Some people say there is a College Pro Painters scam – there’s not! I ran franchise last summer and it was one of the most challenging things I have ever done. In the process I learned some core entrepreneur skills as a student. It takes a ton of work and you can’t give up. When you are being interviewed, reading reviews online, and talking to past franchise managers, everyone tells you how hard it is but they cannot prepare you for it. You are put under extreme pressure and have to make a lot of decisions. As a student entrepreneur you learn so much through the College Pro training and coaching and just by getting out there. College Pro is great because without much experience but their training you get to run your own business and everything that comes with that: hiring and training employees, making all the decisions, managing all the cash and getting the profit!
If you are reviewing the College Pro franchisee role let me make it clear – some people think there is a College Pro Painters scam. Let me explain this – I see reviews where some students who tried it complained that it was too hard or they did not make enough money. Running any business is not easy, and if you are not willing to put in the time or listen to the coaches, your chances for success go down. And this is not just for a College Pro business – that is any business! I am actually really impressed at the overall success the student entrepreneurs have – at least 90% of the franchisees in my division made money which is way higher than random people starting businesses. Plus, the support the College Pro team gives you is 1st class. They are very knowledgeable and they truly care about how well you do. If you are not successful, like any company, College Pro is not successful. A lot of students return year after year (including me!) and the full-time staff members really help you and want you to do well. There is no College Pro Painters scam – if you are a hard worker, and are willing to really get challenged, I endorse being an entrepreneur with College Pro.