What does it mean to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself?

February 4, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Franchise Specialist Advice

You often hear a familiar refrain in franchising that says you’re in business for yourself, not by yourself, but what exactly does that mean for franchisees?

The simple answer is that when you enter a franchise, you get almost unlimited amounts of guidance from the franchisor, but it goes even beyond that. If you were to open your own business from scratch, you could still get guidance from the innumerable small business programs that the federal and the various provincial governments provide.

What a franchisor offers goes beyond mere guidance. Franchises don’t just pop up overnight. A business doesn’t decide to franchise unless they’ve been in busi…
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