Hitting the reset button for your franchise

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As a Tint World® franchise owner, you know that things don’t always happen the way that you want them to happen for your store. There might be problems with staff or other issues that you can control, but the idea of change can make you stressed out. Recently, our Tint World® franchise location in North Miami Beach was dealing with these types of issues and although it was out of their comfort zone, they have found great success by hitting the reset button.

The North Miami Beach location was dealing with employees who weren’t engaged, employees who had a “me-first” instead of “team-first” way of thinking and serious issues with how the store was performing. Co-owners Alberto and Gary Safarti decided that changes had to be made and so, they both “hit the reset button” to make changes for their Tint World® franchise location.

Alberto and Gary’s Story:

We at the North Miami Beach Tint World® location do not believe our recent success is luck. Our methodology has changed to increase our dedication in finding and training the optimum employees. It is not just a matter of money.

As an owner/operator, you have to find the way to instill in your employees the same dedication and excitement that you have for your business. You have to find a way to motivate them and encourage them to have the same enthusiasm you have. That attitude will create a positive customer/employee/operator relationship, where the positive attitude of your employees will motivate the customer to contract for additional services. But it all starts from the top down. You have to find a way to involve your employees in the operation of your shop, Listen to their comments, encourage them to contribute to the efficiency of your shop. By reacting positively to their input, you will find they will stay to 8 pm or to whatever hour necessary to get the work out.

We started from zero, and my brother and I absorbed many disappointments until we realized that without an enthusiastic workforce, it would be impossible to raise our shop to higher possibilities. We have one year and six months dedicating ourselves to finding the proper combination of the above factors, always respecting the employee. We know that salary is only 17% of an incentive to a worker’s job satisfaction, while more important factors are those such as job recognition, having the owner’s attention when his comments are made, and an attitude of mutual respect permeating the workplace environment. The customer feels that as well. It turns your business into not just another run of the mill shop

It is true that we have been lucky to some degree, but in business, you often make your own luck. In our case, it is more dedication and a changed workplace attitude, than any other factor.

The energy at the North Miami Beach location is incredible; everyone’s spirits are high, the entire staff jumps in to solve problems together without being asked to do so and all employees, including technicians, are selling and cross-selling together.

While making drastic changes may be out of the comfort zone of a franchise owner, hitting the reset button when everything else has been tried can make the difference between success and failure for your Tint World® franchise. Congratulations to the team at our North Miami Beach location for their willingness to go the extra mile for their Tint World® franchise!

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Engage the Five Senses in your franchise business

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As a Tint World® franchise owner, you know that there are a number of different ways to attract customers to visit your location. From signs to flyers and going out in the community to promote your Tint World® location, there are a variety of ways to help get people to visit your store to show off your products.

Although you might know ways to get them into your store, do you know that you can help keep them in the store, encourage them to purchase from your location and turn them into long time customers by using the five senses to make them feel welcome? Learning how to engage the five senses of your customers can help drive more sales for your Tint World® franchise.

Sight
Take a look at your Tint World® location through the eyes of someone who may not have visited your store before. Is everything open so that they can see all of the products you have to offer and brightly lit to make everything visible? If your store is cluttered, dim and looks like a storm blew through, you may be turning your customers off before they can see all you have to offer.

Touch
For those that like to work on cars, touch is a big part of the experience when working with a company. Are your items laid out in a way that encourages customers to touch the products and hold them in your hand? If a number of your items are locked away or aren’t easily accessible, you may be missing an opportunity to connect with your customers.

Sound
What is the normal volume in your Tint World® location? Is it so loud that customers can’t hear themselves think or so quiet that they think they are in a library? Sound is a big part of the customer experience, so make sure that employee conversations are at a respectful level that any music that is being played is appropriate for your customers and make sure that the sound levels are set so that customers aren’t looking to get what they want and get out too quickly.

Smell
For some customers, the smell in a store can make them feel welcome or make them want to walk out before they come too far inside. With an automotive and marine based business like your Tint World® location, the smells from the shop area may seem like home for some of your customers, but other parts of your store may be too strong. Take a minute to see how your Tint World® location really smells and adjust accordingly.

Taste
Taste really isn’t an area of concern for most Tint World® locations, but if the smells of your store leaves a bad taste in the mouth of your customers, you may be losing the opportunity to make a great sale.

Being able to engage the five senses of your customers when they come into your Tint World® franchise location can help one-time customers become long-time customers, but be careful that the five senses that you engage with in regards to your customers don’t overpower their experience when they come to visit your Tint World® store.

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Build success with your Tint World Franchise!

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As a member of the Tint World® franchise family, you are committed to the success of your franchise and building success can be created by using the advantages at your disposal as a Tint World® franchise owner. Tint World® has been a leader in the window tinting and automotive styling industry for over 30 years and our success has been in large part due to the success of our Tint World® franchise locations. Build success with your Tint World franchise

Finding success isn’t built on doing things easily; as our Tint World® franchise owners will tell you, it takes hard work, dedication and a commitment to excellence to be successful, but the work is completely worth it. How do you find and build success for your Tint World® franchise? Some of the best ways to do so are:

Promote the brand

Tint World® is known as a leader in the window tinting and auto styling industry, with over 30 years of experience and expertise behind the Tint World® name. Use the Tint World® brand to promote your Tint World® franchise location—people who are interested in window tinting, auto styling and the rest of our products might know someone who could do window tinting for them, but if you can promote our history and our service, you will be able to convince them that the only location and name they need to know is Tint World®!

Marketing your location

As a member of the Tint World® franchise team, you have access to marketing materials that can help you promote your location and your offerings to your community. Marketing doesn’t just mean that you use these materials to promote your business, but that you share the story of your Tint World® franchise to everyone you meet. From local business gatherings to community outreach, market the products and services that you offer at your local Tint World® location to help drive business and build success!

Be committed

Owning a franchise can be hard work, but the rewards that are available as a Tint World® franchise are worth the effort! Tint World® franchise owners are committed to their own success and the long hours and hard work that comes with being a Tint World® franchise owner means that you have to be committed to your location. Stay sharp, stay focused and know that success will be yours as a part of the Tint World® franchise team will make your commitment to your franchise worth it!

When you own your own Tint World® franchise, you have a team to support you that is designed to help you build success as a part of the Tint World® franchise family. Following our guidelines to success with your Tint World® franchise location can help you grow your business for years and years to come!

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Studying your franchise competition

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No matter what business you are in, you have competition. From phones to cars to electronics to even mattresses, there are very few, if any, businesses that don’t have competitors that are looking to gain an advantage over you and your business. Competition is a good thing, because it makes everyone work harder to deliver on their promise to their customers and their employees. One of the best things that you can do as a TintWorld® franchise owner is to study your franchise competition to see what they are doing and then finding ways to do things better than they are to grow your TintWorld® franchise.  Franchise Competition

Even though there are other tinting franchises out there, remember that there is no other franchise that is going to be the exact same as your TintWorld® franchise. They are in a different location, they may offer similar products, but they are not the same as your TintWorld® franchise products and most importantly, they don’t have the power and the name that you have as a TintWorld® franchise.

Being able to identify how your TintWorld® franchise products are different and better than your competition can help you learn the best ways to compete and win. Knowing what makes your individual TintWorld® franchise stand out from other franchises can not only help you sell your products and services, but will help you be able to tell your customers why you are the better choice for their business. These steps are the best way to study the difference between you and your competition:

How is the competition reaching people?

Investigate and learn what methods your competition is using to meet their audience and study how they are doing it. Put yourself in the public’s shoes: is what my competition saying sound real, interesting and something worth finding out more about? If so, think about why and then decide how you can do it better.

Are their products and services the same as mine?

While other franchises may have similar products and services that you offer, the chances are that the products and services they offer aren’t exactly the same. Study the differences and use those differences to your advantages to promote your TintWorld® franchise.

How are the prices?

If your competitors prices are higher than yours, learn why they are charging more and how successful they are? Some competitors may be saying that their products are better quality or more of a luxury, but if they aren’t, promote that information to your customers. If their prices are lower, learn why they are charging less; is the quality worse than yours or are they cutting corners to beat you on price? Either way, you can use that information to differentiate yourself from your franchise competition.

How is their website?

Take the time to check out your competition’s website, from the design of the site to the words that they have on their pages. If they offer a newsletter sign up, consider adding your email address to see what information they are sharing or if they are offering giveaways. Learning how your competition uses their website, as well as social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) can give you insight into how they are trying to reach customers.

Studying your franchise competition is not just a one-time thing to do; being constantly aware of your existing competition, as well as new competitors that are coming into your market, can help you better understand how to reach potential customers with your TintWorld® franchise locations. Staying in touch with what your competitors are doing and learning what, if anything, they are saying about your, can help your TintWorld® franchise succeed and grow against others in your market.

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Diversify your auto detailing franchise to grow your business

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After a year that saw growth for the franchise industry, the anticipation of additional growth in 2017 for the franchise industry means that more individuals are looking into franchise systems. However, the addition of new franchises means that owners will need to diversify their franchise offerings to reach more customers.  A particular area of growth is the automotive industry and that includes an auto detailing franchise like Tint World® that can help franchisees find success. auto detailing franchise

For many franchise businesses, having one product or service to sell can help create the opportunity for growth. However, for those in the auto detailing franchise industry, having a diverse set of offerings can help grow potential customer bases while still delivering on a commitment to quality. At Tint World®, we help to diversify our offerings through different verticals, including:

  • Automotive Services: As the leader in automotive window tinting for more than 30 years, Tint World® is recognized as an industry leader in automotive window tinting. However, to help reach customers, Tint World® also offers a host of other automotive services, including Paint Protection Films, Mobile Electronics, Wheels and Rims, Performance Parts, Detailing and much more. Having a diversified suite of offerings can help grow your automotive franchising business with Tint World®!
  • Commercial and Residential Services: The same basis for our success in automotive window tinting also extends to Tint World® Commercial and Residential Services that include home and office window tinting, solar and storm window films and other tinting services designed to enhance homes and businesses. Being able to offer these services to business and home owners who are familiar with the quality of Tint World® automotive window tinting can offer growth potential.
  • Marine Services: Many customers treat their boats better than they treat their cars, so offering a variety of marine services can help enhance the prestige of your Tint World® franchise. From marine window tinting, to boat and yacht detailing, audio and video systems and even high color marine wraps, having the ability to offer marine services to your Tint World® clients can help keep those dollars in your Tint World® franchise location.

Local Tint World® franchise locations also offer a number of other convenience services to diversify their portfolios and to help keep their Tint World® franchise business thriving. If you are ready to take advantage of the opportunities that come with owning your own Tint World® franchise, contact our franchise development team today for your franchise starter kit.

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Tint World® Franchise Blog Flat Glass Bids

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Have you ever bid a flat glass job or are you looking to start promoting flat glass Window Film Installations? Here are a couple of tips for our Tint World® franchise owners to get you started on your flat glass bids!

First and most important, you must know how to measure and calculate a flat glass job. The very first flat glass bid I went on, I was short 200 square feet in my calculation; it was embarrassing but I never did it again! Measure each window opening and round up to the nearest inch. Remember that a functional window, or window you can open or close, counts as two separate measurements, one for top and one for bottom. On a commercial flat glass bid, measure mullion to mullion and be sure to note the type of glass you are measuring as many manufacturers have guidelines for the installation of certain films. Flat Glass Bids

Time to calculate those measurements! The 200 square feet I missed was the result of me not fully understanding how to calculate correctly. The formula for calculating square footage is length x width and then divide by 144, then multiply the quantity. For example, you have a measurement for a business’ front door, the standard size for a door that size is 77” x 31”. However, things can get a little tricky from there because you can’t typically buy a roll of film that is 31” wide, and few (if any) manufacturers offer anything wider than a 72”. So what do you do? Round up your width to the nearest size roll you can purchase, but remember, at 31”, you can’t split a 60’’, so you round up to 36” so that your calculation is 77”x36”, even though your measurement is 77”x31”. The total calculated square footage is 19.25 square feet. Always round up to whole numbers so you can now can charge your customer based on your calculated measurement.

I know what you’re thinking; How can measuring and calculating be more important than selling? The simple answer is money. To make money on a job, you have to know exactly how much it’s going to cost you before you give the customer a price.

The last tip to adding flat glass is making sure that you find the right partners. When you are new to flat glass, it can be scary at first. Partner with your sales rep, distributor and your manufacturer. They want to sell you more film and see you successful, so they will bring any knowledge they have to the table. Often a customer will call the manufacturer or distributor to find a flat glass dealer in their area, and then the distributor or manufacturer will give you the referral.

Getting Flat Glass Bids

You’ve practiced measuring and calculating a flat glass bid and you’ve partnered with your manufacturer, distributor and sales rep. What are you going to do now? Let’s get you a flat glass job to bid!

There are many ways to get flat glass bids. Some of them are referrals from your manufacturer or distributor and sometimes, you have to hit the pavement to get started. You may even have to tint your friend’s house for free or for less than normal market value. You may call that buddy who has a buddy who was asking about tint for his house last summer when he got his car tinted at your shop and you may even have to advertise.

Getting flat glass bids when you’re first starting out is about promotion. You need people to see your work! You don’t always have to have a promotion, like 10% off the first 250 square feet, but you simply need to do the promoting.

When I first started in flat glass, we donated gift certificates to every group that we could. I had a friend who had a child in choir and they need things for their silent auction. I donated and still donate to my church festival by sponsoring a booth and getting my name on the booth, in the bulletin and on the church website.

If you are already running an automotive business, you have a great advantage! Customers are already in your shop and you can guarantee they are just as hot in their house as they are in their car. Here is where you get a captive audience! Start by adding a heat demonstration in your waiting area and add some banners saying you tint houses. Provide a pamphlet about how tinting your house or business is worth the investment. Last, have a door hangar promoting your flat glass business placed on the rear view mirror when you’re done tinting the car. The calls will start coming!

Get out there and start promoting your flat glass business and learn about how you can add this component to your Tint World® franchise business to help you grow!

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Tint World Franchise Year in Review

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As we enter into the last week of 2016, the Tint World® Franchise team has been reviewing an amazing year for our company. From new franchise store openings to honoring our franchisees at our annual convention in Las Vegas, the entire Tint World® franchise team is looking forward to what we will accomplish in 2017! Tint World® Franchise

Highlights from this year for Tint World® Franchise include:

New Franchises and Training: This has been a wonderful year as we have expanded our location maps to better serve our customers throughout the United States. This year, we opened our fifth location in California, opened our sixth store in Texas and expanded our presence in the Orlando market as well in 2016! In addition, we held trainings for our new franchise owners during the year to welcome them to our team!

Franchisee Honors at our Annual Convention: In late October, Tint World® convened our 9th Annual Franchise Convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas around the SEMA show. Our franchise convention offered seminars, sales and technical training, as well as honoring multiple franchisees during our 4th Annual Awards Banquet. Our winners included Randy and Austin Silver, a father and son team who own a store in Cary, N.C., and won the Franchise of the Year Award; Rodney Theil, owner of the Grapevine, Texas store, who won the Best Performing Franchise Award; Michael Richards, owner of the Naples, Fla., store, who won the Most Improved Franchise Award; brothers Donnie and Steve Saucier, owners of the new Gulfport, Miss., store, who won the Rookie of the Year Award; Cary Lopez, owner of the West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach, Fla., stores, who won the Local Marketing Impact Award; Danny Rios, owner of the San Antonio, Texas store, who won the Franchise Mentor of the Year Award; Tim Kjaer, owner of the Long Island, N.Y., store, who won the Top Gun Franchise Award; and Danny Shenko, owner of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., store, who won the New Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award. The full list of award winners can be found at this link.

2016 was a great year for everyone at Tint World® and our entire franchise team is grateful to everyone associated with our Tint World® franchises that helped make this year one of our best ever. If you would like to learn more owning your Tint World® franchise, contact Tint World® franchise today!

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Make your franchise successful!

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For many individuals looking to own a franchise, hard work, diligence and a desire to be your own boss is often the most important factors in finding success as a franchise owner. For the Tint World® Franchise team, we know that being successful as a franchise owner means that you need to find way to make your business stand out from your competitors so that you can make your franchise successful!Franchise successful

Among the ways that you can find success as a franchise owner include:

Pick something that you love: Some franchise owners choose a franchise because they believe that the opportunity for success may be in a specific market, but aren’t truly passionate about what they do. Looking at your franchise as a type of drudgery can quickly take away your enthusiasm for what you do, so be sure to pick a franchise type that has long term appeal. Tint World® franchise owners are gearheads and automotive enthusiasts who have turned their passion for vehicles into their own franchise locations, so find what you love and make it your franchise!

Take Advantage of Franchisor Support: The most successful franchisees are those that have a strong culture in place from the top. Often, many franchisees don’t take advantage of the resources that are available from their franchisors, which can lead to lower levels of success and even frustration to a perceived lack of support. For Tint World® franchisees, our teams work to support our franchise locations by offering a great deal of time, support, training and collateral materials that can help drive greater opportunities for success!

Stay the course: The old adage that “Good Things Come to those who wait” is also applicable for those in the franchise industry. Success as a franchisee rarely happens overnight; like any business, getting your location up, running and successful can take time, but remaining patient and working diligently to build your franchisee location can turn into great success down the road.

Owning your own franchise as a part of your entrepreneurial dream takes time and effort to find success, but for our Tint World® franchise owners, we have learned that success with our automotive window tint franchises is within your grasp. If you would like to learn more owning your Tint World® franchise and building your own path to make a franchise successful, contact Tint World® franchise today!

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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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