You’re excited. Pumped. Ready to rock!
That’s because you’ve found it. You found The One…the best franchise around.
And, you can’t wait to see it in action. An up and running franchise of the business concept you want in on.
I mean you really can’t wait. So you don’t.
You Don’t Have To Look Like An Amateur
Do you really want to look like an amateur?
The definition of an amateur:
A person who does something poorly : a person who is not skillful at a job or other activity.
Like buying a franchise.
Granted, if you’ve never embarked on buying a franchise…or at least seriously investigated the idea of buying one, I don’t expect you to be skilled at it.
No matter how smart you are.
But, there’s no reason-in this day and age…The Information Age specifically, for you to not know how to do certain things. Resources are readily available these days for you to avoid looking like an amateur-no matter what you’re trying to learn about-or do.
For example, if you want to learn how to buy a franchise, I just created a comprehensive how-to article on just how to do it. But, my article isn’t the only one available…freely to you. There are plenty of articles on franchising around. You just have to find them-and then-as an added bonus, you get to try figure out which articles are the real deal and which ones are fluff pieces at best, designed to get you to click some ads.
Using Search Engines
It’s pretty darn easy to search Yahoo! or Google these days…especially if you’ve been using search engines to gather information for awhile. There are even articles written on how to use search engines, featuring cool tricks you can use for maximum search efficiency…right now! So go to it! Search for information on whatever it is you’re interested in. You’ll find it-I promise. Just be patient. And, be picky. Do a search for the author of the article to make sure he or she has expertise in whatever it is you’re interested in.
Buying A Franchise? Doing This Will Make You Look Like An Amateur
Back to the topic at hand: How to avoid looking like an amateur when buying a franchise. I have something very specific that I don’t want you to do if you land on a franchise opportunity you really like. And, it’s going to sound crazy.
Don’t visit the local franchise owner of the franchise you’ve fallen in love with.
Well, not at first, anyway. If you do, you’ll look like an amateur, and quite possibly ruin any chances you may have of working together.
That’s right: Working together if end up buying the franchise.
I just produced a short video that explains what I’m talking about.
And, as an added bonus…
How to Use a Franchise Opportunity Website
The 10 Commandments of Franchise Research
What You Need To Know About Franchise Consultants/Brokers