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What’s Stopping You From Buying That Franchise?

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If you’ve been on the hunt for a franchise for awhile, you know about roller coasters. Emotional ones.

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One some mornings, you wake up feeling confident about the your future. You find yourself daydreaming about the possibilities. Some of them may include;

  • Quitting your nasty-ass job
  • Spending more time with your kids
  • Having the ability to save oodles of money for their college education
  • Paying off all of your credit cards
  • Choosing a franchise that feels right
  • Cutting the ribbon during your franchise’s Grand Opening
  • Seeing your customers lined up waiting to get in your store
  • Owning multiple locations
  • Retiring in a location that has turquoise-water

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You’re tossing and turning on a nightly basis. Because you’re freaking out. (About the possibilities.)

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Some of these possibilities include;

  • Having to stay in a job that makes you physically ill
  • Choosing the wrong franchise business opportunity
  • Blowing through your start-up money much faster than you planned
  • Obtaining a second mortgage just to stay in business
  • Avoiding conversations concerning college applications
  • Wishing for customers to appear inside of your store
  • Losing your business
  • Losing everything

Sad Loser!


What’s Stopping You From Buying That Franchise?

Both scenarios above are possible when you take on something as big as business ownership. Not everyone is cut out for it.

If you do enough things right, you have a shot at real success. If you skimp on things like due diligence, or you purchase a franchise that’s clearly above your financial comfort level, you can lose a lot.

I purposely presented those extreme examples of what could happen if you choose to become the owner of a franchise. That’s because every franchise buyer experiences daydreams-and sometimes even nighttime dreams that are similar to the ones I presented.

Are your dreams stopping you from your dream?

If there is something stopping you from buying the franchise you’ve been investigating, what is it?

Maybe if you tell me in the comment section below, I can offer a suggestion on how to work through it.


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joel libava

I'm The Franchise King®, Joel Libava. I help prospective franchise owners avoid bank account emptying mistakes.
For 23 years, I’ve been showing people how to make smart, informed decisions on franchises to buy, and I can help you, too!
P.S. I'm not a franchise consultant/broker.

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Joel, thank you for taking the time to speak with me yesterday. It was refreshing to finally speak with someone in franchising who dishes out straightforward, candid advice. You provided me with some insightful ideas that I'm giving a good deal of thought and consideration to. I look forward to speaking with you on our next consultation call."
- John Timmins, Columbia, South Carolina
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