Monday, October 29, 2018

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Owning a Pet Care Franchise

It might be the high track record of success or even the ongoing operational support, but every franchisee has some great reasons for working with franchisors. This collaborative approach to owning a business of your own has worked wonders for entrepreneurs across the country! At All American Pet Resorts, we give our franchisee’s all of what they need to be successful, including our brand recognition and tried-and-true procedures to get your franchise up, running, and strong.

We could go on and on about why franchising is an excellent opportunity (we mean it - call us and we’ll walk you through the whole process!), but we’d like interested franchisee’s to evaluate their personal aspirations, goals & objectives.  Surely you understand how much responsibility it is to care for not one, but dozens of pets on a day-to-day basis. But perhaps you’re not entirely sure about what it takes to run the business as a whole as a franchisee. Before you get your plans together to own a pet care franchise, try answering the following questions and let that factor into your decision-making process.

Do I agree with the company’s culture and am I ready to adopt it for myself?

A positive aspect of owning a franchise is that you don’t have to go through all of the work of creating a brand and all of the attributes that make up that brand.  Successful franchisees adopt a company’s ethos and become a part of that company’s culture.

If you wish to own a franchise, it’s essential that the company you plan on working with shares your ideas and values when it comes to business. At All American Pet Resorts, we only work with people who are as passionate about caring for animals and servicing their parents as we are!

Am I ready to grow a business?

All too often there are “entrepreneurs” who buy a franchise expecting a shortcut to success. They believe that all of the hard work has been done by the franchisor, and they can just step in to reap the benefits.

This couldn’t be further from the truth, as being a franchisee is a demanding position. Although you will have valuable tools and expertise to pull from, it’s up to you – and only you – to grow the business and make it work.  The good news is that you will get back what you put in, which is great for people who don’t mind working hard for success!

Will the franchisors have my back?

Sure there are some bad franchisees out there, but it’s definitely a two-way street sometimes, too! Average franchisors are ones that ensure that their franchisees have all of what they need to succeed. Good franchisor’s are happy to answer questions, aren’t afraid to be hands-on, and have plans and procedures in place to guide their team to success.

If you’re considering owning a pet care franchise, make sure you won’t be working with franchisor’s that will just hang you out to dry. At all American Pet Resorts, we share a common goal to plan and develop a successful pet care business. We help manage the entire design and development process, as well as website design and marketing materials. We even help oversee all schedules from the start of development all the way to the opening day!

Hopefully these questions have refined your search for franchisors and helped you to craft your future business goals! Owning a pet care franchise is an excellent way to take advantage of a growing market, without all of the risks associated with starting a business from scratch. For more information about a successful franchise and franchisee opportunities, visit our website.