Franchising is a continuing relationship in which a franchiser provides a licensed privilege to the franchisee to do business and offer assistance in organizing, training, merchandising, marketing and managing in return for a monetary consideration. Before getting involved in franchise and making investments, an individual should consider the skills required and do self – assessment to whether they have the skills needed to run a great franchise, there are a lot of skills which are going to be helpful in the long run and the more of these skills an individual has the more they are able to keep ahead of others and do great businesswise, most franchisers offer thorough training to new members and therefore one doesn’t need to have a lot of business experience, going out of one’s way to learn more means that an individual is much more skilled. Some skills an individual need in order to go after franchise opportunity are such as people skills, this is the ability to communicate and socialize with people, socializing doesn’t only mean interacting in a positive manner to clients, but also been a role model to employees, giving them confidence and always pushing them to be the best they can, this ensures that this productivity increases and the business reputation are retained.
One should be a motivated person, taking action is not an achievement in any way, achieving goals should be what drives a person forward, goals keep any business going, attaining objectives ensures that the business operates smoothly for many centuries to come even without the same franchiser around, one should look for new ways they can improve and expand their business for better long – run. An individual should have the ability to work with numbers, they should be able to account for every number in the franchise and be very good in money management, this enlightens on so many things and one is able to account for every shilling spent and on what, having a good track on money management saves one from getting themselves in financial crisis. Individuals going in a franchise because they think that there is less hard work involved should think it over, again and again, this is a business just like any other and getting it started and running smoothly is not easy, therefore, one should be mentally and physically prepared because it requires hard work.
Just like an individual starts up a sole proprietor, many say that they want to be their own boss and don’t need to be in a place where they are every now and then commanded to do this and that, shortly after starting up, they end up closing the business due to poor management, this leads to loss of money which had they sought advice would have been saved and invested somewhere worth, having the ability to take advice is a very good skill, this helps individuals from making poor decisions which end up affecting them negatively, therefore, an individual thinking of joining a franchise should have an ability to take advise. When an individual is a good plan follower, they are able to avoid clashing with their franchisers therefore, they run successful franchise businesses.