Business is a crucial part of developing economies. Without business, there is no commerce. Without commerce, there are no jobs. Without jobs, there is no money in circulation. Without money in circulation, the world resorts back into times that are dark and offer no hope for the future.

Past the time of cavemen, money was invented to create a certain standard of living. Thanks to this development, one good can be traded through a medium that holds international value. It simplifies and complicates things at the same time.

If you’re in the business of making money to create a certain standard of life for yourself, you might be asking yourself if starting a franchise is for you. It’s not a question of whether or not it’s right for you, it’s more a question of what a franchise can do for you. Once you see the why, you’ll know why you should. Then it’s about finding the right fit.

You’re Buying Into an Established Equation

When you buy into a franchise, you’re taking out a lot of the risk. When you build your own company from scratch, you’re creating a lot of work for yourself. When you franchise, you’re basically given the already worked out and (hopefully, mastered) business plan complete with marketing, vendors, and many of the other nuances that are quite frankly a pain to get right.

It can’t get much easier than a franchise in the realm of business. You’re basically a glorified manager who gets to make some pretty cool executive decisions when it comes to staff and other things, depending on the franchise.

You’ll Have Help Figuring Out Finances

It’s understandable that you probably don’t have upwards of 80 grand in the bank to buy into a company. The beautiful thing is that the owners of the franchise know where you’re coming from. They too started from the bottom. They’ve gone through the totem pole and had to come up sums of money to start their business.

They want to see you succeed, so they’ll often give you personal help with the financing process. Sometimes they’ll let you finance with them personally up to a certain amount, and other times, they’ll give you priceless advice.

In any case, you’ll want to find a franchise that lays out the law for you and shows you a step by step guide on how to get the work done and make money. It’s as much their investment as it is yours, so try it on for size. Choose a company you’re passionate about that has good models and reflects that in the real world. When you choose a winner, you become a winner because they won’t let you fail.

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to

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