What a Great Franchisor Looks for in a Great Franchisee
Written on the 10 November 2010 by Glenn Walford
I know that many budding franchise owners agonize and stress over their applications and interviews that form part of being approved to join the franchise system of their choice. And this stress is probably for good reason! We know that it is a very competitive market for franchisors to attract the right franchise owners. But at the same time, it is also extremely competitive to get good sites and good territories in good franchise systems. So to ease that stress, and to ensure you give yourself the best chance of being approved, Don Meij, CEO of Dominos Pizza Enterprises, and one of the top franchisors in the country, has some invaluable insight into what franchisors want.
What Great Franchisors Are Looking For
Meij revealed the following key ingredients successful franchisors are looking for include:
• A franchise owner who is willing to get their hands dirty
When Are You being Assessed?
Your franchisor is assessing you throughout the entire interview process. So from your first contact right up until you successfully complete the training course, your suitability to join the system is being assessed.
Don also revealed some concerning consistent issues in applicants that commonly appear:
• The thought that you are going to run your business under management almost immediately – this is not realistic as you need to understand every aspect of it first and you can’t short-cut that
Essentially, being up-front and honest is the key to the process. It is not a fashion show, nor is it a win at all costs competition. Be yourself with the information and detail you provide so you can allow yourself to be assessed on a true basis. At the same time it is not a one-way process, ensure you ask plenty of questions, as the answers to them may very well determine your overall suitability to the business. For more information, or to get a copy of ‘Buying Your Franchise’ that Don Meij and many other franchise experts appears in, go to www.ShakingFranchiseProfits.com.au
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