Things You’ll Spend Money on Before You Buy A Franchise
If you’re going to buy a franchise, there are a few things you’re going to need to do before you sign on the dotted line.
The first thing you’ll need to do is determine if the franchise you’re interested in will enable you to make a living. The best way to do that is to put together a business plan. Strategize how exactly you will make a profit with your new franchise, make tables, bullet points, and formulate long term projections for your new franchise’s success. This is especially important if you plan to get a small business loan to help with your purchase.
There are multiple avenues to help you along in this process. You can purchase business plan software to help you draft your plan, and there are plenty to choose from with multiple templates. There are a number of business consulting firms specializing in complete business plan writing services. If you don’t want to write the plan yourself, consider going this route.
Next, you’ll want to find the best experienced franchise lawyer near you. The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and the franchise agreement you’re required to receive are detailed legal documents that are normally long, a couple of hundred pages in the case of the FDD. You’ll want to hire a franchise lawyer to go over the documents, so you have a complete understanding of them.
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