Starting a new business can be overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it by yourself. At Corvus, we’ve helped hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs start their own successful cleaning businesses through our office cleaning franchise program. To help you get a sense of what’s involved in becoming a Corvus Franchisee (or a franchise owner in general), we’ve put together this quick five step franchise sales process infographic and guide.
Step 1: Inquire
The first step in the franchise sales process is also the easiest. Let the franchisor know that you are interested in becoming a franchisee! For Corvus, it is as simple as filling out our contact form with your name, phone number, email, and closest metro area. After we receive your info, we’ll give you a call to set up an initial discovery meeting at one of our regional offices.
Steps 2 & 3: Set Up and Attend a Disclosure Meeting
During your initial discovery meeting you’ll meet the regional team and start learning more about the business, including things like fees, schedules, and expectations. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions you have during this initial meeting. Don’t worry – you don’t need to bring anything with you (except for a pen and paper to take notes). During this meeting we’ll also ask you to fill out a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and background check form.
Step 4. 14 Day Waiting Period
After your first meeting, there will be a 14 day waiting period during which we will run your background check. This 14 day waiting period gives you the opportunity to review Corvus’ (the franchisor’s) FDD in detail. During this waiting period, if you have any questions or concerns, you’re free to reach out to your local Corvus team for more information.
Step 5: Franchise Sale
After you’ve passed your background check and the 14-day waiting period is over, we’ll have you come back into the regional office to complete your franchise sale paperwork and schedule your training session – which usually happens a week after signing.
Initial Offering Period
Now that you’re an official Corvus Franchisee, it’s our job to start getting you clients. Typically, you’ll start off with 1-2 cleans per week, as we try to prioritize new Franchisees whenever we sign a new service contract.
The Future is Yours
What comes next? That’s up to you! We’ll continue to support you with financing, technical support, and customer acquisitions, while you’ll support the Corvus brand by providing professional, best-in-class commercial cleaning services to our wonderful customers. Because together, we can Make Lives Better.
Ready to get started with your Corvus Franchise? Contact our franchise team to start today!