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Why a Franchise Business Consultant is so Important 6/15/2009

While there is plenty of information out there on business opportunities and franchise opportunities, anyone who seriously considering opening a new business or franchise will need all the information required to make a sound business decision. Finding the right franchise business for yourself goes beyond reading and listening to the good and the bad of someone else's experiences.

Opening a new franchise requires a high commitment. It is important to examine all details before making a decision. whether is a small, medium or large venture. By taking advantage of a franchise consultant, and using their proven franchise selection and investigation process, you will save time and money -- while also avoiding making costly mistakes. In addition, a franchise consultant has years of experience and has carefully pre-screened many franchise companies and will help you understand why certain opportunities are better than others. The franchise consultant will show you the safer and most attractive business opportunities that are right for you.

What Exactly a Franchise Consultant Does
The franchise consultants’ services are completely free to you. If you have never evaluated a franchise company before, you will quickly see it can be an ominous task. It is easy to lose your objectivity without the guidance of an experienced person such as a franchise consultant who is not beholden to any one franchise company and seeks your best interest. Their consulting process creates a solid match between the various franchise companies that they recommend - and yourself.

A franchise consultant is easily one of the most efficient ways for you to learn about the top franchises today. The franchise consultant will listen to your needs, interests, and will counsel you on the essential topics, such as your financial situation, past work experience, and help you manage your expectations about running a franchise business.

Franchise consultants, because of their relationships with franchise companies, do everything in their power to make the entire setup process as simple as possible. They are well-informed on the finances of a business set-up as well as the process requirements for the many different franchises.

A franchise consultant will guide you through a very thorough and proven process - designed to help you first assess and document your skills and goals -- then to pre-qualify the types of business models you want to work with and match you to franchise businesses within these models. They will obtain your responses to a great number of questions, such as:

  • What characteristics are important to you in a business? Hours, number of employees, physical plant, office location, etc
  • What kind of business would excite you?
  • What would you really like to do "day in, and day out, 40 to 60 hours a week?"
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses in operating a business?
  • What kind of experience, training and education do you have?
  • What role do you want to play in the business? Sales? Operations? Marketing? Management? Customer Service?
  • How would you like to finance your business - and what more do you need to know to do this?
  • Are you seeking a one-level or a two-level system? Would you prefer an opportunity that affords multiple locations? - An established system or a new system? A new territory or a resale territory? And do you know the advantages or disadvantages of each choice?
  • How soon do you want to be open for business?
  • Do you want a partner? Are you planning on investors?

How to Choose a Qualified Franchise Consultant
There are many franchise consulting companies available to you. However it is important to choose the most experienced ones with a good reputation that will offer you the best franchise consulting advice.

MatchPoint is one of the leading franchise consulting companies, with over 100 years of combined franchise experience. It is the largest franchise consultancy group in the world, with offices across Canada, US and UK.

MatchPoint consultants help you enter the world of business ownership, assisting you in finding the right franchise that matches your skill sets and needs. You will also benefit from using MatchPoint’s proprietary HeatMap™ profiling test,

MatchPoint is the only company in the world that offers this unique and sophisticated franchise profiling system that will help you narrow the playing field to only those Franchise systems that offer you the best opportunity for success.

The MatchPoint philosophy is rooted in the belief that optimal success in Franchising is achieved through matching the right individuals with the right Franchise systems. By completing MatchPoint FREE Personal Assessment Test, you will discover which Franchise systems best match your personality as well as your personal, business and lifestyle needs.

MatchPoint’s ultimate intention is to help you be as informed as possible about making a decision. Let us help you find the right franchise for you today.

Want to learn more about the world of master franchising? Contact a MatchPoint Network® representative for more information and to start you on the path to entrepreneurial fulfillment.

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