In this month’s franchising focus, we look at how much experience you need to begin your franchising journey on leaving the military and also provide a self evaluation to ascertain if this sector is really for you…

While there is not a cut-and-dried answer to this question, in the majority of cases it is fair to say it is not necessary.

Of course, that does not mean anyone can buy a franchise and expect success on a plate. Franchising is not simply a ‘business in a box’, what it provides is a vehicle to help ambitious, hard working people navigate a road to a bright future. You will get out of it what you put in, so it is important to make sure you choose the right business, which suits you down to the ground.

What a good franchisor can offer you if you don’t have previous experience.

While some Franchisors require specific experience or a level of industry knowledge, most are keen to work with Franchise Owners who have a broad and general skill set.

A good franchise will provide its new owners with a proven business model, extensive training and on-going support to help them grow and develop their own branch, so what you need to bring to the table is the right attitude and aptitude.

A strong commitment to customer service and good communication skills are a priority for many Franchisors, hard, be proactive and willing to follow the tried-and-tested business model you are investing in. The practical side of conducting the business, whether it is fitting tyres or laying floors, along with the administrative responsibilities from accounting to marketing, should all be incorporated in the training programme.

You can read the rest of this article in the digital version of the August issue of Pathfinder International Magazine by CLICKING HERE.