Master Franchising - The Ultimate Business
Some years ago I stumbled over a unique business system that has brought unbelievable success to its owners. Although very rare, those that were using it were not only experiencing a high success rate but also a very nice level of earnings.
We found that there is very little detailed information about this type of business. Out of tens of thousands of business books there has only been one book written about this type of business, to my knowledge, and it is very hard to lay your hands on. No accurate database exists, that I have been able to find, which list these opportunities.
This system is one of the best kept secrets in business ownership today. It allows the business owner to develop a large business within a relatively short period time, yet has an extremely high success rate.
What is this Concept?
Imagine coming up with the idea of a new franchise concept that explodes in your area with dozens of new units opening up. Imagine having control of this concept and receiving royalties and franchisee fees on a consistent basis. Imagine having an idea like McDonalds and having people line up at your door to buy your opportunity. Imagine having access to the best business experts to help guide you in your new venture to build your organization to last. This opportunity is extremely rare, yet there are such businesses available if you know where to look.
This unusual, highly successful opportunity is called Master Franchising. With master franchising you receive all of the benefits mentioned above but without the expense of having to develop the concept from scratch. You get control of the successful franchise system in a specific geographic area, a proven track record that works, the brand name and even a partner in the form of a corporate office and other master franchisees to give you valuable support, latest innovations and business expertise when you need it.
As a master or regional franchisee your ways of generating income are expanded over that of a normal franchise. With a normal franchise you are generally offering the product of service directly to the end user customer such as in a retail store. With a master franchise, you can generate income through your own stores, if you wish, with a significantly reduced royalty and franchise fee. In addition you can generate sales through:
When you sell a franchise, you receive a franchise fee. Most franchise fees are between $50,000 to $60,000 and in a typical master franchise program, you keep half of the fee!
This is the ultimate income source. Once you help set up the franchises, you receive royalty income or annuity type income for the rest of the life of those franchises. Imagine receiving 3% to 5% of your franchisee's volume every month.
Products or Additional Services
Often products or additional services needed by the franchisee's outlet can bring excellent additional income.
If real estate is involved with the franchisee's location, often the master franchisee can become involved in the development of sites and receive other types of real estate related income.
A Very Prestigious Business
The prestige of owning a master franchise and controlling an entire area can give you great satisfaction. Your main job will be to act as a business consultant to your franchisees and help them succeed in their own business. You will be associated with the elite brand name of the franchise as the main developer of an area even though it will be your franchisees investing their money.
Improved Quality of Life
Master franchisees own and enjoy a Quality of Life business. Here are some key characteristics about the typical master franchise:
Very few customers. Your customers are your franchisees. You help support a small number of franchisees who typically own several franchise units each.
Very few employees. Typically you will operate a master franchise by yourself and then expand to have an administrative assistant, a trainer or other support person and a franchise sales person. As your master franchise grows larger you may need to add more staff, perhaps a general manager to run the operation so you may back away almost completely, if desired. I have found that many master franchisees, after having worked for three to seven years, can semi-retire and live off of an extremely good income and spend one or two days a month in the office.
Very little office space. Many master franchises can be started out of a home office. Once you have enough franchises in place then you can expand to an outside office.
You build equity in the business at a much faster rate than a normal business. Once you sell a few franchises or open your own stores, you increase the value of your business significantly. Not only do you have an existing business with cash flow, you have additional franchise opportunities to sell which gives the master franchise a higher value.
Low overhead. You don't have to jump into the business with a large office, staff and other overhead expenses. You can expand as you go.
You have the option of setting up your own franchises at reduced rates. As you open your own outlets you create another asset of value. You now have your master franchise with a specific value and also your own franchise with its value. As the value of your franchise increases, it increases the value of your master franchise. They are separate assets that you may sell when you would like.
You own an exclusive territory. Only you and your designated franchisees will be allowed to develop franchises in your area.
More freedoms exist in a master franchise than a normal franchise. You help set the standards of the franchise in your area.
You stay up to date on the latest technology. Being part of a larger franchise system allows the best ideas to flow into the corporate office and then into the field. You'll have your own research and development department built right in.
You don't need experience in the specific industry. You will receive industry specific training and support from the corporate office in the beginning and ongoing.
It can be started part-time and then you may move to full-time as required by the business you bring on.
Best of all - it's a franchise! Franchises as a whole highhigh success rate. Master franchises typically have an even better success rate than the normal franchise. All you need to do is find the right master franchise for you. Master Franchising or regional development franchises, as they are sometimes called, are the best kept secret in business today ... for the right person.
Are you the type of person that can be successful as a Master Franchisor?
The profile of an individual that is likely to succeed in a Master Franchising opportunity typically has the following traits:
- Is a "visionary".
- Has at least 20 years experience working in either corporate America or in their own business.
- Has sales, business, marketing, operations or management experience.
- A "can-do" mentality with a "do-what-it-takes" attitude to get the job done.
- Aspires to build a "small empire" for themselves.
- An outward going personality, is good working with people and a true desire to help other entrepreneurs become successful.
- An understanding that to be successful they have to help their franchisees become successful and this requires an on-going relationship with a win-win approach.
- At least $100,000 liquidity.
In Summary, a Master Franchising Opportunity can provide you with:
- An income which can come from four sources:
- Franchise fees.
- Revenue from your own pilot franchise.
- Distribution of products (if applicable).
- Allows you to work with only a small number of customers.
- Flexibility in your working schedule with the ability to take time off as you choose.
- Be able to be build a solid business for yourself and your family - passing it onto your children if you wish at some point in the future.
- An exit strategy should you decide to one day sell the Master Franchise and create a healthy nest egg for your retirement or move onto something else.