franchising aspects Oct, 28 2009

Proliferate profits

Taking up a franchise can rapidly give you that required recognition and appreciation. It will not just help you turn higher profits but also grow your business faster than going at it alone.

By Ramanjit Kaur
Feature Writer
Proliferate profits

To rake in the moolah as an entrepreneur, franchising may be an easy option but opting for a franchise business cannot assure you the same profit that other franchisees are generating. As a franchisee, you can do a lot to raise your likelihood of making good money.

To start with, you need to select the right opportunity where you really want to see yourself growing. It is very important to choose the right opportunity that suits your pocket and has immense growth potentials.  A laundry or a dry clean business is a sector which is yet to be tapped and is a lucrative business opportunity.

  • Most importantly, when you are going to invest in a franchise business, focus on reasonable investments, and monthly capitals. You can capitalise your business by using a combined approach of cash and loan or cash and leases. But always keep in mind that the cost of loans and leases will reduce your money for other purposes. Therefore, do as much research as possible to find the best option not only in terms of a franchise business, rather for the space, building cost, equipment installments, employees’ salary and so on. As a franchisee, you have to try your best to find the best quality at low costs.
  • It is of utmost importance that your money stays in your pocket rather than getting leaked into the tax department. It is always preferable to have a good accountant who will help you in structuring your business entity and ongoing activities in a manner that will reduce the taxes. It is worth paying your accountant rather than shelling out on taxes. This would surely raise your profit shares.  
  • Reinvest your profits to generate double profit. Take for instance, you have a franchise restaurant that has been proven successful. To further generate more profit under the same brand name you can opt for multi-unit or master franchising. This way, you not only expand your business but also double your profit making margin.
  • Taking a franchise of a renowned brand is always recommended than starting your independent business because franchise provides you with an already proven system, which a franchisor has developed in a stint of years with a lot of efforts.  Moreover, as a franchisee you not only take advantage of his experiences in establishing the business but also learn a lot from his business philosophy. So, do not try to innovate a new business model rather just execute the already proven one.

To end with, it is always beneficial to associate yourself with an experienced player if you really want to have a win-win situation. Learn from your franchisor’s experience and make full use of those experiences to grow yourself as a successful businessman. As a franchisee you should be willing to do your primary roles with great efficiency, only then you can think of a brilliant future ahead.

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