I am committed to introducing you only to concepts that fit your requirements for business ownership:
Step 1 – Contact Us
There is no time like the present to see what options you have. The information you provide is kept confidential and is shared only with franchise companies that you later agree to consider.
Step 2 – First Appointment
After you complete our confidential questionnaire we will schedule a call to review your answers and discuss in greater detail the criteria you are looking for in a business.We will discuss your work history and past experiences in sales, marketing, management and operations. Based on your input, we will develop a clear picture of the kind of business model that best matches your vision of business ownership.
Step 3 Research
Following the consultation I will research your preferred market area to identify concepts that match your criteria.All of the companies I work with are pre-screened and represent solid opportunities that have a strong history of success.
Step 4 Presentation
We present you with the opportunities that we have identified in our research. This meeting should accomplish two goals. First, if any of the opportunities are of interest to you, then we will arrange an introduction directly to the representative of the franchise. This will require that you complete and submit a confidential questionnaire to be supplied to the franchisor. The franchisor wants to know that you are financially qualified to purchase their franchise, that your timeframe to buy is within reasonable limits, and that your partners or family are in complete agreement with you buying a business. This does not obligate you in any way. It simply shows the franchisor that when you find the right opportunity then you are capable of buying it.
Second, this step will allow us to clarify your goals and needs identified in Step 2, sending us back through Steps 3 & 4. This may take place several times throughout the process.
It is important to remember that the Franchise Consultant is presenting you opportunities, but you must make the decision that is best for you and your family. Therefore, refining the criteria for the best opportunity for you is an ongoing process.
Step 5 – Introduction to Franchisor
For each of the opportunities that you have an interest, we will introduce you to the franchisor. The franchisor will send materials to help you become acquainted with their franchise. They will also send the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC), which is a disclosure document for their franchise opportunity. The UFOC receipt should be signed and returned immediately.
Step 6 – Review of the UFOC
We will discuss the items that are contained in an UFOC; in particular items that you should pay close attention. You should then review the UFOC in complete detail, writing down any questions or concerns for discussion with the Franchisor. The UFOC will contain a list of franchisees and contact information.
Step 7 – Call Franchisees
The franchisor should provide you a list of several franchisees for you to call to ask questions about the franchise. Obviously, the franchisor is going to give you a list of franchisees that are successful and have positive things to say about the franchise. The reason for calling these references is that you want to ask them why and how they became successful. Then, you can determine if you can do the same things that they did to be successful.
Step 8 – Consultation with Attorney and Accountant
You should always consult with an attorney and an accountant before making a purchasing decision. It is important to ensure that both people have a good background in franchising. If they don’t, then the process may cost you more than you needed to pay while they do their research.
Step 9 – Attend a Discovery Day
Most franchisors have a Discovery Day, where they will invite you to their location. You will not only receive crucial information for your decision, but also have the chance to meet the staff that will be providing your initial training and continuing support.
Step 10 – Decision Time
You have taken all of the steps up to the door, and now you must open it. Decision time. Congratulations – you have decided to buy a franchise. You have become a Frantrepreneur, a cross between a traditional entrepreneur and a modern franchise owner. A person that possesses the desire to be a business owner, but does not want to recreate the wheel.
Step 11 – Call : 866-826-0103