During our first call, we gather the necessary information to determine what your capabilities, interests, and goals are and which business models will be a good match for you. Our first objective is to understand who you are.  The ultimate goal of any reputable franchise business is not to "sell" a franchise to just anyone willing and able to buy their brand, but to present you with a franchise in which you will will thrive in the operation of their business model. 


We will introduce you to the respective Franchises. The franchisees you are interested in will provide you with a through presentation of their brand. They will explain to you how the business works and what makes it successful. You will gain valuable knowledge on each of these great business models. Keep an open mind, evaluate all the business models, compare and contrast them, and be careful not to discount a business until you have all the information. 


After the presentation of the brand, you will receive a FDD from the  franchisor. The Federal Trade Commission requires that the franchisor provides you with this document. The Federal Trade Commission imposes stiff penalties for any misrepresentations. The FDD documents to you the cost and expenses of the franchise and contains important information about the operations of the franchise. The FDD will also contain a list of franchisees and contact information. It is highly recommended that you speak with the franchisees in order to gain an understanding of what it's like to operate a franchise unit in their system.


Most franchisors have a Discovery Day where they invite prospective franchise partners to visit a specific franchise location and see how the franchise is run. You will not only get crucial information to assist in making your decision, but will get to meet the staff that will be supporting you in the operation of your franchise business.