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Who is The Franchise Maker

If you are like most people you may think that franchising your business can seem scary, intimidating, costly and hard to obtain. Well enter The Franchise Maker, created by David Waldman in 2005 to dispel the myth that franchising is only for big companies, is not intimating if you have the right mentor and does not cost a fortune.  Yep, franchising businesses is our specialty. It is all we do day in and day and specializing only in franchise development. We realize that not everyone is as familiar with what we do. So, we figured we would take a few minutes to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about The Franchise Maker.   

What is The Franchise Maker?

Who is The Franchise MakerWe are an award-winning franchise development company whose sole purpose is to take business owners like you though a quick, efficient and affordable process to franchise a business. We have been recognized by the Better Business Bureau and honored with the torch award given only to exemplary businesses that exude honesty, integrity and transparency in the marketplace. While you could go to an attorney to help you put your franchise program together, odds are that attorney will not (and if working for a large firm, cannot) spend the one-on-one time with you to hold your hand and walk you through it all.  In fact even our attorneys say that is it is cost-prohibitive for them to spend as time with you as we do.  Instead they are notoriously famous for handing you a questionnaire asking you fill it all out. The problem with this equation is that you have no idea what to put in the blanks yet alone an explanation or guidance with regards to best practices or what is going on in your industry.  Dave stepped in to change the paradigm when it comes to making franchises. He is old school and actually puts in the hours of phone conversations with you to learn from you and build a franchise program that is specific to your business, rather than try to fit you into a box that matches up to some template being used.

When The Franchise Maker was born there really was no one else out there providing services specific to franchise development. The Franchise Maker came about to provide business owners like you another option when it comes to creating a franchise. There are many steps that need to be taken, concepts that need to be understood, strategies that need to be figured out and most important documents that need to be prepared.  When seeking how to franchise it is important that you are working with someone that has a track record and fully understands the landmines that plague franchisors and build a franchise program avoiding possible disasters.  But how would you know what landmines are out there, by filling out a questionnaire?

What The Franchise Maker is NOT

We are franchise developers with a focus on building franchise programs all while teaching you, mentoring you and guiding you through the process of how to think like and become a franchisor.  We are NOT a franchise sales organization, we do NOT make any money off your future franchise sales (read more about what is a franchise broker), we do NOT build ourselves into your franchise program and we do NOT keep our hands in your pockets.  The Franchise Maker does NOT take any equity in your business (yep be careful being asked to give away equity is a thing) and is committed to building you a franchise program that you understand but so that you are self-sufficient and do not have to rely on anyone else for growth. After all you grew your business without relying on anyone else, we don’t believe franchising should be any different.

Types of Businesses Has The Franchise Maker Franchised  

We franchise ALL different types of businesses. Often the first type of business that comes to mind for most people when someone hears the word “franchise” is the restaurant and food-service industry (learn more about franchising your restaurant or food-service businesses). However, franchising is NOT just limited to the restaurant or food-service industry. In reality franchised businesses span across every sector of any imaginable industry. It is those businesses that are in an industry that has never been franchised that really excites us (particularly our President). We have been privileged to work with a wide array of different types of businesses spanning different industries. To give you an idea of the different types of non-restaurant businesses we have taken to franchise from start-to-finish below are just a few:

  • Professional types of businesses that require a license such as: real estate, mental health providers, doctor offices, dental practices, optometry, etc. (for more on this topic read “Can My Business be Franchised if it Requires a License?“);
  • Educational businesses such as: learning centers, pre-schools, after-school programs, etc.;
  • Automobile businesses such as: auto repair, auto painting, tire rim repair, vehicle customization services, etc.;
  • Service-based businesses such as: mosquito, pest control, security, cleaning, water damage services, etc.;
  • Pet-related businesses such as: doggie daycare, pet sitting, dog grooming businesses, etc.;
  • Mobile businesses such as: photography, event planning, window cleaning, garage door repair, tire changing, etc.;
  • Manufacturing or production businesses such as: granite fabrication, sign production, battery reconditioning, recycling businesses, etc.;
  • Fitness businesses such as: full-scale gyms, specialty fitness programs, boxing, boot camp programs, etc.;
  • Health & Wellness businesses such as: massage, wellness, weight loss, chiropractic, salons, etc.;
  • Restaurant and Food businesses such as: deli, full service, casual dining, specialty food, bakeries, bars, etc.;
  • Skill trades such as: painting, construction, roofing, home building, etc.; and
  • Retail stores such as: clothing, sporting goods, home decor, books and grocery stores.

Sometimes there are businesses that might not even hit your radar as franchisable. To give you a specific example we have a client with a unique real estate property management business. This is a neat model because it’s really two businesses in one. Not only does the business provide services to manage properties (including assistance in finding, qualifying and managing tenants) it also performs general maintenance on all properties it manages. This is different because typically property management and property maintenance services are usually two separate businesses. For more examples of all the different types of businesses we have franchised, see a full list of our clients. You will see how the clients we have taken to franchise are not limited to just one type of business!

Does The Franchise Maker Work Nationwide?  

After learning about the different types of businesses we franchise that usually leads to another question, “Do you work with businesses all over the United States or just locally?” The answer is YES! We work with businesses as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Rhode Island (plus everything in between). Franchising is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission therefore it is federal and it makes no difference whether the business that wants to franchise is here in our backyard or across the country (see “Do I Need a Local Franchise Development Company?“).   

We leverage technology to make the franchising process seamless as we work through different projects to build your franchise program. During the franchise development process it may make sense for Dave (our President) to come and visit your business in person, however it is not required and we have clients who to this day we have never met in person.  

Now you know The Franchise Maker works with a wide variety of businesses in many different industries all over the United States. So ask yourself: have you created something different and unique? Maybe you have created a new type of product or a new method to providing a service. If so franchising may be an option for you and now you know of a company that is famous for franchising businesses all over the United States and who can help you! Call us at 1-877-615-5177 and we will gladly answer all your questions to determine if franchising is right for you!

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