As a Soil to Sun Franchisee, You Will Receive:
Comprehensive Initial Training – Every franchisee attends an initial training program that is comprised of BPI training combined with Soil to Sun Proprietary Training Systems. Our training consists of classroom training, hands-on trouble shooting in real life scenarios, as well as distance learning that can be moved through at your own pace. Training will cover both technical and business management aspects of operating your Soil to Sun business. This combination of local and online learning will provide you with a clear understanding of how to manage your Soil to Sun franchise and grow your business quickly.
Jumpstart Program – Soil to Sun’s one-of-a-kind Jumpstart program is the primary reason Soil to Sun franchisees get off to a fast start in the industry. The Jumpstart is a pre-training program that holds your hand through every detail of your new business’s start-up. Step-by-step, we take you from mundane tasks like obtaining your Federal Tax ID Number to more expansive assignments like competition research and the development of your customized marketing plan. The Jumpstart ensures that you maximize your time before training. But most importantly, it ensures that once you return from training, you’ll be ready to grow your business quickly.
Manual Suite – You will be receiving the most comprehensive, plain spoken and easy to understand manuals in the industry. The Operations Manual is a complete, easy to follow tutorial on how to run a successful Soil to Sun business. It documents all the things you need to know to efficiently run your Soil to Sun business, including everything from how to hire inspectors to how to approach homeowners to get energy audit business. Once your Soil to Sun business is up and running, the Operations Manual will become an easy reference guide for every aspect of your Soil to Sun business. You will also receive a Grand Opening Manual that explains in detail, the step by step process used to initially market your Soil to Sun franchise and kick start your energy audit business.
Marketing Assistance – Every smart new business owner worries about one thing – “how am I going to get customers?” All of our franchisees are trained in Soil to Sun’ proven marketing approach and given access to our professional-grade marketing collateral. More than merely telling you what to do, we’ll explain why some things work and others don’t. From the perspective of a new business owner, one of the most attractive features of this industry is that we acquire many of our customers through word-of-mouth referrals from people who inhabit the world of real estate like agents, brokers, attorney’s, or work in the world of construction like contractors and builders. We’ll teach you exactly how to approach these people, show you what they look for in an energy audit company, and give you the tools to not only effectively create these critical relationships but to maintain them long-term as well. You will learn the skills needed to measure and manage your marketing efforts from a financial standpoint. In addition, you’ll gain professional insight into choosing market specific advertising venues that may be unique to your territory.
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