Building a Franchise Legacy: Featuring Tony Anderson
By Rachel Cross
Throughout life we go through many experiences. We discover what we’re passionate about and what goals and dreams we want to achieve. Getting caught up in the regular 9-5 job can become grueling and demanding and we may find ourselves wanting more out of life. Having more freedom, flexibility, and being your own boss are just a few reasons that people wish to own their own business. We offer that opportunity at Jan-Pro.
Starting in 2012, Tony and Tanginica Anderson became franchise owners at Jan-Pro of the Western Carolinas, and since that time have been very successful. Before becoming a franchisee, Tony worked at the post office for 24 years. According to Anderson, Jan-Pro has benefited him because he now has more freedom and flexibility to live his life.
ADVICE FOR STARTING YOUR OWN FRANCHISE
Before starting your own franchise, you have to have a realistic plan of action in order to be successful. “It sounds crazy, but you have to like what you’re doing, it’s not a passion you can grow if you don’t like it. I understood from the get go that dealing with customers would be our number one priority,” Tony said. He added that in order to have a successful franchise you have to make sure to listen to your customers and correct things that go wrong.
Some of the challenges that come along with becoming a franchise owner are; it truly is a 365 day a year job, you have to be plugged in 24 hours a day, and you need to know what’s going on at all times. This dedication and focus comes along with owning your own franchise, but Jan-Pro has always had a strong support system and mentorship program. They support you throughout the journey ensuring your success and helping you with any challenges.
WHY CHOOSE JAN-PRO
Tony Anderson recommends people to choose Jan-Pro for business ownership compared to other franchise opportunities because of Jan-Pro’s strong support system. “For me, I had the best management team around me, the owner gave me a vision, and my field service team gave me advice to help me through.”
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, anyone can become a franchise owner at Jan-Pro. As long as you have the passion, the mindset, and a coachable mentality, you have the potential to achieve and thrive. Tony made it happen, now so can you.
For more information on becoming a franchise owner, call 864-458-3053 to set up an initial meeting.