Choosing a franchise: questions answered

21 Mar 2019
choosing a franchise

Choosing a franchise raises many questions. Six Driving Miss Daisy® franchisees answer these often-asked questions:

  • Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you were doing prior to buying a franchise business?
  • Why did you go down the franchise route?
  • What made you choose this industry?
  • Why did you choose Driving Miss Daisy®?
  • How did you raise the finance?
  • What training and support did you receive initially and ongoing?
  • How would you describe your day-to-day role as a franchisee?
  • What challenges have you faced?
  • Has becoming a franchisee changed your life; if so, how?
  • What is the most invaluable piece of advice you could give someone looking to buy their first franchise?
  • In your opinion, what makes a successful franchise?

Choosing a fanchise is a big step and franchisors can give you all the facts and figures about their business. Reading what actual franchisees say, is invaluable.

The people interviewed have had their business from 1 year to 3 years and this gives a good cross-section of answers to the questions.

Several points stand out:

  • The backgrounds of these franchisees vary enormously
  • Not all of them have set-up and run a business before
  • This business appeals to caring individuals
  • Each person likes the idea of ‘giving back’ to their community
  • The support of a franchisor is important
  • The franchise framework is a key factor

You can also find out more information on our FAQs page,

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