Advice for joining a franchise

Franchising is a means of starting and running your own business with a very high success rate - providing you choose a good franchise opportunity in the first place.

A good franchise opportunity will offer you a proven business format with both the initial and continuing support that you will need.

Your franchise will work under the brand established by your franchisor, using the business system they have developed and proven in the marketplace.

You will pay an initial fee to set up the franchise and to allow you to use the brand and the proven business format.

You will pay continuing fees for ongoing support that will help you to operate and allow you to build the franchise, eventually building a capital asset that you can sell.

Joining a franchise has created new lifestyles for thousands of people, but you need to know if franchising is right for you and you are right for franchising. You also need to consider the options available. There are many different businesses now adopting franchising, so you will need to spend time understanding the individual franchise opportunities and which one may be best for you.

There are advantages and disadvantages to franchising and many considerations to make. The bfa has put together some key resources to help you in this decision. Visit the bfa’s Franchisee Resource Zone.

Access the bfa’s educational seminars about joining a franchise.

 
 
  • Robin Drysdale
    Anytime Fitness - Franchisee case study

    Robin has been flying the flag for Anytime Fitness since he opened his first club in Clifton in November 2010. On the back of its success he has since opened a second club in Bradley Stoke and a third in Yardley, Birmingham.

    Read the full case study View franchise details
 
 
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