ROLE OF FRANCHISE
Once you become a franchisee and part of a franchise organization, what are your roles and responsibilities
The first function you have in your new endeavor is as an investor into your business. You will need to invest financially with an initial franchising fee, but also be prepared to pay any additional costs that might be necessary to get the business up and running such as equipment costs. Also, there will be ongoing royalty fees that you will need to be aware of.
Secondly, you will need to be sure that you can invest an adequate amount of time in the business. Although the system is basically set up in franchising, you will still need to initially spend extra time learning how the system works. The franchisor usually offers training and continuous support, hence the ongoing royalty payments. Like anything else, once you know the ins and outs of the system, the time investment decreases somewhat.
With all of the responsibilities that the franchisee holds, communication and organizational skills are key skills to possess as a franchisee.As mentioned, it is important to keep in close communication with your franchisor. In addition, you will need to be able to communication effectively with your customers, employees, vendors, and other business contacts.Furthermore, it can be quite beneficial to team up with other franchisees on a regular basis. It can help you run your business more smoothly if you share ideas and solutions to problems experienced with others in the same capacity.