What type of person makes the best franchisee?
Buying a franchise is a major step and it deserves the best thinking and the best counsel available to the prospective buyer.
Of course, it has been said many times that the best (happiest) franchisee is one with a personality suited to “following a system”. And while this is true, the statement really does little more than scratch the surface. Why, you ask?
Well, the ability to follow a franchisor’s system (assuming that the system is actually proven and one of quality to begin with) is probably the most important personality “trait”, but the critical question that follows is rarely asked. Namely, if one is capable of happily following a prescribed path in business, than exactly which path should be taken?
This bigger question is one that should both intrigue and cause unrest in the prospective entrepreneur, yet few people launching into business ownership really think it through to their satisfaction. It may be one thing to know that we can follow a proven system and not tinker with it, but it takes more insight to know what “type” of system we might be best suited to pursue.