Staring a franchise business means running a business of your own but under some other name who already has a proven track record. Having a franchise means you are already on the plane that has been taken off and you just have to take the pilot’s seat to run it on your own.
Although it sounds simple, it has its own challenges to overcome. As and when you progress in the path of setting up the franchise business you may face some known challenges like having sufficient capital, shortlisting the place (either own or rented), hiring the right staff, availability of proper infrastructure, completing legal formalities, and so on.
Let’s look at the processes of setting up the franchise business one by one:
1. Decide the type of franchise business
Deciding on the type of business franchise to own is the first step towards setting up the business. There are various options available for this like a restaurant, children’s entertainment park, personal services, home cleaners, domestic help providers, fitness/spa outlets, and beauty salons. Proper research has to be done in respect of the type of business that needs to be chosen, considering the points like, what interests you most, how you can make it better, how much profit it is going to earn you.
2. Deciding on existing franchise business or new
You might like to go in for the existing franchise to help a person who is not able to manage on his own. This type of franchise called ready to take over and gives you the benefit of not completely setting up the business from scratch and invest your time in facing the initial challenges. The only thing is you need to do is set up the process to cover-up the loss and start earning a profit.
3. Work on your budget
Apart from the franchise fee that you need to give to the franchisor, there are various other costs involved too. You need to spend money on leasing a property, training cost of staff, buying equipment and so on. So, you need to work on your financial position and decide how much money do you want to spend on setting up the franchisee business
4. Franchise resources
After deciding on the type of business franchise the next step comes is having a roadmap to travel on that. You should have a clear and descriptive business plan on how you are planning to progress on it. Having a long-term goal with short-term milestones always helps. It helps you to measure your success.
5. Hiring a good team
This is one of the most important steps in the establishment of the business. If you have an existing team who is competent and is trained in the field it is advisable to retain that staff. However, if the staff is not competent but is hardworking and sincere, you can consider giving proper training to them. If new staff is to be recruited, you can consider picking them up from the institutes that provide training on the type of business you are entering into.
6. Establish realistic goals
Establishing a realistic long-term goal always helps in walking the path of success. If the goal is long term you should set up small milestones to walk the path of your goal. A self-check has to be performed at each milestone to know where you stand and how you can improve to make it better.
The success of any business operation depends upon your dedication and hard work. Though you have taken all the precautions in entering the franchise business, make sure that everything happens at the right time and in the correct way. Creating cooperation in the staff will help in building creativity and innovation. This will help in making your business grow and become more successful.