What qualities does a franchisee need?
Whilst franchisees come from all walks of life, another very important aspect that I must stress about the franchising model, especially in relation to pest control, is that anyone considering an investment should be endowed with some basic commercial skills and the self confidence to sell their services. After all, Prokill train you to be a very competent and qualified pest controller and will also provide you with the tools and systems to help you sell, but without the requisite self confidence, social and networking skills you might struggle to advance the business. After all, this is first and foremost a business and the business skills must accompany the technical skills. Further, it is often forgotten that a franchise is a "business model" and to make the model work you have to be pro-active because it is not the role of the franchisor to do the work for you.
Prokill is one of the only RSPH (Royal Society for the Promotion of Health) accredited examination centres. Training spans five to six weeks of classroom and field-based experience in all aspects of pest control and Prokill business management, including third party modules to give the candidate a comprehensive knowledge of the profession they’re about to embark upon.
Ongoing training and field support is an important feature of the Prokill operation.