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Franchise for Families to Spend More Time Together

When it comes to running a business, starting a franchise is often seen as a better option for families who have members that want to spend more time together. A franchise offers a low-risk environment, due to the tested franchise model, and the possibility of having family members manage the business and/or bond over it. Unfortunately, starting a franchise can be a confusing and intimidating process, especially for families who don’t have a lot of professional business experience. That’s why enlisting the help of an experienced franchise broker is highly recommended.

The International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) is a membership-based franchise consultant network with over 1,300 franchisors, franchise consultants, and vendor members. Members of the IFPG collaborate to help aspiring business owners identify and invest in franchising opportunities, especially those that can help families spend more time together. With our innovative programs and training, IFPG has established itself as a leader in the franchise industry and has become the go-to source for reliable and trustworthy information and advice on franchising.

This article will go over some of the most frequently asked questions about how to buy a franchise. It is important to note, however, that each family’s situation is unique, so consulting with a reputable franchise broker is highly recommended for personalized advice that is based on your family’s specific needs and goals.

What are the steps to buy a franchise?

When it comes to buying a franchise, there are seven essential steps to consider:

  1. Research potential franchises – This is the first and most important step. Research potential franchises that would fit well with your family’s goals and remember that the more you know about the franchise, the better.

  2. Find a franchise broker – A franchise broker has extensive knowledge about the franchising industry and will be able to point out opportunities that are tailored to your family’s situation.

  3. Apply for a franchise – Once you have identified a potential franchise and have done your due diligence, you will need to apply for the franchise. Each franchisor typically has its own application process, which you should be sure to follow.

  4. Meet with the franchisor – Once your application has been accepted, you will have an opportunity to meet with the franchisor and ask any questions you have about the franchise. This is also a great opportunity to discuss your long-term goals and expectations for the franchise.

  5. Secure Financing – You will need to secure financing for the franchise. Franchise brokers at the IFPG can offer advice on potential lenders and strategies to obtain the money you need to purchase the franchise.

  6. Complete legal documents – It is important to have a qualified attorney review your legal documents before signing them. Most franchise consultants, such as those at the IFPG, can help you identify a qualified lawyer who can answer any questions you have about the legal aspects of franchising.

  7. Train and launch – Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of a franchise! At this stage, you and your family will need to receive the training necessary to run the franchise and then launch the business.

Is it a good idea to buy a franchise?

Whether buying a franchise is a good idea depends on a variety of factors, such as the type of franchise, the amount of capital required, the expected income, and the family’s goals for the business. While there are risks associated with franchising, there is also the potential for great rewards. With the help of experienced franchise brokers, such as those at the IFPG, families can identify and invest in the franchise that is right for them.

What type of franchise should I buy?

The type of franchise that is right for your family depends on your family’s goals, financial situation, and the time and energy you are willing to commit to the business. Some of the most popular franchises, such as fast-food or retail, require minimal experience and a relatively small capital investment but also tend to have higher operating costs and limited flexibility. Other franchises, such as home-based businesses, require an even lower start-up cost and may offer more flexibility in terms of how much time you spend on the business but also require more experience and/or marketing savvy. There are also a variety of other franchises available, such as pet-related services, consulting services, and luxury services, which require varying levels of capital and experience.


Buying a franchise can be a great option for families who want to spend more time together and have the opportunity to run a business together. However, the process can be overwhelming and intimidating, which is why enlisting the help of an experienced franchise broker is essential. With the help of IFPG’s franchise broker group, families can easily identify the franchise that best fits their goals and needs and get the guidance necessary to purchase and operate the franchise with confidence.



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