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Using Portals to Research Franchise Options

by April Scarlett on June 10, 2015

So you’ve decided you want to be your own boss and are considering owning a franchise. But where do you begin? If you’re at this point, searching for the right franchise to own on a franchise portal such as Franchise Solutions is a great way to start.

Why use portals? Finding a business to own can be an overwhelming and harrowing experience for some people. It’s nice to know how to narrow down your search to find what type of business is right for you.

1. Portals make the process easier. At Franchise Solutions, and others like it, portals have collected pertinent information in one spot so you don’t have to search the world over for specifics on the financial requirements, the history of the franchise and how it got started, the benefits of that franchise system and the corporate culture.

Often times, the portals include the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document, videos to watch and testimonials from current franchise owners.

2. Portals help you fine tune your search. Yes, it’s important to know what your passion is but buying a franchise that you’re drawn to purely for the love of it isn’t always the smartest career move or necessarily the way you want to search for a business to own. Portals allow you to search and sort franchises available in a variety of ways such as:

  • Industry
  • Investment level
  • Location
  • Most popular
  • Top franchises

3. Portals are your introduction to the franchisors. Similar to a party or networking event, Franchise Solutions can introduce you to the franchisor. We know what the company is looking for in a candidate and can put you in touch with the franchise team within five minutes. After you fill out the indicator form at the bottom of each page, your information is sent directly to the franchise team. A member immediately gets in touch with you to answer any questions you may have about the opportunity. This is a little better than wading through an automated telephone system, don’t you think? Plus your information is safe and secure with us.

4. Portals act as a resource library for the franchising industry. Not only do portals provide a direct line to the franchisors and connect you with the right people to interview, they have an abundance of news and information on tips and trends in the industry. You can find articles, event calendars which list networking opportunities, franchise blogs and even get immediate advice through an online chat session.

Franchise Solutions is the Internet´s foremost medium for connecting with qualified, prospective franchise buyers. Delivering online sales leads since 1996; the company has an established track record of helping franchisors achieve their development goals. Visit www.franchisesolutions.com to learn more.