Franchising vs. Owning an
Independent Business

Starting a business is a risky venture. While it is deeply rewarding in the long run, many business owners have to navigate sizable obstacles in the beginning. Part of that process includes a trial-and-error period building effective systems for management, adopting the best technologies for running the office and offering services, and investing in marketing resources to build the brand.

While skilled and experienced business owners may be able to shorten the trial-and-error period, it often takes months to years to develop good systems. Many owners go out of business before they have managed to develop a strong system at all.

The Benefits of Neighborly®


Eliminating the guesswork of starting a business is an immediate benefit of owning a franchise. When you join Neighborly®, formerly Dwyer Group family of businesses, you will immediately gain access to our management systems developed carefully over the last few decades. Benefit from the most effective systems in the industry to begin your venture, armed with all the advantages of a veteran business owner.

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We also provide the technology that will work best for you. Because we have been in our industry for a long time, we have chosen and developed the tools that are most effective. Neighborly® will arm you with every tool and tech support that you need to build a long-lasting, profitable business.

Not only does this service save you money, but it also saves you the time you would have spent picking and discarding the myriad of technologies sold to business owners these days. Our support is trustworthy and validated by our growth rate, so you can trust the tools we offer.

Brand Names

Perhaps the most important part of owning a franchise is the brand. The long-term obstacle for any business is building name recognition—and, on top of that, creating a customer base that trusts your name to repeatedly hire you. Creating customer loyalty can take years, and that only becomes possible if your name gains traction among the dozens of already-established competitors you may have in your area.

Brand recognition that transforms into brand loyalty is invaluable, but also requires deep and precise strategy. If you are not a professional marketer, chances are that many of your efforts will go to waste as you discover what works and what does not.

Owning a franchise provides an invaluable benefit: you are beginning your business wielding the strength of an established brand, with years of development, marketing, and effort available to you on your first day. From that day forward, all your work will be devoted to managing your team and running your business. With built-in brand reputation and customer trust, you simply have to target your marketing efforts and let the brand do the heavy lifting for you.

Continuous Support & Training

Neighborly® sees our franchisees for what they are: entrepreneurs, men and women with big dreams who only need an opportunity. We believe in giving you that opportunity, and we don’t just mean until your grand opening. Franchising offers the ongoing support of hundreds of entrepreneurs who have been where you are, who can counsel you toward the most effective practices and away from the pitfalls of a new business owner. Franchising also provides you with the power of corporate culture, which includes deep resources and education.

Join a Family of Franchise Business Owners

When your small business has all the power and reach of an international corporation, your success can truly be built on your ingenuity and hard work. No obstacle, no lack of knowledge, and no lack of resources will keep you from doing what you have always dreamed of achieving.

Franchising equips your business for success. You only have to decide what your success looks like.

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