Written by
Matt Frentheway

6 Ways a Franchise Accelerates Your Business Success

As you navigate the mid-point of your career, the allure of entrepreneurship beckons. It's a chance to apply your skills in a new context, to build something of your own. Yet, the path of traditional entrepreneurship is fraught with uncertainty. That's where franchising steps in as a compelling alternative, offering a blend of autonomy and support that's hard to match.

Here’s why franchising could be the lever you need to propel your professional journey forward.

1. Access Proven Business Systems

Franchises give you established business systems for everything from point-of-sale software  to inventory management. These systems have been tested and refined over time, offering you a turnkey solution to business operations. Good systems get better results, save time, cut expenses, reduce risks, avoid system failures, and dramatically lower stress levels.

To fully benefit from a franchise's business systems:

  • Attend training on these systems to ensure you understand them end-to-end.
  • Follow the franchise's operations manual to fully integrate the systems into your daily operations.
  • Give your franchisor feedback including ideas for improvements based on your experience.

2. Leverage an Established Brand

Starting from scratch as an entrepreneur means building a brand and customer base from the ground up. It takes a lot of time.

As a franchisee, you align with a brand that has already carved out its niche in the market. This recognition can drive customer trust and loyalty from day one, significantly reducing your marketing burden.

To get the most out of an established brand:

  • Highlight the brand's long-standing reputation and history in your local marketing efforts.
  • Share testimonials from customers across the brand to underscore reliability and quality.
  • Promote any awards, recognitions, or milestones to attract new customers.

3. Receive Marketing Support

Franchises come with a suite of marketing resources designed to ensure consistency and effectiveness. From professionally designed logos and marketing materials to national advertising campaigns, these assets save you time and money. Additionally, franchisor's hard-won expertise in digital marketing can significantly amplify your online presence.

As an independent business, you need to write and design marketing materials from scratch. As a franchisee, you can simply publish franchisor-approved content to social media and advertising platforms to connect with your local community.

To utilize the franchise's marketing support:

  • Use your franchise's marketing materials in your local advertising.
  • Post the franchise's social media content to your local social mediapages.
  • Attend your franchisor's marketing training sessions to understand the marketing practices that are working best for other franchisees.

4. Get Structured Training and Mentoring

Franchisors offer comprehensive training programs covering everything from operational procedures to customer service, ensuring you're well-equipped to manage your new venture. This education often extends beyond the startup phase, with ongoing workshops and mentoring opportunities to support your growth.

To get all the education your franchise has to offer:

  • Take full advantage of all training sessions, even those that seem basic.
  • Seek out mentoring opportunities within the franchise network to learn from more experienced owners.
  • Attend your franchise's annual franchise conferences to stay up to date on new strategies and technologies.

5. Learn from Top-Performing Peers

Franchising introduces you to a community of fellow franchisees. This network is invaluable, providing a platform for sharing best practices, troubleshooting challenges, and forging partnerships.

Because you have your own territory, direct competition is unlikely. This frees you up to support each other as much as possible. In my experience, the camaraderie and mutual support among franchisees can be a significant source of motivation and insight.

To make the most of a franchise's peer network:

  • Participate in franchisee forums and discussion groups.
  • Establish a mentor-mentee relationship with neighboring franchisees.
  • Collaborate on local marketing efforts where possible to maximize reach.
  • Share expenses wherever it makes sense (for example, with a shared call center).

6. Get Support for Expansion

Franchising uniquely prepares you for expansion. With a successful model, you can replicate your success in new locations with the franchisor's guidance. This support minimizes the risks associated with expansion, offering a clearer path to scaling your business.

To expand your franchise empire:

  • Develop a clear expansion plan in consultation with your franchisor.
  • Utilize franchisor resources for site selection and setup.
  • Leverage the franchise network for advice and support during the expansion process.


Franchising offers a structured, supportive path to business ownership that leverages the strengths of an established brand while allowing for personal growth and development.

If you're interested in starting a business, but you want to limit your risks and speed up your growth, franchising can help you unlock your potential.

Please reach out for a free consultation to explore franchising opportunities that align with your career ambitions and lifestyle goals.

Matt Frentheway

As a successful franchisee and entrepreneur, I can help you find the best opportunity to realize your dream of being a profitable franchise owner. Using my proven process as a franchise consultant, we’ll define your goals, narrow the field, and select the best franchisor for you to achieve financial freedom.