Franchise Blog :The entire idea of buying a franchise is that you go by the rules. The successful franchisees are those who stick to what’s been shown to work rather than cutting corners because they think they know better.
Taking on a franchise is a rational choice for someone who aims to own a company but wants the safety net of a tried and tested business model. In the small business world, franchising can appeal to two types of people: those starting out who want to work for themselves by operating a franchise and those who already have established a small business and now want to expand the concept further. Once you have decided to take the franchise route, take time to investigate the history of any potential franchise, finding out how long it has been going and how successful the original core business is. For existing small businesses, franchising is an excellent mean of expansion. If you believe that the business model you have set up could work again, it may be worth franchising it out.
The statistics speak for themselves. Franchises are less likely to fail than other kind of startup businesses. They often become profitable sooner and also provide you, the franchisee, with a readymade brand name and business plan.