Deciding to run your own business is a significant one. While many of us have dreamed of being our own boss, in most cases, we don’t follow through for a variety of reasons.
One of the biggest hindrances is simply not knowing where to start. This, coupled with a lack of confidence, financing issues, and uncertainty about viability, can certainly put off many investors taking the step to owning a business.
However, some options provide business ownership other than new start-ups. This includes purchasing an existing business or becoming part of a Franchise.
The Franchise sector is a growing one in Australia with great potential to offer you independent ownership while taking away some of the unknowns. When you purchase a Franchise, you buy into a proven system already working, with a foundation that you can rely on for support and a known brand name. This minimize the risks involved and prepares you for success.
So, how do you go about buying a Franchise?
1 About Yourself
Firstly, ask yourself what you’re interested in and passionate about and your skills and experience that you can bring into the business. Why do you want to be your own boss?
Do some research on where and how you can obtain finance, discuss with your bank manager to get an idea of how much you can afford.
Next, start researching the available Franchise opportunities. Make notes of ones that you think would be a good match for you. There are franchises in a wide variety of industries; what stands out to you?
4 Your Local Area
Franchises look after their local areas. Have you identified any gaps that can be filled with a business in your local community? For example, if there are already multiple pizza outlets in your immediate area, then perhaps a pizza franchise would not be suitable for you.
Talk with others to get feedback and advice. Speak to people you trust for honest opinions and other professionals such as your accountant or lawyer, who would have experience dealing with franchises and can offer you valuable insights.
6 Making the Call
Once you’ve done your research and narrowed down a list of potential choices, request information packs from Franchisors for more details on costings, support, training, and policies before making an informed decision.
Owning your business is a rewarding journey when done right. Provender is Australia’s only vending machine franchise which provides you with the security of a tried-and-true successful business model for over 25 years. With the unrivalled support from Provender’s Franchise Management Office, you receive dedicated help in running your franchise with the added benefit of innovative and technologically advanced machines that give you a head start.
Make one of the best choices you can make for your future, and visit our Franchising Page for more information today.