The Vanguard® Area Franchise Business Opportunity

The Vanguard® area franchise opportunity offers great potential for experienced business executives to provide high-level support to Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses in their respective geography.

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Why become a Vanguard® Area Franchisor?

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If you are an experienced business executive looking for a new opportunity, consider purchasing a Vanguard® area franchise business. As an area franchise business owner, you will be part of a network of fellow entrepreneurs who share your leadership background and your passion for business.

A Vanguard® Area Franchisor is an independently owned and operated franchising business that provides a range of support services to Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses, which deliver commercial cleaning services to local companies.

As part of the area franchise business program, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. offers area franchise businesses a license to operate within a defined geographical area, proprietary software, marketing materials for sales efforts, and consultation in starting-up a regional franchise business.

What does an Area Franchisor do?

Franchise sales.

Area Franchisors award franchises to janitorial franchise businesses. Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses are independently owned and operated and perform commercial cleaning services to businesses in their designated area.

Manage the sales process and secure commercial cleaning accounts.

Vanguard® area franchise businesses work to secure quality commercial cleaning accounts on behalf of independent Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses. You will work with accounts to match them with the janitorial franchise business that best meets their needs.

Administrative support for janitorial franchise businesses.​

Area Franchisors provide back-office support for Vanguard® janitorial franchise businesses. This includes billing, invoicing, collection services, and account communication assistance on Vanguard® accounts.

Build relationships.

Your relationship with each independent franchise business owner will be unique to their situation. Janitorial franchise business owners may turn to you for support and information on a wide variety of subjects. With your business experience, you’ll work to help them achieve their business goals.

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What makes for a successful area franchise business owner?

Every Vanguard Cleaning Systems® area franchise business owner brings their own unique approach to the business. However, there are a few skills and types of experience that often lead to success.

Significant business experience.

Owning a Vanguard® area franchise business requires a robust professional background, from leadership to company culture development. The ideal candidate has executive-level management experience and an entrepreneurial spirit. People skills and sales ability are also key factors for success as a Vanguard® area franchise business owner.

Experience operating over a large area.

Area Franchisors are licensed to operate under the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® brand within a protected development area. This may cover a set number of counties or an entire state. In order to be successful as a Vanguard® area franchise business owner, you should feel comfortable supporting janitorial franchise businesses spread across a sizable region.

Ready to make an investment.

Aspiring Vanguard® area franchise business owners must be prepared to make a meaningful investment in their business. This may include office space and supplies, support staff, and other resources as needed.

Experience in B2B operations.

As a Vanguard® Area Franchisor, your company will award franchises to independent franchised commercial cleaning businesses and secure B2B commercial cleaning contracts on their behalf. You should understand how to assess the needs of business customers and best practices for excellent customer service in a B2B context.

Area Franchise Opportunity

Ready to own a Vanguard® Area Franchise?

Take control of your future. Leverage your experience and the strong reputation of the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® brand. Support janitorial franchise business owners on their entrepreneurial journeys.

For Decades

The Vanguard® Brand

Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® organization is built upon over 2,500 independently owned and operated franchise janitorial cleaning companies, which are licensed and supported by a network of more than 50 independent area franchise regional offices throughout the United States and Canada.

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Franchise Disclaimers

The information on this website is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, a Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise. An offer to buy a Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Franchise is made by a Franchise Disclosure Document only. This advertisement is not an offering in the State of New York. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law. Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchises are available to qualified prospective area franchisees only in certain states. Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. will not offer or sell an Area Franchise unless registered (or exempt) in a state where the prospective buyer resides or where the Area Franchise will be located. The Area Franchise offer is not being directed to any of the following states, or any state, province, country or jurisdiction where Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchises are not currently registered for offer or sale, unless otherwise qualified or exempt: Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Maryland, Washington and New York.

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® janitorial services franchises ("unit franchises") are available to qualified prospective unit franchisees only in certain states. Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Area Franchisors will not offer or sell a unit franchise unless registered (or exempt) in a state where the prospective buyer resides or where the unit franchise will be located. The unit franchise offer is not being directed to any of the following states, or any state, province, country or jurisdiction where Vanguard Cleaning Systems® unit franchises are not currently registered for offer or sale, unless otherwise qualified or exempt: Hawaii, Indiana, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and South Dakota.