One of the myths about franchising is that it gives less control than a corporate business as the expansion is achieved through a network of franchisees. Let me start by getting my cards on the table and saying I think this is absolute hogwash and over the next few paragraphs I hope to explain why.
The first thing to explore is the control which is afforded by other forms of business. When you are a standalone small business person you are able to exercise your most passionately held beliefs in the area of ball juggling control freakery. You and only you are involved in the business. I am prepared to concede that this gives a level of control matched only by the level of limitation resulting from only having one person’s time and contribution. Full article.