“A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.” – Allen Klein
Real life experience really does go a long way. I personally felt this when I ran a seasonal business with College Pro Painters while I was in my 3rd year of university. College Pro was a whole new environment where I really got rewarded for my results versus just working an hourly job. This really changed my perspective on life, how the world works and how you can make money as an adult.
The two main shifts in perspective were:
The value of an hour- I had grown up thinking you work and make money per hour. The only way to make more money I thought was to get a higher wage position. After my first season running my business I had profited 5 times the earnings I had made the previous year working similar hours (3 jobs vs 1 business). This really shifted my view of what I could do in an hour. The more College Pro Painters taught me and the more I grew as a leader the more I could lead teams of people (which I really enjoyed). Operating 6-10 employees I was definitely making more money than I knew to be possible. I will forever struggle to go back to viewing an hour = a specific $. The idea of leverage is so powerful.
The value of a dollar- College Pro Painters is marketed as a summer management opportunity. I knew that the flip side of opportunity of being in management was that I was going to have to work very hard. A day in the life of a College Pro manager can be hectic at best and be frustrating beyond belief at the worst. Some days I worked incredibly hard to ensure customers were happy and the jobs got completed. I literally shed blood, sweat and tears for every dollar I earned. I have a new understanding for work ethic and what it takes to be successful.
These shifts in perspective that College Pro has given me have really allowed me make informed decisions about the work I do now. Where do I want to spend my time? How do I want to make my money? The value of an hour and a dollar carry new meaning to me as I go into the future.
College students numbering in the tens of thousands apply annually to become College Pro Painters franchisees. After careful selection and months of pre-summer training to separate the serious players from the wannabes, approximately 700 are given the chance all across North America. This is one of the boldest and most idealistic bets in all of North American industry.
Think of it. Every year, a corporation with four decades in business trusts its name and reputation to a new class of college-age business neophytes. Yet somehow, this risk always works out. Contrary to the isolated College Pro Painters complaints found on the internet, countless local Better Business Bureaus rate their neighborhood College Pro Painters as A+ members of the business community. Across 7 Canadian provinces and 28 U.S. states, nearly 25,000 homeowners entrust their property to the company’s summertime entrepreneurs.
Apart from money to continue their education with, these newly-minted businessmen and businesswomen gain something even more important immersion in the world of business contracting. Profit margin is what makes the business world go round. College Pro Painters complaints all come down to this single factor: That, for whatever reason, a franchisee is not making as much as planned. They either quit in disgust or leave someone else to pick up the mess, or else they improve their profit margin by reducing the contractually agreed-upon quality of work performed and let the corporation take a beating in warranty claims.
College Pro Painters complaints all come down to this single factor: That, for whatever reason, a franchisee is not making as much as planned. They either quit in disgust or leave someone else to pick up the mess, or else they improve their profit margin by reducing the contractually agreed-upon quality of work performed and let the corporation take a beating in warranty claims.
Owning a College Pro Painters franchise is a big commitment for anyone who chooses to spend their summer running a small business. As much as College Pro trusts the opinions and choices of the students involved, we also appreciate having the support of parents. College Pro is a summer-long commitment and we do not want any College Pro Painters complaints, therefore it’s best for the family to be informed before their student makes the commitment.
College Pro likes having parents involved in the application process, so they can ask questions, find out more information, and help to ensure the choice is right for their child. Many parents are surprised to not have any College Pro Painters complaints after the initial startup and throughout the entire process. That is because our goal is to have no College Pro complaints and make this venture successful for everyone who is willing to challenge themselves. Learn more from other College Pro Parents here.
This video shows an average day in the life of a College Pro painter. If you are wondering about College Pro Painters complaints, watch this video to learn the truth about working with College Pro. There are no College Pro Painters complaints from this franchisee as he works through the day painting and generating future leads. The only College Pro complaints that you will find tend to originate from those unwilling to work hard for success. Learn from this video and others like it that College Pro is a great entrepreneurial opportunity.
A Day in the Life of a College Pro Painter