Friday, August 7, 2009

How To Find The Right Franchise Opportunity For Your Small Business Goals

When someone wants to be their own boss, franchise advisors assist them in finding the right business. For example ..... Tennessee Business Brokerage is the Tennessee affiliate of The Entrepreneur Authority (TEA). TEA is the leading full-service franchise consulting firm. They have a national network of independent offices that provide business "matchmaking" services.

Their Franchipreneur 100 Listings Catalog represents established and emerging franchises, distributorships, and home-based business opportunities. Continuously evaluated against a database of thousands, the Franchipreneur 100 represents the best investment and entrepreneurial opportunities available. Investment ranges from $25,000 to $1,000,000+, so there is a business for every budget.

By design, they are NOT a franchise, they have no incentive to sell THEIR business. Rather, they allow candidates to choose the right business for themselves from the options they explore with them. They feel that if they were a franchise and actively selling their business, it would impair the judgment of their consultants and not properly align their motives with those of the candidate.

Uniquely, they are the only franchise broker network recognized by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) and share their same mission of striking win-win deals between Franchisees and Franchisors through Total Quality FranchisingTM. Recently, they were awarded their Chairman's Award in recognition of our industry-leading process.

Additionally, their professional service fees are covered by the franchisors in their catalog, so there is never any charge to candidates and they will never be pressured or under any obligation, ever.

Their Beliefs .....

• They believe, above all, it is about the quality of the businesses they offer, not the quantity. They turn away ten times more than they accept.

• They believe the franchise consultant should be more than a "referral agent" who only conducts business over the phone and on the Internet -- their consultants personally meet each buyer.

•They believe buyers should be free to work with whomever they choose and explore all their options. They should never limit their choices, especially during the critical research process.

•They believe they are not "done with the Buyer" once they pay their franchise fees and are placed into a business. They remain their coach and they are always welcome to meet them for ongoing counseling and assistance. They want to see you prosper and be a future referral for TEA!

As TEA’s Tennessee affiliate, their process includes a thorough vetting of the Franchisors they work with, as well as a detailed evaluation of each prospective candidate. Their function is to assure that they match each candidate with the best opportunity for THEM, rather than applying some sort of “cookie cutter” approach. They firmly believe that if the candidate is successful, we all will be successful.

For more information go to: The Entrepreneur Authority or Tennessee Brokerage