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3 Frequent Concerns Among New Franchisees

3 Frequent Concerns Among New Franchisees

Many people have the desire to launch their own company at some time, but doing so might be challenging due to the market’s ongoing unpredictability or the need to develop the ideal product mix. Because of this, many seasoned business owners and experts choose franchising to beginning their own company from scratch. But franchising involves dedication, focus, effort, and ability, just like any other type of business enterprise. A franchisee can effectively own and manage a franchise shop if they have the correct attitude. Franchisees must be knowledgeable about not just the law but also business procedures, products, human resource management, etc. The top three concerns that potential franchisees, many of whom are first-time buyers, continue to have are stated below, along with suggestions for putting them to rest.

“What if it fails?”


Everyone is familiar with artist Erin Hanson’s well-known adage, “What if I fall? Oh, but what if you fly, my darling? †When you take a risk and do something unconventional, like starting a business through franchising, self-doubt, fear, and other uncertainties may readily enter your thoughts.
Avoid allowing fear rule your thoughts. You could feel overcome with bad ones and perhaps want to give up. The franchise industry is built on a successful business strategy that has previously contributed to the success of numerous franchisees. As a result, it has considerably fewer collapse risks than a startup company plan. Even if failure isn’t inevitable, you can still succeed for yourself if you put your best effort into it. Many people can decide not to invest in any company venture since they do not wish to risk failure or shame on their own. The fear of the unknown, nevertheless, may cause anger for the rest of one’s life. So set aside your reservations, boost your self-assurance, and go for it.


“There might be no profit.”

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Like any other company endeavour, franchising cannot ensure that you will make excessive amounts of money too quickly. However, there are numerous ways to learn if a franchise is anticipated to generate any future benefits and, if so, when that will occur. You may, for instance, conduct thorough research beforehand, speak with the franchisor, and get all of your questions answered. Alternately, you might speak with current franchisees to learn about their funding and profits. Before purchasing a franchise, we also advise making a financial strategy. Enlist the advice of a financial professional to help you calculate how much of your own money you can spend, the anticipated costs of operating the franchise in question, the time it will take to break even, and other factors. All of these elements will aid in giving you a clearer vision and increasing your confidence when you launch your own franchise firm.


“Can’t put family at risk.”


Due to the close-knit Indian family structure, many of us are expected to take care of the financial and emotional health of other family members. In such cases, quitting your work and starting a new business could cause a rift in your personal life. However, you must realise that establishing a business takes a lot of sacrifices, including long hours and a financial commitment, and that it is normal for others who depend on you to be anxious. () Here is what you should do if you, like other prospective franchisees, are worried about your family: communicate. They will be better able to set reasonable expectations as a result of this, in addition to understanding your objectives. Family members who are reliant on you can better comprehend how important it is to you to establish your own business if you make them aware of this in advance. They may be more willing to offer assistance as well as psychological support the more persuasively you communicate your goals and aspirations.
You must first conquer your worries if you want to launch and effectively operate your own franchise. Of course, there are dangers associated with every business endeavour, but now with franchising, these dangers are more understood. Consequently, there are less odds that they won’t function. While admitting these anxieties and comprehending their causes is advised, it is important to stress that these fears won’t go away until you begin to address them. Start learning as much as you could about the franchisors you’ve identified, speak with as many franchises as you can and embark on this incredible journey. Good fortune! 

An engineer by qualification, Gaurav started his career in sales and marketing due to his affinity towards networking with people. After learning the tips and tricks of the trade, he made a fresh start as an entrepreneur in the franchising industry back in early 2018, with a vision to bring order and transparency to an unorganized sector. He founded and spearheaded Frankart Global Private Limited, where he consulted, developed, and scaled more than 120 domestic and international brands all over India ranging from different industries such as food & beverage, beauty & wellness, and FMCG retail to name a few. Post-Covid, in mid-2021, he developed FranDocX, India’s first ready-to-use franchise documentation service portal, for the MSME entrepreneurs who were severely affected by the pandemic, and wanted to avail an affordable franchise solution service. His aim is to regularize ethical business practices in the franchising sector so that a greater number of investors can participate and avail the benefits of a structured franchise framework.

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