Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we’ve learned that there are some questions that are most commonly asked by potential franchisees. We’ve answered those questions here. If you have a question you don’t see answered here, please contact us with your question. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Why a franchise? Why not just do this on my own?

Everything in our business is duplicatable except the culture.  At Sam the Concrete Man we have 30 years experience in what doesn’t work.  We’ve spent the time, done the research, and invested the dollars into this business to know how to get you profitable as soon as possible.  Most people don’t have years to figure this out and lose money through trial and error.  We help to eliminate the guessing game that is starting a business and get you on the road to success.

What training do I receive?

Our training program covers every phase of the business from marketing and sales, to managing the daily operations, to financial management and more.  Our training isn’t just classroom based.  You will have the opportunity to work on every phase of the business in the field with a local franchisee.  We go over everything that’s important to your business.

What makes a good franchise owner?

While our proven successful systems allow people from outside the industry to succeed in our business there are certain skills we’ve learned you must possess to succeed in this business. Being business minded is important.  While this business isn’t difficult it does require that you work hard and put in the time, effort and energy needed to succeed.

Have a passion for people. At the end of the day we’re in the people business, whether that’s ensuring the customer has a world class experience or making sure the people doing the work are taken care of we can’t do this without people.

How do I finance my Sam the Concrete Man franchise?

We are listed on the Small Business Administration (SBA) franchise registry. The SBA Franchise Registry is a prestigious national online listing of approved franchise systems whose franchisees and existing franchisees receive accelerated loan processing through your lender and the U.S. This is a tool that lenders use for expediting your loan requests. Banks that provide SBA financing use this service as a form of a reference check, and this saves you tremendous amounts of time in waiting for financing decisions.

Do I need experience with concrete?

No previous experience is required but experience in marketing, customer service and small business management is always helpful.  We do, however, look for owners whose values align with ours.  That’s a passion for serving customers and providing a world class level of service and quality.

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