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With the right person in charge, decorative concrete businesses can be lucrative and successful enterprises. But what does that right person look like? And what sets a successful franchisee or dealer apart from the rest of the competition? CTi Southeast has been helping small businesses succeed for close to three decades. Our team provides all the tools and training you need to own your own decorative concrete business. Read on to learn some of the traits of a successful franchisee, and get in touch with us today to learn more about starting your own decorative concrete business!

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Concrete Technology Inc. prides itself on having some of the most talented, best trained Dealers in the industry. We provide these Dealers with ongoing training in many different formats.

  • Online training via our Dealer support site.
  • The CTi phone app provides our Dealers with many different ways to improve their application prowess.
  • Our initial Dealer training is available for free to existing Dealers as their companies grow and they want to send additional employees to get better trained
  • Advanced training on products and applications that make our Dealers more competitive in the field and better able to satisfy the needs of home and business owners across the country.

Give us a call today to get booked into one of these very informative training classes!

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Shooting for success in the small business world can be stressful, especially in the early years.

It takes many small business ventures up to two or three years to be profitable, and more than 80 percent of startups fail because they aren’t able to turn a profit fast enough.

That’s why franchise owners in the engineering and industrial field find CTi concrete to be such a reliable avenue. There’s little risk and a low investment cost. Turnkey packages for your own business are as low as $9,500. The acrylic concrete field is a niche industry, and because each franchise owns its own territory, there’s low competition.

But most importantly, there’s a quick return on investment—most CTi franchises see a positive cash flow within months.

The average CTi dealers collect on average $5.30 per square foot, and the average concrete driveway is 20 by 40 feet, meaning that each job typically collects around $4,240. Because the...

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It isn’t difficult to start your CTi business. The real work is in making it a success.

What does it take to do this? Confidence in your CTi products and service is a great start, but to make your franchise successful, you need to find opportunities to work and maximize your profits.

If you’re a new CTi dealer looking for a little guidance on how to get work and earn the money you know your services are worth, here are five basic steps to follow.

1. Market your company

Marketing is often intimidating because it involves convincing clients that you have the best service and product for them. It’s easy to feel insecure as you try to communicate your message.

Instead, frame it as educating prospective clients on how you can solve their problems. They have an ugly driveway. You have the solution! With that framing, it’s easier to put yourself out there.

How do you put yourself out there?

Our training course discusses this in more detail. But a few initial things you should do is set up a business website, begin posting...

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CTi hears from a lot of prospective franchise owners who are looking to make a change. They want to make more money. They want more work-life balance. They want to be their own boss. And sometimes they want to change industries.

The CTi business model is ideal for making all of these changes and achieving your goals. However, while change is good, it can also be challenging. We have seen people from many different professions successfully transition to CTi dealership owners, such as airline pilots, teachers, bankers, truck drivers, and computer programmers. But some professionals seem best suited to our line of work.

Anyone with the drive and training to be a decorative concrete business owner can be a successful CTi dealership owner, but these following professions seem to transition exceptionally well into the role.

1. Concrete and Coatings Professionals

Anyone who has professionally worked with concrete or concrete coatings before has a small advantage in transitioning into a CTi dealership owner. While we recognize that most people...

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How do you know if starting a CTi business is right for you?

This is a question all of our CTi franchise owners ask themselves at some point. Most know what they want from owning their own business. They just aren’t sure if a CTi franchise model is the right fit.

If this question has been on your mind, ask yourself these 6 other questions, and if your answers are yes, then we want to hear from you and get you started on your path to concrete business ownership!

1. Are you ready to be your own boss?

Are you ready to be in charge of your work schedule, salary, and success without answering to a superior? If you are ready to start a career where you call the shots, then you might be an ideal CTi dealer candidate.

Even though you will be using our products, your franchise is your business. You get to pick the name, run it as your own, and keep all of your profits. You don’t even pay franchise fees. While CTi trains you in our franchise business model and continues to lend support, you are still the boss.

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