Join a franchising support team that will help you along the way.Starting your own business can be extremely intimidating. Half of the intimidation is not knowing what to expect with your business. With a franchise, you’re already going to have a more intact business plan than most small business owners starting out. One of the most important benefits of a franchise system is that it comes with a series of support systems for you. Not only are there supports put in place by the company and resources for you to call, but there is also a network of other business owners who have been right where you are and will be willing to lend advice and an ear as you go along.
Field Support Technicians are people employed by the corporate office who are sent directly on-site to support you with major launches, brand moments, and training, to ensure success at these critical checkpoints in your business plan. Make sure you’re making the most of these interactions, by asking questions, continuing to learn, and taking any advice that these experts might offer.
Many companies who offer franchises have national events and conventions for their franchise owners. These events are critically important to your success, as they’re a hotbed for networking opportunities and an aggregation of learning success tactics. Use this time to meet other owners and create your own mini support system within the company. These people will be your team going forward and will provide you with critical feedback and learning that you may not get elsewhere.
Careyann Golliver is America’s Franchise Matchmaker™ and the Founder of Franchise Logic. She can help you determine what is the proper choice when it comes to purchasing a franchise, as well as alert you to potential sale valuation and loopholes. With over two decades of experience in entrepreneurship and franchising, she can provide critical feedback and guidance for a franchise exit strategy. Contact Careyann today or call 303.805.5078.