If you’re on the hunt for the best franchise opportunities available, working with a franchise consultant or broker is one way to find one.
Recently, I wrote about finding top franchises online. That’s certainly a popular way to land on an opportunity that may work out for you. Another way that people I’ve worked with have found franchises to buy have been through a referral. Maybe a friend of their’s ate a restaurant franchise that they loved, and thought that it should be seriously looked into. That happens a lot.
Using a local franchise consultant or broker could work, too. It’s choosing one that can be difficult. Of course, if a franchise broker has great training and support….like from these people…
But, I know how, and have written about it extensively. That’s because I used to be a franchise consultant myself 🙂
If you’ve been a subscriber to this franchise blog, or have been following me on Twitter, @FranchiseKing , you probably know that I’ve changed my business model. I don’t get paid commissions by franchise companies for brokering deals, anymore. And, “brokering deals,” is a nice way of describing a franchise consultant’s role of, “matchmaker.” As a franchise consultant, I got paid to match my franchise candidates to any one of a 150 or so franchise concepts that I was contracted with. If the match worked out, (in other words, if my candidate bought the franchise that I matched them up to) I’d get paid a fat commission. If you’d like to know how much, you’ll have to read this.
I still work with people that are interested in exploring franchise ownership. I just do it differently. Like this.
Are You Going to Work With a Franchise Consultant or Franchise Broker?
So, how can you determine if working with a franchise consultant or broker is right for your situation?
Answer; by going to a special page that I’ve created just for that purpose. Below…
There’s enough information contained on that page to keep you busy for awhile…but more importantly, you’ll really be able to learn about that sector of the franchise industry, and if working with a broker could be the way to go for you.
Franchise Direct has a page dedicated to franchise brokers, too.
If you’re still on the fence, we can spend a few minutes together to discuss some more differences, and see if you should work with one.
How to Use a Franchise Opportunity Website
The 10 Commandments of Franchise Research
What You Need To Know About Franchise Consultants/Brokers