Mosquito Joe a household name across the nation and that remains the goal even as we signed a deal in our 26th state. We’re so excited to see what our franchisees are going to be doing in their communities this year, and grateful for the opportunity to step back and be proud of all the hard work thanks to Entrepreneur Magazine!

This kind of award and recognition is a big win for everyone. For those of you who are shopping for a franchise opportunity and are digging into Mosquito Joe in detail, this is great third party validation. Financial strength and stability are cornerstones of this list, as they are your list when looking at business opportunities, so hearing an organization as reputable as Entrepreneur rank us among the top new franchises based on that is gratifying.  It’s also a direct reflection of the hard working franchisees in our system, and we couldn’t be more proud of them. While our growth rate and system size has been an incredible ride the past few years, we work hard to bring the right Joe into your neighborhoods to make them more enjoyable and safer places for your kids to play. This ranking is a huge honor and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come in 2016.

If you’re interested in learning more about our brand and the business opportunity, check out the Mosquito Joe franchise website for details and information.  No pest control experience is required, and you can be part of one of the “most promising business opportunities.”

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Mosquito Joe Makes List of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchises

As we’ve said again and again on this blog, Mosquito Joe has experienced amazing growth as a franchise within the last couple of years.  Just four years ago, we were a small mosquito control business with one location in Virginia.  At the end of 2015, we had 113 territories open in 26 states with dozens of franchise owners.  It’s easy for us to brag about our accomplishments, but it means a bit more when one of the nation’s leading business magazines recognizes them as well.  We are very excited to be on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Franchises in 2016!

The list ranks 105 companies around the country from a variety of industries that are making a name in the franchise game.  Mosquito Joe placed 40th on the list, accompanied by big-name brands like Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, Supercuts, Rooter-Man, and many more.  Entrepreneur spoke with the CEOs and managers of the franchises ranked to find out their secret to success.  Across the board, franchises with a sustainable growth rate invest a lot of time into people; their franchise owners, staff, and customers.  Building a great network of people around a business is the key: “Take care of people, and the numbers take care of themselves.”

Franchising continues to be a huge industry in the U.S..  According to the Franchise Business Economic Outlook 2016, the number of franchise establishments is expected to grow by over 13,000 this year, bringing the national total to 795,932.  20,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. franchise industry last month alone, a great start to the report’s projections of 278,000 new franchise jobs by year’s end.  Amazingly, the franchise industry is expected to grow another 5.6% in 2016, adding $29 billion to the U.S. economy.

The franchise model offers aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to own their own business without the stress and risk of doing so alone.  The Mosquito Joe franchise model, for example, includes extensive training and ongoing support for each franchise owner to give everyone the best chance for success.

If you’re interested in learning more about franchising, check out the Mosquito Joe franchise website for details and information.  No pest control experience is required, and you can be part of the team helping make outside fun again for people across the country!

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Franchise Business Review Top Franchises 2016

When we started franchising three years ago, we had a goal to become the leading name in mosquito control. With all the growth and success we’ve experienced, not only have we accomplished that goal, but we feel like we’ve done that with our next goal always at the forefront of our minds. We wanted to grow while creating a company that people truly enjoy and creating a culture that centered around our franchisees.

FBR-winnerThis week, we got some great news that makes us even more excited for things to come this year. We are very excited to announce that Mosquito Joe has made Franchise Business Review‘s annual Top Franchises of 2016 list. Of all the lists we’ve made this one is important to us. Why? Because this list is the highest ranked franchises based on franchisee satisfaction. That’s right, it’s ranked by those who work with us everyday…our franchisees.

We know it’s a great business opportunity, but hearing that our franchisees are as happy as we are is the icing on the cake for us. Mosquito Joe gives you a great franchise opportunity in a fast-growing industry, providing a service that benefits your community and makes you feel good about your business, all while offering you the flexibility of a seasonal business. Our seasoned leadership team has over eighty years of franchise experience, and they’ve always got your back. But, don’t take our word for it. Check out the FBR Top Franchises for 2016 list and do your own research. We’re on page twenty four, and we can’t wait to talk to you about making outside fun again in your neighborhood.

 

 

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Mosquito Joe Makes List of Top Franchises for Veterans

2015 has been the best year yet for Mosquito Joe.  Our tremendous growth and increased success have made us a leading franchise name in the pest control industry.  Although the year isn’t quite over, we’re finishing it with a bang!

We are very excited to announce that Mosquito Joe has made Franchise Business Review‘s annual list of Top Franchises for Veterans.  This is the only list based on data from actual veterans.  The review analyzed survey data from over 3,000 veteran franchise owners from 285 various franchises.

Mosquito Joe Veteran Franchisee“Many franchises entice veterans to invest via special incentives and discounts, but what really matters is what happens after they buy a franchise. The franchises featured in our Top Franchises For Veterans report have earned the seal of approval from the veterans who own them,” says Michelle Rowan, President of Franchise Business Review.

One in seven franchises – more than 66,000 – in the U.S. is owned by a veteran, according to VetFran, a program founded to provide access and opportunities in franchising to veterans and their spouses.  Mosquito Joe provides an established corporate structure that many veterans appreciate after working within a system like the military.  There is also plenty of opportunity for leadership while also working with a team.

“Those with a military background tend to transition well into franchising because they have excellent experience in operations and working within a system to follow and execute a plan for success,” says Angela Zerda, Director of Marketing for Mosquito Joe, “The drive and dedication it takes to run a business comes quite naturally for veterans.”

Having multiple military connections in the MoJo Corporate office as well as numerous veteran franchisees gives this recognition even more meaning.  Making Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises For Veterans list shows that we have earned the respect of our veteran franchisees.  Mosquito Joe offers a discount for veterans in the form of $2,500 off the $25,000 initial franchise fee.  Interested in learning more about this franchise opportunity?  Visit our Mosquito Joe franchise page for more information.

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Franchisee Training

This week we are very excited to welcome our first group of 2016 franchisees to Mosquito Joe Headquarters for new franchisee training!  While many assume that things slow down for us after our corporate-owned Virginia Beach Mosquito Joe location wraps up service for the year, that’s not actually the case.  We are constantly working to serve and educate our franchisees (new and existing), so they can develop a strong business, and this week we’re opening the doors of MoJo University for another year.  No rest for the weary!

Some of you might be wondering, what is MoJo University?

Part of what sets Mosquito Joe apart as a franchise is its system of ongoing training and support.  MoJo University is a comprehensive, four-day training program at the corporate office in Virginia Beach, Virginia that all new franchise owners must attend and complete before opening for business.  This week launches the first training session for 2016 franchise openings. The course is designed to educate franchisees in all aspects of Mosquito Joe including operations and equipment, customer service, financial planning, and marketing.  Since no previous pest control experience is necessary to own a Mosquito Joe franchise, this training is crucial to getting new locations up and running. It’s just the beginning of the amazing support Mosquito Joe Corporate offers franchisees from day one.

Chris Whiteside, a new franchise owner from Newtown, Pennsylvania says, “I’m looking forward to my week of training, so I can begin to focus on the details around our business. Through the purchasing process, I knew I wanted a seasonal business, and the uniqueness of the brand and the untapped market in my area led me to Mosquito Joe. As I begin the process, I continue to be confident in our location and look forward to the experience.”

Joining Chris at training this week are Rachael Mann from Highland Park, Illinois, Whitney Mastropierro from Westhampton, New York, Steve Brock from Summerfield, North Carolina, and David and Dale Maginness from Overland Park, Kansas.  David Maginness opened his location, Mosquito Joe of East Johnson County, in 2015 but is coming through MoJo University again for a refresher with a year of service under his belt. This time he’s bringing his father, who is one of his technicians, to increase his skill-set as well.

MoJo University training sessions are also a great time for new franchisees to get to know our stellar corporate team and get all their questions answered about running a mosquito control business.  We’re excited to kick off this next year of training. If you’re interested in learning more about our training and support, please contact a franchise development representative at [email protected].

 

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Third Quarter Brings Amazing Growth to Mosquito Joe

Growth would be an understatement for the type of expansion Mosquito Joe experienced in the third quarter of 2015.  In the past four months, Mosquito Joe has entered new communities around the country with a strong brand and even stronger services to make the outdoors safe and enjoyable.  We are very excited to announce that MoJo has more than doubled in size from where we were one year ago with 210 territories sold to 95 unique franchisees!  And we’re not stopping there…

With several ongoing initiatives through the end of 2015, Mosquito Joe aims to surpass last year’s success by an even wider margin.  System-wide sales are projected to be upwards of 220% over those from last year.  We are also forecasting 200 territories open and operating by the end of 2016.

The surge in success is due in large part to Mosquito Joe’s strong reputation among its existing clientele spread over 24 states.  Our franchisees not only provide mosquito control services, but a lifestyle product that allows thousands of people to enjoy being outside again.  The demand for these services is constantly increasing as more and more people discover the amazing benefits of Mosquito Joe, painting a bright future for the brand.  The franchise is certainly emerging as an industry leader and is looking for ambitious entrepreneurs who want to enter a high-gross margin business.  Franchise Business Review and Entrepreneur Magazine listed Mosquito Joe as a Top Multi-Unit Franchise of 2015 and a Top New Franchise Opportunity of 2015 respectively.  Those interested in exploring the franchise opportunity with Mosquito Joe should act quickly – the franchise fee is increasing to $25,000 on November 1st.

With such amazing growth this year, we thought it was time to welcome some new faces into the corporate office!  You may have already met Tracey, our new Marketing Assistant, who is working on brand management, franchisee support, and customer recruitment.  David is working alongside Joe Money as our new Financial Analyst, running data reports and keeping the books in order.  And last but certainly not least is Kieran, our newest Franchise Business Coach, who will be one of the main contacts for franchisees from startup to opening and beyond.  Keep an eye on our Corporate Blog for posts about David and Kieran coming soon!

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Join Mosquito Joe Before the End of October and SAVE!

Mosquito Joe is experiencing amazing growth, providing mosquito control services for neighborhoods across the country and bringing relief from pesky bugs like mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  This year, we have 114 mosquito control franchise locations open across 23 states, and we couldn’t be more excited about what the next year will bring.  If you’ve been thinking about a new business opportunity, we hope the next year includes you!

The mosquito control industry is an emerging, high growth market experiencing widespread acceptance as a service homeowners and businesses value and desire.  News about West Nile Virus and other vector borne illnesses is popping up almost daily, and mosquito populations are thriving.  A Mosquito Joe franchise is a high margin, seasonal business opportunity that can be run from virtually any home or office.  While it’s a great stand-alone opportunity, it also nicely complements an existing business.  And if you join us before November 1st, you can save $5,000 on our already low franchise fee.

Jeff Holmes, a Mosquito Joe franchise owner in South Shore, Kentucky explains why he chose an opportunity to join the MoJo team: “I see Mosquito Joe as an opportunity to help families just like ours get back outside and enjoy their yards. The company’s slogan is, “Making outside fun again.” This really resonated with my wife and I. The mosquito season coincides with my teaching profession, so I still get to work with my students. I’ve always wanted to own my own business and this one seems to “fit us like a glove.”’

Top Reasons to Join Mosquito Joe Before the End of 2015

Contact us soon to take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Meet our fast-growing group of franchise partners at our Annual Convention in February and learn from their experiences
  • Be trained and ready to showcase your business at home shows in your area (these typically take place early in the year and are a great way to attract customers while building brand awareness in your community)
  • Save $5,000 if you sign by the end of October – our one-time franchise fee will increase from $20,000 to $25,000 effective November 1, 2015

This is definitely an opportunity you can’t afford to miss. And who doesn’t want to be the neighborhood hero? Take the first step by giving us a call today at 855-564-6563 or by filling out our online information request form.

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Mosquito Joe Wins at 1851 Franchise Magazine’s First Franchise Development Website Awards

We are very proud to announce that Mosquito Joe finished first in 1851 Franchise Magazine’s Franchise Development Website Awards! The awards recognized the best among national franchise websites in design, usability, and site performance.

“We’re thrilled to see the work we have put into our online presence recognized through this competition,” said Angela Zerda, Director of Marketing at Mosquito Joe. “Potential franchise owners do so much research online before they’re ready to talk to an actual person that it’s essential to represent your company well online, from being found easily to providing good information in a clear format.”

Hundreds of submissions were dwindled down to the top 40 finalists by four industry expert judges in franchising, marketing, and public relations. Their feedback on the Mosquito Joe website was thrilling to read, stating, “Terrific call to action combined with wonderful use of video imagery. The flow of the site is stellar. Providing information in multiple ways to suit the user is smart.”

We are extremely proud of this award, which continues to remind us of the importance of digital content. A quality website with updated information and easy accessibility can make a world of difference in sales and customer relations. It’s usually the first stop for people interested in your services, so a good first impression on the website will only increase your chances of more leads and sales!

1851 was kind enough to publish a “best practices” resource guide, with successful strategies for design and content management taken from the contests’ finalists. The digital world can be intimidating, but it is well worth your while to take a peak and potentially pick up some helpful tips. You can access the guide here.

We want to thank all of our customers and franchisees for making Mosquito Joe such a wonderful company. And, of course, a big shout out to Angela Zerda and her team for creating an amazing website.

Whether you are a franchise owner or just exploring, we hope this site helps you get a true feel for what franchising and Mosquito Joe are all about.  There is plenty more to see on the main MoJo franchise page with videos, new stories, and reasons to consider our mosquito control franchise.  We also love hearing from you, so feel free to leave us any feedback with ideas or suggestions for topics you would like to see – this site is for you after all!

Find the full list of finalists and commentary from the website awards at 1851franchise.com.

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21 States in 21 Months

The past two years have been a whirlwind of planning, launching, growing, and of course making outside fun again. When we started franchising we set some high goals for ourselves because we knew this business opportunity was not only smart, but that what we do is a much-needed service in communities across the United States. Last week, we surpassed a big goal and we’re so excited to share our news with you.

When we started franchising in January of 2013, we set a goal to sell 90 territories by the end of 2014. At the time it was hard to imagine, but last week we did it. To date, we have sold 102 territories (63 of those in 2014!) and we still have 3 months left in the year! This is such a huge milestone for us in more ways than one. It makes us most proud of the franchisees we’ve recruited in these short 21 months. Mosquito Joe locations in 21 states are keeping customers safe and itch free and allowing them to take back their yards, barns, farms, gardens, little league fields, parks and even a zoo. But not only that, they’re amazing people and we’re excited to work with them each and every day. You can read all about crossing into triple digit territories here!

If you’re reading this and you’re curious about the opportunity, all I can say is start exploring. And if we’re already on your radar, act fast because our franchise fee is increasing at the end of October. But if you think mosquito control is something you can’t do, you should know you don’t need pest control experience to get started. In fact, most of our franchisees don’t have any pest control experience or even small business experience. That’s part of what’s so great about our franchise system – we provide all the training and systems for you! So think about us. We’ll be here…and growing.

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