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Purchasing a Franchise

Aspiring entrepreneurs often look for business opportunities to help them realize their dreams of owning and operating a profitable venture. One such venture is a franchise business, which may allow an individual to capitalize on the existing infrastructure and familiarity of an established brand. Before getting started on the purchase journey, there are a multitude of questions that should be answered, including how a franchise works, how to determine a successful franchise to invest in, and what’s involved in the franchise purchase process. The International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) is here to provide answers to help you make the most of your franchise business purchase.

What is a Franchise Business?

A franchise business, also known as a franchise system, is a type of business model where an individual (the “franchisee”) obtains a license to operate a business using an existing brand’s name and associated trademarks, as well as operational methods and processes. The company offering the license to the franchisee is known as the “franchisor”. Typically, franchisees pay an initial fee to obtain the franchise license, in addition to ongoing royalties to maintain their licensing rights until either the franchisee or franchisor opt to terminate the agreement. A wide variety of businesses are available through franchising, including fast food, retail, automotive services, home services, and many more.

How Do I Find the Right Franchise to Purchase?

If you’re interested in purchasing a franchise, one of the most important steps is to identify the right investment opportunity. To maximize your chances of achieving success, you should select a franchise that is well-suited to your skills, interests, and budget. It’s also important to research the industry and understand the competition.

Identifying the right franchise opportunity to purchase can be a complex process. It’s best to involve an experienced franchise broker who can assist in the journey to identify potential franchises, evaluate their viability, and ultimately finalize the purchase. Through our membership-based franchise consulting network, the IFPG provides invaluable guidance in helping aspiring entrepreneurs find the right franchise to invest in.

What is Involved in the Franchise Purchase Process?

Once you identify the franchise system you’d like to purchase, the franchise purchase process can begin. Depending on the franchisor’s specific requirements, this process can vary greatly but there are certain steps and considerations that are common to most franchises.

Some of the more common steps involve searching for the right location, submitting a business plan, completing a financial examination, negotiating a franchise agreement, and developing an opening timeline. Each of these steps requires time and expertise, and as such, it’s recommended that an experienced franchise broker guide you through the process.

The IFPG franchise broker network is here to help make the process of purchasing a franchise simple and seamless. Through our network, you’ll have access to some of the best resources in the industry to help you navigate the journey from start to finish.

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