Being a business owner or an entrepreneur is one of the sexiest hashtags that you can use on social media. But it isn’t all filtered photos of your fancy meals. It is hard work. There are times when you won’t see your family and friends. Times when you will have to be working because your staff has called in sick. Even though this is a franchise, it isn’t a turnkey solution to making money. It still requires dedication and commitment. Are you up for the challenge? #thegrindisreal
Ctrl V locations pride themselves on their success through community involvement. We’ve been told a number of times that what sets us apart is that the community supports us and connects with us. This doesn’t happen without us getting involved in the community first. We go to local events, partner with charities, and donate our services and names to organizations we believe in. Public Relations starts with you and your community.
Don’t be fooled by the common misconception that once you open a business like Ctrl V, people will come. This doesn’t happen anywhere. You’ve got to be in the mind frame that this is dependent on you. You need to get out into our community and build a network. Depending on the franchisor and our ad fund to grow your business will surely spell disaster. Be aware that if this isn’t something for you then we probably aren’t a good fit for each other.
Franchising has the benefit of being part of a team and being able to draw from a large pool of resources and experience. As a Ctrl V franchisee you immediately become part of the largest network of unified VR arcade operators in the world and if you aren’t team-oriented you won’t be able to take advantage of the team resources at your fingertips.
Don’t overlook the fact that you will be hiring staff and with the new Joint-Employer laws around the world, a lot of the human resource work is going to depend on you. You’re taking on entry-level employees that tend to have a lot of turnovers or are usually students. It is going to take some leadership skills to help keep them motivated and believing in our brand and mission just as much as you do.
You have to remember that things don’t change overnight. If you have an idea that you’d like to implement through the system you have to realize that it may take time to get things vetted, approved, and deployed, especially if this is a bad idea. Not everyone is right all the time and if there is something that has people wondering, then vetting is extra important. What about growth? Multi-unit expansion? Marketing conversion? These are all places where new business owners forget that time is of the essence.
We need people that believe in our mission and our vision. We are working to fight the same battle together and have virtual reality adopted by as many people as possible. Do you think we are doing it right? Do you agree with us? To be part of the team we have to be on the same side. We have to have the same corporate voice and culture and the same drive. Obviously, we all want to make money but at Ctrl V we firmly believe that if we focus on building a great company instead of a good one, everything will fall into place. This is part of our brand. Are you on board?
Entrepreneurs all exhibit an element of creativity. This is important as a member of the Ctrl V team. You are responsible for driving traffic to your location and this doesn’t come easily. You’ve got to be able to generate ideas on how to market and engage your community. You’ll want to apply focus on efficiency and working smart in addition to working hard.
We’ve spent a lot of time refining how we do things. Things that set us apart from our competition. As a result, we are looking for partners that are good at following processes and can understand and respect our systems. We are always open to suggestions and ways to improve things but at the end of the day, if you aren’t a person who can follow direction and are more apt to build your own concept, then maybe franchising with Ctrl V isn’t for you.
Although you’re buying into a proven system, we are still building a brand together and fighting the battle of getting virtual reality adopted by the masses. It is possible that you may not experience cashflow right away despite the research that you do and the model that we’ve created. You’re buying into a brand and signing a contract with us, so it is important that you have the financial capacity to grow along with us. We’re always looking for people that fit our team and goals, but having financial stability is important too.