My experience with College Pro:
The intent of this letter is to express my thoughts regarding my experience with College Pro Painters and more importantly to give a more objective perspective of the impact that this experience can have. I will detail, honestly, what I consider to be the most important benefits, as well as the drawbacks associated with the Franchise Manager position. But overall, this testimony proves that College Pro is not a college painting scam, but really a challenging business that requires the right amount of work to succeed.
I was a junior at Kansas State University majoring in Industrial Engineering. As well as being a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, I was serving as President of the house. I was involved a number of campus organizations and had a very, very adequate social life (in terms of a normal college student, not just an engineering major). In other words I had a busy and demanding schedule. I had completed a summer engineering internship the previous summer and like most college students was trying to find another internship to further pad my resume until I could get out of college and make the big bucks!
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College Pro Painters was not a college painters scam
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We can reassure you ‘College Pro Painters Scam’ is not what you may think.
College Pro Painters was established in 1971 and gives college students the chance to be entrepreneurs by running franchises of a painting business. While there is an opportunity to make a lot of money, it requires a lot of hard work. It`s not your typical summer job, with longer then normal hours and more responsibility. However, most franchisees say it was one of the most important learning experiences of their business careers.
College Pro Painters is not your typical summer job. It’s not like a retail position, or a job at a restaurant where you have a schedule, a shift, and you come in, get paid, and go home. As a College Pro franchisee, you’re responsible for running a business. You have employees, you have expenses, you have customers, and your job is to manage all of them. If you work hard and effectively, there’s a lot of money to be made. If you don’t take it seriously, it can be a difficult summer. Many franchisees realize after their first year they could be far more successful in their second summer by making a few changes to their business habits, employees, or selling tactics. When they return for a second summer, the size of their business increases dramatically. You are truly running a business, and have to act like an entrepreneur.