As an aspiring franchisee, you dream of running your own business. But depending on the type of franchise system you invest in, your day-to-day work life could be different than you expected. At SpeedPro, we aim to help prospective owners understand our business model and their role as the leader of a Studio.
So, what does a day in the life of a SpeedPro Studio owner really look like? There’s no simple answer. Every SpeedPro Studio operates a little differently due to our breadth of product offerings and the wide array of B2B customers a Studio might serve in its particular market. However, most SpeedPro owners follow a similar formula for how they approach work life as a franchisee. Take a closer look at what you might do on an average day!
Provide product direction
SpeedPro owners lead a creative team and helping bring clients’ visions to life every single day. Studio owners often have several large-format print projects running simultaneously.
To help manage the workload, you will hire a production manager who oversees the production process for all of your projects and deliveries. As an owner, you’ll touch base with this employee regularly to inform the direction of each project and ensure everything stays on track. To that end, you might hold routine meetings with them and the rest of your team to coordinate workflow.
Your Studio will run with a team of two or more staff members you trust, but it’s your job to make sure everything is operating smoothly. Your role as an owner will include doing quality control and inspections of products and equipment.
Many owners get hands-on in the Studio with their team, too. You might not be running the print production for every project, but you’ll still be involved with the process and ensure your Studio’s quality is consistent.
Handle client sales and meetings
For a while after you launch your Studio, you’ll be the face of your SpeedPro location. This means you’ll primarily be responsible for marketing to and attracting customer leads as well as meeting with potential clients to uncover their needs. You’ll likely spend a good chunk of your day visiting customer locations or hosting sales calls.
Over time, you might delegate marketing activities to a marketing coordinator. While this means less hands-on work for you, it will be your job to determine the business’s marketing goals, target customers and key performance metrics.
Oversee business development
As the head of your Studio, you’ll be the one in charge of your business’s finances to make sure your books are balanced and your business is on the right financial path. Operations will largely fall in your wheelhouse too, ensuring your vision for yourself, your team, and your business are on the strategic path you desire.
It will also be your job to explore the future direction of your business. You’ll plan which customer segments you’ll like to branch out to, which product lines you might offer next and more.
Maintain a balanced lifestyle
The majority of your work will be done on site at your SpeedPro Studio, collaborating with your team, hosting clients or working in your office. However, you also get to enjoy a healthy work-life balance thanks to SpeedPro’s built-in flexibility. Our Studios operate on banker’s hours, meaning 8-5, Monday through Friday. You’ll have nights and weekends off to spend time with family or enjoy your hobbies and passions!
You also have the flexibility to pop in and out throughout the day. Our owners do light travel throughout town to visit clients, drop off proposals and deliver finished projects. Since you come and go, you’ll have time for important appointments, school drop-offs and other “life stuff” that might take a back seat in a traditional office job.
SpeedPro offers a blend of excitement, challenge and support
What’s important to realize about owning a SpeedPro franchise is that no two days are ever the same. Our Studio owners are flexible, adaptive and creative—and they enjoy a faster-paced, dynamic work environment. When you invest in our business, you invest in a break from monotony and boredom!
Of course, you’ll also have support along the way. From our hands-on training when you first join the business to ongoing education to asking/answering questions with other Studio owners, you’ll never be alone on your journey.
Does the daily life of SpeedPro sound like it meets your personal and professional goals? Contact us to learn more about opening your very own large-format printing franchise!