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Why Are Franchises More Successful Than New Businesses?

November 25, 2020
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Not all franchise businesses are more successful than independent companies, but in many cases, they are. There are a lot of reasons for this. The biggest reason, of course, is that a franchise offers business owners a recognized brand. This means there is already a customer base that uses the product or service. When you start a new business, it can take years before you begin to see a profit. A lot of franchises begin showing profit in the first year. That's because customer acquisition isn't an issue. For franchise owners, there is a corporation behind you. This is something new business owners can't count on.

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Tried and true products and services is another important aspect of franchise ownership. When you start a new business, you can't be sure customers are going to be there to show support. Franchise owners have products and services that are already being used. Customers know the products and support them. A new business owner would need to spend time and money trying to test and establish products. Many new business owners just open up their business and hope for the best. This kind of approach is risky and can result in great financial loss if it doesn't work.

Training is usually a part of franchise ownership. A successful franchise gives its franchisees training. The training is often what a new business owner needs to be successful. When you're looking at franchise opportunities, always ask about the training the company provides. The Sir Grout article Do I Need Business Experience to Own a Sir Grout Franchise? states, "When you purchase a Sir Grout franchise, you'll get the training necessary to understand the needs of your customers, how to operate your business, and learn how to communicate with customers like a professional." This is what you're looking for when you ask about training. Do you need the experience, to begin with, and does the training you receive give you the tools you need to succeed?

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In short, a franchise comes with its advantages compared to starting your own business does not. That doesn't mean starting your own business isn't a good idea. Some people prefer to be in charge of every detail from the ground up. Starting a business of any kind can be risky, but building a brand new business and trying to compete with established brands is a challenge. Buying a franchise can help you circumvent that challenge. Taking the Sir Grout example here, for instance, imagine starting a new hard surface restoration business and trying to compete with the reach of Sir Grout. It would be difficult. Here's another example, J. Ferg Pros, an established home improvement company wanted to start a sanitizing and disinfecting service in Texas. Rather than start a new sanitizing and disinfecting business, they purchased a Germinator franchise. This allowed them to add sanitizing and disinfecting services to their business that consumers already know and respect. By going with the Germinator franchise, they were able to get started in the sanitizing and disinfecting business without having to re-invent the wheel, so to speak.

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Many business owners think of franchising as a shortcut to owning your own business. This is not inaccurate. Don't confuse "shortcut" with not having to work at it. You will still need to put in the effort required to be successful. The main difference between owning a franchise and starting a new business is that as a franchise owner, you will have access to more tools and resources, which can help you succeed faster.

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