I had been on a search for a new business opportunity for three years. I looked at so many, I cannot possibly remember them all, but each of them failed to match my three non-negotiable criteria:
- It had to be something I did not have to start from scratch but that had a successful business model already in place.
- The company needed to have a solid history of success and a stellar reputation.
- It had to be a business I could be proud of and that contributed to others in a positive and meaningful way.
Then, I happened upon Sure Step and, at first, passed it by because it seemed to be one of those “too good to be true” opportunities. I am so glad I decided to investigate further and to become a Sure Step Distributor. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I have not had even one moment of regret since making it. This business meets all three of my criteria with flying colors.
I researched Interlake Chemicals and the Sure Step opportunity for a couple of months before making my final decision. During that process, I searched for their competitors and found that, essentially, there are none. I also talked to several men I highly respect that included an entrepreneur, a CFO and an Executive Manager, and, without exception, they all said that Sure Step was a fantastic opportunity, and that I should definitely “go for it.”
Once I went through the process to become a Distributor, which was an incredibly smooth and positive experience, my training was scheduled, and Dustin Hapka, a Master Distributor with ten years of experience, was standing on my front porch, ready to go.
I cannot adequately describe the positive experience my three days of training were. Ours is a family business with my wife and all three of my sons taking part. Dustin worked with each of us and answered every question we had. By the start of day 2, we were out making presentations, and I was learning not only how to present the product but also what the most lucrative businesses to talk to were. By day 3, I was doing all of the talking at our appointments. I felt completely confident in what I was doing. That is how effective the training was.
One of the things I love about this business is that there is no “hard selling” going on. This is a service people genuinely need. Not only that, if you can get five minutes of a person’s time to do the demonstration, the product really does sell itself. I never get tired of seeing the expressions on people’s faces when they see what the non-slip treatment can do for them.
By the time my training experience was complete, I had already presented two quotes for jobs. BOTH of those jobs closed within in a week after my training was finished for over $14,000 in sales. Two weeks after that, we presented a quote for a $19,000 job, and we are now moving forward there.
At this point, only one month after my training, I have meetings scheduled with a pool management company with hundreds of pools in our area, a country club, a restaurant chain and a local resort. I am also in the process of adding two sales people to our team and several installers to help with all the work that is starting to come our way.
I knew from my investigation into this opportunity that it would be successful. The only way to fail here is to do nothing. If you put in the effort, you will succeed. But if anyone had told me I would be experiencing this much success, this quickly, I would never have believed it.
Well, I believe it now.
I cannot recommend this company highly enough. It has been an excellent experience from the very first phone call I made. I cannot wait to see what the future holds as I get to help make the world a safer place one step at a time!The Sure Step opportunity is available for less than $25,000. Tap here to view a video presentation on the business and to inquire more about how you can become a licensee. To view other business opportunities on Franchise.com, tap here.