If you want to become your own boss or start a new career and are looking for an opportunity that provides greater work-life balance, than becoming a franchise owner is a great idea. In as little as two to three months, you have the potential to go from your present-day situation to BirthdayPak franchise owner! BirthdayPak markets are available across the nation. Find out how to start the process and become a franchise owner in six steps.
Step 1: Schedule and Have an Introductory Call
The very first step is just a few clicks away. Fill out the contact form or call 1-888-206-0083 to schedule a 15- to 20-minute introductory call. A senior member of the BirthdayPak team will contact you to learn more about your background and goals, and answer questions you have about franchise ownership – everything from next steps to onboarding and ongoing support. During the call, you will also learn about the BirthdayPak vision. After the call, a media kit with a BirthdayPak sample is sent.
Step 2: Attend a One-on-One Webinar
Next, we’ll schedule a one-on-one webinar, providing you with an in-depth overview of the BirthdayPak brand and the market of interest. Some of the topics covered include:
- Demographics and maps of market opportunities
- The number of zones
- The criteria that comprises the consumer data
- Business partners
- Franchise fees
- Email and digital experience
- Comprehensive training program
Step 3: Review Franchise Disclosure Document and Have an Introductory Call with the CEO of BirthdayPak
If you decide to move forward with purchasing a BirthdayPak franchise, you will then have the opportunity to review the Franchise Disclosure Document. It contains information about fees, protections, financials, legal and economic details about the BirthdayPak model to help you make an informed decision. An introductory call with BirthdayPak Chief Executive Officer Paul Berman is scheduled to address questions about the document and franchise ownership.
Step 4: Connect with Other Franchise Owners via Validation Calls
The next step is connecting directly with other franchise owners to understand their experiences. You will hear about what their typical day looks like, the benefits they have as franchise owners, and how they built out their market.
Step 5: Finalize Agreements, Training and Support
Once the agreements are finalized, a few days are spent at BirthdayPak headquarters in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Training is provided in the office and new franchise owners shadow local franchise owners. The support is second to none at BirthdayPak!
Step 6: Open Your BirthdayPak Market!
Finally, the BirthdayPak national director of training will come to your market, and work hand-in-hand with you to network and initiate sales. New franchise owners benefit from daily support, for as long as needed.
Are you ready to be your own boss and make your own schedule? What do you have to lose? There is no obligation and the first step is easy! Here is that number again: 1-888-206-0083.
Do you often take charge, enjoy challenges and strive for success in all things? Do you consider yourself a self-starter, problem solver and rise to the occasion first? If this describes you, you are likely a natural born leader. Perhaps you’re also the entrepreneurial type who likes being his/her own boss. So, it’s no surprise that natural leaders also make great franchise owners! Here are five characteristics of leaders that lend themselves to standout franchise owners.
Respect & Integrity – A true leader is someone who is honest, knowledgeable, open to suggestions/feedback and caring toward clients, employees and colleagues/partners. They listen, communicate openly and respond in a way that elicits trust, loyalty and appreciation. Leaders “walk the talk” and others naturally want to follow.
Visionary – Leaders have a distinct vision of where they and the company are headed and can articulate it well. An understanding of the big picture is key, along with how they contribute to helping the organization thrive. They are always looking ahead and willing to change as needed to be profitable and grow.
Positive Outlook – Leaders with a positive outlook empower others around them and draw people to them. People want to do business with others who are positive, and employees work harder. Positive leaders always seem to have a solution, are reassuring and inspiring. They compliment employees and tell them how they have contributed to the company’s success.
Motivating and Engaging – Motivating others is the mark of a good leader. Motivation is shown through example, not issuing mandates. Motivation means being enthusiastic, providing guidance, encouraging others and making them feel valued. This approach creates engaged employees who are committed to the organization’s goals and values, and willing to give 110% every day. Engaged employees translate to greater productivity and profits. According to a 2016 Gallup poll, teams with high engagement rates are 21% more productive. High engagement leads to other positive outcomes as well such as lower absenteeism and fewer quality defects.
Cultivate a Strong Team – Leaders understand that they are only as good as their team. They understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine gaps and put together the right team that complements or expands his/her skill set. They choose employees with the right personalities who communicate well and show mutual respect. As a franchise owner, this characteristic is particularly important when partnering with other individuals or eventually hiring employees to manage an aspect of the franchise or part of the territory.
Are you seeking an opportunity to apply your strong leadership and pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? If so, then a BirthdayPak franchise may be a good fit. Learn more about BirthdayPak and the tools and support given to successfully build your business and team. Click here to register for an upcoming webinar.
And get control of their time together!
There is a huge balancing act that comes along with work and home life, especially when sharing that time with a significant other. Nothing unites two people more than achieving something together or spending time doing something that both are passionate about. There are some exciting business opportunities in the franchise industry that are great opportunities for couples to run a business together and operating a BirthdayPak franchise is no exception.
“BirthdayPak is in the business of life event marketing. We also talk a lot about Celebrating Life outside of business! We specialize in celebrating birthdays, but also targeting our consumers on other special events throughout the year, such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
We have several husband and wife franchisees who have made it their lives to expand the BirthdayPak business in a fun and exciting model they can build together. If you are looking to control your life and career with a significant other, BirthdayPak allows you the flexibility to create your own schedule and spend more time with friends and family,” says Chad Bickle, Vice President of Franchisee Operations at BirthdayPak.
One example of a husband and wife team working and growing together, is Mark and Kerry Neujahr. The Neujahr’s opened their BirthdayPak of Orlando franchise in July of 2016 and quickly began to flourish, opening a third of their market within the first year. Kerry’s previous experience owning a publishing company, and working in her father’s restaurant, easily transitioned to her BirthdayPak franchise and provided the natural ability to relate to her business partners.
While Kerry handled sales and prospecting, Mark worked the backend, creating tracking reports for business partners and social media campaigns. Fast forward to 2018, and BirthdayPak of Orlando has successfully opened more than half of their market, sending 72,000 happy birthday wishes annually, and Mark Neujahr is now the National Director of Training for the company.
“A BirthdayPak franchise provides a great opportunity for couples to build a business together and to enjoy a work-life balance that the corporate world can’t provide! The decision to own and operate a BirthdayPak franchise has proven to be a successful and life altering decision for us as a married couple and team,” says Mark.
In 2017, Kerry stated that, “It can be a long road, but I know the work will be worth the reward of having our own successful business” and it certainly has for this successful couple.
If you’re looking to get into business alone or with your life partner, owning a BirthdayPak franchise could be the opportunity for you! To learn more, visit www.BirthdayPakFranchise.com, call 888-206-0083 or send an email to Franchising@BirthdayPak.com.
Are you tired of working 9-5, inside a stale office, for someone else? Have you thought about becoming a BirthdayPak franchise owner? Many franchise owners were first BirthdayPak recipients when their curiosity was piqued about starting a franchise. But the elements have to be just right – and the process involves both the potential franchise owner and BirthdayPak to mutually agree it’s a good fit.
Franchise owners are often drawn to BirthdayPak to achieve a work-life balance. While that’s a high priority, there’s much more to consider. Below are qualities sought out in potential franchise owners that we believe set them up for success.
At BirthdayPak, having strong connections with business partners and relating how BirthdayPak can impact their business’s bottom line is important. Franchise owners need to be outgoing and have a sales and marketing mindset to succeed. Most BirthdayPak franchise owners have experience in sales, advertising or marketing, or previously owned other businesses.
Strong Work Ethic
Behind BirthdayPak are passionate individuals willing to work hard, especially for the first couple of years to get the franchise established. Chad Bickle, BirthdayPak Vice President of Franchisee Operations, says franchise owners need to be good planners and know each restaurant they are prospecting as potential business partners. This means doing thorough research to learn the names of the owner/manager and food price points. In sales, multiple touchpoints are needed since franchise owners often hear ‘no’ more than ‘yes.’ It could take up to 5-10 times before a prospect will start to listen, and make the commitment.
“We have several franchise owners with long-term markets who have seen tremendous success,” says Chad. “After a year or two of hard work as the zones and market are built, BirthdayPak can become a self-sustained business and a part-time job with the potential for a six-figure salary.”
Entrepreneurial Drive, with Willingness to Follow a Proven Model
BirthdayPak franchise owners have drive, are self-motivated and goal-oriented. They generally have a lot of freedom and flexibility and work from home on a regular basis. Franchise owners are their own boss, but instead of creating everything from the ground up, it’s laid out with a model to follow. BirthdayPak believes in getting franchise owners up to speed quickly, which is why support and training are paramount to success.
Wide Network, Ability to Connect with Influencers & Foodie
While not required, experience in the hospitality industry is an added benefit. In addition, knowing or being able to connect with key influencers, such as chamber members, business managers/owners and members of the National Restaurant Association, also helps. And since the majority of BirthdayPak business partners are restaurants, being a foodie serves to connect with business partners on a personal level.
There’s never been a better time to become a BirthdayPak franchise owner! BirthdayPak is an award-winning franchise and rapidly expanding across the country. The BirthdayPak franchise is also relatively low-cost: Low overhead and a franchise fee between $30,000 – $40,000, with financing available for those who meet financial requirements. To learn more, visit www.BirthdayPakFranchise.com, call 888-206-0083 or email Franchising@BirthdayPak.com.