Franchises vs Independent Businesses – Which is Right for Me?
If you’ve decided to take the plunge, stop being an employee and start being your own boss, you’ve got another big decision to make. Do I start from the ground up and build an independent business, or do I find a company whose values I can respect and open a franchise? It’s a hard decision to make, but we think there are a few things that tip the balance in favour of opening a franchise. Read on to find out why.
No experimentation needed
One of the biggest advantages to choosing a franchise is you’ll have a rock-solid business plan ready to go on day one. You won’t have to tax yourself trying to develop an innovative new idea or getting to grips with the basics of business management – people with much more experience than yourself will have already developed a proven formula that’s shown great results elsewhere. You’ll have the opportunity to meet them during your consultation process and you’ll soon see it’s a real load off of your mind.
Support when and where you need it
Buying a franchise gives you more than just the equipment you need to get started – it enrols you in the company’s own education program. You’ll be provided with training that helps you make maximum use of the tools at your disposal and will help you to grow your business in the short and long term. After the initial period and you’re up and running, you’ll be able to benefit from ongoing assistance from our experienced and knowledgeable business owners in the company.
Instant brand recognition – just add you
Choosing to buy into the right franchise can make you an overnight success. A company’s most important asset is its brand, so choosing one with a well-recognised name can mean you start with customers from day one.
Low ongoing costs
Being part of a franchise means you’ll enjoy the independence of being a small business owner, while being able to command the enhanced purchasing power of a major business. Franchises are often viewed as good investments because you can minimise your ongoing costs by following a proven system aimed at maximising your bang for buck.
The system in action at James’ Home Services has genuinely worked for franchisees across the country for over 24 years. You don’t have to go it alone. Our franchisees benefit from a fully loaded support network of business people just like you that truly want you to succeed.
These are just a handful of the reasons why buying into a franchise is the right choice for anyone considering becoming their own boss. To find out how you can join the James’ Home Services family, get in touch today on 1800 152 637 or complete a franchise enquiry form here and a representative will be in contact with you shortly. Feel free to take time to read through the different franchise opportunities on offer here to determine the best option for you.