Has shopping for a new franchise opportunity ever given you sticker shock? Especially for owners who are new to franchising - the upfront costs associated with the investment might seem high. After all, the fees are typically much higher than what you’d pay to start your own independent business.
My mother, Flo Francis, passed away last month in December 2021 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was a wonderful woman who did a lot with her life - and who experienced a tremendous amount of success in her 85 years.
The freedom of owning a business and having more control over your economic future - it’s an appealing and ambitious thought for many people.
When it comes to starting a new business, purchasing a franchise is just about the safest investment you can make. These organizations are built on a proven system and brand that has been improved and refined over time to produce the best results - for both the franchisor and franchisees. Franchising has many advantages over independent start-ups, however nothing is easy or guaranteed! There is still a lot of hard work that goes into running a franchise business - as well as steps that must be followed if you’re going to get the best results.
As a former franchisor and franchisee for multiple brands, I can tell you with certainty that franchising works - and can create great opportunities for success.
But success is never guaranteed - and there are mistakes that franchisees can make along the way that can hurt their business' growth.
In my latest FranchiseWire article, I discuss four of the most common franchisee mistakes - and how to avoid them. You can check it out here: https://franchisewire.com/