Five Tips for How to Choose a Franchise Location
A Make-It-Or-Break-It Decision
As the saying goes: location, location, location! And the same emphasis goes for when you choose a franchise location. Use these tips to help you make the best decision.
How to Choose a Franchise Location
Determine Your Maximum Commute
The town an hour away might have the perfect setup for you to open your franchise location. But, can you spare the hour each way every day? Are you willing to work late and then have a long drive home? Will the distance put a strain on you and your family?
See Where Other Franchises Are Located
Other franchisees might have the same idea as you. You don’t want your business competition to be another franchisee. Plus, the franchsior might not be okay with two branches located so close together.
Ask the Franchisor to Help You Choose a Franchise Location
You may love your town, but your franchisor may not have its sights set on your area for one reason or another. They also want you to be successful, so they will likely have a system in place to help you choose best.
Your daycare center isn’t going to have high enrollment if you open your location in a town that has a high percentage of childless families. Research the people who live in the area you are considering, and make sure your service or products are needed in the community.
Take a Drive Around
The demographics might be ideal and the commute may be just what you need, but what if you drive by the street you’re considering, and discover half of the shops are empty? Or what if the plot you’re considering isn’t visible from the road and it will be hard for your customers to find you?
Step One: Choose JDog Brands.
Before you can choose a franchise location, you need to decide which franchise opportunity is right for you. If you are a Veteran or Military family member, consider JDog Brands. Call us today at 484-324-6444 for more information, and learn more about our franchises here.