If you’re buying a retail franchise business, you’re going to need these.
That’s right; you’re going to need a lot of foot traffic.
This foot traffic needs to start in the vicinity of your franchise business.
Because if you have foot traffic nearby, you’ll have an opportunity to convert it into your traffic. Your stores’ traffic.
Traffic = Revenue
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It would be nice to know (before you buy the retail franchise of your dreams) if current franchise owners are getting it.
So, ask them.
(If they’re getting a decent amount of foot traffic)
Some of the franchisees will tell you that they are; some will tell you that they’re not.
Dig deeper into their answers.
Find out what’s impacting their foot traffic. Ask them if the franchisor does whatever it takes to make sure that they have the best chance to get decent amounts of traffic into their stores.
Ask the franchisees what some of things are that they themselves have done to increase store traffic.
And, if you end up buying the franchise that you’re interested in, refer back to your notes.
Those notes…the answers you got from the 10-15 franchisees that you called and visited, have some real gems that you can use in your franchise operation.
To grow it.
If you’d like to find out what retail business owners are doing to increase their store traffic, check out this post that I wrote for Small Business Trends.
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