Do you have a dream of owning your own business? You are not alone. According to the Census Bureau’s Business Formation Statistics, between January 2021 and November 2021 just under 5 million new businesses were launched, an increase of 55% compared to the same period in 2019. In 2023, 2 in 5 Americans plan on starting a business. Unfortunately, the business failure rate in the U.S. within the first year is nearly 20%.
But what if you could replicate someone else’s successful business model? This is where franchising may make a great opportunity to explore. In a franchise, one business (called the franchisee) pays another (the franchisor) to use the franchisor’s business model, processes, policies, and trademarks. The franchisor offers support and assistance to the franchisee, such as training, support services, and advertising. You are the boss in a franchise, but the franchisor provides you with a ready-made recipe for your business to follow. Using that recipe gives you an advantage for starting and growing your business. Below are 3 steps to consider when considering buying a franchise business.
3 Steps for buying a Franchise.
Step 1: Consider the pros and cons of owning a franchise.
Start a business with a proven track record. Starting a franchise allows you to buy into a business model that has already proven itself in the marketplace.
Start-up costs can be expensive. Starting a new business can be a costly proposition. It would be best if you had sufficient starting capital to purchase or lease space for your business, acquire equipment and starting inventory, obtain necessary business licenses and insurance, and hire and train staff. Start your business with a built-in support structure. Franchisors would like to see their franchisees succeed. Naturally, franchisors are driven to help their franchisees with services like business advice, training, and advertising.
Step 2: Research Market Conditions: Industry and your geographic area of interest.
Is it a growing industry? Maybe it’s an emerging industry. A legacy industry may be a good opportunity too, be sure to consider the long-term stability of the franchise marketplace. Don’t invest your time and money in a franchise whose vertical is on the decline when there are so many thriving and growing industries available.
Also, it’s essential to understand your local market conditions. You probably already have a feel for what kind of business can succeed in your area. However, it helps to supplement your entrepreneurial instincts with data. Good sources of market data are government agencies, such as the Census Bureau and Small Business Administration (SBA).
Step 3: Choose a franchise that aligns with your business goals.
Choose a franchise that suits your personality, skills, or goals.
What are your strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur?
What type of franchise business or industry would you like to own?
What are your business goals and how can a franchise help you achieve them?
Own a Digital Marketing Franchise.
According to a Forrester report, digital marketing spending by companies will reach OVER $146 billion in 2023!
With the growth and accessibility of the internet and high-speed advances, the number of people who go online daily continues to increase. Context drives consumption, and consumers are consuming digital content in growing numbers. Customers are now spending more time and resources on owned-media channels such as websites, mobile apps, and customer-service channels. There is also a noticeable increase in customer conversion rates, with social and digital video channels driving the highest ROIs
As such, digital marketing is now a growth engine for many companies across various sectors such as financial institutions and telcos. Further, it has the ability to drive an increase of 5 to 8 percent in revenues over 12 months by capturing more online traffic and engaging with consumers more effectively.
The internet has revolutionized the way businesses operate, so it’s essential to have a robust online presence. A website and social media accounts are a must-have for any business. And companies and businesses of all sizes and industries need a team of experts specializing in search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, social media management, web development, and more. Digital marketing is a more efficient and cost-effective way to reach a business’s target market. Methods such as search engine optimization, content marketing, and social media can help connect with potential customers more personally and effectively.
Why Choose The AD Leaf for your Digital Marketing Franchise?
With over a decade of being an established marketing firm and an executive leadership team with over 100+ yrs of combined Fortune 500 experience, the AD Leaf takes the guesswork out of running a successful digital marketing agency. With this unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity, you will own a digital agency with a talented team at your disposal. You’ll be given and trained on proven, expertly crafted, and developed programs and processes. Everything from lead generation, client acquisition, and fulfillment, to training your first staff member. If you are interested in learning more about this unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a digital agency reach out today! Next Steps
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