Clark Rubber puts franchisees in the box seat

By Sponsored | 17 Feb 2020 View comments

Starting a new business can be a challenge. From site selection to customer acquisition, the process is a series of challenges designed to test new entrepreneurs. So, wouldn’t it be easier to partner with an experienced operator?

Over the last 25 years, Clark Rubber has built a reputation as one of the country’s leading franchise chains, but did you know the business actually started more than 70 years ago?

The heritage operation helps provide Aussies with affordable and accessible pool, foam and rubber services. Combined with an unparalleled customer service experience, Clark Rubber has carved out a niche as an industry-leading operator, and franchisees are reaping the rewards.

Core to the business is Clark Rubber’s innovative franchise system, which provides partners with support, structure and a level of advice that only comes with years in the sector.

With over 60 franchises across the country, Clark Rubber is now making the move to refine its franchise opportunity. Take a look at what the iconic franchise business is offering in 2020.

Training and support

If you haven’t run a retail business before, fear not! From the outset and throughout, Clark Rubber offers franchisees a progressive training and support structure, providing new partners with all the necessary tools to operate the business.

The training consists of three parts, focusing on store operations, retail management and sales, and customer service.

New partners receive one week comprehensive training in house, followed by a further two weeks in a store environment, but the training doesn’t stop there. As you move forward, ongoing development in business management, entrepreneurial abilities and workshops will enhance your skills, with the team meeting regularly for conferences.

Marketing

More often than not, the aspect of entrepreneurship that strikes fear into the hearts of business owners is marketing. That’s where having an experienced franchisor like Clark Rubber can come in handy.

The in-house marketing team works with franchisees to individually develop local area marketing campaigns; providing artwork and design, and helping where needed.

Furthermore, all franchisees will also benefit from national marketing campaigns like TV, radio, sport and recreational events, along with national catalogues coordinated by the Clark Rubber marketing team.

Clark Rubber opportunities

While having the backing of a recognisable brand is a welcomed boost for new franchisees, it often comes at a significant cost. Where Clark Rubber has the edge is in its triple-pronged approach.

A traditional retail format franchise is on offer, however, there are two low-cost formats also available.

Aspiring entrepreneurs can buy into a medium sized Clark Pool & Spa Shop franchise footprint, starting from $250,000, with the brand’s recently announced mobile pool service franchise format available for under $30,000.

When it comes to kick-starting an entrepreneurial endeavour, it certainly pays to have an experienced mentor in your corner. With more 70 years in operation, Aussie icon Clark Rubber has the knowledge you need to turn your franchise dream into a success story. Visit franchisebusiness.com.au/brands/clark-rubber-franchising-pty-ltd/ to learn more.