Buying a franchise may be preferable to starting your own business for a number of reasons. For one thing, you don’t have to come up with some grand idea that nobody ever thought of before. When you purchase a franchise you’ll enjoy built-in products or services, an established consumer base, developed practices and policies, marketing materials, and even most of your business plan completed for you. In short, there’s a lot to love about the prospect of buying into a franchise. Unfortunately, opting to go this route when launching your own business, so to speak, is not without potential drawbacks. And even with all of the help you’ll get from the franchisor in the process, success is far from a foregone conclusion. However, when you understand the potential problems that could lead to business failure, you can plan to avoid the pitfalls that bring down other franchisees. Here are a few common reasons for franchise business failure you should know about.
November 17, 2014 Article