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Being a franchise owner

| Oct 24, 2017 | Buying & Selling Businesses |

Prospective entrepreneurs in North Carolina have a few options when it comes to being a business owner. They may opt to establish an independent entity or purchase a franchise. With franchises, there are multiple factors they should consider.

Careful thought should be given to whether owning and operating a franchise business is in line with one’s personal and professional goals. Consideration should also be given to the advantages and disadvantages having a franchise over operating an independent business. When a franchise is being assessed for purchasing, close attention should be paid to what makes it more unique than other businesses and any indications that the business may not be a wise investment.

People who are successful franchise owners share a number of characteristics. It is not necessary for them to be in complete control of every aspect of the business, which is important as franchise owners have to adhere to the regulations established by their parent companies. Franchise owners also tend to want to mitigate their risk as much as possible. Having a good work ethic is another part of being an effective franchise owner as well as having the upfront financial resources to properly operate the business.

Entrepreneurs may also be successful franchise owners if they have a desire to see their business grow. They should be prepared for the growth the franchise business is designed to produce and be willing to use the resulting revenue to expand.

People who are interested in buying a franchise should speak with an attorney who practices business and commercial law. The attorney may assist clients by reviewing the franchise offering circular and related documents in order to ensure that there are no provisions that could prove to be troublesome.

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