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With a global recession looking like an increasing possibility following the Coronavirus outbreak, many businesses are battening down the hatches and hoping to weather the storm, while some have unfortunately been left with no option but to shut up shop. But for agile self-starters, now could be the perfect time to start a venture of your own.

Franchises in the cleaning and clearance industries in particular have seen a significant rise in interest as people recognize the recession-proof nature of the business and seek to carve out a position in this lucrative trade. For us at Just Clear this has translated into a 68% increase in new franchise enquiries during the lockdown period.

So, if you’ve been thinking about what your life will look like after lockdown, don’t rule out becoming your own boss and getting a head start on the competition by running your own Just Clear team.

 What is a franchise?

A franchise is a joint venture between a franchisor and a franchisee. The franchisor is the existing business, like us at Just Clear, that sells the right to use its name and idea. The franchisee is the individual who buys into the original company by purchasing the right to sell the franchisor’s goods or services under the existing business model and trademark – this could be you.

 What are the benefits of running your own Just Clear team?

The road to starting your own business can be a bumpy ride – let us fast-track your route to success, supporting you every step of the way. Here are five benefits to running your own Just Clear team:

  1. Be your own boss
    Owning a franchise allows you the chance to be your own boss. You’ll be able to craft a more flexible schedule for yourself and enjoy the autonomy of leading your own team, while benefiting from our built-in business formula.
  2. Support to succeed
    Once the legalities are taken care of and you’re ready to embark on your career as a franchisee, rest assured that we won’t just leave you to sink or swim. Our team at Just Clear HQ and your Franchise Manager will work alongside you to provide you and your team with the tools required to operate at the highest level and maintain the reputation of the Just Clear brand. We will do everything in our power to make sure that you succeed.

  3. Industry know-how
    We know what success looks like in the house clearance and rubbish removal sector and how to get there. As a member of the Just Clear family we will empower you by sharing our first-class knowledge, experience, and industry secrets that you would otherwise have had to learn over the course of your career, so you can be confident that you have the capabilities to succeed.

  4. Track record of growth
    With years of growth and profits under our belt, we will be at your side to help you to make the right decisions so you can hit the ground running and grow your own business without the risk-riddled trial and error process building a new startup from scratch can entail.

  5. Brand recognition
    A significant advantage of purchasing a franchise is the immediate access to an established company’s brand name and all that it stands for. Becoming a member of the award-winning Just Clear family means your business will already be known for its strong societal and environmental purpose, innovative operations, as well as a simple, transparent and trusted customer service. Also, did we mention that we have been featured in Forbes?

Is the clearance industry set for future growth?

Focusing your business goals within the clearance industry is a smart move which will no doubt grant you a significant return on your investment, we should know. The sector is a robust one, weathered but not toppled by recent economic downturns. Put simply, the UK is a nation of consumers meaning there will always be rubbish to clear.

The Coronavirus outbreak has meant that good domestic hygiene and order have been at the top of everyone’s priorities and this only strengthens our belief that the increased demand we are currently experiencing will continue and grow further over the coming months and indeed years.

How do I set up my own Just Clear franchise?

Our comprehensive Operation Manual combined with the ongoing support of our dedicated Franchise Manager will provide you with all the guidance needed to help your clearance team deliver the service that Just Clear clients deserve and have come to expect.

If you are someone who matches our high standards and takes pride in their work please get in touch – we would love to help you get started.

There has never been a better time to become a Just Clear franchisee. We are ready to support your franchising and development plans – are you ready to take action? To register your interest in becoming a franchisee, simply complete the form at the bottom of the webpage here and a member of our team will get back to you.

We operate in a wide number of locations providing house and property clearance in London, rubbish removal in Leicester, The Southeast, The Midlands and beyond.