Originally Posted by ted putnam
I have done very well with my business. I am proud of myself for this and my family is as well. I have done this without the help of a franchise. I just don't feel that I need one. I am on the threshold of what I consider to be the "next level." The only "piece of the puzzle" that is missing for me is finding good quality,dependable help. I think that is a problem shared by independants as well as franchisees. So unless there is a majic bullet out there that only the franchises know about then I honestly don't think I need it at this point JMHO
Congrats for your success. The purpose of a franchise is to help you learn the business quickly without a lot of trial and error and then to help you grow it to whatever level you want. You might not "need" a franchise now but think how much easier it might be for someone just starting out with little or no experience. For you now, the benefit might be having access to a group of owners who could share their experience and a lot of hard data that could help you go from one level to the next, whatever those levels may be. I see a lot of posts from independents asking about material, pricing, insurance, etc. Franchisees don't have to worry about most of this because the franchisor and the internal buy groups are doing that work for us. Good franchisors are always working behind the scenes to develop new products and strategies to help owners grow their business and profitability.