In life, teamwork is an important trait to have: collaboration, cooperation, working together; whatever you want to call it.
Even the most independent jobs typically have some aspect that involves working or dealing with other people. And this is also true of starting your own business. Sure, you might work for yourself and by yourself, but there will come a time when you will need to begin working with or around other people.
But teamwork is especially important if you are planning to buy into a Ben et Florentine franchise. When you own a franchise like this one of the first things you learn is just how important it is to uphold this value of teamwork.
The Proven System
When you buy into a public franchise like Ben et Florentine, you are making a little investment into something that has been proven to work. Ok, sure, this investment might seem like a lot to you—after all, even the smallest franchises can require $10,000 or more up front in startup costs—but that money goes a very long way to continued success. More importantly, you can reach this success much earlier in the life of your business than if you tried to do it all on your own.
Experience and Expertise
When you buy into a public franchise, you are not only getting access to their proven system and the tools they provide. In addition, though, you also get the benefit of all their knowledge and experience. They will already know what consumers want; what they need to do to stay ahead of shifts so they can continue to grow at a healthy pace. While a new company might try to expand too quickly and stretch their resources too thin, working with an established franchisor means that you will have the attention you need to address the needs of your employees and your customers.
Not Just A Corporation
At first sight it might not seem like a lot of fun to work for a corporation but the whole point of corporate support is that you are able to focus on building your business while the company handles the “back end.” This means that someone handles much of your financials and a great deal of the other administrative paperwork: things like taxes, payroll, insurance, benefits, etc. Also, you get assistance in the beginning to help you learn to communicate with vendors, track inventory, and all of the other daily operations that are actually pretty hard to learn when you do it on your own.