There are many different reasons you could be researching franchise opportunities. Maybe you’re an outside person stuck in a cubicle, maybe you yearn for flexibility with your schedule or more time with your family, or maybe you’re just ready to become your own boss. What if you could be the boss from March until October and decide how you spent the other half of the year? Mosquito Joe franchisees spend their in-season days manning the phones, spraying for mosquitoes, and keeping their communities itch free. That leaves the off-season for, well, whatever they choose. While most franchise opportunities require a full-time commitment, mosquito control (in most areas of the country) allows franchisees the flexibility to decide what they want to do with their off-season. That comes with some perks.
- Seasonal businesses leave the option for complementary businesses.
Just like Mosquito Joe, there are other business opportunities that run on a seasonal model. Josh Lein, owner of Mosquito Joe of Round Rock, operates a second business, Christmas Lights of Austin, where he hangs Christmas lights on houses during his MoJo off-season. Josh says, “I like that I can take my employees from Mosquito Joe and give them year round employment.” He also manages to provide two completely different services to some of the same customers, allowing him to keep them on year round. With employee sharing, dual revenues, and a full year of work, it becomes a viable option for people looking to become a multi unit franchise owner.
- Vacation anyone?
If your dream is to travel the world, a seasonal franchise could be a great way to accomplish that. While you shouldn’t expect to make a profit in your first year, working hard 6-8 months of the year gives you the opportunity to book that tropical vacation during the off-season. Mosquito Joe in particular is a low investment, high-margin business with which franchisees can reach cash-flow break-even much faster than with other opportunities that requires many years of hard work before the pay-off, or even before they can think about taking a vacation.
- Franchising comes with support.
When you invest in a seasonal franchise business you are buying an established, tested, and proven business model; but while the operation may be seasonal, the support is not. You are part of an established brand and a growing family, with ongoing support and training from the franchisor. Joining a franchise system gives you the opportunity to pick up the phone at any time and ask questions to the franchisor or even to other franchisees. You are investing in experience and expertise, allowing you to focus on your business’ growth, sustainability, and success.
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 with flexibility for the off-season. For more information on why Mosquito Joe, visit our website and read about how you can become a Mosquito Joe franchise partner in your area.