Throughout the whole College Pro experience, you have numerous conversations with General Managers, mentors, fellow first-time franchisees, recruiters, and senior franchise owners. These interactions help create relationships that will aid in the success of your business throughout the summer and well into the future. Whether it be with College Pro or elsewhere, these relationships last because you are about to engage in something not many students choose to be a part of.
As an owner of a College Pro Painters Franchise, I was able to create jobs for students this past summer. Not only was it one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but it also it taught me how to deal with employees and offer the best service possible.
There are countless jobs for students out there today. Many, however, don’t add much value to a student’s future. College painters are a small slice of the student body who are driven with a desire to learn how to operate a business, by actually doing it! With your/our community’s support we are encouraging the next generation to get up and do something substantial with their lives. It is not just another generic job for students.
I cannot say that I have ever been an overly confident person. It’s not that I have no confidence in myself; it’s just that certain things have always made me nervous. At least they used to make me nervous. College Pro certainly helped my self-confidence and made my old stigmas much less nerve racking.
Goals are the answer. No, the question is not “What do the Maple Leafs get lots of?”…I wish! The question is “What is the most important thing to have when running a small business?”
I knew goals were important coming into my first year with College Pro but I wasn’t able to really put my finger on why they were so important. I guarantee I achieved as much as I did as a College Pro franchisee because of my goals.
Ask the typical 19-22 year old what he/she wants to be doing 10 years down the road and the answer you usually get is something along the lines of: “I want to be running my own <insert the type> business and I want to be very successful”. While this is just a dream for most, it will become a reality for 1% of those out there with the guts and drive to set themselves up to make it happen.
Give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime. At College Pro Painters we look for students who are the type who want to learn how to “fish”; students who are hungry for success. Success does not come easy in anything, but there are many ways to achieve success within the College Pro Painters supportive environment. To our hundreds of student managers across North America, success comes in varying forms.