Owning and running a business is something many aspire to, but the thought of trying to create and build something from scratch can often seem overwhelming. Franchising provides a brilliant opportunity to grow your own business while taking advantage of an established brand name, including the skills, knowledge and support that have come from years of expertise in the sector.
We’ve honed our franchise system over many years and many markets, so we truly know the market inside and out. Our franchise owners are part of a brand that focuses on looking, thinking and acting like an independent, while also benefiting from the customer loyalty of a chain.
If you’re considering becoming a franchisee and would like to know if franchising is a good option for you, we have compiled the top four questions you need to ask yourself to find out.
1. Do I have the capital to
Joining a franchise is an excellent way of obtaining financial support, including locating premises, designing interiors and exteriors, project managing the launch and fully training staff to help get you up and running. In order to initially become a franchisee, you will need to have your own capital to invest.
In this sense, franchising is similar to starting your own business – a cash injection will be required, from you and the franchiser, before the agreement can take off.
If you’d like more information about the amount of capital required to become an Esquires Coffee franchisee, please head to our franchise FAQs page.
2. Am I passionate about running my own business?
Franchising is a two-way street, and while you are investing in the brand, the franchiser is also investing in you through training, industry advice and support. In order to ensure return on this investment for both parties, it really helps to be passionate about running your own business.
Our franchisees love owning their own coffee shops, and we provide them with all the necessary training, from marketing to store management and even barista workshops, to make sure they’re supported and enjoy their careers with us. We offer this to ensure we create fruitful long-term relationships with our franchisees, helping to spread our ethical ethos to new people and communities!
3. Will the varied working hours suit my lifestyle?
If you are keen to leave a nine to five, Monday to Friday job behind you, and you can’t stand the thought of sitting behind a desk all day, then becoming a franchisee could be a great option. You decide when your store opens and closes, so it really allows you a level of freedom that you just can’t get in more traditional jobs.
We really do embrace individuality, and as an Esquires owner, you’ll be part of a brand that focuses on looking, thinking and acting like an independent. This means you can create your own business, while benefiting from the buying power and customer loyalty of a chain.
4. Can I work independently?
Franchising is great for working with an established brand who will be able to give you the necessary support and guidance to make the most of your business. However, it’s also important to remember that it is your business, too, and you’ll be in charge of handling the basic day-to-day running of your operation. Therefore, it’s important that you are the type of person who loves to work independently.
At Esquires, we are looking for self-motivated people with a track record of success and a shared love for our community values and sustainable ethos. We know you’ll be excited at the opportunity to run your very own coffee shop and everything that entails, and we’ll be there to support you with your operations.
So, if the thought of motivating a team of baristas, serving great coffee and becoming a pillar of your neighbourhood sounds appealing, then check out our coffee franchise opportunities today!
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