You are a student or a recent graduate and are probably wondering about a lot as you consider working with College Pro. How will you do this while in school? You’ve never run a business before, how will you learn? What are the risks? What are the time requirements? What does a manager actually do?
For over 40 years, College Pro has been in the business of providing exceptional leadership and management training to young entrepreneurs through real-world business experiences. We understand that, as a student, your first responsibility is school, and College Pro’s training program has been designed for students while they are in school. The College Pro spring time commitment is equivalent to being involved in a Division 1 or varsity sports team, being an active member of student politics or having a significant part-time job. We really look for people who can handle the responsibility, and of the more than 25,000 students who apply, we select over 700 as managers.
As a student painting or or window cleaning franchise manager, you are the boss, and are running your own small business. Sound intimidating? We will train you in all aspects of small business management over a few weekends during the winter and spring. You will work with a General Manager who will coach and mentor you every step of the way though one-on-one weekly coaching calls, and classroom and in-field training sessions.
The student painters and window cleaning training covers specific topics like:
|*Time management and scheduling
* Creating and managing marketing, sales and production plans
* Interviewing and selection of marketing people and painters
* Learning the basics of painting and how to produce a quality job
* Customer service
|* Creating and managing financial budgets
* Fundamentals of running a painting business
* Estimating and pricing accurately
* Purchasing a vehicle and equipment
* Leading painters
What about the money I could make?
The money you can make with College Pro depends entirely on how much effort you put into your business. The rewards can be big, but it doesn’t come easy, and there are no guarantees. Like any entrepreneurial venture, managing your own College Pro student painting business comes with successes and failures. If you are looking for a regular old desk job, this might not be right for you. If you know you can work hard, put in the effort, and be accountable to your commitments, College Pro may be right for you. You can count on our student painter training program and ongoing support to help you through the successes and hard times. We will coach and mentor you every step of the way, and this is what sets us apart from other summer positions.
What to expect
A sample timeline with different time requirements per season, is included below. Read about what some of our alumni have experience by clicking here: Alumni
-Attend Info. Session
-2 Interviews, plus a parent call
-You contact previous franchise managers to get their perspective
-If chosen, select “Turf”
-Planning Day (1 day)
-Training Session “A”
-Generate Leads (Marketing)
-Recruit, Interview, and hire Painters or techs
-Book jobs for the summer
-Buddy Estimates and Interviews with General Manager
-Training Session “B” (Full Weekend)
-MLG’s (3 hours)
-Manage the day to day operations of the business
-Oversee production of jobs (Supervise crews)
-Manage the finances of the business (accounting)
-Continue marketing and doing estimates
-Work with customers to provide satisfaction
-Closedown business at the end of summer
-Training Session “C” (Full weekend)
-Painter or tech training
-Field visits with General Manager
-Training Session “D” (1/2 day of financial review)