Franchise Questions

Why not go directly to the franchisees instead of going through a franchise consultant?
We use our industry experience to give you all the information you need while you are buying a business. We know which franchises are the least risky, most reliable, and most profitable in the business. If you are outside this industry, this kind of knowledge could take several months to gather. Because our service is free, we feel that we are here to save your money, your time and your sanity during an important decision about your future.
What will it cost me to use a franchise consultant for my franchise purchase?
The consumer doesn’t pay for the services that a franchise consultant offers. You will pay the published price for any franchise just as if you had gone directly to the franchiser. The franchiser absorbs our marketing costs. The franchisers respect the processes we follow and recognize the quality and fit of clients we refer to them after our consultations are complete. A franchise consultant is uniquely able to provide a win-win scenario for the investor and the franchiser.
How does it work? How will the franchise consultant find the best opportunity for me?
We want to match you with a goal that meets your specific criteria. But we can’t do that unless we know what those criteria are. We learn these criteria by asking you questions designed to help us narrow our search and provide you the best matches. Here are a few examples of what we might ask:

  • Why do you want to own your own business?
  • Have you owned your own business before now?
  • How many hours and what time of day do you like to work?
  • Is there a certain location you desire?
  • How does managing people make you feel?
  • What kind of capital do you have available to start your business?
  • Are there partners involved?
  • Do you want to have more than one business?
  • When do you want to open your door for business?
  • Will you be available full-time or part-time?

Once we answer these questions along with several others, we create a personal profile for you and use it to research franchise options. The consultation process makes it easier to match you with the a few opportunities that meet your specific criteria. With just a few opportunities to evaluate, you save a lot of time and effort.

There are over 5,000 franchise opportunities available to you. Sifting through them all can take months for a person without our knowledge of the industry. Many people get frustrated and give up. Using our service can help you avoid this situation and put you on the path to owning your own business that has everything you really want.

It’s not easy to be a part of our inventory. Each company has been thoroughly reviewed from every angle. We have high standards for every aspect of the business. By doing our homework, we are confident that we can offer you the very best opportunities that are just right for you.

What are the benefits of buying a franchise?
Owning your own business puts you in control of your own future. But it’s also difficult to do by your self. When you buy a franchise, the franchiser offers support, experience, and knowledge to all aspects of the business. They have been there so they know what challenges will arise and the best way to overcome them.

Franchisers provide you all the tools to be successful. They will train you prior to your opening. They give you advertising and marketing support that builds your business. Most importantly, they reduce your risk because the system has already been proven to work. Their training and support insure that you will be able to handle whatever comes up along the way.

What if I don’t have enough capital to buy the franchise?
Funding your purchase of a franchise is nearly always a major consideration for business owners. Too often, businesses simply don’t have enough capital to help them start-up a new business. We feel it is critical to discuss financing issues early so any problems can be addressed during investigation and research steps of the process.

One excellent resource for financing options is the franchiser. They have solved this problem in the past for themselves and for other franchisees. The will have a good idea of what works for their type of business and will likely have options that make the most sense.

How long will it take to get my business started?
It varies. If you are motivated, you can complete the franchise consultation process in a few days fairly simply. Most clients can find a great opportunity in anywhere from 1 to 3 months. Once you have purchased your opportunity, it can range from as little as 2 weeks up to 6 months to get the business going.

Do I need to know the industry to buy the franchise?
Absolutely not. In fact, most companies prefer that you have no experience in the industry prior to owning the franchise. Franchisors want people that can motivate employees, close sales, and manage efficient operations. They do not want their owners doing the labor, but running the business. Typically in this equation, the franchisee is the manager not the labor.