Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I work with Axxiom Franchise Advisors? Can’t I go direct to the franchise companies?
We may show you franchises that you would never have considered on your own; or if you did know about them, you may rule them out for the wrong reasons.
Yes, you can go directly to the franchise companies, but most will not spend time with you to make sure that you are buying the right franchise. It is the franchise salesman’s job to sell you their franchise.
How much is this going to cost me?
The Axxiom Franchise Advisors work very much like a real estate agent that helps you purchase a home. The Axxiom Advisor will spend time helping to decide the right kind of business for you and then will introduce franchises matching your profile. If you decide to buy a franchise that Axxiom introduces to you, the franchise company pays us a pre-determined success fee but this fee never increases your total acquisition cost. Whether you use our professional services or not the investment cost is the same but you are without our counsel and guidance. This perhaps is the most compelling reason to work with us and help mitigate personal financial disasters by “going it alone”.
This is similar to the real estate agent that finds you the home, when you buy the home the real estate agent is paid by the seller – not you. In the case of Axxiom, the fees are paid by the franchise company.
Franchising is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission, an agency of the federal government, and the franchise company can never charge you more because they paid a fee to Axxiom.
Why don’t you just give me a list of franchises you represent and I’ll tell you the ones in which I have interest?
What are the "hottest" franchises or business opportunities?
Hot concepts come and go, some are very good, some are not. Our experience helps guide you to the best opportunity. For example, when describing your lifestyle goals, you may have indicated that you want to buy a business allowing more time with your family. In the past, you missed coaching your son’s soccer team, or you weren’t available for your daughter’s dance recital. The “hot” franchise may be very demanding on your time and should not be a consideration.
Perhaps the “hot” new franchise is a new concept that has not proven itself. If you are not a risk taker, then you would be better off looking at a well-established franchise with a proven success record, but may not be considered “hot”.
Does Axxiom work with all franchises, and if not, aren't my options limited?
Will I make a good franchisee?
Therefore, before you buy, we will help you examine your skills, abilities and experiences. You must look at what will really be a successful franchise for you in relation to your lifestyle, financial and business goals.
Which is better for me a franchise or a business opportunity?
Should I consult with people other than Axxiom?
Ask about our team of affiliates offering expertise in financial, accounting, legal, real estate, insurance and marketing.