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Forbes: So, You Bought a Franchise. What Happens Next?

Steven Beagelman, Founder and CEO of SMB Franchise Advisors, explains the process of buying a franchise.

Franchising can be a thrilling ride of ups and downs, and when all goes well, successful owners will be intrigued to purchase more territories/locations. With the backing of a corporate team, those with an entrepreneurial spirit are set up for further success when they go the franchise route. So, what’s the process? In a recent Forbes article, Founder and CEO of SMB Franchise Advisors, Steven Beagelman, gives the scoop.

The first step is all about researching different brands, including online research and also chatting with franchisees at each of the brands you’re considering to get their perspective on the positives, and more importantly, the negatives of that particular franchise. 

Once you select your brand and pay the first investment fee, onboarding begins. With help from the franchisor, you’ll choose real estate, design your location and learn how to open and close the business. Once you officially open up for business, the amount of success you achieve is up to you. Of course, there will be challenges and risks to take along the way, but if you plan to be a dedicated business owner that will see challenges through, it’ll be worth it in the end.

“Franchisors provide you with extensive training and access to insider tips and best practices on how to launch and run your business,” Beagelman told Forbes. “Franchising teaches you the way, but you still have to get engaged and put in the effort.”

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