#4 Employees or No Employees
Having a staff is the basis for most franchisor models. Consequently, if you have no team, you will be wearing all the hats. As a result, these businesses tend to have limitations on growth and are harder to sell.
In the short term, wearing all the hats in a business is okay. However, in the long run, it will make you feel like a slave to the company.
Here is the $60,000 question.
Finding good help is more than just kissing a bunch of frogs. You have to find the frogs first. In addition, you will have to provide training, inspection, correction, and did I mention their personal problems?
Hiring staff is messy and, for most of us, takes more time than we want to give.
I’m paraphrasing, but I believe Henry Ford said, “I just want their hands, but I get their whole body.”
If you want a scalable franchise, you will need to swallow the employee headache pill. If you do, you will be rewarded by a company that operates without you. The question to ask is, are you up to do this repeatedly.