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  • Jumpstarted My Career - Cant Thank Scholars Enough

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    Former Employee - Franchise Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Franchise Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Scholars At Your Service full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I owe all of my current business success to the summers I ran a painting franchise with S.A.Y.S. It jumpstarted my career, allowing me to blow past my peers and start earning 6 figures right out of school. People are consistently astonished by my young age and how much business experience I already have.

    I learned:
    -How to sell; both in person, and over the phone (a very valuable life skill to have)
    -Marketing techniques and strategy
    -New client acquisition and delivering on services sold to that client (production)
    -How to manage multiple people
    -Accounting + business admin skills
    -What hard work actually means
    -How to source, recruit and hire employees (translated to how to successfully be hired once I became the candidate)
    -What it takes to be an entrepreneur
    -Time management skills.

    Cons

    Hmm. You wont have a life during the summer. Definitely have to forego social commitments in order to be successful. If you cant do that, then you might as well quit while you're ahead!

    I read a couple negative reviews on this site which were unfortunate. I remember also reading negative reviews about other Student Service Industry companies back when I was considering buying a franchise from SAYS. It seems like some students out there don't really understand franchising or entrepreneurship. They want all the glory of being a "business owner" but when it comes time to put the work in, they falter. Its unfortunate that some have had negative experiences, but respectfully I feel it was their fault for undertaking a responsibility they were not prepared for. SAYS basically gives you an entire guide and system to be successful and my coach helped me build my marketing force, secure contracts for me, and was there during all of my production launches . If you follow their systems and put the work in, there is no way you can fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure to properly screen out candidates who cannot handle entreprenurship

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    Franchise Manager Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Scholars At Your Service.

    Interview Details

    Info session, followed by two rounds of interviews. Before the final interview I was asked to do a personality assessment test.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing unexpected; basic stuff; behavioral q's; give me an example of a conflict, how you dealt with it...there were a few leadership questions; where do you see yourself in 5 years; they want to understand what your motivations are...the right answer would be money.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered a position and explained the requirements; then I paid the franchise fee and received the training material.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.scholarsatyourservice.com
Headquarters Ottawa, Canada
Size 6 to 15 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Franchise
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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