For those of you who are entrepreneurs itching to start your own business, buying a franchise can be a good alternative. Buying a franchise through Payroll Vault will allow you to get in on the ground floor of a very fast growing industry. Franchising can be less risky than starting a business from scratch. Here at Payroll Vault, we’ve done a lot of the work for you! The business plan is made, there’s strong brand recognition, and we’re going to do the marketing and advertising for you!

If you are considering taking the leap to become a franchisee this year, we’ve got some tips for you:

  • Do your research! Whether you identify a potential franchise opportunity from a franchise broker or franchise exposition, you alone are solely responsible for the due diligence before you invest.
  • Think about your location! Successful restaurant and store owners will tell you it all comes down to one thing: location, location, location. One of the toughest, and most important, decisions a franchisee will make is choosing a location for their new business.
  • Focus on customer service. Buying a franchise gives you a proven model and a clear-cut marketing plan to bring in new customers. However, it’s up to you to define the customer experience. Employee-customer interactions can make or break any business.
  • Consult a specialist for help and advice. The tax rules and contracts surrounding franchises can get quite complex. You should consult an attorney, preferably one who specializes in franchise law, to review your franchise agreement documents and identify any potential red flags.