Posted by: Roni Deutch Staff | August 18, 2008

8 Advantages of Investing in a Franchised Business

Opening your own business can seem scary and even undoable when you are first starting out. But it does not have to be. By investing in a franchise business you can rest assured that you are opening a business with a history of success, while still rewarding you with the pride of financial independence.

1. Tried and True
When you invest in an already created business model, you can have confidence the business will be successful if you work hard and follow the franchisor’s instructions. Franchised businesses typically have a proven track record of success and can support nationwide expansion.

2. Trusted Brand
Another big advantage of owning your own franchise business is that you are investing in an already recognizable brand. Unlike other small business owners who have to build recognition and a reputation, your business is likely to already be nationally known and recognized.

3. Higher Success Rate
Less than 5% of franchised businesses fail every year in the U.S. This is drastically lower than the percent of regular small business ventures that fail. For this reason alone, purchasing a franchised business is one of the most secure investments you can make.

4. Quick Cash
Getting financed for a franchise business loan is drastically easier than it would be if you were starting an independent business. Banks know the lower risk involved in a franchise investment and love to be involved with secure and profitable ventures.

5. Savings
Through your general franchise, you should be able to save on supplies and equipment needed to get your business started. Franchisors like to have their stores as close to the franchise guidelines as possible, and work with vendors to provide discounted products and services to their franchisees.

6. Independence
When you open a franchise business you will have independence, but you will not be alone. Although the franchisors have rules and guidelines, they are designed to help you achieve success. You will still have the independence of owning your own business.

7. Store Layout Help
Most franchises are business with in-store customers and clients, and require a friendly and efficient layout. Fortunately, most franchises have pre-determined store layouts available. Some will even work with you to maximize the potential of your location.

8. Full Support
With most new independent businesses, trial and error is the only way to learn what your business needs to grow. With a franchise, you will not only receive thorough training, but you will also have ongoing support from corporate and other franchisees.

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