Before we get too far along with the steps to buying a franchise, you need to think about your own experiences, professional background and passions to decide what franchise opportunity is right for you. Also, consider your lifestyle and family commitments. Do you want to work from home or in an office? Do you enjoy being out on the road visiting people in their homes? Do you want to fulfil most of the work yourself or get a team you’ll manage to do the day-to-day? Do you want to work full-time or just part-time?
Perhaps you’ve already seen the company you like the look of on a Facebook advert or in a Google search.
There are a few franchise directories that will help you look for the sectors that appeal most, from social media management to gyms and everything in between.
Of course, a fitness franchise requires more in the way of an initial outlay than a virtual PA service or a window cleaning service, so consider what budget you’ve got available.
Then do a Google search for franchise opportunities in your preferred sector and check Facebook and LinkedIn for more ideas.