Business Ownership: The Franchise Option
Students explore an alternative to starting a business from scratch investing in a franchise. They begin by considering the pros and cons of a franchise and whether this form of business is an option that would fit their personality and needs. Students then research and analyze franchise opportunities, ultimately selecting one that they think they might be able to successfully operate in their own community. While making their choice, students consider a variety of factors including their personal interests and abilities, the reputation of the product or service, the franchisor s ability and willingness to assist the franchisee, and market factors such as consumer demand and anticipated competition.