Consultation Services FAQ
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When you work with us, we’ll get to know you, your interests and skills and what you are looking for in a business. We take an unbiased approach and provide a systematic method to help determine what is the best franchise business opportunity for you.
The following questions are sometimes asked about the our free advisory services:
Is it really free?
Yes, it’s free. Since 1996, we have worked with many hundreds of franchisors and licensors of business opportunities. These companies use our services to help find qualified and educated buyers. Just as employers pay “head hunters” to find the right candidates, we’re commissioned by these companies to find the right franchisees. While our services can be invaluable to you, you’ll never pay us a dime.
Doesn’t using your services add something to my start up expenses?
No, never. The Franchisors and Licensors of business opportunities that we work with know that when we introduce a client to them, they’ve been educated about their offering. In short, they use our services to find qualified candidates who understand their business model and who have a strong understanding of their own skills.
Am I obligated to keep working with you?
Of course not. If at any time, and for any reason, you realize that you aren’t ready to move forward, simply tell us. The process can stop or simply be put on hold.
Can’t I simply contact the Franchises that I already know I like?
You can, but you may eventually find out that the franchises you like are not available in your area or they’re unable to meet your goals. That is why receiving professional help can streamline your search. We have immediate access to franchise information and the Franchise Developers who understand and appreciate the help our clients receive to become better educated about their business. We may also be able to show you options that you never knew about or pictured yourself in. In short, you’ll save a lot of time and energy while getting in front of the right people.
How long will the consultation take?
Every call is a little different, but in general the initial call takes about an hour. In any case, there is never a fee and when completed, you’ll have a much better understanding of what contributes to a successful business venture and the types of opportunities that might be the best for you.
Do you need help getting funding for your new business? If you do, we can help you to better understand your options and even refer you to third-party lenders who understand and deal with franchise funding each and every day.
There are several types of lending programs:
- SBA guaranteed loans
- Funding from private lending institutions
- Funding from IRA/401k without taxes or early withdrawal penalties.
- Non-IRA investments
- Equipment leasing
- Unsecured lines of credit