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FAQs about Franchising

Are you and your spouse looking for an investment opportunity that can give you the time and flexibility you need to manage your other commitments? Investing in a franchise can be an attractive option for entrepreneurs seeking a lucrative business opportunity without the troubles of starting something from the ground up. In this article, we explore some of the most common questions couples have when considering franchising. From the initial investment to the ongoing support from the franchisor, this guide covers almost everything you need to know about running a franchise business.

What exactly is a franchise?

A franchise is a type of agreement between a franchisor (the company giving the franchise rights) and a franchisee (the person or entity receiving the rights). A franchisor typically licenses their brand and business model to a franchisee, who, in turn, is allowed to run their business with the required support.

Franchise agreements differ from case to case but typically include use of the franchisor’s trademarked logo or products; smart marketing and advertising plans; operational guidance and training; legal advice and support; and financial assistance.

Are franchises expensive to set up?

The startup costs vary from franchise to franchise but they are typically an upfront, one-time fee. This includes the franchise fee, equipment and supplies, training and opening costs. It’s important to understand all the costs involved before investing in a franchise business. Additionally, you’ll need to factor in potential ongoing fees such as royalty payments, advertising expenses and other ongoing costs.

What kind of support can you expect from the franchisor?

The level of support you can expect from the franchisor varies from business to business. Typically, franchisors will provide training, marketing and operational guidance, and legal advice and support. However, it’s important to check which services are included in the franchise agreement before agreeing to the terms.

Is franchising profitable?

The profitability of a franchise business will depend on a range of factors, such as your industry, business model, and competition levels. Every franchise business has different potentials, and it’s important to do your research before investing since the amount of capital you have to commit may affect your return rate.

Are there any restrictions to owning a franchise?

Yes. Franchisors may impose restrictions on franchises such as geographical area, duration of the agreement, or number of franchisees per area. It’s important to fully understand the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement before investing in order to avoid any surprises.

What do you need to consider when selecting a franchise?

When selecting a franchise, it’s important to examine the franchise agreement in detail, as this will outline all the restrictions and requirements imposed by the franchisor. You’ll also want to consider the cost of entry, the training and support being provided, and your overall level of commitment and involvement. At the same time, you’ll want to assess the potential return on your investment and the level of competition in your industry.

Are there any risks to franchising?

Yes. Like any business, there are always risks associated with investing in a franchise. Assessing the financial projections of the business, choosing the right franchise, and having sufficient working capital are all important factors to consider when starting a franchise.


Franchising can be a profitable and rewarding investment, but like any business, it requires planning, research, and commitment. Before you invest, it’s important to carefully consider all the pros and cons and fully understand the franchise agreement. Contact a qualified franchise consultant to review the specifics of the franchise you are considering and to help you through the process.



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