Let’s face it, if you are looking into franchising, there’s a pretty good chance that one of the reasons is that you are in search of a “culture” or leadership style that is a better fit than your career has been providing you thus far. Maybe you’re coming from a background of working for a heavy-handed boss or a system that rejected forward thinking. You’re beginning to see that strong leadership and a good cultural fit are important for your personal and professional success. Many franchise brands can offer this.
When you begin searching for a franchise that might be a good fit for you, you will definitely want a sense of the system’s culture and its leadership style. For example, when you begin dealing with the sales person, take careful note of their attitude, tone, and overall personality dynamic. Do they seem to really believe in the brand? Do they seem truly interested in telling you about the brand and determining if you would be a good fit? Chances are these “gatekeepers” are a reflection of the entire system. Continue reading.