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New Franchisee: 7 Steps to Own It

While becoming a Snap-on franchise business owner is a big decision, it doesn't need to be a complicated process. Snap-on Tools franchisees can get the keys to their new mobile store in as quick as 30 days. To learn more, download our guide to the franchise process.

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Determine if Franchising is Right For You

By now, you've probably spent a lot of time wondering if owning your own business is right for you. You may still have many questions, but we are excited you have made it this far in the process. The hardest part is over. You've taken the first step. Now you can learn what comes next in this 7-step process outlined here. We are excited about your interest and are able to get you behind the wheel of your very own mobile store in as short as a time as 30 days.

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Discover the Snap-on Franchise Opportunity

The Snap-on Tools company boasts a long and successful history.

As a Snap-on franchisee, you have the opportunity to own your own business selling the #1 professional tool brand in the world. Our system is based on a proven business model that has been working since 1920. We help you get set up by granting you a license to operate a franchised mobile store that serves as a showroom on wheels. We also provide you with a protected list of calls and locations assigned to you and no other Snap-on Tools franchisee.

You maintain control of your franchise business. You set your schedule and manage your customer relationships. You have the freedom to operate your business in a way that works best for you, but we will always provide support and training when you need it. Complete the form and receive your link to the Welcome tour.

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Take the Online Welcome Tour

At this stage, we encourage you to take a self-guided tour of our Snap-on Tools franchise discovery site. After you complete the tour, take a few minutes to complete our request for consideration and then a Snap-on Tools Franchise Manager will call you and setup an online "Discovery" meeting, which moves you one step closer to getting the keys to your mobile store and becoming a Snap-on franchise business owner. Take a few minutes to fill it out.


Ride Along with a Franchisee

During your Discovery meeting with the Snap-on Franchise Manager you will download our Snap-on Tools Franchise Disclosure Document and coordinate a ride along with an existing franchise business owner. The purpose is to expose you to how the Snap-on Program works and for that reason we use franchisees who perform well in the business. We believe it is important to give you this exposure, but you should not assume that your route will have the same number or type of customers as that franchisee. It is merely intended to give you the experience of being on a Snap-on truck and observing how the Snap-on Program works. This is not a substitute for conducting your own due diligence about the business. After the ride along your Snap-on Tools Franchise Manager will schedule your next online meeting.


Attend Online Meeting with your Franchise Manager

Your Snap-on Franchise Manager will discuss your ride along experience, and make sure all of your questions are answered. If you and the Snap-on Franchise Manager are both feeling that this is a good fit, Snap-on will make you an offer to become a Snap-on Tools franchise business owner. Our offer is made in writing, which will include your franchise agreement and list of calls.


Begin your Training

This is when your life as a Snap-on Tools franchisee gets real. Your initial training lasts ten days in Grapevine, Texas. Our sessions help new franchisees from various backgrounds feel comfortable selling and servicing Snap-on branded products. You don't have to have experience with tools - we will teach you what you need to know. You'll learn about:

  • Customer Driven Selling
    • Planning Your Day
    • Selling and Collection Techniques
  • Product Knowledge
  • Snap-on Credit Financing for Customers
  • Franchise Business Management
  • Point of Sale System Training


Get Behind the Wheel of Your Mobile Store

At this point, you're a Snap-on Tools franchisee, but you aren't riding solo just yet. For the first three weeks you are in your mobile store, a Franchise Performance Team member will ride along with you to help you get familiar with your list of calls and the Snap-on Tools program. They can answer any questions you may have and, as experts on the Snap-on Tools program, they can coach you through getting your business started and show you how to demonstrate our products. Even after your first three weeks come to an end, your Franchise Performance Team is only a phone call away.