Franchise options abound in today's economy. However, a closer look reveals that not all franchises are created equal.
Working in the franchise market has various advantages, including certain recession-resistant brands, inexpensive start-up costs, and little overhead. Furthermore, working your own hours and making your own decisions may provide you with a richer quality of life.
I'd like to share the story of one of my successful franchisees, Hernán B., with you. Below are his thoughts.
Question: What were the top three things (characteristics) you were looking for in a business?
- Owner role: semi-absentee
- Low franchise fee
- Few employees
Question: Did you experience fear/hesitation/anxiety at some point? When? How did you deal with it?
Question: How valuable did you find talking with franchise owners? Anything especially surprising or interesting? Did you find them or change to something else?
Answer: Very Valuable
Question: Did you feel well equipped at the start of the validation process? If not, what could you have known before?
Question: When did you know that this was the right franchise for you?
Answer: After I talked to existing owners.
Question: Do you think you would have found this business without my help/guidance?
Answer: I don’t think so. I tried.
Question: What did you think about the unique perspective I gave to you being an experienced multiple-unit franchisee?
Answer: It was great because it gave me the confidence you knew about being a business owner.
Question: Now that you have gone through my process, What advice would you have for someone thinking about owning a franchise?
Answer: Evaluate as many franchises as you can. Make sure you understand the role of the owner. Talk to all of the existing owners.
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