The Perfect Exit Plan to Quit Your Current Job to Franchise

If you’re  considering starting a franchise, chances are you’re wondering how to transition from one career into the other. Making a big career change is always stressful, but we have a few tips to make things as stress-free as possible.

Review Your Financial Options for Starting a Franchise

Before leaving your current job, be sure to carefully assess your finances. When you open a Great American Cookies location, you’ll need to make an up-front investment in order to get your franchise going strong. We ask that our franchisees have a certain amount of liquid capital available to ensure that they’re able to run their new business as comfortably as possible during the early months while still attracting new customers. Review our investment requirements and assess your ability to meet them. Also don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions– we are always here to help.

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Carefully Research The Opportunity

Knowledge is power when it comes to any investment. Great American Cookies has done our best to make starting a franchise with us as easy as possible. A review of our website will reveal a good deal of information on what it takes to open a franchise with us, what we expect from our franchisees, and what we’ll expect in return. After you’ve thoroughly reviewed our website, reach out to us to learn more — we’re happy to answer any questions you may have, and would love to set up a time to talk in order to learn more about your goals. Finally, reviewing our franchise disclosure document is the ultimate way to learn exactly what franchising with Great American Cookies entails. By the time you’ve finished it, you’ll have a clearer picture of what it takes to franchise with us.

Invest Yourself in Our Training Program

Whether you’re leaving a job in the food industry or a totally unrelated business, our training program provides valuable information to make the process of establishing your new business as simple as possible. Pay careful attention to what you learn during your time at GFG University, and dedicate yourself to applying it. The skills and knowledge you’ll learn will help you to learn your new trade with confidence, making it easier for you transition into your new role as a franchise owner.

These are just a few ways that starting a franchise after leaving an old career behind can be simplified. Contact us today to learn more about the process!

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure Document only..

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