The Franchise Process

Discover how you can turn your dreams of business ownership into reality and join a thriving community of franchisees who have already embarked on this rewarding adventure.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for a new business opportunity or simply curious about how franchising works, we will guide you through the essential steps and provide insights into joining a franchise network. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Take your first steps to franchise ownership today!

Contact Us

Our Franchise Consulting Services are at no cost to you as we are retained by the franchise companies to present candidates who possess the necessary qualifications to be successful. The first step is to fill out our contact form. Once that has been submitted, we will contact you to verify your information. During this introductory call, the franchise categories that interest you will be discussed.

Consultation

In this introductory call, we will want to discuss your lifestyle, qualifications, business and financial goals to help identify a franchise that meets your personal and professional goals.

Evaluation

After our introductory call and research is completed, from the information you supplied, we will present 2 to 4 franchises that are a potential match. You will gain valuable knowledge on each of these franchises. If any of these franchises are of greater interest, we will introduce you directly to the Franchisor.

Introduction to Franchisor

The Franchisor will send materials that will help you learn more about their business models. One of the documents is the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which is a disclosure document for their franchise opportunity. The FDD receipt should be signed and returned immediately.

Review of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD)

Once you have received an FDD from a franchisor, you need to thoroughly review the document. The franchisor will readily assist you in finding the answers to any of your questions. The FDD will also contain a list of franchisees and contact information. 

Call Franchisees

It’s highly recommended and important to talk with these franchisees to gain further insight into the franchises. We can supply a list of questions that can assist you in this process. This is a great opportunity to learn valuable information from their experiences. This is your opportunity to validate the franchise opportunity and get an idea about the profitability of the franchises.

Consultation with Attorney and Accountant

We highly recommend consulting with an attorney and/or accountant with experience in franchising before purchasing a business. We can help you find these qualified professionals, if you don’t have one in place. 

Attend a Discovery Day

Most franchisors have a Discovery Day where they invite prospective franchise partners to visit a specific franchise location and see how the franchise is run. You will not only get crucial information to assist in making your decision but will get to meet the staff that will be supporting you in the operation of your franchise business.

Decision Time

Now you have gone through this process, it’s time to make a decision. Own a business and start to control your own destiny!

Ready to explore your opportunities?

Get in touch today and schedule a complimentary consultation.

Disclosure

This website, and the information contained herein do not constitute the offer or sale of a franchise. There are certain states that require the registration of the companies’ Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state. The franchises listed on our website may not be registered in all registration states and may not offer franchises to residents of those states or to persons wishing to locate a franchise in those states. The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Rigby Group LLC is not an agent, employee, representative, or other functionary of the seller of the respective franchises introduced to you.

Rigby Group LLC is an Independent Contractor, engaged in the activity of introducing prospective business buyers to sellers of franchises.

Rigby Group LLC is paid a finder’s fee or commission by the seller if you elect to purchase a business from a company that was introduced to you by us.

Rigby Group LLC has not checked the accuracy of the written or web site information provided by the seller, and assumes no responsibility for the acts, errors, or omissions of the seller, or the outcome of any transaction.

Rigby Group LLC is not qualified to advise in any part of the purchase of a franchise. You are urged to seek professional advice from qualified franchise attorney, accountant, or other qualified resource.

Many Franchisors disclose various earnings claims in their disclosure documents. Rigby Group LLC does not enter into discussions of earnings claims. Any earning claims information shall come directly from the franchise representatives.

Buying a franchise is a complicated investment. Take your time to decide, and personally visit the headquarters of the company you elect to buy from. Make good, common sense decisions in all investment matters.

The Federal Trade Commission regulates the sale of franchises. The FTC has a very user friendly web site, www.FTC.gov. We suggest you use it.

Your state may also have laws regarding franchises. Ask your state consumer affairs agencies about them.

The Better Business Bureau is another excellent information source for potential franchise buyers. www.BBB.org will put you in instant touch with both local and national offices.

You alone are responsible for researching the franchise you purchase.