Frequently Asked Questions

Why not go directly to the franchisees instead of going through a broker?

According to franchise industry experts, many people who don’t work with a consultant / broker become interested in a franchise concept because they are attracted to the product or service it provides. That’s not a bad place to start, but it’s not enough. You also need to evaluate what the day-to-day life of the owner would be like and whether or not that business would suit you and meet your needs. Once we go through that process, we find that the large majority of our clients end up purchasing a different concept than the one they initially thought they were interested in.

In addition, if you go directly to the franchise development team (salesperson), they can’t help but be biased toward their concept as they will not be paid if you choose a different company. A franchise consultant / broker can therefore help you be more objective during the due diligence process and make the choice that’s best for YOU.

What will it cost me to use a broker for my franchise purchase?

The consumer doesn’t pay for the services that a franchise broker offers. You will pay the published price for any franchise just as if you had gone directly to the franchisor. So it’s a true win-win-win – you get the support you need to decrease your risk and make the best decision for you, the franchisor gets a candidate that is more prepared to succeed, and I get to do what I love best – support people in achieving their dreams!