Did you know that 97% of all franchises opened during the past 5 years are still open? Compare that to the fact that less than 50% of non-franchised businesses are still open after the same time frame. Why are franchises so successful?
Franchises are successful because they have created a time-tested and well-developed system for running a business. This system takes into account all aspects of running a successful franchise, and nothing is left to chance. The franchisor simply needs to follow the game plan and they will be successful like all of the other franchises in the system.
Since the system is so critical to the success of the franchisee, franchisors offer their franchisees excellent training and very close support during the life of the franchise relationship. Sometimes franchisees get frustrated because franchisors offer very little leeway in the way things are done, but franchisees must understand that this is done for the good of both the individual franchisee and for the of the overall franchise organization as a whole.
If you are looking for a proven way to own your own successful business, and don’t mind giving up most of the creative control associated with developing that business, then a franchise could be perfect for you. There is less risk and more support to open a franchised business than there is to starting a new business from scratch. And resale values are often higher as well.
If franchising sounds interesting to you, there are thousands of franchise opportunities across nearly every industry. Start your search today to find the perfect franchise for you – you’ll be glad you did!