Frequently Asked Questions
Below are several frequently asked questions about franchising and working with a professional Smart Franchise Consulting advisor. If you do not see your questions answered here please don't hesitate to contact us!
Who is Smart Franchise Consulting?
Smart Franchise Consulting is a franchise consulting firm located in Irvine, CA. Our firm has extensive knowledge and resources about the franchise industry allowing us to offer our clients an inside look at hundreds of different franchise opportunities.
Why would someone use a franchise consultant?
A professional franchise consultant can offer candidates a wealth of general and inside information about the franchise industry as well as about specific franchise industries and opportunities. Smart Franchise Consulting helps save our clients time by assisting with much of the initial legwork required in identifying rock solid opportunities that meet your criteria and are available in your desired market.
Why are your services free?
The truth is our services are not free - they are just free to you, the franchise seeker. Smart Franchise Consulting is paid by the franchises we represent to assist them in the development and growth of their business.
Which franchises does Smart Franchise Consulting represent?
Smart Franchise Consulting currently works with over 400 of today's top franchise opportunities from dozens of different industries.
Do I pay more for a franchise if I use a Smart Franchise Consulting franchise consultant?
Absolutely not. In single unit franchising fee negotiation is very rare. Most everyone pays the same franchise fee regardless of how they are introduced to the franchisor. In area development and master franchise deals we can often assist our clients with negotiations saving them thousands of dollars on initial fees.
What is it like working with a Smart Franchise Consulting consultant?
Our approach to this business is very simple and straight forward. Our consultants will conduct an initial interview to gain insight to your previous experiences, goals, strengths, weaknesses, investment range, target market and more. We will then work to select ideal franchises for you and assist you in researching the opportunity. When our clients are ready to take a serious look at a franchise we will facilitate the introduction then remain by your side throughout the remainder of the process.
Are there aggressive sales tactics used in this business?
NO! Franchising is not a sales business - it's a mutual discovery process. Good franchises are not sold - they are awarded. Only when both parties feel there is strong potential for success does anyone begin to consider investing in the franchise. "Selling" a franchise to a less than ideal candidate is generally a recipe for failure for both franchisee and franchisor. Aggressive sales techniques is not how winning franchisors are built.