While many franchise outlets thrive each year, hundreds go down the drain due to certain factors beyond the control of both the franchisee and the businesses. Why? It may be due to poor customer relations, mismanagement, or sometimes even location. Most successful franchise owners don’t have any secrets behind their success. However, they have invested a lot of time and diligence while making their decisions.
They explore all possibilities and assess them every step of the way before making conclusions. Franchise systems are complex, taking hasty decisions would only make matters worse, and you’d be left with “we are closed for business” signs all year round!
Here are some franchise advice, for both new and existing franchise owners.
Five tips for franchisees to follow for success
- Know the business you are investing in: new franchisees often make the mistake of venturing into one business/brand or the other without having quality knowledge about it. Just because it’s what people want doesn’t make it profitable or feasible. Do some research, know the cost, profit, loss, and nature of the brand/business before franchising.
- Your passion matters: just like a major in school, you shouldn’t invest in something you are not interested in or don’t have much passion for. As a business owner, your positive energy matters, because it’s the backbone of success to any business. Your enthusiasm will reflect on your customers and clients; walking your franchise into success.
- Build a good relationship with your customers and clients: just because your clients /customers are happy doesn’t mean they’ll give positive reviews about your brand. Get to know them, and let them and know what they expect out of your business. Ask them for referrals and positive reviews on social media and other business platforms.
- Focus on the location: is the location you are interested in really in need of your business/brand or whatever it is you want to invest in? Does the population meet your target? How many such businesses are there in the area? All these are crucial questions you need to find answers to before choosing a location. If the community doesn’t use your services or have too much of it, franchising would be a waste of time and resources, no matter how hard you market.
- Have more than enough capital: the mistake most new franchise owners make is that they budget only what’s enough to start up the business. Meaning, they don’t provide for miscellaneous that’ll keep the business up and running before they can build a good customer base. As such, enterprises sink even before being recognized by the community. No matter how cheap your franchise is, make sure you have more than enough capital that can keep you in business for up to six months or even a year.
Whether you plan on being an absentee or semi-absentee owner, following these tips and hiring the right marketing team is the key to a successful franchise. A good maketing team attracts loyal customers, and an exceptional business model ensures you are always financially on the right track. That way, your franchise will stand firm on its feet for long or even a lifetime!
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