Are you interested in buying a franchise on a budget? If so a low cost franchise opportunity could be the right choice for you.
Franchises come at various levels of investment. But how do you find the best value, low-cost franchise businesses?
Investing in a franchise can prove lucrative if you are diligent and do your homework, as you would with any other investments that you may be considering. Franchise UK & The Quality Franchise Association ( Link) are excellent sources of information for evaluating a franchise investment.
Why franchises are such a popular option for people looking to run their own businesses
There are many reasons why people decide franchising is right for them. These can include a need for a lifestyle change, perhaps parenthood prevents you from working full time, and the right franchise could offer flexibility around childcare responsibilities—early retirement from a successful career. Still, you don’t feel ready to give up work entirely and want to work in an area of business that has always been of interest. Perhaps you need a second income stream; franchising can be an ideal format for this as many opportunities are low investment and operated on a part-time basis. You may be facing an unexpected redundancy and want to take control of your self-employment or decide you want a career change.
Investing in a franchise can prove to be a smart move. There are many UK millionaires made by an investment in their future, with a franchise opportunity.
The reason franchised operations are so successful is that the format has been tried and tested and has proved the goods or services can be replicated successfully in another location by another individual.
One of the reasons franchises are so popular in the UK and indeed worldwide is the opportunity to learn, develop & grow whilst earning. One of the benefits of a franchise is that training is included within the initial investment, so you could have a total career change and learn to do something that you love for a low-cost investment.
Upon investing in a franchise you get support from your franchisor
Also, with a franchise, you will have support from your Franchisor to help you keep your investment on track. This is why the vast majority of franchises trade successfully compared to start-ups that often cease trading within the first year. This is mainly because the Franchisor has already ironed out the pitfalls. The business model is robust because it has been throughly tested to ensure a Franchisee can replicate it.
Browse various franchise opportunities, and take care to think about which type of franchise interests you. There are so many to choose from, Accountancy, Garden Services, Pet Care, Estate Agency, Property Management, After School Clubs, to name a few.
As with any franchise, the same rules apply, always hire a specialist franchise solicitor to review the franchise agreement. This is essential so you are fully aware of both parties’ obligations under the contract.
Speak to existing franchisees in the network. Is the Franchisee happy with their decision to invest? Pay attention to the financial projections to help plan your cash flow. Check out the directors of the business and the financial records for the core business. These are public records and can found easily free of charge here https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/04905417
What are you waiting for?
If you have decided that a low cost franchise would be a great option for you to run a business with a convenient work-life balance while earning on the side why not browse our low cost franchises for sale today.