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Sep
16
2016
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Starting a Franchise Business Is Easier Than You Think

Starting a Franchise Business Is Easier Than You Think

If you are ready to be your own boss and take control of your financial situation, running a business can seem like an obvious option. But starting from scratch requires having a unique idea, creating a brand, developing a marketing plan, and establishing a business model. For those interested in getting up and running – and becoming profitable – quicker, franchising may be the better option.Starting a The UPS Store franchise may be the best option.

While opening a franchise business has many of the same requirements as launching your own company, building off of an established brand can give you a head start on success. The UPS Store franchising opportunities are backed by a reputable, nationally recognized brand and includes ongoing support and training from seasoned home-office and area representatives. The UPS Store also has an established business model. Franchisees can be confident that following this proven business model may lead them to achieving business success.

Still not convinced you should invest in your own The UPS Store? Aside from the potential benefits of building on a stable and well-known brand, opening your own franchise business with The UPS Store can actually be easier than you might think.


Where to Start

The first and easiest step is to contact The UPS Store. A member of the franchise development team will be your guide for finding local opportunities and helping you take your first steps.

Once you decide to open your store, you will attend several weeks of in-center training help you develop the necessary skills and knowledge to manage and grow your business. The UPS Store award-winning Training Program consists of five weeks of comprehensive training that includes online courses, in-store experiences, as well as two weeks of classroom instructions and interactive workshops.


Simple Steps to Get Up and Running

Once you have been awarded your own franchise, a representative from The UPS Store team can help you find an ideal site location, negotiate a fair lease, design your store, and get your doors opened. Sometimes all the right cards fall into place and there’s a The UPS Store franchise for sale near you right at the opportune moment. If that is not the case, one of your first steps will be finding a location for your store. The UPS Store franchise development team can assist you in finding a favorable location with strong visibility and accessibility. After selecting your space, The UPS Store, Inc. provides you the tools and assistance you need to help get you to your grand opening. From marketing campaigns to public relations and networking opportunities, the resources that come with a The UPS Store franchise are designed to boost growth and brand awareness and ultimately put you on the pathway to help you achieve your goals.


Financing Your The UPS Store 

Much like starting any business, opening a The UPS Store requires an up-front investment. The actual The UPS Store franchise cost is based on size, type of center and location. To make it easier for anyone to achieve their business ownership dreams, The UPS Store offers financing to eligible franchisees. 

Getting the right financing plan can be the difference between long-term success and premature closure. Unfortunately, financing is not commonly available from franchises and many require the entrepreneur to take personal loans. By partnering with Guidant Financial, The UPS Store provides potential franchisees a full suite of funding opportunities.  There are even special financing options offered to veterans and those looking to open a store in rural or non-traditional locations, such as convention centers, military bases, hotels, and college campuses. Getting the assistance of The UPS Store team allows you to pick the best financing option for you, your business goals, and your personal situation.


Benefits of Investing in a Franchise

Owning a The UPS Store allows you to be your own boss and attain work-life balance. It gives you the ability to make business decisions with expert guidance and support from a top retail brand.

The benefits of franchising don’t just include freedom with reliable support. The UPS Store franchise can also be profitable. Because The UPS Store experts can help you outline potential operational cost savings, you can better manage your top line expenses. Additionally, this is a great time to invest in a franchise as the International Franchise Association has reported that the financial output for franchisees will grow by $52 billion in 2016. For retail businesses in particular, the projected output for this year is an increase of 6.4 percent from last year.


Expanding Your Business

One of the most exciting things about investing in a franchise with The UPS Store is the possibility of expansion. In fact, approximately 34 percent of The UPS Store franchisees own multiple stores. With the support of an established successful The UPS brand and all of the knowledge and resources that come with it, franchisees have the potential to grow their business exponentially and profit long term.

Starting a franchise isn't as difficult as you might think. With The UPS Store, you have the support of a national brand with a proven track record, convenient financing options, and award-winning training programs to assist you on your entrepreneurial journey. It may seem like a big challenge, but The UPS Store is with you every step of the way. Having the number one franchisor in the business services industry (as named by Entrepreneur Magazine) supporting and investing in your success can set you up to start a profitable and rewarding path to business and personal independence.

If you are ready to take the first step toward opening your own The UPS Store franchise, learn more here about our opportunities and benefits.

We Proudly Support Our Veterans

We Proudly Support Our Veterans

Participating partners with the VetFran program, The UPS Store offers qualifying veterans $10,000 off their franchise fee to start their new business. To learn more, contact The UPS Store Franchise Development Team.

Ranked for 29 Consecutive Years

Ranked for 29 Consecutive Years

The UPS Store has been ranked #1 in the postal and business services category for 29 years and remains in the top 5 overall for the third consecutive year according to the Franchise 500 list.

Kristin Howard

Franchisee, Michigan

The reason my husband and I decided to go into franchising and specifically with The UPS Store, is the different opportunities we're given with the business. The UPS Store has name recognition as well as opportunities to expand.

Debbie Adams

Franchisee, Kentucky

What I enjoy most about being a The UPS Store owner is working with my customers. We are the solution specialists for our customers.

Jim George

Franchisee, Illinios

My favorite part about The UPS Store network is the camaraderie with other franchisees. Everybody loves to help everybody else. You’re really part of a family.

Greg Murray

Franchisee, Florida

The interesting thing about The UPS Store is that when a customer walks through the door there's an extremely high probability that they're coming there to do something that is important to them. So at the end of the day, what we do for customers is very important and they are trusting that we are going to do it well.

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Mariana Huberman

Franchisee, Washington, D.C.

One of the things that I love about The UPS Store franchise system is that you're not ever in this by yourself. The franchisees of The UPS Store network are great.

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Heidi Morris

Franchisee, Colorado

The thing I enjoy most about being a The UPS Store franchisee is I get to get up, go to work and know that I'm helping other business owners succeed in what they're doing.

Bob Brown

Franchisee, Tennessee

Owning a The UPS Store franchise has changed my life because it's finally given me the opportunity to engage my customers and my staff and be able to take real pride in what I do. As a franchisee, we get faced with solving peoples' problems every day and we do everything we possibly can to try to help.

Marie Jensen

Franchisee, Oregon

My favorite thing about The UPS Store is the variety. I love the variety of customers, I love the variety of services; getting to know the customers, meeting their needs, finding out how we can help them accomplish what they need to accomplish and seeing how happy they are. That makes me ecstatic.

Tad Mollnhauer

Franchisee, Florida

With the products and services that The UPS Store provides we can make a difference in people's lives and that is the best reason for being a The UPS Store owner.

Joy Batchelor

Franchisee, Idaho

What makes being a The UPS Store franchisee worthwhile at the end of the day is the customers. The customers treat us like we're family.

Paul Erchinger

Franchisee, Texas

One nice benefit of owning a The UPS Store franchise for me has been that it gives me the opportunity to be more involved in the community. As I make relationships with others it seems like no matter what the environment is, in one way or another business comes out of that and that's not my objective—it's been a secondary benefit to being involved in the community.

Chris Reminder

Franchisee, Ohio

There are several things that I really enjoy about being a The UPS Store franchisee. First and foremost it allows me to get to know the people in the local community and that is a lot of fun. We get to see people on a regular basis. We get to know their life stories. That's a lot of fun.

Bruce Jones

Franchisee, Kentucky

Since we have joined The UPS Store, our life has changed by just having more time to spend together as a family. We've been very fortunate with the stores that we have and we have a great staff that looks out for our best interest and we look out for theirs.

Lonnie Williams

Franchisee, Oklahoma

What makes The UPS Store so successful is it gives each individual an opportunity to grow with the network and just meet the challenges that are brought to them on a daily basis. Every day gives us a new opportunity to help another person, to help another small business, to answer a question and to solve a problem.

Jeff Graham

Franchisee, Alabama

I love my customers. I love my employees. I love every person, every face that comes into my store. I enjoy every day going into work and I can't see doing anything else for the rest of my life.

Stacie Stigar

Franchisee, Alaska

I think that this franchise is so successful because of all of the resources that are available to us as center owners—we have marketing materials, we have so many different opportunities for help from the home office, and it just really makes for a great franchise.

Don Pollard

Franchisee, New Jersey

I think the thing that makes this franchise successful is a number of things. First of all we have an outstanding system, we have a great product, a great brand, and we're able to attract dynamic people to run these centers and run the business. So I think when you put all that together it really provides for a winning combination.

Mary Ellen Nichols

Franchisee, Tennessee

The thing I love about the franchise is that you have the UPS name backing you but yet you also have the autonomy to make your own decisions to promote.

Laura Griffin

Franchisee, Florida

In the eight short months I've owned my The UPS Store it has really changed my life. I've gone from being an employee of someone else to being an employer of my associates. It's a big responsibility but it's exciting every day.

Sandy Scandrett

Franchisee, Wisconsin

Being a The UPS Store franchisee has improved every aspect of my life. It's very rewarding financially, professionally, and emotionally. I have a large number of regular customers who are really, really appreciative of everything we do.

Kristie Robison

Franchisee, Alabama

I would say owning a The UPS Store location has changed my life to where I have more time and flexibility. In owning your own business you get your store up and running and you get employees that you can trust that are going to help keep your store running. This allows me to attend my two boys' ball games and also travel and do things with them so it has really changed my life for the better.

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