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FAQ

Why should I buy a franchise?

The most significant benefit is the reduced level of risk that comes from the franchise system’s proven method of doing business. Franchising offers individuals the opportunity to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves. The franchisor is there to provide support in all functions of the business. They provide extensive initial training and support so you’re well prepared to hit the ground running. They have the experience, and know how to deal with any issues and opportunities effectively. They can also provide advertising and marketing support to help build your business.

Why work with Inlet, LLC and not go direct to franchisors?

Quite simply to save you time, money and potential aggravation! We provide free business consulting to help you achieve your goals. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to assist you in choosing the safest, most successful business opportunities available. Our expertise and knowledge can save you weeks or months in research time. Our proven system allows us to sort through the vast number of businesses to identify those that best match your interests, business style, and goals. And there is no cost to you for this service.

Will I pay more for the franchise if I work with Inlet, LLC?

No. The price you will pay for any franchise will be the published price as if you had gone directly to the franchisor. Our franchise partners recognize the benefits of the quality and fit of a client that has been referred to them after consulting with Inlet, LLC, so they absorb our marketing costs.

What type of businesses does Inlet, LLC work with?

Through our affiliation with BAI, we work with a cross-section of hundreds of franchises, full and part-time, small-to-large investment, nationally known to start-ups. Sifting through over 2,000 franchise opportunities to find the right fit for you can be a long, tedious and often overwhelming process. We have already done this homework for you.

We have pre-screened hundreds of companies from all areas of business in order to provide you with a wide variety of quality franchise opportunities. They must meet the exacting standards we have set to be included in our catalogue. We have done the work so that we can help you find the franchise opportunity that is right for you.

Do I need specific industry experience to successfully own a franchise?

In most cases, no. In fact, many successful franchisees have had no experience in the industry they chose. Most franchisees are managers and business-builders. Franchisors need people who can be effective in areas such as motivating employees, generating sales, and running the day-to-day operations as effectively as possible. Energy, enthusiasm, and drive doesn’t hurt, either!

Is financial assistance available?

Financing can be a major hurdle for any potential franchisee. Start-up costs can be high and  it is essential that the franchisee have adequate working capital. It is important to address any financing issues during the investigation of franchise opportunities.

Our franchise partners are experienced with this issue, and may offer financing options. We can assist you with exploring the financing options that are available to you.

How soon can I get my business started?

This is primarily up to you. The information needed in the consulting process can be completed in 5 days or less if you are motivated. Once you begin investigating different franchise opportunities, most clients can find a great match within one to three months. After you select the right business for you, it will typically take anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months for your business to open for operation, depending on the type of business.

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