One of the most common hesitations we hear about franchising with FLOSS Dental™ is that potential franchisees are unsure if they’re cut out to run their practice.
And while we understand the hesitation, our response is typically the same: you don’t have to have experience in business to be successful running a FLOSS Dental™ franchise.
Why? Because while having knowledge of, or a background in, business certainly can be helpful, as a franchisee with FLOSS™, you’ll have a business support team who’s already been through it and guide you in day-to-day operations. So those who are trainable, positive minding individuals are the ones we look for to invest in our new franchises.
Of course, that doesn’t mean experienced business professionals should shy away from the opportunity. As long as you have the characteristics to be a successful franchise owner, we think you have the proper foundation for this investment.
We’ve listed several characteristics of the ideal potential franchisee candidate on our website, but we thought we’d explore them a bit deeper here.
Here’s the breakdown.
A Motivated, Self-Starter in the Dental Industry
This one goes without saying, but the never-satisfied go-getters are the types of people that thrive when running a business. Anything short of excellence won’t cut it, and you’re always a step or three ahead looking at the next move while making sure – or entrusting to valued staff – that the task at hand is done well and efficiently.
Focused and 100% Committed to the Business
Some potential franchisees prefer to be hands-off owners, even keeping other jobs while simultaneously running their practice. While that might work for some models, we like our owners to commit to running their FLOSS Dental™ franchise fully. We need owners with a can-do attitude that want to face the daily challenges of running a business head-on.
A People Person
Understanding people is as essential a skill as anything else in the dental world, and utilizing it properly makes you a better leader, owner, boss, manager, and team member. People skills will benefit you greatly in every phase of your relationship with coworkers, employees, customers, and those senior to you.
It’s critical to keep open lines of communication regarding tasks and responsibilities, especially in the workplace. Communication is vital whether working with someone above you, at the same level or a direct report or lower. This includes having the humility to ask for help, admit you don’t know or can’t do something, and find the right people – internally or through a hiring process – to support you.
Understands and Executes Marketing
You need to be able to think like a marketer. How are you going to reach your target demographic? From gaining new patients, retaining existing ones, or recruiting the right individuals to join your team, executing marketing strategies is crucial. As part of the support, you’ll receive as a FLOSS™ franchisee, we assist and offer guidance to our franchisees in creating marketing strategies and best practices used to execute them.
Passion for Helping Others
That probably seems like a given but having a passion for helping others and making a difference in their lives is a critical part of working in the dental industry. At FLOSS Dental™, we pride ourselves on putting the patient first. That loving approach to patient care and services has propelled us and made us a favorite among patients.
Have Family and Friends That Support Your Business
We understand that your business is still working – it’s your job. And part of the appeal of starting your own business and becoming your own boss is having the ability to maintain flexible hours – which sometimes means longer, others shorter, and often irregular, if you so choose. But you’ll still have to dive in headfirst and dedicate much time and thought to this venture. Having like-minded, supportive family and friends who not only understand but also support the investment – both financially and temporally – will be critical to your happiness, well-being, and success as a FLOSS™ franchisee.
For more information on franchising with FLOSS Dental™, contact us today at 888-998-2860!