Free Franchise Consultation
There may be no free lunch in life, but The IFPG Free Consultation will never cost you anything, adds great value to your search, and will give you the information that you need to control your franchise search, and by extension, your future. We often hear the following questions about our Free Consultations:
Q. Is it really free?
A. Yes, it is FREE. We work with hundreds of Franchisors, Licensing and Business Opportunities and even existing businesses for sale. These businesses use our services to help find qualified and educated buyers. Just as employers pay “Head Hunters” or employee placements agencies for finding them the right candidates, these companies pay us directly for helping them find the right franchisees. While our services can be invaluable, you will never pay anything to us, or anything additional for taking advantage of our Free Consultation.
Q. Does using your services add anything to my start up expenses?
A. No, never. The Franchisors, Licensing and Business Opportunities that we work with understand that when we introduce a client to them, they have been educated about their offering. In short, they use our services to find qualified candidates who understand their business model and who have a strong understanding of their own skills.
Q. What if I do not want to buy a Franchise or a business? Am I obligated to keep working with you?
A. Of course not. If at any time, and for any reason, you realize that you are not ready to pursue your dream, simply tell us and we will wish you luck. Not everyone should own their own business, so if you — or we — discover that you may be better suited doing something else, the process can stop or simply be put on hold.
Q. Can I simply contact the Franchises that I already know I like myself?
A. You can, but you may eventually find out (often after many hours of research and waiting for information) that the Franchises that you like may not be able to meet your goals, that is why receiving help from a trained professional can streamline your search. We have direct access to to hundreds of opportunities that understand and appreciate that we help our clients become better educated about business ownership. In short, we can save you a lot of time and energy while getting you in front of the right people.
Q. How long will the Free Consultation take?
A. Everyone is a little different, but in general the initial call can take under an hour or in some cases may take 2 hours. In any case, there is never a fee and when completed, you’ll have a much better understanding of what contributes to a successful business venture. In general, you can expect between 3-5 weeks at approximately an hour per week of getting to know each other, assessment of your skills and interests, education, and coaching to gather sufficient information to present you with a short list of best-fit brands. Once you have selected 2-3 brands to interview, you can expect multiple calls per week to interview with brands and existing owners. At the end of a series of interviews with a single brand, if all signs are favorable, they will award you an invitation to invest in a franchise. Final decisions are yours!