Entrepreneurs are notoriously fiercely independent and relish the idea of building a business from scratch. However, many prospective independent business owners soon realize that starting from square one isn’t as easy as it sounds. While starting a business from scratch is no doubt rewarding, there are many distinct benefits to franchising. An entrepreneur opening a new business in our industry would have to consider a lofty, undefined investment cost, a lack of connections and support, and the difficult task of formulating a new business model. When you start an Apricot Lane franchise, these obstacles have already been assessed by our experts, and we give you all the tools you need to deal with them.
An Existing Business Model
When you invest in an Apricot Lane franchise, you are investing in a well-established business model. Unlike drawing up your own idea and drafting an untested business plan, you won’t have to worry about your concept being financially viable, or the difficulties of finding a market for your services. The team at Apricot Lane has already identified the obstacles you’re likely to face, and will work with you to make sure your franchise is in the best possible shape before opening for business.
System of Support
It’s easier than you might expect for someone with little to no experience in franchising or business-ownership to adjust to owning a franchise. While we do expect our franchisees to have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to learn, and a passion for the business, we provide Apricot Lane franchisees with marketing materials, location scouting, and a support team. This support helps to ensure that can avoid the pitfalls of opening a new business and hit the ground running.
Clear-Cut Investment Requirements
When you invest in one of our franchises, you will have a clear, upfront idea of exactly how much you’re spending. Franchise fees and royalty payments should always be readily available on the franchisor’s website, as well as the benefits your investment will yield. Those starting brand new businesses, however, find estimating costs more difficult.
Less Risk When Starting an Apricot Lane Franchise
We consider our Apricot Lane franchisees to be an extension of our family, and it’s in our best interest to do everything we can to help you grow your business. While it’s entirely possible to go into business for yourself and be successful, it’s important to realize that the risk is much greater, as new businesses lack a blueprint for growth, an existing customer base, and the benefits of training and support systems.
If you’re excited about making the smooth transition to franchise ownership with an Apricot Lane Franchise, get in touch with us today.