Highlights from our annual Storebox Franchise Meeting
Current Franchisees talk about their experiences with Storebox
"As part of a Franchise system you don't have to make important decisions on your own, but can always count on the support of a team full of specialists providing professional advice."
Franchise partner, Vienna & Linz
Richard considers his franchise partnership with Storebox an investment in his future - he is convinced of the success of the concept: “Affordable living space is becoming increasingly scarce everywhere and consequently the demand for urban storage space is guaranteed to continue to skyrocket over the next few years.”
He embarked upon his search for a suitable property as soon as he had officially decided to partner with Storebox. “You have to invest a bit of time!” So he walked around in areas that were interesting to him, searched on property sites online and reached out to his personal and professional networks. But Storebox itself also supported him. “Storebox headquarters took care of the entire systematic analysis of the location’s potential, but they also helped me in my search.”
However, the support of the franchise managers does not end once the location is up and running. Self-employment is thus easily manageable alongside a full-time job and family life. “Most customer enquiries are handled directly by headquarters; if there’s something I need to do, then I’m informed about it.” Viewing appointments with customers on-site can be individually scheduled by Richard and there are also technical options for emergencies – he can generate a visitor code for the customer and then he guides them through the Storebox over the phone.
Richard’s advice to anyone interested in franchising is to go with your gut feeling first and foremost. “The transition to self-employment is usually not an easy one, but I don’t think it could be much easier than with the Storebox franchise concept. There' s a detailed plan that you can follow”. For him, mutual trust between partners, support and working towards common goals make franchise systems the perfect way to venture into the world of self-employment.