2 Paths
2 Guides
 1 Goal


Whether Your Goal Is To Start Your Own Independent Brand
Or
You Wish To Purchase A Franchise, We Help You Determine Which Path Is Best For You To Complete Your Journey.


 

Things To Consider
While Exploring Which Path To Take

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1. Franchise vs Independent Brand Ownership
From an ownership perspective, a franchise is very different than a typical small business.

Unlike independent business owners, franchise owners don't have the freedom to change their products or services based on their personal desires or changing market conditions. To a large degree, the franchisor (i.e., the parent company) makes the decisions about product lines and other variables.
But on the other hand, independent business owners don't have the security of knowing that product lines, service offerings, and other ownership decisions have already been tested and optimized for the marketplace. In other words, although franchise owners sacrifice independence in decision-making, they enjoy the security and stability that comes from belonging to a much larger organization with a proven track record.



2. Overall Cost Comparisons
Independent business owners are likely to have higher investment costs to buy and operate their business, but they also have more control over the investment decisions and timing thereof. For example, if cash is tight, independent business owners can delay remodeling or expansion plans. They can also choose to downsize the scope of the projects they pursue.
Franchise business buyers typically have lower total investment costs (especially up front), but need to fulfill the obligations set by franchisors. For example, in addition to an upfront franchise fee, franchise buyers are required to pay royalties on an ongoing basis. When it comes to renovations and other investments, the franchisor often has the right to dictate the timing and scope of the remodel to franchisees.




3. Brand Recognition
In most cases, franchise buyers have an advantage over independent business owners when it comes to brand recognition. Unless the independent business seller has proactively cultivated the brand, it's unlikely that the business will enjoy the brand recognition that comes with standard franchise business opportunities.
But buyers also need to recognize that brand recognition can have a dark side. If the franchisor or another franchisee does something that results in negative publicity, all of the brand's franchisees suffer--a risk that independent business buyers don't have to worry about.



4. Operational Resources
Franchise businesses tend to be popular with buyers who lack extensive business or industry experience. Certainly, experienced business owners also buy franchises, but franchisors make it easier for first-time business owners to succeed by providing access to a business system, corporate support, a supplier network, and other services.
Independent business owners, on the other hand, typically have to go it alone. In return, however, they get complete control. Although independent business owners retain total control over their companies, they don't have access to the support franchisors provide their franchisees in marketing, operations, supply chain management, human resources, and other departments.



5. Success Rate
Variances in the success rates of franchises and independent small businesses are debatable. There is no conclusive evidence that either approach improves or reduces your likelihood of success.
As a business buyer, you need to evaluate each potential acquisition on its own merits. Both franchises and independent businesses fail every day, and, at the same time, people clearly have success with both models. The key takeaway is that, whether you buy a franchise or an independent business, it's important to do your homework and thoroughly research the business before you invest.
Ultimately, the decision to buy a franchise or start an independent small business may boil down to your personality as a business owner. If you can't see yourself relinquishing control over operational decision-making and other activities, then a franchise likely isn't the right business model for you.

However, if you prefer the security, stabil
ity, and benefits of participating in a larger organization, then the acquisition of an existing franchise or opening a new franchise location may make more sense than starting an independent small business.
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Your Guides For A Better Path Forward
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Unlike most Consultants, Scott and Robert work as a team to provide the very best in service.

With over 50 years of combined experience in  Business Ownership and Management across a variety of industries, they each possess great insights into how to open, manage and grow a business.

 


Once You Have Chosen Your Ownership Path,
There Are 3 Big Questions

 

For A Franchise Brand
Finding the right Franchise can be exciting but tough. From the extensive Industry searches and careful vetting processes to being awarded the brand and territory you desire, our team of experts will help you find and secure the Franchise that best fits who you are.

BIG QUESTION 1
What industries Can I Explore?
There are more industries in today's world than ever before.
Brands you may never have thought of are available for you to realize your dream


BIG QUESTION 2
Could I find all of the important information for 100s of Franchise Opportunities on my own?
Sure, but why would you put yourself through all that when we have every detail at the tips of our fingers.
Because we work with over 600 franchise brands (and growing daily) with detailed comparisons between them, it comes down to you, our candidate, choosing the best Franchise Family for you.


BIG QUESTION 3
What does it cost for me to work with you?
Our service is FREE for you the candidate,
Franchisors and the Business Community pay us to find them the best Candidates for their franchises



 
Buy A Franchise

For Your Own Brand
Getting a new business off the ground can be tough. From planning to securing funding, our team of experts will help put you on the path to success.




BIG QUESTION 1
What kind of resources can I Explore?
There are more tools and technologies available in today's world than ever before.
Options you may never have thought of are available for you to build what you need for success


BIG QUESTION 2
Could I find all of the tools I need for My New Business on my own?
Sure, but why would you put yourself through all that when we have every detail at the tips of our fingers.
We Save You Money With Our Carefully Vetted Service Providers who are dedicated to providing our clients with the best pricing for affordability with our Buying Power, ease of use, and customer service.

BIG QUESTION 3
Does it cost me anything to work with you?
Not a cent!  Not only is our service FREE for you the Client. but our pricing levels save you money on the services you will need to run Your New Business 

 
Build Your Own Brand
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We Are Your Business Information Guides

We work with hundreds of franchise companies in a multitude of industries that count on us to find and carefully screen qualified candidates to help their brands grow with the right teammates.

We use a simple but thorough process to determine If Franchise Ownership is indeed the right path for you.

Once this is established, we carefully interview you, our Candidate, and together we determine which opportunities are the best fit based on a number of important factors.

Our role in this capacity is to educate you and provide detailed information about the various Franchise Companies to help you identify which ones are the best fit.



 Once you have chosen your ultimate brand, we thoroughly prepare you for the pursuit and eventual awarding of the Franchise you are hoping for.
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What You Can Expect When You Work With Us

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We Are Fully Engaged.
No two candidates are alike.
That's why we spend extensive time to understand where you have been and where you want to go.

 
  • What are your strengths?
  • What motivates you?
  • What goals do you have for yourself, your family and your business?

Industry Expertise
We come from diverse backgrounds that include independent business ownership as well as franchise ownership,  bringing a wealth of experience and insights.

Our Unique Process
Frankly, we take more steps than most, in determining together what is truly the right path for our Candidates.   We do more educating and coaching along the way to assure our Candidates are awarded the opportunity they desire.

Free and Unbiased Guidance

Because we are paid equally by Our Clients, the Franchisors, we are not swayed by incentives that other franchise consultants may receive and so offer honest and unbiased guidance to whom we work.
 

We help you...

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