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There's lots of support out there for veterans interested in business ownership. Besides learning about what incentives and assistance your franchisor offers, be sure to check out these programs from the SBA.
With nearly 25 years of proven experience, FAST-FIX has established itself as the ???jewel??? of the booming segment, offering a recession resistant opportunity with its conveniently located stores in high traffic areas of regional shopping malls.
Fast-fix franchise is the world's largest jewelry and watch repair franchise in the world! Created in 1987, nowadays it counts more than 160 stores in the US and Canada mostly located in malls and more locations should open in the world, particularly in Europe.
FORBES NAMES FASTSIGNS INTERNATIONAL, INC. TO 2019 AMERICAS BEST FRANCHISES TO BUY LIST - Of 3,300 Brands Analyzed, FASTSIGNS Recognized for Strong Performance, Value, and Franchisee Support -
Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500 ranks FASTSIGNS as #55 the only sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise to be recognized in the top 100 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.
Catherine Monson, CEO at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. was named IFA Chair on February 11 at the IFA Annual Convention held in Orlando, February 8 - 11, at the Orlando World Center Marriott.
The first thing to do is to identify companies offering franchises. IFA's Franchise Opportunities Guide gives a comprehensive list of franchise companies in more than 75 kinds of businesses. The Guide, which costs $25.00 (including shipping and handling), is available by mailing a request and check or money order to IFA Publications, P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143. Orders may also be placed by calling 1-800-543-1038, or visiting IFA's online bookstore at www.franchise.org, where you can find other relevant sources to assist in your decision to buy a franchise. The Guide is also available online at the IFA website www.franchise.org.
You should contact the companies directly, and "shop wisely." "Shopping wisely" requires that you determine how much you can afford to invest and where to obtain financing. Careful investigation prior to purchasing a franchise also necessitates understanding the UFOC. You need to examine what the franchise relationship entails. For instance, you need to inquire into the training and support provided, assistance in finding and developing a location, and the sources of inventory and supplies. You should research the companies' growth and prospects for future growth. You should also seek advice from professionals and business people you respect. By shopping wisely, you can make an informed decision on whether to purchase the franchise.
Among the points which IFA recommends for investigation are:
Investment requirements differ tremendously. It all depends on the industry and the type of business. Total start-up costs can range from $20,000 or less, to over $1,000,000, depending on the franchise selected, and whether it is necessary to own or lease real estate to operate the business. Moreover, the initial franchise fee for most franchisors is between $10,000 and $30,000. Seventy percent of franchisors charge an inital franchise fee of $40,000 or less. The average investment, excluding real estate costs, is between $350,000 -$400,000. You must discuss the inital fees and opening costs with individual companies, although IFA's Franchise Opportunities Guide can supply general information.
A successful franchisee should be suited to the industry of which he or she is a part, suited to the particular franchise company, and suited to the franchise system generally. Important questions to ask yourself include:
Multi-unit franchise operators are on the rise. Some buy multiple units in the same brand. A few buy more than one franchise in different but competing brands. Others buy multiple units in totally different sectors.
Anago Cleaning Systems, a leading commercial cleaning franchise organization celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2014, Anago provides customized cleaning solutions for office and medical buildings, schools, factories, financial and governmental facilities. Anago is a stealth-like franchise concept, unseen by most consumers, as its Master Franchisees enjoy a 9-5 work schedule, run the sales and marketing, and coordinate with Unit Franchisees, who operate outside of normal business hours, to service clients efficiently and effectively.
VeteransFranchise.com is an online portal designed to connect military veterans with franchises and business opportunities that provide support, financial benefits and other incentives for those who have been a member of the armed forces.