Frequently Asked Questions
For David, it was about control. He began his first business in 1995 and had a very successful exit in 2005. For the next 9 years, he worked in the technology and internet sector. While he enjoyed his time there, he missed owning and controlling his own destiny.
For you, it may be simply side income or something to fall back on between opportunities. Or it may be wanting to be your own boss.
Or you just need to control your future.
Experience isn’t necessary. Most (if not all) franchises have extensive training programs.
Please note: David never owned anything and was a completely inexperienced 20-something when he dove into business ownership 2 decades ago. It was scary for him. But he loved it.
And advising small business owners has become his life’s work.
We own and run our own franchise as our second business. For us, it’s been about taking back the control I had lost by working for someone else. And the uncertainty of that.
When you buy a franchise, you are buying a business that has been tested and is ready for you to grow it. You are going into business for yourself, but not by yourself.
David is licensed to sell franchises in every state. He has a database of about 1000 franchise at his finger tips and can work with many more if you find a special fit for your skills and passion. Start.Ventures are trained to look at every bit of a franchise and analyze if it’s a business model as well as a good fit for you..
Nothing to you. Start.Ventures is compensated by the franchisor. However, they will be 100% representing you. 100% in your interests.
We will work with you to find the right fit and analyze the franchisor from a buyers perspective, not the other way around.
Every franchise is different. Start Ventures will work with you to make sure you find an investment that fits your budget, time and family finances. Each franchisor will help you understand what the investment is all about.
Well, Start Ventures can’t answer that (legally). This is up to you. We will help you build a business model and look at what others are making from their investment.
Either very quickly or very slowly or somewhere in the middle. Each business opportunity is different. There is really no good answer. It may depend on the local market, your location or a host of other factors. Start Ventures will help you decide what investment is correct for you as well as further marketing support after you open.
Start Ventures will assist you in how to go about finding the answers to the above question. It’s a matter of research and asking the right questions.
Start Ventures will help you find answers to this by making you ask the best questions. We will also support you before and after launch with marketing and operations support above and beyond your franchisor.
This is up to you. Start Ventures will work with you, get to know you and find a good fit. Each business venture is different as is each individual owner. Remember, we’ve been there. Yes, of course, it’s a little scary. But also can be a path to a new you.