good people skills is all about understanding peopleís needs
by taking the time to listen. A good franchisee should not
be locked away in the office but out there on floor making
contact with customers and employees. If you are an
impatient person who likes to spend a lot of time alone then
a franchise business might not be for you. Your main role as
the owner is to provide management and supervision and
guidance and motivation to everyone involved. A wide range
of skills are essential, from the ability to negotiate good
terms with your suppliers to getting to know your customers
and motivating your staff.
franchise is not easy, it takes a hard worker and a great
deal of drive to make it successful and reap the rewards.
Those franchisees who achieve the most are not afraid of
hard work and happy to put in the hours required to get the
buy a franchise
you have to be willing to follow
the franchise system, it is there for a very good reason as
it has been tried and tested before by many others and has
been proven to work. Thinking you know better and fighting
against the system will likely lead to failure. Trusting in
the system by following it carefully can make your business
accomplish much more, follow the marketing techniques and
strategies that are proven to work and you canít go wrong.
Look over the system carefully to see if you think you can
agree to the conditions before making any final decision.
essential to be highly motivated if you are considering
owning a franchise business. If you want to succeed it is
important to ask all the right questions of the franchisor,
effectively you need to pick their brains to get a good
understanding of the business and how it can be run
effectively. You need to have a good attitude towards work
and show that you can work alongside your employees, whether
it is in the office on the store floor or out in the field.
If your employees see that you are not afraid to get your
hands dirty it will motivate them to work harder and you
will earn their respect.
to delay gratification is also a key to a successful
franchise business. Generally you should not expect to make
much profit the first year, so if you are serious about
owning a franchise business you will have to tighten your
belt, donít book any expensive trips and delay buying that
new car for a year or two. You will also need to ensure you
have sufficient working capital to tide you over in the
first year and cover costs until you start to see a profit.
franchise is run correctly and has a motivated and energetic
owner who listens to advice, then there is nothing to stop
it from being successful. It takes a creative thinker and a
determined character to achieve in this business, but you
must also realize that there are people to help who have
been through it all before and learn to call them for
assistance. Owning a franchise is a full-time role and you
have to be committed to joining in every task that needs
doing. If you are interested in franchises for sale then
look online to see what is available.
top franchises to open in 2012 here.
has 14 years experience as a professional
and franchise consultant.