In the market for a franchise with a work life balance and high rewards? Consider an Ovenu franchise

By Sarah Stowe | 21 Oct 2016 View comments

If you're looking to invest in a cleaning franchise, why not consider a model that offers a work life balance with high rewards?Looking for a franchise model with a work life balance and rewards? Image:

Ovenu, a domestic oven cleaning business, was established in 1994 in the UK and was introduced into Australia in 2005.

“Our bespoke products are non-caustic and biodegradable, so our service is safe for our clients and their appliances with no nasty smells,” says Janet Bannon, general manager.

“We comply with Environmental Protection Authority regulations and our bespoke products have passed stringent European Union standards.”

The Ovenu start-up package includes everything that a franchisee needs to start their business including equipment and tools, marketing, printing, public liability insurance and three months’ supply of products. Franchisees are required to purchase their van separately.

“We recommend the Volkswagon (VW) Caddy and have a fleet discount with VW, but we are flexible as long as it is white, with a lift up back door and is rust free and reliable we can work with it.”

Franchisees are also provided with designated territories. However, the business comes with challenges.

“I think the biggest challenge facing a new franchisee is working on their business and not just in it,” says Bannon.

“Buying a franchise is not buying a job, it is buying a business, and if franchisees have not been self-employed before it can be a big learning curve and requires a change of mindset.”

“Our monthly fees are fixed, so the harder a franchisee works the more money they earn.”

The initial investment of a franchise is $42,000 + GST. The model includes a 10 day training period, with ongoing support and mentoring for the term of the franchise. A term is five years with an option to renew.

“Do your due diligence, speak to existing franchisees, look at the history of the franchise,” advises Bannon.

“The service is highly valued, and yes they have to get their hands dirty, but the job satisfaction is enormous.

“Coupled with the flexibility of managing their own diaries, the Ovenu business is a great work life balance with high rewards.” 

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