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Franchising FAQ

Why should I buy a franchise?

Franchising offers individuals the opportunity to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves. The franchisor is there to provide support with all the different functions of the business. They have seen the issues that can arise in their business and know how to deal with any problems effectively.

Prior to your opening, they provide extensive initial training and support so you’re well prepared to handle whatever comes. They can also provide advertising and marketing support to help build your business faster. The most significant benefit to franchising is the reduced level of risk. This comes from a franchise system’s proven method of doing business.

Is financial assistance available?

Financing can be a major hurdle for any potential franchisee. Start-up costs can reach a high level and it is essential that the franchisee have adequate working capital. The financial climate today has gotten better! But the funding option is addressed at sooner versus later to insure you understand all your funding options.

The Rainmaker Consulting Group partners with local and national lending offices. Funding a franchise can come from your own assets, an SBA loan, a Patriot Express loan, Conventional loans, Equity loans, and more! There are even options that can create a self-directed IRA with your 401k account with no penalty and you pay back the account at zero interest at your own time!  Click here to get more information on lending options.

How soon can I get my business started?

This depends almost completely on you. The franchise consultation process can be completed easily within a few days if you are responsive and motivated. After you begin investigating opportunities, most clients can find a great match for them within one to three months. After you select the right business for you, it will typically take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months for your actual business to open for operation.

Do I need specific industry experience to successfully own a franchise?

No, in fact most companies are looking for people with no experience in their industry. This is because they want their business operator to focus on running the business and not performing the labor their concepts require. Franchisors need people who can be effective in areas such as motivating employees, generating sales, and running the day-to-day operations as efficiently as possible. The franchisee role is typically one of management rather than labor.


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