3 Things To Do Before Buying A Franchise

If you’re an entrepreneur who isn’t quite ready to build a business from scratch, you’ve probably considered buying a franchise. Franchising is a great opportunity to develop your skills as a business-owner, learn the ins and outs of running a business, and gain experience for what you’ll do in the future. Here are 3 things to do before you purchase a franchise.

Pay Down Debts

Use any excess income to pay off debts and improve your financial health, rather than making large lifestyle upgrades. Remember, if you’re going to run a franchise, you need to start planning for the future now. Starting a franchise requires you to be in good financial standing to cover the launching costs and ongoing expenses that are outlined in your franchise agreement. So, scale back on large fun purchases for now and get yourself in the best financial state possible. Your future self will thank you.

Do Your Research

Before you purchase a franchise, do your research and learn all that you can about the opportunity. Read up on small-business ownership, schedule a meeting with someone you know who is running a franchise, and talk to other franchisees in your area. If you have paid vacation days available that you know you won’t use for traveling, take a day here and there to explore opportunities.


Make valuable connections with business owners, employees, and people who can help you start planning for your franchise endeavor. Reach out to professionals who will be valuable professional connections both now and later down the road. Call, email, or schedule a lunch or dinner with business professionals who you can glean insight and knowledge from, and start expanding your network. A network of support is invaluable when owning a business, and when you are running your franchise, you’ll be glad you started building it early on.

Getting Started

For more tips and helpful information on everything you need to know about franchising, or to get started building an exceptional small business, contact us here at the Coastal Angler today.

By Hannah Rosenboom – Content Creator at Half Full Marketing