Do you prefer to work with a team or on your own? If working with a wonderful team to achieve successful results is your preference then you might consider buying a franchise. Strong franchise businesses are built with teamwork at their core.
Going into a business on your own can be difficult if you do not have the right support system around you. With a franchise, you have not only a franchise team, but also a family that is there to provide the support you need to make your business a success.
Because the franchise company depends on your success, the right company will provide support in all aspects of the business, including:
- Site Selection and Development
- Training and Operations
- Marketing and Branding
- Finance and Accounting
- Connections with Other Franchisees
Be sure that any company that you consider is strong in all these areas.
Don’t forget to look at other aspects of the franchise company, such as reputation, honesty, integrity, and community connections. You want to know that you can trust the company and its employees. Do the company’s values align with your own? Do the research. Check with the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC has plenty of information about how to investigate a franchise.
If possible, visit the corporate or regional headquarters and meet as many people as you can. Spend time with the support personnel and get to know them. Find out about the company’s priorities and the priorities of the different teams within the company. Ask about franchisees that left the business and why. Meet current franchisees and spend time at their locations. See how the business operates day-to-day.
Investing in a franchise is a huge commitment of your time and money. Take the time and effort needed to educate yourself. Ask questions. Determine if the people you will be surrounding yourself with for years to come are the type of people you want to spend time so much time with. You want to enjoy the experience, so be sure that the people involved love what they do.
Don’t forget to check-out the competition, too. Competitive research can help you narrow down your choices and weed out franchises that aren’t a good fit for you.
Learn More About Buying A Franchise from Pigtails & Crewcuts
If you want to learn more about buying a franchise, contact us today and we’ll introduce you to our wonderful and supportive team.
About Pigtails & Crewcuts
Founded in 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, Pigtails & Crewcuts is a children’s hair salon franchise dedicated to making haircuts fun and stress-free for children and their parents. With nearly 50 locations across the nation, Pigtails & Crewcuts specializes in quality haircuts for boys and girls of all ages, and also hosts children’s parties. In 2010, Parents.com named Pigtails & Crewcuts one of the Top 10 Chains for Kids’ Birthday Parties. In addition, Pigtails & Crewcuts has been named to the “Franchise 500” list as a top franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for five consecutive years. To learn more, go to pigtailsandcrewcutsfranchise.com
Michelle Holliman, Vice President of Franchise Development, 877.752.6800, MHolliman@pigtailsandcrewcuts.com