For the past few days, I’ve been attending Mosquito Squad 2010 annual meeting at the Westin Hotel in Richmond, VA. It consisted of two and half days packed full of helpful information to get everyone ready for the upcoming year. Everything from marketing and business management to safety requirements and best practices were covered. As great as the presented information was, personally, I was most impressed by the franchise owners themselves.
For most franchisees, this week was their first annual meeting (and the first time I had met the majority of them). I was truly blown away by the enthusiasm this group has for the business. My favorite part of the meeting was simply when the franchise owners introduced themselves, explained why they bought the business and shared something personal about them. The reasons were all different, but all of them were great!
When people are considering a franchise, many do it for the support they get by joining an existing organization. Yes, the corporate office provides a lot of assistance, but the franchisees also attain support and knowledge from other franchise owners. Over the last two days I have seen the more experienced owners share everything they’ve learned (good and bad) to those who are coming into their first season.
I know I’m biased, but I cannot say enough about our franchise owners (you can find your local squad here). They are not only enthusiastic about what they do, but they are genuinely wonderful people. Thank you to all of our franchise owners that came to see us in Richmond!