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The commonest form of opportunism in the franchise industry is free-riding. In this, a franchisee joins a very well-recognised network but adds almost nothing of their own personal endeavours and entrepreneurship to the business; in short, it's only the franchisor's efforts and the strong brand that generate customers for that franchisee's business.

If you ask a potential franchisee why they feel they want to enter into this space, you will get varying answers; different people have different priorities and wants and that's what drives them to look for better careers and business opportunities in life. Let's take a look at some of the most prominent reasons why franchisees buy franchises:

If you are planning on venturing into the franchising space and have started conducting some research on the industry, how it works and the different franchising options it offers, you must have realised that you have the option to choose between a big brand franchise that has a global or national presence or one that is more niche in nature, has a presence in only a certain region or area and caters to a very specific demographic.