There are so many opportunities, how can I decide on the one that is right for me?

It is very important to establish some basic criteria to help you short-list franchise opportunities. These criteria should include things like:

How much money can you invest?

What personal income do you require from the franchise?

How ambitious are you?

Do you want to work from home?

Do you want to employ staff?

Do you like meeting and working directly with customers?

What personal skills and experience do you have to apply to your new business? What additional skills and experience do you require to operate a successful business?

Once you have established your short-list, research each of the franchise opportunities before you make appointments to meet the franchisors. Be prepared with a specific list of questions for each franchisor.

Generally, franchisors have a well-defined recruitment process, the objective of which is ensure that there is a good fit between franchise and franchisor. Ask about this process and use it to your advantage.

Once you have identified your preferred franchise, talk to franchisees, carry out your own market research and complete your own business plan to verify what you have been told. Take independent business and legal advice before you make your decision.


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