FranchiseWorks.com | 360clean Launches Area Development Effort to Fuel U.S. Expansion Franchises For Sale
. Cleaning service franchise
offers eager entrepreneurs affordable opportunity for high returns
CHARLESTON, S.C.—360clean, a rapidly growing specialized janitorial services firm, is ramping up efforts to broaden its franchise business
throughout the Southeastern U.S. in 2011. The combination of its proven operating system and innovative franchise
model makes the highly affordable and high-return 360clean opportunity an ideal option for eager entrepreneurs with two options, a unit franchisee or an area developer.
The son and grandson of entrepreneurs, CEO Barry Bodiford pursued his own ownership dream by founding 360clean in 2005 and began franchising
in 2008. At the time he was a successful and satisfied pharmaceutical sales rep, but he couldn't ignore the urge to manage his business destiny.
Having been a graduate assistant coach for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks football team from 1997 to 1999, Bodiford learned the true meaning of work ethic.
“I had never met a group of people so focused and so hard-working in all my life,” said Bodiford. “Emulating their behavior gave me the tools I needed to get my own business
off the ground later in life.”
Bodiford never thought a career in athletics could have paved the way for him to run a successful business
of his own but that emphasis on hard work was all it took to hit the ground running.
"Did I dream of having a janitorial service as a career? Of course not," said Bodiford, laughing. "But when I started researching business opportunities, I discovered that some of the least-sexy businesses are among the most profitable. That interested me."
With a wife and two children at home, Bodiford launched 360clean while maintaining his pharmaceutical sales job. To cover his rapidly growing list of clients, he found himself working as late as 2 a.m. to ensure his customers received great service. It didn't take long before he left his sales job to run 360clean full time, and in just months, the business was profitable.
"I said to myself, 'This is a really good business!' But I knew if I was going to keep it growing, I had to franchise," Bodiford said. That also meant streamlining the 360clean system to make it duplicable. "I've worked those long hours myself, so I know we're not selling fluff. We're selling a system we've worked thoroughly and perfected ourselves."
Initially, 360clean was a specialized janitorial service for medical offices, hospitals, nursing homes and allied businesses. But Bodiford saw the opportunity to apply his unique Jani+Med cleaning system to any commercial building while remaining competitively priced. He quickly saw that offering the specialized janitorial service to all commercial buildings was essential to broadening the revenue opportunity for potential franchisees.
360clean is a highly affordable concept with low initial fees and low capital investment. In 2011, 360clean will launch its JumpStart program for area developers, which includes financing on as much as half the initial fee, and a large contribution to a grand opening marketing campaign from 360clean.
"We want our franchisees to get off to a good start and to know we're supporting them," said Bodiford. "Our business will grow only as we establish ourselves as the leader in this industry. We must demonstrate that our business lives up to its mantra: The most important attributes of clean cannot be seen."
360clean is a rapidly growing franchised commercial cleaning service based in Charleston, S.C. Through its expanding network of independently owned cleaning businesses, 360clean is establishing itself as one of the nation's most affordable business opportunities for eager entrepreneurs. Using a two-pronged approach to growth, including area development and single business franchises, 360clean is broadening its reach throughout the Southeast U.S. and beyond. 360clean was founded by Barry Bodiford, who is now its CEO.
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