4 Benefits of Buying a Franchise Business for Sale

Posted On: / By: Brian Knoderer
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Inexperienced entrepreneurs looking to become business owners often find success in franchise opportunities. Statistically speaking, franchisees are more likely to be successful than start-ups and small businesses. There are more than a handful of benefits to buying a franchise business for sale, but these are a few that stand out the most to us.

4 Ways Buying a Franchise Benefits Entrepreneurs

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If you know you want to be an entrepreneur but are hesitant because you lack experience, buying a franchise business for sale is a good option. Here are some benefits to starting with a franchise.

1. A Solid Foundation

It takes more time and money to start your own business. While the initial investment may be higher, most of the upfront work is already done when you buy a franchise business, cutting down start-up costs and responsibilities. Items like brand name, company logo, and necessary trademarks have already been put into place. Franchise agreements are essentially turnkey operations, so new franchise owners receive all the supplies and equipment needed to run the business.

You can run a franchise fairly easily without experience. Franchisors will have tools and resources available to new owners, so they always have guidance. Resources could include marketing collateral, sales materials, and training exercises, in addition to ongoing support.

Plus, you will have a business model to go off of, which will lessen the risk of failure. With a franchise system, you can hit the ground running and make minor tweaks to increase profitability.

Lastly, much of the industry research is already complete. That being said, we still recommend doing your own analyses. It is helpful to understand the market and where your business stands within it.

2. Support From the Network

Other franchise owners are doing exactly what you are doing and could provide you with support and extra tips for running your business smoothly. Use conventions, conferences, and employee meetings to your advantage. Relying on internal support systems is especially beneficial to new entrepreneurs who lack experience.

3. Stable Connections

If you were building a business from the ground up, you would have to form these connections yourself, which can take time. The franchisor likely has stable relationships with outside contacts, including distributors and suppliers. These relationships will allow a franchisee like you, purchase goods and helpful services at a lower cost.

4. Brand Recognition

Established brands that participate in franchising already have substantiated reputations that can give you a leg up in many facets of your business. Consumers may have used services or bought goods from another franchise location and are excited that there is now a closer location.

As long as the reputation is positive, franchise locations will benefit from the national marketing campaigns of their franchisors.

Additionally, a solid reputation can provide access to and attract better financing because lenders have already done extensive risk mitigation research on the company.

Purchasing a for-sale franchise business has many benefits for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get their foot in the door. If you’re interested in finding the right franchise for you, browse the available franchise listings at Sunbelt Business Brokers. You can request additional help by contacting one of our expert brokers!

Brian Knoderer is the President of Sunbelt Business Brokers. He has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and managing business transactions. As a seasoned intermediary, Brian has successfully represented companies in a broad range of industries helping business owners achieve their desired exit strategy or growth initiative.

Brian is also co-owner of Sunbelt Indiana and Managing Director of MMI Capital Partners, a franchisor focused investment banking firm.

Previously Brian was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures as well as having held corporate roles in Franchise Development for Prime Hospitality and Choice Hotels.

Brian is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Management Information Systems and earned his MBA from Butler University. He has received the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation, holds both the Series 7 – General Security License and the Series 63 – Uniform Securities Licenses, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. He has been affiliated with several organizations including the Entrepreneur Organization, a Member of the International Business Brokers Association, Venture Club, and a Board Member of The Entrepreneur Institute.

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