You’ve done your research, you’ve secured your funding, and you’ve made your decision: you’re ready to change your life for the better by becoming a franchise owner. On the other hand, with inflation at record highs and a potential recession looming on the horizon, it’s natural that you’d be worried about making such a big change at a time like this. The truth is that recessions have historically been a popular time to start your own franchise. Being your own boss eliminates a lot of the factors that cause workers stress during recessions, like layoffs. And if you’re smart about which franchising opportunity you choose, you may even put yourself in a position to thrive like never before.
Some franchising opportunities are what’s known as “recession resistant,” which means that they’re less likely to be impacted by economic fluctuations than other businesses. By choosing a recession resistant franchise, you’re putting yourself in a good position to grow a successful business regardless of what the economy has in store. Read on to learn more about choosing a recession resistant franchise.
Choosing the Right Franchise
During periods of economic instability and uncertainty, we strip our budget down to the bare essentials. Impulse buys, dinners out at a restaurant, and new clothes are usually some of the first things to go. What survives the budget cuts are essential services: food, healthcare, lodging, repairs. When you’re deciding between franchising opportunities, the key to ensuring that you’re opening a recession resistant franchise is to choose a company that offers something people need, rather than something they want or might like to have.
While no business is completely recession-proof, there are things to look for in a franchising opportunity that helps to make a business more resilient than others. As a rule of thumb, these are businesses with a solid record of growth, a range of essential services that they offer, and a strong management team. DUCTZ is proud to offer potential franchisees all three. Better yet, DUCTZ is part of an industry that is universally acknowledged to be recession resistant: home services.
Your Opportunity in Home Services
During a recession, people who are unhappy with elements of their home will choose renovations or repairs over moving. Over the last two years, as we’ve spent more time at home, the home services industry has grown tremendously. In fact, 2020 was a record-breaking year in home services, with more than 500 million home services jobs completed nationwide.
No matter what happens with our economy, people will still budget for needed repairs and improvements in their homes. By providing urgent, immediate repairs, an air vent cleaning and HVAC restoration franchise like DUCTZ provides franchisees with a recurrent, relatively stable source of revenue.
Build a Recession-Resistant Business with DUCTZ
Not all home services brands are equal. Some repairs and improvements – like a new coat of paint or a leaky faucet – aren’t urgent fixes, and homeowners might be tempted to push them off until their financial situation is better. HVAC problems, however, have to be fixed immediately. HVAC systems keep homes comfortable, and living without air conditioning in the summer or heat in the winter simply isn’t an option. We’re also more aware of our indoor air quality than ever, and the HVAC system controls that. When your system isn’t working, you may be breathing in mold, pet dander, and bacteria that can trigger allergies and respiratory illnesses. The services DUCTZ provides are so critical to the health and wellbeing of property owners that we were deemed an essential business during the height of the pandemic.
The growth and sustained success of DUCTZ franchises nationwide over the last two years has proven without a doubt that DUCTZ is a resilient brand that can thrive in any environment. We couldn’t be prouder of our success during the pandemic. Our franchises provide services that every community needs, and which can’t be put on the backburner until times are better. And thanks to our relationship with BELFOR Franchise Group, we’re able to provide our franchise owners with a caliber of resources and support that is sure to see you through the most challenging times. If you’re looking to get started with a franchise that can weather any storm, DUCTZ is your best bet.
Let’s get the ball rolling. Give us a call today at 866-355-1119 or fill out this form to start a conversation. We can’t wait to help you succeed.