There’s never been a better time to work from home. On the heels of a global pandemic, professionals across all industries have been forced to work remotely, many for the first time. If you seek a satisfying career with excellent earning potential that can be achieved from a home office, consider becoming a Franchise Consultant. By Rochelle Miller
There’s never been a better time to work from home. On the heels of a global pandemic, professionals across all industries have been forced to work remotely, many for the first time. If you seek a satisfying career with excellent earning potential that can be achieved from a home office, consider becoming a Franchise Consultant.
Franchise Consultants are professionals who help aspiring entrepreneurs find an ideal business match. It’s their job to research opportunities that best fit with the candidate’s budget and professional characteristics.
“The Franchise Consultant helps candidates look inward and find out what excites them, what motivates them,” explained Alesia Visconti, president, and CEO of FranServe, the world’s largest franchise consulting and expansion organization.
No specialized background is needed, as FranServe provides comprehensive training, but there is one attribute that Visconti believes is crucial to being a successful Franchise Consultant. “It’s important to be a great listener,” said Visconti. “Each candidate has different needs, goals, and aspirations.”
To achieve this, the Franchise Consultant engages the client in a multi-step process to learn about his or her true passions, likes, and dislikes. For example, does the candidate prefer a small staff or to lead a large team? Are flexible hours important, or is a set schedule be part of their future picture? Does he dream of manning a storefront, or is being on the road and going to the customer more appealing?
It is not uncommon for a Franchise Consultant to introduce a client to a brand the client wouldn’t have typically considered. “A good Franchise Consultant helps clients keep an open mind,” Visconti added. “A brand you may think is perfect for you might not be the right business model for you.”
Consultants then help them zero in on a few brands that are ideally suited to that candidate to make the final decision. A Franchise Consultant also helps the candidate find financing and serves as a coach throughout all due diligence process phases. Most importantly, the Franchise Consultant helps facilitate a trusted relationship between the franchisor and the new franchise owner.
“We are changing lives by introducing people to business ownership,” explained Visconti.
One outstanding benefit Franchise Consultants can offer potential customers is affordability. It costs candidates absolutely nothing to utilize the services of a Franchise Consultant. When candidates become franchise owners, the Franchise Consultant is paid by the franchisors. There is also no additional cost to the candidate in obtaining the franchise business when using a Franchise Consultant. It is truly a win-win situation on every level.
Companies are willing to pay significant referral fees to find qualified franchise owners who can help contribute to their brand’s success.
“You can work as a Franchise Consultant from literally anywhere in the world,” said Visconti. “It’s flexible, and it’s mobile. If you have a phone, you can conduct business. No office required!”
Another positive quality is that FranServe Franchise Consultants are independent business owners, too. They own their consulting business and can scale it to their own goals. They help others find their dream jobs by having their own dream job! “It doesn’t get better than that!” Visconti said.
– Rochelle Miller