Movers, Not Shakers! Franchise FAQs

Curious about the Movers, Not Shakers! franchise opportunity? Keep reading for the answers to commonly asked Movers, Not Shakers! franchise FAQs. Don’t see your question here? Fill out our form here to request more information, and one of our team members will be in touch!

What is Movers, Not Shakers! franchise?

Movers, Not Shakers! is a truly disruptive, eco-friendly moving franchise. Founded in 2002 by a former stockbroker who wanted a successful career outside of corporate America, Movers, Not Shakers! has become New York City’s #1 green moving company. After spending two decades proving that the business model works in one of the most competitive markets in the world and investing in the support infrastructure necessary to help entrepreneurs thrive in this business, Movers, Not Shakers! decided to franchise in 2022. With low startup costs, quick ramp-up time, and unlimited profit potential, Movers, Not Shakers! is ready to rapidly grow across the country.

Can I convert my existing moving company into a Movers, Not Shakers! franchise?

Yes! There’s a ton of advantages in converting your existing business into a Movers, Not Shakers! franchise. We’ll help you make the transition from existing business to an environmentally responsible business as seamless as possible. You’ll also benefit from our proven marketing strategies, our world-class support that emphasizes maximizing profitability and get the direct support from a leadership team that knows what it’s like to be in your shoes.

How much does it cost?

The total cost to invest in a Movers, Not Shakers! franchise ranges from $75,500 to $217,000.

What is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee for a new Movers, Not Shakers! franchise is $40,000. To convert your existing business into a Movers, Not Shakers! franchise, the fee is $26,000.

Can I scale up to multi-unit ownership?

Yes! Movers, Not Shakers! is designed to scale. You can start with multiple territories, or you can start small and grow big. We recommend that you start with multiple territories, however, as once the territories are gone, they are gone for good.

Do I need to have experience in the moving industry?

No. We’ve spent the last 20 years making every mistake in the book so that you don’t have to. All you have to do is follow our proven business model, take advantage of our training & support infrastructure, and run your business with integrity – and you’re bound to thrive!

Do you provide training & support?

Yes. We’ve made significant investments in initial training & ongoing support to ensure that you have all of the resources you need to thrive. You will attend several days of initial hands-on training and working jobs at our corporate headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. We will teach you how to properly move a client out, how to engage with clients, how to win business, how to lead a team, and more. On an ongoing basis, we provide assistance with every aspect of the business model from marketing to professional development and more.

What type of facility will I need to have?

While the needs of your business will change as you continue to grow, in the early days of your business, you will need a place to store your vehicles and offer storage services to your customers. While we do not require you to rent office space in the early days, it will become necessary as you add salespeople, administrative staff, and crew members. We will provide guidance on what type of facility you need as you’re starting out, as well as what you’ll need as you grow.

Do you offer a discount to military veterans?

Yes! We proudly offer a discount off of our initial franchise fee to all qualified, honorably discharged military veterans. We believe that veterans make exceptional entrepreneurs, and members of our own leadership have military backgrounds. To learn more about the discounts we offer veterans, please fill out the inquiry form on this website and a member of our team will reach out to you shortly. We thank you for your service!

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