By now, we all know that franchising means so much more than burgers and fries. Whatever the trade, entrepreneurs are learning quickly that converting their business into a franchise is far easier than it may seem.
Ernie Filice is one entrepreneur who turned to franchising, as he recently explained to Business News Daily. Filice ran a small staffing business in California for 11 years. When the recession hit, he became a Express Employment Professionals franchisee. He has never looked back.
“I don’t think I would have survived without the help of the franchise,” he said. “We’re able to operate as a small business by having the backing of a large company behind it. Now there’s a bit of accountability, which is a good thing. They like to say, ‘You’re still on your own, but you’re not by yourself.’”
That, in a nutshell, is the essence of franchising. The Business Daily News story is full of examples of businesses that become franchises. In this day and age, a bit of support can go a long way.
And even if you own a small business already, that doesn't mean you're out of the franchise equation. It's just another way that franchising can work for you.