Many people in North Carolina who dream of owning their own business have considered purchasing a franchise. Becoming a franchisee allows a person without much business experience to adopt a proven business model and benefit from an established company's brand identity. However, the familiar business name, marketing support and training that come with a new franchise do not necessarily guarantee success.
A person who is considering opening a franchise should understand that the same business model could be wildly successful in one location and fail to make money in another location. The skill-set of the franchisee can also affect the business' chances of success. Before choosing a franchise to invest in, an entrepreneur should consider many different factors besides the nationwide success of the franchise brand.