One question potential franchisees sometimes ask is, “Why should I buy a franchise? Why can’t I just go out and start my own business?”
The real value of a franchise is what you gain from the experience, know-how and operating plan that come with it.
Without the professional training, business experience, or connections it takes to succeed, it is difficult to get off the ground. Many small business owners even hire outside individuals with experience just for advice. Face it; opening your own business independently takes time and money.
The advantage to franchising is that, with the right opportunity, it provides you with a series of benefits that it might take years to develop on your own – if you develop them at all. The KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools opportunity gives you the ready-made framework within which to build a successful business.
For example, as a franchisee, you enjoy advantages that put you light years ahead of the independent business operator. Name-brand recognition and a network of support provide an immediate and distinct competitive edge over the independent, stand-alone business. You can avoid that costly trial-and-error period that causes so many problems for start-up businesses. As a franchisee, you’ll “hit the ground running.”
As a KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools franchisee you will enjoy job security as your own boss, working with a business model that has a proven success formula. The KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools opportunity provides you with ownership of a unique business with limited competition – a business that won’t go out of vogue and that does well in any economy.
Each year, more than $800 billion in goods and services are sold through franchises in the United States. There are over 550,000 individual franchise outlets nationally, and each working day, a new franchise opens every five minutes.
You could be a chapter of this growth story — as a part of our KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools franchise experience.
KIDS FIRST® Franchise Company has received approval from the Small Business Administration to be added to the SBA Franchise Registry!
What does this mean for KIDS FIRST® franchisees?
It means that SBA lenders are provided a 90% guarantee from the Small Business Administration on loans to KIDS FIRST® Franchisees. The SBA guarantee significantly increases the willingness of banks to lend to our franchisees.
In addition, the listing of KIDS FIRST® Franchise Company on the SBA Franchise Registry streamlines the loan process and eliminates SBA loan fees for our franchisees.
Obama Makes It Easier To Own A Franchise in 2010:
Job.com - Feb 26, 2010
During his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned that small businesses needed more funding in order to grow. In 2010 the President is planning to provide more financing for small business owners.
If you've ever considered owning a business, 2010 could be the best time to start one.
There are many people, especially in the franchise industry that are encouraged by the president's proposal to allow a portion of unspent TARP money to be used to directly support small business lending, which will directly help potential franchise owners. His call for a continued elimination of fees and continued increase in guarantees for SBA loans through 2010 would help small business owners and franchises opportunities to secure access to credit.
Franchise businesses play an important role in the U.S. economy. More than 900,000 franchise businesses operate in the United States today and provide for 20 million jobs and $2.3 trillion in economic activity.
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