Do I Need a Carpentry Background for My Closet Franchise?

A carpenter standing in his workshop.

Do I Need a Carpentry Background for My Closet Franchise?

Planning the next phase of your career can be an exciting time. It’s an opportunity to branch out and try something new. While the uncertainty can be thrilling, it can also be daunting for entrepreneurs looking to begin their next chapter. How do you know where to go in your career?

For many people, after so many years of working in the same field, they may think that their career 2.0 needs to be in the same industry as their previous job. It turns out that this isn’t the case at all! This is especially true when it comes to franchising. It turns out that there are skills franchisors value much more than being handy with a power drill.

Here’s what you need to know about the skills necessary to have a successful career as a Closets by Design franchisee. You don’t even need to know a hammer from a hacksaw!

What We Look for in the Ideal Owner

One of the most common questions we hear from potential franchisees is if they need prior carpentry or woodworking experience before starting their own custom closets franchise. The answer is “no.”  As a matter of fact, some of our most successful franchise owners come from backgrounds in banking, finance, government, and healthcare fields.  Most of our owners came with no manufacturing experience at all.

What’s most important in a franchise owner is leadership and understanding how to develop people. Having prior experience in the fields of sales and marketing can be a plus for potential owners, but they aren’t a necessity.

It takes a strong leader to run a business, and that’s exactly what franchisors are looking for when vetting candidates. If you’re a born leader with the right people skills, it doesn’t matter which industry you come from. Even more important is having a great attitude. They say that skills are something you can learn, while the right attitude can’t be taught.

Expect Extensive Training and Support

When you choose to invest in a franchise, you don’t have to go through your journey to business ownership alone. Another benefit of partnering with the right franchise is the level of training and support you can expect to receive.

Franchisors want and need their franchisees to succeed. To ensure this success, there are robust training programs available to support franchisees in all areas of their business. These cover everything a potential franchisee needs to know to get their business up and running.

Thanks to a comprehensive training program covering sales, marketing, operations, manufacturing, and installation, you can be sure that you’ll learn everything you need to know to operate your Closets by Design franchise with confidence.

Know How to Appreciate a Good Business Plan

When you choose to invest in a franchise model, you are deciding to partner with an established brand and business model that has stood the test of time. If you aren’t planning to follow the established model, then why would you invest in a franchise?

The right franchisee should enjoy following an established system and know how to stick to the plan. After all, these plans are designed to provide the best opportunity for success for customers, the franchisor, and the franchisee.

Much of the appeal that comes with investing in a franchise is the privilege of hitching your wagon to an already established brand. With the right brand, franchisees can take advantage of decades of brand identity and loyal customers to lay the foundation for their franchise.

See How You Can Own Your Own Business Today!

Now that you know that there is no construction or carpentry experience necessary to start your franchise, it’s time for you to jump in. Find out how you can start your own home improvement franchise today. Do you have the right attitude to be a business owner in your territory?

Reach out to us and request more information about owning your own Closets by Design franchise.