Comments on Profile Post by Erroneous

  1. Erroneous
    Erroneous
    Like, tell us why we're dumbasses before we put the money in. We know a guy who's doing well with this but goddamn it hurts to spend the $$ so tell me why I'm about to fuck up hard please.
    Jun 10, 2021
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  2. DigMe
    DigMe
    Scary shit, man! Best wishes in making that decision!
    Jun 10, 2021
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  3. Cryptowolf
    Cryptowolf
    IANYL - considering hiring a local lawyer in your jurisdiction who is familiar with franchise law to look over the agreement before signing.
    Jun 10, 2021
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  4. Syzygy
    Syzygy
    Hopefully you won't be driving 10-12 hrs/day to different parts of the city to do measurements, installs, and marketing. If you'll be doing the work, make sure it's work you won't mind doing. And if you'll be hiring employees to do it, there's a whole other can of worms.

    I know that buying a franchise is buying a "proven system" (hopefully proven), but I wonder if you need a franchise at all for window treatments?
    Jun 10, 2021
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  5. Erroneous
    Erroneous
    @Syzygy I think it's about hitting the ground running and having processes in place, ground already well worn, vendor relationships, training, complete platform for managing the business, basically taking the easy way out. I can sell anything (I think), and have a career based on sales and management.
    I've started calling franchise owners and asking their opinions. We'll see what they say.
    Jun 10, 2021
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  6. Claritas
    Claritas
    Find out if you're gonna have to scam people in order to make it work or to get what you want out of it. I'm not saying, "Don't be a crook." That's a given. I'm saying find out if there's some crooked aspect to it that's hard to avoid in order to make a decent living. It's not a fun question to look into, but you're *much* better off knowing.
    Jun 11, 2021