Are you fed up of working for somebody else? Are you ready for a change? If this sounds like you, purchasing a franchise could be the perfect solution you’re looking for. You’ll get the independence of small business ownership with the support of a significant business network that has a proven track record.
Before you jump straight in, it’s worth taking a look at the following seven important characteristics that will help you decide if you are ready to become a franchisee.
Are you a good communicator?
Being a good communicator is vital element of running a successful franchise. An outgoing personality is important as you will need to build a strong rapport with clients and employees which will result in sound partnerships and repeat business.
Do you have strong leadership skills?
Leadership skills are of huge importance when you are a franchise owner. It is vital to be able to effectively influence and motivate people, while at the same time listening in a reasonable and objective manner. A strong leader must also be able to take charge in a situation and express themselves directly and calmly. You must also be able to know how to perform under pressure, take decisive decisions and follow them through.
Can you commit to hard work?
Starting a new business is hard work. A good franchise owner knows that possibly working long hours and pitching in to do the small jobs will pay off in the long run. You’ll also need patience and persistence to see the results you hope for.
Are you reliable?
If you’re going to be a franchisee, remember that you are going to be spending many hours and a lot of money developing a brand. For your franchise to be successful, you need to prove that you are reliable enough to keep up the solid reputation the brand has earned over the years.
Are you willing to learn?
If you’re new to business, you can still be a very successful franchisee, but you will need to be prepared to learn. Good franchisees are willing to learn from the franchisor, other franchisees and clients in order to make their franchise a rewarding and profitable success. Don’t be worried if you don’t have specific industry experience as the franchisor will provide this with training and ongoing support.
Are you financially savvy?
This goes without saying, but successful franchise owners understand how to manage cash flow, particularly in the first few years when you are still building a name for yourself.
If you would like to find out more about buying a Kare Plus franchise, get in touch with our franchising team on 01952 783 338 or email [email protected]