Clients will never pay for a Consultant’s time. Consultants are paid a placement fee by the franchisor only if the Client purchases a business. Franchisors are willing to pay these fees to encourage Consultants to introduce pre-screened, highly qualified investors that are well suited for their systems. Outsourcing this service lowers the Franchisor’s advertising budget resulting in a smaller in-house staffing need. In addition, they don’t have to pay for workman’s compensation, social security, health benefits, etc. Most Franchisors have adopted this cost saving business plan.
The initial fees of any business is exactly the same whether a Client works with a Consultant or directly with the Franchisor. Clients will not save any money by going directly to the franchisor. Absolutely no frontend or backend fees will be incurred.
Our company has already screened hundreds of franchises. We narrowed down the list into a focused portfolio of excellent brands that represent the majority of franchise sectors. We already know the Franchisor’s: initial investment required, estimated start-up costs, candidate liquid asset and net worth prerequisites, an overview of an owner’s daily activities, territory availability in a preferred physical region, how long they have been franchising and number of units, the traits that make up their candidate ideal, etc. Don’t waste your time searching the internet when our Consultants can help focus your search to companies that are best suited for your skills and requirements. Leverage the knowledge of our free consulting.
Franchisors know that our team spends a considerable amount of time developing detailed profiles of our Clients. When we believe we found the right systems and introductions are made, it is expected that our Clients will be treated with the utmost respect for their time as the due diligence process begins. We will push Franchisors if they are lagging in response time or other service levels.
We believe Clients are better served with receiving an education on franchising versus receiving a sales pitch. Our Consultants prepare buyers for all steps that are typically taken from introduction, due diligence, validation and culminating with your ultimate decision. As you continue through the due diligence process, if you are not comfortable with a specific concept, we will step in on your behalf and terminate the ongoing correspondence in a professional manner. We represent you as our client. We are your advocate and stand behind your decision.
We have many relationships which can further you through the process leading up to an ultimate decision. Our Consultants can introduce you to a variety of 3rd party funding options, franchise law experts, accountants and other industry resources. While discussing personal finances may be uncomfortable to some, this is one of the most vital topics. It is equally important for a client to determine what they have as much as what options they could access.