Drug Testing Franchise Myths & Misconceptions|
Business Opportunity An ongoing opportunity to generate income as an independent representative
Entrepreneur One who organizes, manages and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise
Business Consultant A business consultant is a professional who analyzes businesses, creates solutions to problems, and helps
businesses develop efficient plans for meeting their goals.
Franchise A form of business organization in which a firm which already has a product or service (the franchisor) enters into a
continuing contractual relationship with other businesses (franchisees) operating under the franchisor's trade name and usually with the franchisor's
guidance, in exchange for a contractual fee. Some of the most popular franchises in the United States include Subway, McDonalds, and 7-Eleven.
The franchisor is a supplier who allows an operator, or a franchisee, to use the supplier's trademark and distribute the supplier's goods. In return, the
operator pays the supplier a fee.
The drug and alcohol collection industry requires absolutely no proprietary privately held supplies, business models, business plans etc.
All you need is provided free online by the Department of Transportation CFR 49 part 40
The only absolute requirement in starting a drug & alcohol collection business is that you receive the DOT certification by a qualified collector and perform
your Mock collections in the presence of a qualified collector or trainer.
Drug Testing Franchise Myths & Misconceptions
The franchise will do it all for you
Reality, the franchise will dictate how and where you do it.
You will Own Your Franchise.
Reality, you will lease the use of a Trademark, lease territories that restrict your growth, pay ongoing royalties & fees for business operating systems that
are created and regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
You can franchise a laboratory
Reality, Very clever marketing, Many franchises call themselves labs or have the word lab in their name but they all outsource testing to the same labs that all
other businesses use.
DOT directly or literally approved, connected, certified, licensed or promoters of or on behalf of the DOT.
Reality, many franchises, certification providers and collectors use circular state, government look-a-like logos and emblems.(clever misleading marketing)
The Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees and regulates but does not certify, license or promote any franchise or certification provider.
BEWARE OF CLEVER MARKETING,
Always GOOGLE the name plus drug franchise busines compliants and research or speak with the actual owner(s) or trainers. (NOT A MONEY MOTIVATED COMMISSIONED SALES
PERSON) Ask How much is being outsourced to independant certification and other providers, will you have 24/7 access to your personal trainer as you grow your
franchise etc. Run away far and fast if they get the least bit aggravated or ask if you are a trouble maker for wanting to be informed. You can never ask too many questions or
insult the person you are about to invest with. Always trust your first impression (gut).