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You Open Your Franchise And This Happens

you open your franchise and this happens

The time: Two months after you opened your new franchise business

The place: Your office

Your frame of mind:

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The reason:

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Those are crickets.


You Open Your Franchise And This Happens

Imagine investing $250,000 on a franchise business.

Really. Imagine it for a minute. Feel it.

Now imagine having no customers.





Niet een.



Pas du tout.

Thank you for those translations,

It would really suck.

What would you do?

How would you handle it?


Could It Happen?

You bet your a$@ it could.

It’s entirely possible for you to have chosen what you felt (at the time) to be a great franchise opportunity, and have it turn out to be a dud.

You could have done amazing franchise research.

You could have hired the best franchise attorney.

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You could have hired a great small business accountant.

You could have received a very attractive franchise business loan.

And still fail.



Sorry if I kind of ruined things for you here. I didn’t mean to.


Yes I did.

I took you there…to a place of despair, because you needed to visit it. You needed to feel it.

To feel like you had no hope.

To imagine what it would be like-what it would really be like if you bought a franchise, and had no customers.

To visualize what it would be like to be in your place of business, all alone.

Doomed even.

Embarrassed…well actually…that will come later.

  • When you have to tell your landlord that you can’t pay your rent.
  • When you have to tell your banker that you can’t pay your loan.
  • When you have tell your spouse-and maybe even your kids, that you have to close your business down because you have no customers.

Again: No customers.



You’re back now.

Open your eyes. Slowly, now. Look around you. You good?

Everything is okay.

You didn’t buy a franchise only to have no customers.

You just got to see and feel what it would be like.

For free.


Wanna go on that ride again?


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And, don’t be shy: Feel free to contact me if you have a question about franchising.

I’ll help you avoid crickets.


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