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Matco Franchise Glossary

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

With a career change comes a new list of things to learn. We’re here to help with some of the most common terms you’ll come across upon starting as a new Matco Tools franchisee.

Starting a new business comes with its share of challenges and questions. We at Matco pride ourselves on providing our new franchisees with all the support they’ll need to succeed – that’s what makes us a family.

Whether you’re a new franchisee or you’re simply considering starting your own franchise with Matco, you’re bound to come across terms that you’re not entirely familiar with. That’s why we’ve come up with the following glossary that defines some of the most common terms you may not have heard of before.

This post can serve as a handy reference – take a look:

Franchisee: The franchisee is the owner of an individual franchise. That’s you.

Franchisor: That’s Matco, the corporate franchise seller. You’ll use our branding, our tools, and our advertising all to your advantage as the franchisee. By joining the Matco family, you’ll be able to take advantage of our proven business system, increasing your chances of finding success.

Assets: These consist of your equipment, supplies, products, and other physical items associated with your business. When you’re ready to retire years down the line, you’ll be able to sell these. Your ability to build equity in a business as you grow it is one of the most appealing aspects of being your own boss.

In-House Financing: This means you can finance your investment and costs directly through Matco, rather than going through a bank. Even if you’re not sure about the strength of your credit, we have many flexible options, so there may be something available for you. There’s no downside to seeing what may be available.

Pre-Approval: You can apply for pre-approval on a financing plan through Matco right online. By entering some basic information into our 100% secure system, you’ll be able to find out what type of plan you’re qualified to receive.

Franchise Agreement: When starting with Matco, you’ll sign a franchise agreement that outlines both your responsibilities as the new franchisee and ours as the franchisor. It’s a document you’ll want to read carefully and have your attorney or accountant review with you as it contains protections for you and your rights as a franchisee. Matco’s is a ten-year agreement, and after those ten years, you’ll need to renew the agreement.

AronDavis_TruckSunlight_resizeThe Mobile Franchise: Our franchisees are the proprietors of mobile franchises – this means that as a part of the Matco family, you’re not tied down to a brick-and-mortar operation. This has a number of benefits – first, you don’t have to own or lease expensive real-estate property. As well, instead of requiring your customers to come to you, you can go directly to your customers. Your exposure will increase, your hours will be flexible, and you’ll be able to run your new business the way you want.

The Route: As a new franchisee, we’ll do our best to start you out on the right foot. Your route will be made up of hundreds of potential new customers – generally, professional technicians who are required to purchase their own tools to perform their jobs. Those customers are surveyed by one of our Matco Local Managers, and these customers will be put on the list of calls in your Exclusive Territory. This means that you won’t be competing with other Matco Franchisees – the customers will be all yours.

No employees: Day-to-day, your business will depend and rely on the hard work of one person – you. That means you’re your own boss, and don’t have to worry about managing a staff. Of course, we’re there to support you in any way necessary.

Tools & Equipment: Or, your product offering to your new customers. Matco rolls out hundreds of new and exclusive products annually and offers more than 22,000 of the highest quality tools and products in the industry. We’re trusted by our customers because we help them work harder and smarter every day.

Training: Matco’s training services are unmatched. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, we’ll take the time to make sure you know everything you need to know to be successful in your new business venture. You’ll receive training before you begin, and we always offer continuous training as your business matures. In addition, our existing franchisees are always happy to offer help to the new members of the Matco family.

National Advertising: Name recognition is never a problem for our franchisees. Matco’s national marketing and advertising promotes the brand with campaigns that span television, social media, Motorsports and industry publications. We don’t charge our franchisees advertising or royalty fees, freeing up your dollars to grow your business on the ground.

Business plan: As you’re first starting up, it’s important to develop a business plan. Writing a business plan enables you to prepare yourself for running the business. What are your expectations? How will you meet challenges as they arise? Since Matco writes many of our own loans, we know what needs to be in your business plan, so we’ll be able to offer plenty of help with this process.

Franchise Disclosure Document: Under federal law, you’ll receive a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) at least 14 days before signing a franchise agreement. Matco, as the franchisor, is required to provide you this uniform document, which will tell you all about the franchisor, their corporate history, their audited financial statements, their past and current legal issues, dispute resolution, renewal, termination and transfer information, the programs they offer, how many franchisees they have in their system, who the franchisees are and how they can be contacted, what franchisees have recently left the system, how franchisees are distributed throughout the country, the costs associated with purchasing a franchise, copies of any agreements you would be required to sign and even financial performance representations which you and your accountant or attorney can use to get an idea of the average sales volume of a franchisee.

Time Payment Account: This is one of the major ways you’ll collect money as a franchisee. A Time Payment (TP) Account is an account through which your customers will be able to purchase products on credit, and can then pay for them over several weeks or months. TP accounts are one of Matco’s best sales tools – your customers will enjoy that they can purchase a new tool without spending the money that day.

It might look like a lot to learn, but with Matco’s support every step of the way, we know you’ll catch on quick.

To take the next step with a FREE "See How a Matco Franchise Works" report. This form is simply an initial indicator in finding out if franchising is right for you and your family. It will in no way commit you to buying a franchise.

 



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Own a Top-Rated Tool Franchise in Oregon

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

Matco Tools has new routes available in Portland, Oregon

portlandPortland, also known as the “City of Roses,” is the largest city in the state of Oregon. Home to the International Rose Test Garden, outdoor activities, coffee shops and beer joints, Portland surely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to activities. With thousands of people trying to get around a big city, the traffic can become time consuming; working a 9-5 job becomes an exhausting routine.

See how many available tool truck franchises are for sale in Oregon.

Portland, a city full of people on-the-go, will always need skilled technicians who can fix cars and get people back out on the road.

Being a Matco Tools distributor means you get to provide over 20,000 of the highest quality tools in the industry to professional mechanics – direct from your truck. Matco Tools is ranked a Top 5 home based business for a reason – our programs and resources are structured to help you run a successful business with the flexibility to spend time where it matters most.

Matco Tools is one of the few franchise systems that offers in-house financing to those who qualify. Matco’s Financial Service group has a dedicated team that will assist you with your financial needs as you start your new business. This means we can finance up to 100% of any start-up costs you may incur with a loan that can be amortized for up to 10 years, making your franchise investment more accessible and keeping your weekly payments low.

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When you become a Matco Tools distributor, training starts before you even step foot in a Matco store and continues throughout your entire career. With over 70 hours of initial classroom training, Matco provides more training than any other mobile tool franchise. Our training program focuses on your long-term success, training you on virtually all areas of owning your own business, from product classes to financial discussions.

This may be your own business, but you’ll never feel alone.  

Our top-of-the-line training and marketing support are here to help you every step of the way. Matco’s customer service team is available 16 hours a day to answer any questions you may have, and our marketing team provides bi-weekly sales flyers and sale materials to help you expand your business.

This is a big decision, so we understand if you’re still not 100% sure if this is the right fit for you and your family.

To hear from some real Matco Tools distributors, watch “It’s a Family Business” with Matco franchise owner Matt Rhymer.

Get a FREE "See How a Matco Franchise Worksreport to find out if Matco is right for you with no obligation to commit. It’s time to make a change and become the best boss you’ve ever had!

 



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Own Your Own Tool Franchise & Be Your Own Boss

Posted by Nicole Gennarelli

Is it time to break out of the 9 to 5 PM routine and make your own schedule? 

By becoming a Matco Tools distributor you decide when to work and how often you see your customers; it’s finally time to have the lifestyle you want.

 

Matco Tool TruckWhen you become a Matco Tools distributor you have the control of running your own business and having a say in your future. Most people work for someone else because they have to, but becoming a Matco Tools distributor means you’ll finally have the freedom of calling the shots at work.

Our distributors are independent business owners who make their own decisions, manage their own schedules and in most cases, answer only to their spouse.

Matco Tools is one of the few franchise systems that offers in-house financing to those who qualify. Matco’s Financial Service group has a dedicated team that will assist you with your financial needs as you start your new business. This means we can finance up to 100% of any start-up costs you may incur with a loan that can be amortized for up to 10 years, making your franchise investment more accessible and keeping your weekly payments low.

Open routes offer franchise owners an exclusive territory that has at least 325 potential customers. With Matco, you lease a new or used truck, buy an initial inventory and start visiting the 325 potential customers that have already been informed about your arrival. 

There’s no need to worry about finding your own customers, because all you have to do is simply show up to the shops on the route we have created for you.

If your still not sure if this is the right fit for you and your family, that’s completely natural.

To see some real Matco distributors and families in action watch Partnering with Matco Tools.

To take the next step with a FREE "See How a Matco Franchise Works" report. This form is simply an initial indicator in finding out if franchising is right for you and your family. It will in no way commit you to buying a franchise.

Note that Matco can provide up to 100% of your franchise financing in-house if you qualify. 

 



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