Despite the unemployment rate in the US still hovering around the nine per cent mark, there have been definite signs that the economy is on the road to recovery.
This is certainly the view of Federal Government, Wall Street and market analysts. However, it is not necessarily the view of the consumer; particularly for those having been made redundant and still out of work.
Many of these though have decided to take control; drawn by the benefits of running their own company. It is a bold decision to take of course and an awful lot to learn. However, by investing in a franchise opportunity, risks are lower; support is greater and there is a customer base practically ready and waiting.
There are many more benefits than this too.
As we head into 2012, securing funding for the initial investment is becoming easier, whilst finding commercial space is also far more preferable than it ever has been.
As homeowners will know already, interest rates are incredibly low at the moment; and this is even more clearly defined in commercial space. More over, there is an excess of property in the business market, making it a buyer’s market.
Generous lease deals are available too. With no commercial properties expected to improve present vacancy rates by more than one percent over the next 12 months, terms of lease can be strongly negotiated.
To target the best areas for the premises, the franchise companies will also provide assistance. With work already conducted into the sector, they will be able to help investors target their search.