Starting a brand-new business is like working in the dark―you never know what you’re going to run into. That’s why a large percentage of new businesses fail in the first three years. To avoid becoming a statistic, many see the light in franchising. It provides a well-lit path to your entrepreneurial dream.
You know what you’re getting with a reputable franchise ― an established product or service, refined operating systems and proven track record.
The advantages of franchising are many:
- Recognized brand and proven business model
- Sound business strategy that aligns with today’s marketplace
- Comprehensive sales and marketing programs and tools
- Quality training and hands-on support
- Team of seasoned corporate leaders and support staff
- Collaborative network of franchise business owners
- Access to the latest technology including hardware and software
Franchising can minimize your risk while freeing you to pursue your dream of owning a business. It’s easy to see why owning a franchise has become so prevalent in today’s market.
Being a Franchise Owner
One of the first things an individual considers when launching his or her own business is what kind of business owner they would be. Are they an inventor, innovator, visionary or, are they entrepreneurial with a desire to create a business around a proven system? If you fall in this last category, then franchising may be for you.
Franchise owners come from all walks of life. However, they share one thing in common: the desire to create their own destiny. We’ve had the privilege of getting to know franchise owners for more than 50 years, and although each is unique, here are the basic characteristics.
- Like working with a proven business model
- Want established operating systems to implement and follow
- Enjoy engaging and interacting with people
- Create environments based on integrity, dignity and respect
- Provide products and services that create value for their customers
Do you see yourself here? Then you’re suited to the franchise life!
Embarking in a future as a franchise owner is liberating and exciting! It begins with a simple yet
necessary qualification process. Here are the steps you’ll take to become a franchisee:
Let us know you’re interested!
Upon receiving your inquiry, a Franchise Consultant will contact you and provide an overview of our franchise business model, investment requirements, franchise selection criteria, and discuss your goals and answer any questions you may have.
Request for Consideration (RFC)
The next step is to complete an RFC, which is a preliminary financial qualification and eligibility requirement for ongoing consideration. By completing this document, you are expressing your interest in owning a franchise and becoming part of our network and are under no obligation.
Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
Once the RFC is approved, an FDD will be sent to you via UPS and your Franchise Consultant will follow up to discuss the contents in more detail. He/she will review your territory with you and discuss a date when you can visit the corporate headquarters. Logistics regarding travel, airport transportation, lodging as well as the day’s agenda will be arranged.
This is when and where we really get to know one another. A visit to our corporate offices will provide you the opportunity to share your business goals with our executive management team and spend the day learning about operations, the franchisor relationship, proforma expectations and talk with other franchisees. Following the completion of Decision Day, you will be notified of your acceptance and will receive a Franchise Agreement with your outlined territory for your review and signature.
You are now a proud franchise owner and member of the family. Now, you can begin the journey towards achieving your goals. The best part is, we’ll do it together.