Be inspired by one Franchise Owner.
A career change put dollar curtain + blinds franchisee, Brett Martin, on a new track, and he hasn’t looked back
“I was looking for a career change when my sister, who owned a dollar curtain + blinds store in Melton, suggested I look into purchasing one that was up for sale,” Martin says. “With my background in trades, the industry was totally foreign to me, but I went ahead and bought the franchise.”
Not only did the move mean joining an established, family-run business, but it also allowed Brett to employ local people and a rewarding change of pace.
Over the years, Brett has seen many changes in styles. For example, he recalls that “Vertical Blinds were gaining popularity as an inexpensive way to dress windows, but trends changed, and new products became available that further enhanced interior concepts.”
New trends led to innovations and updated technology, something which has helped Brett’s business to thrive with the support of dollar curtain + blinds. “The company operates training sessions on various new trends and developments within the industry,” he adds.
Besides being part of one of Australia’s leading window coverings teams, Martin says buying a franchise offered him the satisfaction of being his own boss.
“For me, one of the benefits of owning a franchise is the satisfaction of knowing that whatever you put into your business, you will get back,” he says. “You also meet a diverse range of customers, and it has been pleasing to have many of them back as return customers over the years. This obviously means that they have been happy with their purchases and the service provided.”
Brett says it’s reassuring to know that he can rely on the expertise and support from the head office team at any time.
“With their expertise, constant modernisation of equipment and technology, training, regular new products and the buying power of a large company, I’m looking forward to a long and busy future.”
Brett Martin. dollar curtains + blinds, Hoppers Crossing.