making a franchise purchase decision


Each day, you make hundreds of choices. Several of these are minor changes that you can make quickly and have minimal influence on your life. On the other hand, certain decisions take considerable deliberation. Some decisions cannot be taken in the heat of the moment and are life-altering choices. Some examples include- a new job, marrying, or purchasing a home. Surprisingly, multiple little decisions contribute to the making of a significant decision.

Steps To Follow

Here, we’ll discuss some of the lesser considerations you’ll face as you progress toward purchasing a franchise. Making a choice to become your boss, mainly if you’ve been at a 9-6 job for a long time, is a life-changing one. That is why you must take the purchasing procedure systematically. While you’re doing so, you’ll see that to go to the next stage, you need to make some smaller choices before making the final decision to buy a franchise:

1. Is Franchising Your Best Business Option?

The first stage in the franchise purchasing process is determining if you are the kind of person who can and would like to run a franchise. Some traits you need to have include:

  • Highly organised – This is an essential attribute for a franchisee. Being organised helps to ensure that you can run your business’ day-to-day operations without a glitch.
  • Excellent at sticking to rules – Although you will be your boss, you will still have to follow all the rules and methodologies of the franchise network, and you need to be mentally prepared to do that.
  • Willing to pay a portion of income in exchange for HQ assistance – A certain percentage of your revenue will go to the franchisor, and there will be royalties to pay. These aspects need to be kept in mind when making this decision.
  • Financially sound – When you buy a franchise, you won’t need the kind of initial investment typically required in starting an entirely new business venture. However, you will need to be financially stable before you dive into any business, and that also goes for franchising.

If you have these qualities and meet these criteria, then franchise ownership could suit you. Once you have determined that you are a suitable match for being a franchisee, move on to the next step.

2. Check Which Businesses Will Be The Right Fit

Which franchises would be a good match for you? Fit is determined by establishing your parameters for what a franchise must have or accomplish to align with your goals best. For instance, are you interested in owning a franchise that needs employees? How many will be required? How many of these roles will be full-time?

Or if you believe that a home-based firm with no staff (at least initially), focusing on the small business sector is a better option. Bear in mind that this is about what is best for you. Now consider what other attributes a franchise must have to be a good match for you. Be precise.

And, whatever they are, they should be included in your list. Check these off diligently because becoming a franchisee is a big decision. Finally, determine if your list is comprehensive. If this is the case, go to the next stage in the franchise purchasing process.

The Final Step

Begin your search for franchise opportunities that meet the criteria you’ve specified. After you’ve clicked a few buttons and completed a couple of request forms, the next step is to book a meeting with the franchisors/representatives of that business.

Consult the franchisor and meet franchisees of those companies to get the information necessary to decide the franchises you are interested in. Take your time and learn all you can about the business and its operations. Discuss these points with a legal professional and an accountant to get a comprehensive perspective.

After researching and determining which franchise is the best fit for you, get a franchise attorney to review the franchise agreements. Secure finance, and then move on to finalising the purchase. After all, this choice can alter your life, and you need to do everything possible to make a sound decision.

If you want any more information on working smarter, contact the experts at The Franchise Institute. You can call us on 1300 855 435 or fill in this contact form, and one of our experts will contact you as soon as possible to answer all your questions.

Thanks for reading,
The Franchise Institute Team
1300 855 435

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