We're all familiar with comparing the similarities and differences between two things, but unless you're a business aficionado you may not be familiar with franchises versus business opportunities.
When investigating a franchise opportunity, one of the most difficult pieces of information to get from the franchisor is how much money you might make. This may be frustrating because you are not going to invest in a business until you have a good idea of what you can earn.
Many potential franchisees, as they get further into the actual prospect of owning their own business, end up expressing surprise at the myriad of avenues available to them with regard to funding their franchise opportunity. Some have a healthy nest-egg of their own waiting in the wings, while others may rely on traditional bank loans.
Choosing a franchise to invest in is a lot like finding the perfect pair of running sneakers. You need to find one that will fit your needs and give you the support that you are looking for. Choosing the brightest, shiniest pair of kicks off the wall is not necessarily going to buy you happiness.
Do you own a successful business? Do customers frequently tell you that you should consider franchising your business? While customer loyalty is a hallmark of a thriving business, and franchising is one of the most effective methods for growing and expanding a business, there are several other crucial factors to evaluate in order to determine whether franchising your business is the right growth strategy to pursue.
In any business venture between two parties, both parties are interviewing and evaluating each other. There is no difference in a franchise/franchisee relationship. For the franchise company to be successful and therefore a good investment for potential franchisees, a fair amount of vetting must be done not only by the potential franchisee, but by the franchisor.
Each day is filled with important activities for a small business owner. C.J. Pascuzzo of 9 Round Kickbox Fitness in Decatur, Georgia, shared with us how he organizes his day and manages his time to keep the business running smoothly.
Promoting a new business is all about raising awareness, whether it’s one person at a time or in large groups. At 9 Round Kickbox Fitness in Decatur, Georgia, C.J. Pascuzzo has found that the best way to promote the business is to just talk to people—in any way possible.
Everyone loves the neighbor who plans block parties, waters your plants while you're away on vacation, and does their part to make the community a better place. One of the magical things about owning a franchise is the fact that you can be that neighbor and benefit your entire community.
As with anything that directly relates to the world's most popular search engine, Google Plus Local can be a useful tool for your small business to engage prospects in the surrounding area.