Oct 24

The College Pro Painters Scam Myth

Posted in College Pro Scam?

While researching summer jobs for students, many different options for “ways to make easy money” or “make tons working from home” come up in online searches.  When I see these, I immediately think “scam”.  One of the search results you will definitely see when you search for summer jobs for students is with College Pro Painters.  It has been speculated that, College Pro Painters, the largest and most successful student run painting business in North America, is also a scam.  Is there a College Pro Painters scam?  Let the facts speak for themselves.

Often when we think of scams, we think of people misrepresenting themselves or their stories and deceiving you to get money or something else from you.  We all remember the Nigerian email scams claiming that your help is needed to access a large sum of money, usually many millions of dollars, but, in fact, this money does not exist.  Once these scammers get your information or money, they disappear.

In business since 1971, College Pro Painters has painted hundreds of thousands of homes, and has provided exceptional leadership and management training to thousands of student franchise managers.  Each year, over 25,000 people apply for the elite franchise manager role, and of those 25,000 applications received, only 700 are selected to be franchise managers.  College Pro’s standards are incredibly high, and they only select those people who they feel are truly capable of putting in the time and effort to learn the skills and execute on running their own small business.  Does this sound like a College Pro Painters scam?  If this was a scam, wouldn’t College Pro select every single person who applied for the franchise manager role?

College Pro Painters’ training program has been called a “Real World MBA” and provides franchise managers with the skills and knowledge required to run their own businesses.  College Pro also provides one-on-one coaching and mentoring ongoing through the entire program, to ensure that franchise managers achieve success.  Does this sound like a scam?  Normally when you encounter a scam, the scamming company would “woo you” initially and then “drop you” as soon as they got what they wanted out of you.

Running a business is hard work.  College Pro does an incredibly job of telling you the risks and hard work required.  Some franchise managers do not achieve the level of success they wanted, which is very normal when running a business.  It takes hard work, commitment and personal drive to succeed, and, while College Pro is there to train, support, and mentor you every step of the way, as with all small businesses, you still need to put in a lot of effort on your own to ensure your success.  Is there a College Pro Painters scam if every single franchise manager who enters the program is not successful?

Based on the facts above, I think we can all agree that there is no College Pro Painters scam.

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