Welcome back to part two of our series with my good friend, Joey Romanczuk. Today, we dive into how things are going with RestoPros and what stood out during the decision-making process. Joey’s journey is a testament to thoughtful planning and passion for service, which is why I’m excited to share his insights with you.

Key Factors in Choosing a Franchise

When Joey and I started our conversations, we were navigating through a vast landscape of around 4,000 franchise companies across 70+ industries. Joey had a clear vision of what he wanted in a franchise. He identified three main components:

1. Customer Service and Experience: Joey’s strength lies in working with people and enhancing customer experiences. He enjoys finding ways to improve processes and delivering top-notch service, which was crucial in his decision-making.

2. Service-Oriented Business: Joey preferred a franchise that offered services rather than products. He believed that providing a service could offer a competitive edge and align better with his skills and interests.

3. Flexibility and Autonomy: Having time to enjoy holidays and spend with family and friends was important to Joey. He sought a business model that would eventually allow him the flexibility to achieve this balance.

The Appeal of RestoPros

RestoPros stood out to Joey because it aligned perfectly with his priorities. The water mitigation industry provided an opportunity to engage in business-to-business sales, which suited Joey’s networking skills and desire for a proactive sales approach. He appreciated the control it gave him over early sales and the ability to build meaningful business relationships.

Joey also found fulfillment in helping people during their times of need. His previous role involved assisting clients with significant purchases, and he enjoyed being a reliable problem solver. This sense of community service and participation resonated deeply with Joey, making RestoPros a natural fit.

Transitioning from Employee to Employer: Insights and Advice

The transition from being an employee to an employer is significant, and Joey has some sage advice for those considering this path. He emphasizes the importance of accepting the responsibilities of business ownership. While a franchise provides a model and resources, success ultimately depends on the owner’s efforts.

Joey advises aspiring franchise owners to be prepared for challenges, late nights, and unforeseen issues. He believes that embracing this responsibility from the start can help owners tackle problems head-on and stay committed to making their business succeed.

The Realities of Business Ownership

Business ownership is not without its hurdles. Joey acknowledges that things will go wrong, and it’s essential to be proactive in addressing these challenges. A franchise offers a proven model, but it doesn’t guarantee success. Owners must be willing to put in the necessary work and adapt to changing circumstances.

Joey’s mindset has been pivotal in his journey. By accepting that challenges are part of the process, he approaches problems with determination and resilience. This proactive and realistic mindset is crucial for anyone looking to thrive in business ownership.

Book Recommendations for Aspiring Business Owners

During our chat, Joey shared some valuable book recommendations for those looking to build and develop their businesses. 

1. Traction by Gino Wickman: This book has been instrumental for Joey in understanding the operational focus needed to grow his business. Wickman’s resources for entrepreneurs emphasize the importance of maintaining personal well-being alongside business growth.

2. Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman: This book offers a unique perspective on productivity, encouraging readers to find balance and value in the stillness of life. Joey recommends it for high achievers who often feel the pressure to maximize every moment of their day.

Closing Thoughts 

I hope you found Joey’s insights as valuable as I did. If you want to learn more about Joey’s journey or RestoPros, you can follow him on LinkedIn at Joseph Romanczuk. For more information about RestoPros‘ services, especially if you’re in Hudson County.

Stay tuned for more in this series, and as always, if you have any questions or need guidance on your own franchise journey, feel free to reach out. Joey and I are here to help you navigate the exciting world of franchising.

Until next time, stay motivated and keep pushing towards your goals!

Giuseppe Grammatico is a franchise veteran, coach, author, speaker & consultant who simplifies the process of franchising and excels at guiding his candidates to the business model that best suits their desired lifestyle.

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