Explaining Factory Tinted Windows vs. Aftermarket Window Tinting

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Tint World® is the #1 car window tinting installation center for over 30 years, but even with our experience in automotive window tinting, our Tint World® franchise owners often get asked about the difference between factory tinted windows versus aftermarket window tinting. To help clear up some of the confusion, our franchise blog will attempt to explain the differences. Learn about differences in window tinting from Tint World

Most, if not all, new models,, especially SUV’s and Mini-Vans, come equipped with a dark, 15% visible light transmission “factory tint” on vehicle windows, other than the front driver and passenger windows and of course, the windshield.

Most consumers believe that since the glass is already tinted, there is no need to install an after-market window film, other than potentially matching their front windows to the existing tinted glass. SUV owners are not aware that the factory tinted glass has a very limited heat rejection coefficient and in most cases virtually no ultraviolet; UVA or UVB reduction!

While the glare is reduced by nearly 80% and passengers have additional privacy, the heat gain through factory tinted glass is very often extreme for passengers and the UV rays can remain un-blocked!

For our Tint World® franchise owners and technicians, there are two issues that our professionals need to consider when approaching a factory tinted vehicle:

* The first is the critical requirement to “match” the color of the aftermarket window film and the flat reflectivity; or rather non reflective, elements of the “factory tinted” glass. It makes little sense for an SUV driver to install a window tint that is shiny or a completely different color hue, as compared to the balance of their vehicle’s glass. This issue is resolved by having a non-reflective window film installed like the Tint World® “Supreme Carbon Package” or the “Ultimate CXP Package” Technology Window Films. In both instances, the front driver and passenger windows will have a perfect color match to the rear glass.

* The second is the critical requirement of Tint World® franchise owners to be familiar with their local state tint laws and only install front window visible light transmission films that meet the statutes. For example, the requirement in Florida is a 28% VLT for front windows. The installation of window film on a windshield is not legally permitted, with the exception of a strip that is frequently installed on the top of the windshield glass from the interior right up to the AS1 line.

The aftermarket professionally installed films by Tint World® franchise locations have nearly 99.9% UVA and UVB rejection and heat rejection at a factor of double or more compared to the “factory tinted” rear windows, protecting the safety and health of passengers.

Many SUV drivers will have a very light 50% VLT film or higher installed on the interior glass of the “factory tinted” glass to gain double the heat rejection and UV rejection without adding any additional reflectivity to the glass! In addition, with the rapid growth of on-board electronics and Bluetooth technology, these Tint World Films will not interfere with EM signals that also relate to GPS, radar detectors or premium satellite radio like XM or Sirius.

SUV owners should recognize that they have only tackled one very small portion of their tinting requirements! This is a new age in technology and our Tint World® franchises offer solution tint packages that will match any budget. To learn more about our local Tint World® franchise locations and their capabilities, visit our website. If you would like more information about becoming a Tint World® franchise owner, contact our Tint World® Franchise team online or call us at 1-888-944-8468.

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New Franchise Opportunities for 2017

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As we head into the stretch run of 2016, many entrepreneurs are looking for new franchise opportunities for franchise ownership in 2017. If you are looking for a great way to own your own franchise and do something you love, owning a Tint World® franchise can help you find the perfect niche for you. New Franchise Opportunities Tint World

A Tint World® franchise can let you be your own boss while being involved with one of the fastest growing franchise systems in the world. Tint World® franchise programs come with several opportunities for entry, all of which can help you find your dream franchise solution for 2017 and beyond. Available Tint World® franchise opportunities include:

Tint World® Single Store:

The Single Store Franchise is very popular because it offers the startup of a new traditional Tint World® franchise location that provides you to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself, because it is backed by all the benefits and support of the Tint World® nationally-marketed brand.

Tint World® Multi-Store:

The Multi-Store Franchise Opportunity is for enterprise level business developers. Tint World® allows you to create your very own “mini market” of franchise locations. We’ll be there every step of the way as you develop each and every franchise license and move from an individual store franchise owner to a multi-unit operator. Tint World® offers a lower franchise fee and royalty discount for qualified conversions.

Tint World® Co-Brand Express Store:

The Express Store Franchise Program allows existing business owners to successfully integrate a Tint World® Express franchise into their existing business and offer Tint World® products and services to an existing business operation. This option is a great way to quickly expand your business, gain more customers, and increase profits by providing more services to generate new revenue streams. Tint World® offers a lower franchise fee and royalty discount for qualified conversions!

Tint World® Conversion Store:

The Conversion Store Franchise Program is for successful automotive service center owners who are looking for a better way to do business. This Option is perfect for current business owners looking for the benefits of a franchise without having to start from scratch, and provides expansion of your target customer base with a low cost investment and easy conversion program. Tint World® offers a lower franchise fee and royalty discount for qualified conversions.

Tint World® Franchise opportunities also exist for Area Developers and International Master Franchises as well, so if you would like more information on the different options that are available for your own Tint World® Franchise, contact our Tint World® Franchise team online or call us at 1-888-944-8468.

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Engage Your Customers

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With the prevalence of online shopping for items, it can be difficult for franchise owners at times to get individuals to come to their standing retail locations. Finding ways to engage and interest your customers is a way that you can differentiate your TintWorld® national franchise from your competitors, both locally and online.

One great way to engage with your customers is to create an environment that is welcoming, helpful, pleasing and offers them a feeling of enjoyment when they come to your location. To help drive more engagement with your franchise location visitors, consider using these ideas on how to use the senses for your location. Engage Your Customers

Tips to engage the five senses in your retail franchise location:

Sense of Smell: If you offer anything with pleasing aromas, such as coffee, put out open bins for shoppers to smell. You can also consider using vanilla or other pleasing scents to engage the shopper’s sense of smell. Don’t overdo it, though, as overpowering smells can backfire.

Sense of Taste: Offer free beverages or a bowl of hard candy on the counter. Hold a wine and cheese tasting to celebrate a new product line or a special company anniversary to make customers feel welcome!

Sense of Sight: An open store layout with pleasing displays is a must, starting with the front door or window display. Bright, eye-catching digital monitor signs or products and services banners can add visual punch. Cleanliness is part of the visual appeal, too, so make your place of business spotless.

Sense of Touch: Supply product samples for customers to feel for themselves. Make things accessible for customers to touch (except for fragile things). Use your interactive showroom displays to feature your products. Remember that when goods aren’t accessible, even as a sample, there’s an invisible buying barrier that can be off-putting to customers.

Sense of Hearing: Soothing music to mask street sounds makes for an enthusiastic and relaxing environment. Eliminate negative sounds, too. Don’t allow employees to talk on mobile phones, gossip, or gab in groups in front of customers.

Finding ways to engage with the customers of your TintWorld® franchise location can extend beyond advertising and marketing your location. Connecting with your customers in a new and unique way by appealing to their senses can help create a positive experience for your franchise and help keep your customers engaged and returning again and again!

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Studying and Understanding Your Competition

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Every single business has competition. Some businesses will market similar products and services; others will target the exact same audience; therefore, it makes perfect sense that studying your competition and understanding the results can improve the position of your products and services and audience engagement. Your business can improve by the simple act of studying and understanding your competition, and how you can differentiate your TintWorld® national franchise from your competition.

There is no competition that is going to be exactly the same as your TintWorld® franchise and you are unique; any competitors you may have will be different, even if they are selling similar products. Studying and Understanding Your Competition

Identify the ways in which your TintWorld® products and services are different and figure out exactly what is different, so that you can determine why your overall business, products and services are better and different enough to make your business stand out from your competitors to market them to your audience.

Find Out What Ways Your Competition Markets to Their Audience

Do they use social media, online advertising, content marketing, email marketing, trade shows, car dealers, chamber of commerce or some other means to get the word out about their companies’ products and services? Ask yourself if they are successful and if so, what are they doing well?

Find Out If Their Product and Services Are the Same as Yours and How

Is there something about their product and services that could be confused with yours? If so, how can you make yours stand out and how can you improve or portray that you are one step ahead of them in terms of the quality of Product and Services that you deliver?

How Does Your Competition’s Prices Compare to Yours?

Are they less expensive or more expensive than you? Why? Is there anything you can do in order to change your own price to make your products stand out better? If they are cheaper, can you make your products and customer service better so that the issue of price is not a factor?

How Does Your Competition Use Their Website to Market Their Products?

Check out every aspect of your competitors’ website, from the design layout to the words on the page. Do they have a newsletter sign-up? Do they offer a freebie giveaway? Do they have a blog? Can you see their sales funnel? Try to work out how they are using their website on the whole to market their business.

How Does Your Competition Use Social Media?

Do your competitors have social media engagement and follows on their website? What social media platforms are they active on? Do they use share buttons on their blog posts? Are they answering questions on social media and engaging with their audience? Knowing how your competition uses and misuses social media can help you become better at using it.

What Type of Content Is on Their Website?

Is your competition using content marketing on their website that is keyword rich? Can you figure out the keywords they are using? Do they use a variety of different forms of content such as text, video, infographics and so forth? Is this engaging comments and interaction with their audience?

How Often Do They Update Content?

Is the content updated often and if so, how often? Is the audience commenting on, liking and sharing their website content regularly? Does your competition share their content updates via social media, email newsletter and other means and Re you or can you do it better?

There is no point in studying your competition once and then sitting back relaxing. Instead, take the time to regularly look for new competition and check out your old competition to make sure things haven’t changed since you last looked. You never know what you can glean from the information you collect. In fact, it’s probably a good idea to continue following and observing your competition at all times in order to stay abreast of your industry and to allow you to see opportunities as they arise.

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12 habits that set ultra successful franchise owners apart

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There are a number of different types of franchise owners and many of them share successful traits that help them achieve wide varieties of success. If you are ready to own your own auto detailing franchise like the franchise owners at TintWorld®, you can use the habits of the most successful franchise owners to help grow your opportunities for success in your own franchise!

What do ultra successful franchise owners have in common? These 12 habits are often used by these franchise owners to help them grow their own success and include:successful franchise owners

  1. Composure:

Ultra successful franchise owners are composed because they constantly monitor their emotions, they understand them, and they use this knowledge in the moment to react to challenging situations with self-control. When things go wrong, they are persistently calm and frustratingly content. They know that no matter how good or bad things get, everything changes with time. They adapt and adjust to stay happy and in control.

  1. Knowledge:

Super successful people know more than others do because they’re constantly working to increase their self-awareness, vow to constant growth and fill their spare time with self-education because it’s their passion. They’re always looking for opportunities to improve things, learn about themselves and the world around them. Truly exceptional people ask questions on their mind, because they rather learn something new than just appear smart.

  1. Deliberate and Focused:

Ultra-successful people reach decisions by thinking things through, seeking advice from others, and sleeping on it. They know that impulsively relying too much on gut-instinct is ineffective and misleading; logically thinking things through makes all the difference.

  1. Speak with Certainty:

It’s rare to hear super successful people say things they are not sure of, and instead speak assertively because they know it’s difficult for people to listen to you if you can’t deliver your ideas with conviction.

  1. Positive Body Language:

Becoming cognizant of positive gestures, expressions, tone of voice draws and positive body language using an enthusiastic tone, uncrossing their arms, maintaining eye contact, and leaning in towards the people they are speaking with to draw people in. Positive body language makes all the difference in a conversation because how you say something can be more important than what you say.

  1. Make an Impression:

Most people decide whether or not they like you within the first seven seconds of meeting you, spend the rest of the conversation internally justifying their initial reaction.

Take advantage to make huge gains in how people respond to you by making a good first impression that’s tied intimately to positive body language through strong posture, a firm handshake, a smile, and open shoulders.

  1. Look for Small Victories:

Successful franchise owners challenge themselves and compete, even when their efforts yield only small victories. Small victories build new androgen receptors in the areas of the brain responsible for reward and motivation. The increase in androgen receptors increases the influence of testosterone, which further increases their confidence and eagerness to tackle future challenges. When you achieve a series of small victories, the boost in your confidence can last for months.

  1. Fearlessness:

Fear is nothing more than a lingering emotion that’s fueled by imagination. Fear is a choice. Exceptional people understand and know how to not let fear take over their emotions; they are addicted to the euphoric feeling they get from conquering their fears.

  1. Grace under Pressure:

Graceful people are the perfect combination of strong and gentle. They don’t resort to intimidation, anger, or manipulation to get a point across because their gentle, self-assured nature gets the job done. The word gentle often carries a negative connotation, but in reality, it’s the gentleness of being graceful that gives ultra-successful people their power and easy to get along with all the qualities that keeps approachable, likeable, and makes people highly amenable to their ideas.

  1. Honesty:

Super successful people trust that honesty and integrity, though painful at times, always work out for the best. They know that honesty allows for genuine connections with people in a way that dishonesty can’t and that lying or cheating will always come back to bite you in the end. In fact, people who often lie experienced more mental health problems than their honest counterparts.

  1. Gratefulness:

Ultra successful franchise owners know how much ambition, passion, and hard work it took them to get where they are. They also know that their mentors, colleagues, families, and friends all played a huge role in their success and recognize the wonderful things that others in their life have done for them.

  1. Show Appreciation:

Truly exceptional people are able to achieve so much because they know the importance of slowing down and appreciating everything they already have. They know that a huge amount of their positivity, grit, and motivation comes from their ability to stay grounded and appreciate the opportunities that life has given them thus far.

If you are interested in incorporating these habits to make your own automotive franchise business successful, you are ready to take the first step to success as a franchise owner. To find out how you can grow your franchise opportunities with TintWorld®, contact our franchise development team today for your franchise starter kit.

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Social Media Reviews for your Auto Franchise

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For franchise owners, one of the most important parts of driving recognition for your business is through marketing programs that help drive interest in your franchise location. One area that auto detailing franchise owners need to understand to drive positive customer service experiences is the important of social media reviews for your auto franchise.

According to a recent study, 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations for a business and as social media interaction continues to grow in importance for businesses, these numbers are expected to trend higher in the years to come. If you are an automotive detailing franchise, understanding the importance of social media reviews and how they can affect your business is key to making sure that your franchise is being viewed in the best possible way. Social Media Reviews TintWorld Franchise

Things to remember for your automotive detailing franchise to remember when it comes to social media reviews:

Having a social media presence is important: A study by Statista showed that 97% of businesses are using social media in some fashion, but how the social media is being used widely varies among businesses. While having a social media presence is important, being able to use your social media accounts to engage with users can help grow the quality and quantity of your reviews, as well as giving your franchise the opportunity to respond to consumers.

Understanding the Importance of Social Media Reviews: In the same study mentioned above, 72% of consumers say that positive reviews make them trust a local business more. For your franchise business, this means that having a group of positive reviews can help drive more traffic to your business, so it is important for you to be able to understand the significance of having positive reviews for your franchise.

Don’t Ignore Negative Reviews: While it may seem easier to not respond to negative reviews on social media for your franchise location, the immediate nature of social media means that ignoring a negative review can make the situation worse. When a negative review is left for your franchise, do your best to respond quickly, take responsibilities that you may have made with the customer, personalize your response instead of having a canned, generic response and try to move the conversation about a review offline and talk to the person one on one. While it may seem more important to refute the review, working with consumers directly can help solve any issues.

While dealing with social media reviews can seemingly be more difficult than necessary, incorporating social media marketing into your franchise promotion plan can help drive positive results for your franchise. If you are ready to find out how you can grow your franchise opportunities with TintWorld®, contact our franchise development team today for your franchise starter kit.

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Making an auto detailing franchise successful

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As more and more individuals look to pursue franchising as a career opportunity, there are a number of successful traits that help define success in the franchise industry. If you are interested in owning your own franchise, getting involved with the successful franchisees like those that own an auto detailing franchise like TintWorld® can help you find your own success in the franchise industry.

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When looking into what can help make an investment in a franchise successful, there are a number of factors that should be considered. According to Forbes Magazine, some of the key indicators that make a franchise successful include:

The Right Business Model—the way the chain enhances customer value as compared to the competition. McDonald’s, for instance, delivers customers a quick, convenient and inexpensive meal, as opposed to a more refined dining experience.  

Scale–-Cost savings associated with a larger production scale of a standardized menu–the bigger the production scale, the lower the cost per menu.

Scope— The cost savings associated with the offering for sale of different products by a single corporation rather than by different corporations. A higher variety of items in a niche (such as auto detailing services from TintWorld®) can be helpful.

Location– The benefits associated with occupying primary location sites for franchise stores. In fact, location can support and re-enforce all these advantages based upon the desirableness of the location.

Market Saturation—The degree of market penetration. The lower the degree of penetration, the higher the room for the company to grow by opening new stores.

In addition to this information, a potentially successful franchisee must be someone who is willing to take the full reins of the franchise, managing all important aspects of the chain to drive overall success.

Each day, there are new opportunities for those looking to own a franchise, but to becomes truly successful as a franchisee, you must put in the hard work, time commitments and follow guidelines to success to grow and extend your franchise brand. If you are ready to find out how you can grow your personal franchisee opportunities with TintWorld®, contact our franchise development team today for your auto detailing franchise starter kit.

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What do I need to know before buying a franchise?

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The franchise industry continues to outgrow the non-franchise business sector, according to franchise.org, and the anticipation is that franchise growth will continue to grow in years to come. If you are interested in owning your own franchise and trying to decide which type of franchise to pursue, learning more about what an auto detailing franchise like TintWorld® have to offer can help make the decision easier to make.

For potential auto detailing franchise owners, having a thorough understanding of the types of questions to ask and deciding what you need to know before you purchase a franchise is important to making the right decision. According to Entrepreneur magazine, these are the questions that you need to ask yourself before purchasing a franchise opportunity: auto detailing franchise

How much intellectual stimulation do I need in my work? Although there are a growing number of professional franchises (such as executive coaches and corporate trainers), the vast majority of franchises involve basic retail and service businesses that require little education or sophistication.

Most franchises want “hands on” owners-people who not only keep the books and handle the finances, but also provide customer service and clean the toilets as well. Depending on the labor market in your area, you may or may not be able to hire employees to do the grunt work.

How do I feel about dealing with the public? Most franchises involve dealing with the public, and, truth be told, the public can be rude, crude, spoiled rotten, neurotic, shrieking and just downright vicious at times. Will you be able to deal with that without letting it get to you personally?

How do I feel about being stuck in one place? When you buy a franchise, you are limited to a territory and are forbidden from opening units or even advertising outside that territory. If, like most Americans, you have moved around a bit in your life and career, you should ask yourself “If I had to be stuck in one place for the next 20 years, where would that be?” You may want to consider moving back to the community where you grew up and where your family is located, or perhaps to your future retirement community, and opening your franchise there.

What are the total costs of this franchise? A good franchise will give you a chart or table showing exactly what costs you should incur to start and run your franchise during the first year or two.

Each day, there are new opportunities for those individuals who are looking to own a franchise, but knowing which franchise is right for you is vitally important to making your decision. If you are ready to find out how you can grow your auto detailing franchise opportunities with TintWorld®, contact our franchise development team today for your franchise starter kit.

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Marketing your Franchise

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When looking for a franchise opportunity, one of the considerations for success is the ability to market your products and services related to your franchise business. For those who are looking for a great franchise opportunity, learning more about the marketing capabilities related to auto detailing franchises like TintWorld® can help make the most of your franchise marketing. Franchise Marketing

For potential franchise owners, understanding the best ways to engage in auto detailing franchise marketing can assist you with driving potential customers to your franchise business. Inc. Magazine makes the following key recommendations for any franchise marketing program that should include:

  • Search Engine Marketing: For both consumer and franchise development, creating search engine marketing programs that incorporate SEO, online ads and dynamic content to promote your franchise business can help grow your online marketing efforts.
  • Encourage Interaction: From online reviews to testimonials, encouraging interaction can help grow your franchise business through online marketing. In addition, interacting with others through social media posts can help drive additional interest in your franchise business while encouraging more business.
  • Community: Community not only means the area that you live in, but creating a community of followers and marketing engagement that will make your customers your brand advocates for your franchise business. Encouraging a sense of community can help drive gains in search engine marketing, reviews and testimonials, but can establish your franchise business as a key member of the community in which you live and do business.

Regardless of the franchise industry vertical that you may be interested in, creating a marketing plan that you can implement to drive interest in your franchise is a key component of franchise success. With the continued growth and marketing opportunities available related to auto detailing franchises, starting your franchise journey with TintWorld® can offer outstanding opportunities for success. To learn more about our franchise opportunities, contact our franchise development team today for your franchise starter kit.

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Franchise Industry Trends

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The franchise industry is continuing to offer outstanding growth opportunities for those individuals who are wanting to find a great business opportunity. Being aware of the latest trends in franchising to see what is most popular can offer assistance before choosing the right franchise to invest in. For individuals looking to find the perfect franchise opportunity, learning more about what auto detailing franchises like TintWorld® have to offer can help make the decision easier.

For potential franchise owners, understanding the latest trends in franchising can help make the choice of which franchise to own an easier process. According to franchising.com, these are some of the latest trends within the franchise industry: Franchise Industry

  • Changing Demographics: The U.S. population is aging and understanding who holds the most buying power within the market is becoming increasingly critical. Being able to market your franchising business to different demographic groups, including Baby Boomers, Millennials and Seniors, can help you decide which franchise opportunity is the best for you.
  • Growth Areas: While some franchise concepts may be designed for quick turnarounds and trending opportunities, understanding which franchises have the best chance for longevity is important. Business like auto detailing franchises, home repair and renovation and staffing/employment have the expectations for long term, sustained growth.
  • Customer Service: Regardless of the franchise that you choose, having a concrete plan for offering customer service to consumers who use your franchise is critical. Having access to a work force who can offer outstanding customer service and driving continued business will help a franchise business to thrive, regardless of economic conditions.

Each day, there are new opportunities for individuals to find their own niche in the automotive franchise world, but having the right franchise business partner can be the difference between success and failure. If you are ready to find out how you can grow your franchise opportunities with TintWorld®, contact our franchise development team today for your franchise starter kit.

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