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Meridian Franchise Consulting, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Our free consultation service saves you time and money in your search and provides you with intelligent choices based on your persona

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Who is Franchise Associates?

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We act as a business opportunity brokerage, representing franchises, licensors, dealerships, and business opportunities of all sizes, descriptions, styles, prices, and locations
 

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Why deal with Franchise Associates?

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We offer one-stop shopping for all your entrepreneurial needs with the added advantage of dealing with a trusted local brokerage in your community.
 

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Do I pay more for a franchise by dealing with Franchise Associates?

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No. You will pay the published price for any franchise just as if you had gone directly to the seller. The seller absorbs our marketing costs.
 

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What type of businesses does Franchise Associates represent?

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A cross-section of hundreds of different businesses, full and part-time, small-to-large investment, nationally known to start-ups.
 

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Does Franchise Associates charge any up-front fees to the purchaser?

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No. You never pay us for any of our work, before or after the purchase. Our income is earned by commissions paid us by the sellers of the businesses.
 

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Does Franchise Associates offer training, advice, or counsel?

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No. We leave that to the professionals. We are careful to represent only the highest quality businesses and we carefully research any business before adding it to our listings. But we also recommend that you seek advice from a qualified attorney or CPA before making a major business purchase decision
 

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How does Franchise Associates differ from a standard business brokerage?

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A business brokerage lists and sells existing businesses, often including real estate and leases in the sale. Usually these are local businesses run by local owners and are frequently overpriced or lack sufficient bookkeeping controls. Franchise Associates represents only new business opportunities
 

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Why should I buy a franchised business?

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United States Department of Commerce statistics show an over-90% success rate for franchised businesses, as opposed to only 18% for independents. Last year, 42% of all retail goods and services were sold through franchised outlets.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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