Posted on: 30 January 2015

Passion, perseverance and patience are key to making your franchise successful. Some of our contributors have also shared some of their top tips:

Richard Holden:

  • “Listen to the guidance of your franchisor. Follow their model and system.”
  • “Understand that your business plan is a working document, not just one to get finance from the bank. Benchmark where the business is now with where you thought it would be. Identify the problems and find the potential opportunities.”

Clive Sawyer:

  • “The franchisor prospectus won’t tell you where the headaches are. You have to be careful that you don’t look at the opportunity through rose tinted glasses and get carried away. Do your due diligence first.”

Carlos Garcia:

  • “Find franchisors that give a huge amount of support to their franchise partners. Look for open lines of communication within the network. Franchisors that listen and learn from the network’s daily experiences and is able to adapt quickly to accommodate advances in the market place are more likely to be successful.”

Steve Brown:

  • “Don’t try to reinvent the wheel, listen to what the franchisor is telling you.”

TJ Sutherland:

  • “You’ll grow your business faster if you’re not focused on the sell. Let others tell you their woes and listen to their needs. Then fit your services to them and not you.”

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