Bark Busters

February 18th, 2011

(Buy A Franchise Unlimited, Seattle Franchise, Bellevue Franchise)

After years working in the food-service business, Mike Haley of Newburgh was ready for something different.

“I wasn’t real happy doing it and wanted to do something that (my wife) Dianne and I could do together.”

Haley had experience as a dog trainer and liked the idea of becoming a franchisee because of the built-in network of materials and support.

Through online research, he learned about Bark Busters, an Australia-based dog training Franchise company. He talked to franchisees and met with company executives at the company’s North American headquarters in Denver.

“I really liked what I saw, I liked what I heard,” Haley said.

In 2006, the Haleys became Bark Busters franchisees.

They paid an upfront franchise fee, and 10 percent of their revenue goes back to Bark Busters.

One big plus of being a franchisee, Mike Haley said, is being part of a support network. Bark Busters has a franchisee-only website where franchisees can connect with each other.

“Any time I have a difficult situation with a dog … there’s about 500 people you can reach out to.”

As franchisees, the Haleys are in good company.

According to the International Franchise Association, a Washington, D.C.-based industry association, 901,093 franchised businesses operated nationwide in 2010. Those businesses employed 9.6 million people and generated an economic output of $868.3 billion.

Simply put, franchising is a system in which individuals (franchisees) pay a company (the franchisor) for the right to do business under the company’s name. A franchisee typically pays an initial franchise fee plus ongoing royalties and sometimes advertising fees. In return, the franchisee receives business assistance and support from the franchisor.

“Owning a franchise allows you to go into business for yourself, but not by yourself,” said Matt Haller, director of communications for the International Franchise Association. The association represents franchisees and franchisors.

Franchising is perhaps most strongly associated with fast-food restaurants, but franchising setups exist in a wide range of businesses, from hotels to real estate agencies to auto shops and service-based businesses.

For more information on the Bark Busters Franchise Opportunity, please contact me.

(Buy A Franchise Unlimited, Seattle Franchise, Bellevue Franchise)

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One Response to “Bark Busters”

  1. Top Real Estate Franchiseson 24 Feb 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Buying and running a franchise are the surest paths to success and financial freedom.There endless franchise opportunities for you to choose from in various industries. All you’ll ever need are commitment, dedication, and money to buy and open a franchise. Thanks for sharing the information….

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