An admirable goal for many businesses is to evolve into a franchise. But for a business to become a franchise is has to go through several steps first, in order to eventually develop into its own franchise.
Consider Your Potential
Do you feel that your business could become a franchise? Is this something that you can see in your own business, against other similar business franchises that are out there?
If not why not? What could be holding your business back in order to get to the goal of a franchise.
Take into consideration that for your business to become a franchise has to appeal both to end consumers and to prospective franchisees. There should also be an expectation that more units will create economies of scale and increase profits. Additionally, your business needs to be something you can systematize and replicate, not something that needs your personal touch to be successful.