As you begin Step 1, there are several franchise portals where you can search online and see what’s available. But first, there’s much to consider in choosing a franchise business that’s right for you. Ask yourself these questions as you begin your search:
- What type of business would I truly enjoy? Food service? Pet Grooming? Healthcare?
- What type of business would I be good at? What type of skills can I bring to the business? Do I have the right professional background?
- How much money am I willing to invest? Do I need to consider financing?
- Is this the sort of business I can operate on my own? How many employees will I need to hire and manage?
This will give you a much clearer picture of the type of franchise you’re looking for and the type of commitment you’re willing to make. Next, as the article suggests in Step 2-5, get the other side of the story, including contacting franchise organizations. Also, do your research, ask questions and do your due diligence. You’re off to a great start!
“If you want to start your own business, but don’t want to start from scratch, a franchise might make sense. But do your homework.”