Own an Entrepreneur 500-Ranking, Affordable Franchise!

Own an Entrepreneur 500-Ranking, Affordable Franchise!

Looking for an affordable franchise opportunity that lets you work from home, gives you unmatched levels of support, and only requires a relatively small investment? 

We’re proud to announce that Footprints Floors has been ranked on Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 list for 2021. It’s fantastic news for us as an affordable franchise business, not to mention our wonderful Franchise Owners and folks like you who are considering joining our flooring family. 

What is Entrepreneur.com and the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List?

Entrepreneur is the world’s biggest magazine for business owners in the USA and beyond. Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business, want to compare different growth strategies, or just want to read advice from the top entrepreneurs in your industry, Entrepreneur magazine is the leading publication for business owners everywhere. 

As a well-respected publication, Entrepreneur publishes two yearly lists – the Entrepreneur 500 and Entrepreneur Franchise 500 – that score businesses on a range of data points. 

For franchises to make it to the Franchise 500 list, they have to submit their FDD, or Franchise Disclosure Document, which details information about fees, required investments, number of locations, Franchise Owner support, and more. Franchises also have to have at least 10 locations, with one of those locations being in Northern America. Entrepreneur takes over 150 data points and scores them, and the higher a franchise’s score, the higher they are on the yearly list. 

People who are in the market for an affordable franchise opportunity that also provides them the freedom and flexibility to enjoy a healthy work-life balance will come face-to-face with Footprints Floors when they look at this year’s Franchise 500, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

affordable franchise opportunity entrepreneur 500Why Footprints Floors is an Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Business

We’re proud to rank #463 on the 2021 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. To be considered among so many esteemed franchises is an honor, and it’s even more exciting to know that out of the 1,116 companies that applied this year,  Footprints Floors made the cut. 

Footprints Floors is an affordable franchise that our Franchise Owners are proud to be a part of. Let’s take a look at why Footprints Floors is an Entrepreneur Franchise 500 business, and why it’s a great business to operate in any market in the U.S. 

 
Low Overheads, High Revenue Potential

All of our Footprints Floors Franchise Owners are home-based, meaning there’s no brick-and-mortar location to rent, no office equipment to buy, and no employees to hire. Our Franchise Owners work exclusively with subcontractors to perform jobs, so you don’t even have to worry about HR costs or payroll. 

With a minimum initial investment of $68,130 and average yearly revenue of $747,401*, you could be enjoying an average ROI of up to 1,097%! However, that’s not to say the revenue potential ends there. Our highest earning territories earned $1.9 million* in 2020, and there’s nothing stopping you from achieving the same financial success. Not bad for an affordable franchise that starts under $69K!

*Numbers obtained from our 2020 FDD.

One of the many reasons why our Franchise Owners love their Footprints Floors business is that many of them were able to recoup their investment within 3-6 months of opening their territory. This is significantly quicker than if you were to open a brick-and-mortar franchise store, which comes with a lengthy buildout process and higher overhead, and can often take between 2-3 years to break even.

Unmatched Franchise Owner Support

At Footprints Floors, we maintain our own call center to support our Franchise Owners with their business. Not only do we take customer service calls for our Franchise Owners, but we also schedule all appointments for them based on their chosen availability, as well as manage their lead generation, so all they have to do is focus on providing a great customer experience. 

support in an affordable franchiseAll new Franchise Owners also get over 120 hours of training before they open their business, split between classroom and practical learning. Once their business is open, the learning doesn’t stop there, because we offer regular support calls, training opportunities, and even a unique support network that connects Franchise Owners together. 

We’ll also provide you with all the marketing tools and training you need to get going. From social media management to websites and SEO, we’ll help you to build and maintain your digital presence and begin attracting customers. 

 
Freedom and Flexibility

Footprints Floors Franchise Owners don’t typically work extensive hours, with most operating a 9-5 business life. We stand by the importance of a healthy work-life balance, which is why all of our Founders can tailor their work around important family commitments, vacations, and special events. 

We also don’t require that you have any background or experience in flooring to join our family of Footprints Floors Franchise Owners. All you need is a passion for community, a growth-oriented mindset, a friendly personality, and strong leadership skills. 

 

home based affordable franchiseWhat Does This Mean for Footprints Floors Franchise Owners?

Being listed on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list is a big accomplishment for Footprints Floors, as it’s effectively a huge stamp of approval from the world’s leading resource on business. 

It’s an exciting time to own a Footprints Floors franchise, and we’re thrilled that Entrepreneur has recognized not only us as a franchise, but the hard work and dedication of our Franchise Owners. 

We’re looking forward to welcoming some new faces into the Footprints Floors family and now has never been a better time to take the leap into owning your own franchise. 

 

Own an Award-Winning, Affordable Franchise in a BOOMING Industry!

If you’re passionate about helping customers build the home of their dreams, or you’re simply looking for an affordable franchise opportunity that understands the importance of a work-life balance, then Footprints Floors is the business you’ve been looking for. 

As a Franchise Owner, we don’t expect you to spend a small fortune on renting an expensive showroom, buying stock, or hiring employees. We’ve designed the Footprints Floors business so it’s easy to run from home, leaving you with more time to spend with your family and more money in your pocket. 

So, if you’re interested in owning your own affordable franchise business, head over to the Footprints Floors website to learn more about us.

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Why is This Former Oil and Gas Exec Starting a Flooring Business?

Why is This Former Oil and Gas Exec Starting a Flooring Business?

Starting a flooring business is about more than making money- it’s about helping people feel proud of one of the biggest investments they will ever make- their home. We here at Footprints Floors pride ourselves in our expanding family of passionate Franchise Owners that represent our brand on a daily business. One of the things we like the most is the unique experience and story that each Franchise Owner brings to our company. Our latest Franchise Owner, Jimmy Whitehead is no exception. We sat down with Jimmy to understand why a successful oil and gas executive would make the jump into starting a flooring business in Oklahoma City.

Jimmy grew up in Choctaw, OK, which is only a 30-minute drive on Route 62 outside of Oklahoma City. After marrying his wife Jennifer in 1995, they moved to Dallas so he could complete his education by graduating with an MBA. His stay in Dallas only lasted 8 years as he found himself back in the OKC area after being hired by Devon Energy in 2005.

Jimmy Whitehead starting a flooring business in OKCFrom Oil & Gas Marketing to Starting a Flooring Business

His time in the natural gas marketing industry was an undeniable success as he rose to the ranks of executive and ran a team of 15 marketing professionals. However, in his quest to climb the corporate ladder, Jimmy discovered that he wished to be the one making the decisions in his business, rather than having to follow others’ plans with little to no say in the matter. The core reason Jimmy wanted to explore entrepreneurship was to have control over the entire decision-making process instead of having to run things by several levels of management first.

Jimmy was also seeking an additional stream of income to support his family and act as a safety net in a worst-case scenario situation. A combination of being laid off in 2017 and seeing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made him acutely aware of how important it was to secure financial security for his family. After brainstorming an initial list of options, an internet search delivered him to a flooring franchise opportunity. Since he has experience with flooring installations in his own home, he was intrigued to learn more about starting a flooring business with Footprints Floors.

One of the main factors in his decision to franchise with Footprints Floors, Jimmy tells us, was the outstanding corporate support he knew he could count on to turn his flooring business into a success. “I’ve always wanted to have my own business but was unwilling to give up the salary from my corporate job,” he says, adding, “Footprints allows me to take that leap with more confidence knowing that the marketing and call support systems are there to support me rather than starting completely from scratch. I believe these support systems will allow me to ramp up the business more quickly than I could do on my own.”

Starting a Flooring Business With Footprints Floors: Jimmy’s Experience

As soon as Jimmy began to dig deeper into our business model, he realized that he had found the ideal opportunity for him. What really hooked Jimmy in is the same thing that attracts many other Franchise Owners, not to mention our customers: our laser focus on quality customer service and ensuring that our customers are always receiving a pleasant and professional experience. Jimmy recalls his first meeting with our Founder Bryan Park and describes what stood out the most about Bryan’s attitude and outlook.

“Bryan Park is very down to earth,” Jimmy says. “Everything feels like a big family and they still seem interested in the objective of doing what is right, doing what you say you’ll do, and standing behind their work. I wasn’t looking for a big corporate situation that could just make me money, I wanted a business to run with a product that I can be proud of. It seemed to me like everyone pulls together to help each Franchise Owner do the best job they can.”

Jimmy and Bryan got to connect on a personal level during his Discovery Day when he got to spend the day riding along on different customer appointments, asking questions, and learning the fundamentals of our business. Jimmy was also able to meet other members of our team to gain a deep understanding of how we are and how we operate. What impressed him the most was that this was a day dedicated to getting to know real people, not sitting through a high-pressure sales pitch about starting a flooring business. This experience made it clear that he was in the right place with the right people!

The second half of the equation for Jimmy was the logistics involved in owning a Footprints Floors franchise. He was especially impressed with our dedicated corporate call center that handles appointment scheduling and lead generation for all Franchise Owners, as well as our professional-looking marketing materials-  something we hear often from our Franchise Owners! Instead of having to worry about generating new business, as they would if they were starting a flooring business from scratch, our Franchise Owners are empowered with the full support of our corporate team that provides the logistical and sales support they need, when they need it.

As impressed as Jimmy was, starting a flooring business is a significant financial investment and a true family decision. As a man of faith, Jimmy prayed that he and his wife would find the peace they needed to move forward with becoming a Franchise Owner. “I’d been praying that God would give me peace about making this move and just wasn’t feeling that yet,” Jimmy recalls.  “My wife was nervous about discussing the details but once I sat her down and went through all the details, she came back to me pretty quickly and said she had a huge peace about it and was ready to do it.”

Looking Ahead to Franchise Ownership Success in Oklahoma City

Jimmy is confident he will become a successful Franchise Owner with Footprints Floors because of his ability to relate to people and his long history of a strong work ethic and solid communication skills. He understands the importance of setting the right expectations and being completely transparent with his team and customers. He has every intention of continuing our trend of putting the customer first and always delivering a high-quality product.

Jimmy resides in Oklahoma City with his wife and four kids. They are very active in their local church. He also enjoys hiking, skiing, tennis, and home improvement projects. We are excited to welcome Jimmy to our family as the owner of our FIRST Oklahoma franchise territory and look forward to his future success as a Franchise Owner.

Ready to take the first steps toward starting a flooring business with Footprints Floors? Learn more about our outstanding economics, unparalleled support, and the freedom and flexibility our Franchise Owners are able to experience at our franchise website.

 

 

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