The franchising world is filled with people who are great at recruiting, training, and advising potential franchise owners. In fact, before a franchisee hangs their open sign, they generally will have gone through six full weeks of training.
During a franchisee’s training period, the franchisor will cover what the opening experience is like, from employee training to location selection, building construction, product procurement and more. Considering the franchisor has proven this model long ago, they have valuable wisdom to impart.
Still, one of the most critical things a franchisee can do is ensure they have a transition plan in place before opening. When choosing a franchise, one must take the time to learn about what kind of support they can expect from their franchisor. Will they follow through on their commitments?
Fortunately, when you work with a franchise consultant, many of these fears can be put to rest. A franchise consultant is well-versed in the franchises available and what a franchisee can expect from them.
A franchise consultant will have discovered if a franchisor has a formal program in place to help market and funnel leads to the franchisee. They will confirm that an ongoing training program is in place to assist the franchisee in managing the business.
If the franchisee needs financial assistance, that too can be investigated and arranged. Whatever a potential franchisee needs, a franchise consultant can offer it. Wouldn’t you feel better knowing someone is on your side, asking the hard questions? Give us a call to learn more about how we can help!