Considering Investing in a Franchise? Here’s What to Expect

July 20, 2019

The franchise industry in the U.S accounts for approximately 7.6 million jobs. Although often overlooked, many people have made a fortune investing in established franchises! In the past few years, the franchise sector has been growing faster than the non-franchise industry. With so many people venturing into this sector, the question remains, is a franchise a good investment?

A franchise is a great way to benefit from an already established business. Your risk factor is significantly lower because you’re working within the frameworks of a successful business model. Franchise opportunities are available in a wide range of industries, meaning you can select a business that is in demand in your area.

Here are some important things you should consider before making a franchise investment.

Do Your Due Diligence

Before you consider opening a business, evaluate the market. Some of the factors to consider are the cost of licenses, availability of skilled labor, lease prices for storefronts, any upfront franchise fees that may be required, and the average household income of potential customers in the areas surrounding your potential franchise location.

Passion is also key to a good franchise investment. Start a business that best suits your financial capability, lifestyle, knowledge, and skills. Considering economic trends is also vital when choosing franchises to invest in. Successful franchises should be adaptive to change.

How much does a Franchise Investment Cost?

If you are wondering how to invest in a franchise, check the recent franchise 500 rankings to find an estimate of the investment costs for popular franchises. One of the major benefits of opening a franchise being able to benefit from the already-established brand recognition which could save you thousands of dollars in marketing spends. Remember that upfront investment may be necessary if you want to invest in better-known franchises.

The End Goal Must Be Bigger

Building equity differentiates business owners from employees. The best thing about franchise owners is that their equity grows with increased profitability, and as the business grows. For strong ROI, look for franchise opportunities in industries with an explosive growth rate such as trampoline parks, indoor sports, fitness, and extreme sports.

Create a Portfolio

If you invest in a successful franchise, consider reinvesting those earnings into expansion in a different location. Gaining experience in operating a successful outlet will lead to other opportunities. The financial benefits or running profitable franchises include:

  • Franchisors recognize you and may offer you increased support, added marketing support, or co-op money for improvements or expansions
  • In case you decide to retire or start another venture, you can sell your franchise for a profit

Be Ready for Hard Work

Regardless of whether you’re considering starting your own new business or investing in a franchise opportunity, you will have to get your hands dirty. You may require extensive training, working alone, or supervising employees for long hours. Until you hire management staff, you’ll be naturally handling data entry, purchasing, welcoming customers, and scheduling. Finally, conduct research by asking successful investors a lot of questions about franchises.

Contact us today and learn more about the Sky High Sports franchising model.


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