Posted on May 13, 2014
Questions and Answers with Drive N Style
What sets Drive N Style apart from other automotive franchises?
Its unique service offering, low cost of entry and low costs of ongoing operations.
Can you tell us about the business model for a Drive N Style franchise?
B2B mobile provider of automotive appearance services.
How do your franchisees make money?
By providing these services.
Can you describe the primary target customer for Drive N Style?
New and used car dealerships.
How are your franchisees reaching out to this target customer?
E-Marketing campaigns conducted by corporate and direct sales calls by the franchisees.
What are the most important things a prospective franchisees or employee should know or be prepared for when entering the automotive industry?
There’s nothing specific relative to the automotive segment that they need to be aware of. The most important thing they need to know is that the most successful franchisees are those that possess the personality traits to be able to make sales calls and build relationships with people.
How do you keep ahead of the curve when it comes to competitors?
Understand our customer’s needs and adapt our programs accordingly.
Where do you see Drive N Style going in the next five years?
Making the transition from a business whose sales are primarily from new and used car dealers to one whose sales are 70% from car dealers, 30% from retail consumers.
Are there any changes you foresee in your industry?
Our prospective customers will continue to make the shift towards providers that can provide all their appearance service needs.
What are some common characteristics of your top performing franchisees?
Outgoing personality traits and able to manage people.
What kind of training and support can your franchisees expect to receive?
Seven weeks of initial training and ongoing sales, technical, operational and business management support.
What kind of work background or skills set are you looking for in a franchisee?
Outgoing personality traits; previous sales and management experience a plus.
What are your growth plans for Drive N Style?
To double the size of the network in five years.
Which geographic markets are you targeting for expansion?
What type of area development opportunities are available?
Multiple territory markets are available throughout the U.S. including Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Rochester, New York, Providence, Richmond and others.
Is there anything else you wish to share about Drive N Style?
Successful franchises don’t need a background in automotive. They must be willing and able to make the sales calls
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