How Long Does It Take to Open a Franchise Location?

Steps You Need to Take First


how long does it take to open a franchise location?

When you’ve decided you’re ready for a career switch, it can be tough waiting for the right opportunity to come around. When you decide to explore franchising opportunities, there are steps you need to take that will impact the length of time it takes to open a franchise location.

How Long It Takes to Open a Franchise Location

Like many business opportunities, the length of time varies from business to business. Here are the steps you’ll need to take first:

  1. Choose a franchise. This is arguably the most important step. Do your research to find a business opportunity and brand that fits your personality and desires. For example, if you don’t enjoy working out, a gym franchise probably isn’t the best option for you.
  2. Connect with the franchisor. Reach out to the company to get more information about the company. The franchisor should be more than willing to answer all your questions about opening a franchise. If it’s not easy to get the information, consider it a red flag and start with step one again.
  3. Choose a location. What area will your franchise location serve? Take into account commute and competitors. The franchisor can help you decide.
  4. Create a business plan. A business plan helps you explain how you will make money as a business owner. This is handy for pitching the idea to family and especially necessary if you need to take out a loan. It will also help you organize your ideas.
  5. Open your business. Congratulations! This is the exciting part: you realizing your dreams of business ownership.

You Can Open Your Location in as Little as Eight Weeks

Yes, that soon! At JDog Brands we are ready to help you get your location up and running quickly so you don’t need to wait around for months before making your career switch. We offer franchising opportunities for Veterans and their family members who we find share our values of Respect, Integrity, and Trust—the same values we lived by during our time serving our country. Call us today at 484-324-6444 to learn more about our franchising opportunities and to open your location in as little as eight weeks.