Franchising industry proved to be highly profitable in 2017 and 2018 and is on the track to show similar results.
Franchising is becoming a sector carrying a tremendous amount of opportunities for the investors. India, in particular, has witnessed a rapid growth of the franchising industry in the last decade, where many international brands were also seen invading the country.
This trend continues as people continue to welcome the foreign players with an open heart.
There is no sign of slowing for the franchising industry in India. The industry proved to be highly profitable in 2017 and 2018 and is on the track to show similar results.
Franchisors usually opt for the franchise business depending upon their personal reasons. But they should be clear about the overriding factor which this industry accompanies: money.
Therefore, if you dream of achieving big in the franchising industry, these money-related questions would help you succeed with ease.
How much money will be required to run this franchise?
This turns out to be a key question which every franchise should ask primarily. However, the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) document already answers this question in a complex manner. Therefore, a thorough market research and conversations with the existing franchisors could help you with the answer.
How much extra money do I need to have while establishing my franchise?
This is one critical area where most franchisors fail. After becoming a franchisor, there is a gap in time between your business starts to run smoothly and when it starts making enough profits. You need to be aware of the budget allocation, making sure you have a sufficient amount of cash on a monthly basis for your business to continue operating.
How long will it take for your business to reach the break-even point?
This is perhaps one of the most important money-related questions to ask. There is no point to keep investing extra money in a business which is already witnessing the loss, which is the case for many new franchisors.
Always remember that it will take the longest time to reach the breakeven point. So plan accordingly.