Frequently Asked Questions

Below are several frequently asked questions about franchising and working with a Certified Franchise Planners consultant. If you do not see your questions answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Who is Franchise Planners?

Franchise Planners is a certified franchise consulting firm located in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. We have extensive knowledge and resources about the franchise industry and offer our clients an inside look at hundreds of different franchise opportunities.

Why use a Certified Franchise Consultant?

A Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC) can offer investors a wealth of general (and inside) information about the franchise industry as well as specific franchise industries and opportunities. Franchise Planners helps save our clients time by assisting with much of the initial legwork required in identifying exciting opportunities that meet your investment 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! Franchise Planners is paid by the franchises we represent to assist in the development and expansion of their business. Whether you work with us or go direct to the franchise, there’s no difference in the total investment.

Which franchises does Franchise Planners represent?

Franchise Planners currently works with over 700 of today’s top franchise opportunities from dozens of different industries.

Do I pay more for a franchise if I use Franchise Planners?

Absolutely not. In franchising, fee negotiation is very rare. You’ll pay the same franchise fee regardless of how you’re introduced to the franchisor. In area development and master franchise deals we can often assist you with negotiations saving you thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars on initial franchise fees.

What is the Franchise Planners process?

Our approach to this business is very simple and straightforward. Our certified 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 you’re ready to take a serious look at a franchise, we will facilitate the introduction, then remain by your side throughout the process.

Are there aggressive sales tactics used in this business?

NO! Franchising is not a sales business – it’s a discovery process for both the Franchisor and the potential Franchisee. 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. Connecting you with the right franchise is best for you and best for the franchisor.

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