Experience Letters from Previous FranchiseesLetters to Potential Franchisess
A selection of letters from Student Work Operators. See what they have to say about their experience with running a student painting franchise with Student Works and read their advise to you.
To anyone reading this and debating on whether they should join or not, do it, it will only benefit youread more
The faster you fail, the more you will learn from it. You will not make the same mistake twice.read more
This experience has taught me how to be a better leader, friend, boss, and human beingread more
Once you understand the importance of delegating and using your time effectively, you will become addicted to the business owner lifestyleread more
Remember being so nervous about the responsibilities to come that I could barely sleepread more
Encourage you to not simply give this a try, but rather to launch yourself into this with a passionread more
How to take one challenge at a time and only worry about the things I can controlread more
Taught me how to come out of my shell, manage my time effectively, and ultimately see the rewards for doing soread more
You not only learn the essentials to run a successful business, you also learn a lot about yourselfread more
The other franchisees in my territory were incredible and motivated me to do better in my business. They were always willing to lend a helping hand and give advice to make my summer a bigger and more profitable one.
The experience is priceless because this kind of knowledge cannot be found in a classroom. Student Works challenged me in many ways and in turn taught me a lot about myself.
Let me be the first one to tell you, that this is not for everyone. Just like being a doctor is not for everyone neither is being a business owner. You will make mistakes and you will learn how to fix them.
Student Works Painting is honestly a once in a life time opportunity, but you must make the most of it. I was always taught that the best things in life generally come from the most work, and Student Works is a prime example
Tyler, North Delta
Experience is the greatest education an individual can receive, and I learned more this summer than I ever could of going to school. I have grown more confident in my abilities to run a business and be an entrepreneur.
This summer has allowed me to learn so many new things about myself and to gain conﬁdence in my own abilities. I have learnt so many new lifelong lessons and have learned how to effectively manage time, manage people and how to paint.
Tamara, Bonnyville, Cold Lake
I created excuses for myself as to why I wouldn’t be able to do it. Fortunately, I pushed on and taught myself the greatest skill I have gained through Student Works: You are only as limited as you tell convince yourself to be.
Sabrina , Victoria
Anyone can paint but not everyone can be a painter, so when hiring I learned to look for people with a good work ethic and interest in doing well rather then people who have painted before.
Presented with opportunity of a lifetime. And if you are anything like I was, you are probably apprehensive about seizing it. It’s new and scary and a huge responsibility that you may not feel ready for.
Lauren, Sherwood Park
One of the better decisions I’ve made in my time at University. At first it seems daunting and confusing as to how someone can run a business at this age and honestly I had only a small idea of what I was getting myself into.
I learned to follow the systems. I wish I would have followed more. Being organized is a HUGE bonus. Your painters can make you, or break you. DMs have a super weird amount of knowledge that you wouldn’t even think they’d know.
When I found out the business I would be running was a painting business, I was a little confused and unsure how I would make any money painting. Personally I do not necessarily enjoy painting nor did I have much experience.
Facing unforeseen challenges and coping with culminating stressors can be rather unpleasant. However through hard work and dedication, I can truly say that this job has greatly enhanced my understanding of how to run a profitable business.
Watching all the areas of my business improve (Recruiting, Marketing, Sales, Production) throughout each year is an extremely satisfying experience. Running a Student Works franchise is a challenging opportunity, but worthwhile.
Studentworks has taught me a lot about people, relationships, business and myself. It is a hands on learning experience that you simply can’t learn in the classroom.
Joelene, Swift Current
Letters from Business Operators
Read letters from other students who ran summer businesses in 2015. Business Operators offer advise to students considering running their own Student Works summer business.