Franchise Support: In general, small business owners often have very little support or lack a support team with business acumen. Buying a franchise offers the opportunity to share your challenges with other like-minded entrepreneurs. “As franchise companies state, you're in business for yourself, but not by yourself”.
Brand Name: The more established franchises provide a market awareness & brand name to franchisees. This can amount to great savings in customer acquisition costs and allow for more time in the operation of the business.
Lower Inventory Prices: The collective buying power of a franchise group allows for lower costs in purchasing inventory and equipment. Independent businesses usually have less bargaining power with suppliers.
Easier Staff Recruiting: Finding good employees is a critical success factor for many independent small business owners. A franchise business with a recognized name will have greater recruiting pull than an unknown business entity.