I recently attended my college reunion. The first question most of my fellow alumni asked was, “What are you doing now?”
“I’m a franchise consultant. I help people understand franchise opportunities that fit their investment plan and their work passion.”
Most people stared at me, sipped their beverage, and then started to tell me what they were doing.
A few people, however, wanted to know more. “I didn’t know there were people who consulted on franchise opportunities. I’m thinking about leaving my job. Can you and I discuss the prospect of running my own business?”
Seek Franchise Advice for One of Your Biggest Investments
Did you purchase your house without a Realtor? Most people still rely on a Realtor when buying a house despite their ability to research and evaluate homes online.
Like the home you purchased, investing in a franchise is not only financial, but also emotional. Just because you have the money to start and sustain a business, do you have the mindset?
I encourage my clients to research franchise opportunities online and speak with current franchisees, but only after we’ve qualified their potential franchise partner candidates.
You can quickly become overwhelmed and fatigued by reviewing various franchises before answering other fundamental questions that a franchise consultant would ask.
Questions You Need to Answer Before Signing the Contract
Do you know your strengths and weaknesses in the workplace? Do you know dependable people whom you may need as employees or where to find them? Do you believe you have the time, money, and passion to work the business in good times and bad times?
There are many questions you need to answer when considering a franchise purchase. And while you can try to figure them out through web research or self-reflection, I suggest you work with a franchise consultant who works for you at no cost.
Like executive recruiters who are compensated by their client companies for finding employees, a franchise consultant is compensated by the franchisors by finding entrepreneurs.
Free Franchising Advice for Your Better Career Path
Finding a franchise ownership doesn’t need to be an individual sport. Instead, find a diving buddy and explore your options with only an investment of your time.
As an experienced franchise owner who has worked with others just like you, please call me, Jeri Lucco, at 614-768-3884 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
We’ll review your business interests, finances, and ownership dreams. Then, I’ll do the research to identify franchises that best fit your entrepreneurial vision. And don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn for my latest tips and updates.
P.S. If you’re ready to talk about owning a franchise, I encourage you to start your journey with me, Jeri Lucco. Call me at 614-768-3884 for a free, no-obligation consultation. I will help you understand the franchising world and find business ownership options based on your personality, work interests, and financial needs.