The business models of franchising has exploded over the last decade or so. With a new focus on healthcare, medical franchise opportunities have emerged on the market. Some have succeeded and others have failed. Statistics on the success and failure of franchises are outdated and don’t carry much weight today, but in general and when followed, the franchise business models find success. In this blog we’ll address three reasons individual franchisees have had success.

The franchise a franchisee buys into is a good fit for your experience, goals and qualifications.

The franchises that work well are the ones that involve people who have a great fit with the parent company and the products offered. While there are always adjustments that can be made mid-stream in management style or skills development, the passion and fit for owning a franchise has to be there from day one.

The franchisee is in a position to invest time and money.

Starting a franchise involves a transaction of money, usually anywhere between $40,000 and $1 million depending on what is involved in getting the business up and running. Medical franchise opportunities will cost more depending on the medical equipment and other necessities.

The franchisee did his or her research to find out what is needed to start and build a strong foundation for the company.

Each industry will require different skill and experience sets, for example, medical franchise opportunities will be different than a restaurant franchise opportunity. Interviewing and shadowing another franchisee before you start out can help you have more realistic expectations of what the job will require.