When you visit a franchise owner, be sure to ask these questions:
- Tell me about supply arrangements for the business. Do you make your own arrangements, or are supplies handled through a buying group?
- Is there an active franchisee council or owners association?
- What do you think of the training you received when you were starting out?
- Is the business seasonal? How do you handle the financial demands of the off-season?
- Knowing what you know now, would you buy this franchise again?