If you've always wanted to be your own boss but didn't know where to start, then here's what you need to know to get started in franchising.
1 - Set an objective. Know your reason why. Is it to have additional income or to be your own boss or to grow your wealth? You need to know your why. Stay focused on your "why."
2 - Know your budget. Determine how much you have to invest in a business. How much liquid capital, and how much borrowed capital you can get. Find out how much cash flow you need to break even, both for your personal, but for your new business.
3 - Have an end date. Set a target date that will be the day you open your new business. Like any other goal, by by putting a solid date on the calendar, you'll what's necessary to get the job done.
4 - Be determined. Adopt a "whatever it takes attitude" and do not stop until you achieve your goal. It's your future, don't leave it up to chance. Be determined to finish the drill, no matter what.
"After a month later that I moved in to US I met with Sue and Rob. I was searching market to do my own business. That was really hard to start from scratch to try to own a business, when you are in the new country that you haven’t been before. After I met with them, Sue guided me step by step, patiently. We searched in several sectors, many companies and contacted some of them for detailed information. It took us about three months. During that time they were great, without pushing, without canalizing but advising and always with me in every step till I finally sign my franchise agreement. And I also know that I can still get their advice for my business anytime.
I am highly appreciated and thankful to Sue for the help, support and the terrific job that she did that during the entire process. "