Franchise Information

Step By Step Process

Step 1-Contact Us
Learn what options are available to you. Your contact information is kept confidential and is reviewed by our staff to provide you the best opportunities for your particular needs.

Step 2-First Appointment
One of our consultants will contact you to schedule a telephone appointment to discuss your priorities, and background to ensure we find the best franchise for you. The initial consultation takes no more than an hour. Understanding your particular goals and needs will help us to find the best business for you.

Step 3-Research
We take the information provided by you, research available franchises and match them with your stated goals and needs. There are over 2500 franchises and our goal is to identify the best 3-4 franchises that match your requirements.

Step 4-Presentation
We present you with the opportunities that we have identified in our research. This meeting should accomplish two goals. First, if any of the opportunities are of interest to you, then we will arrange an introduction directly to the representative of the franchise. This will require that you complete and submit a confidential questionnaire to be supplied to the Franchisor. The Franchisor wants to know that you are financially qualified to purchase their franchise, that your timeframe to buy is within reasonable limits, and that your partners or family are in complete agreement with you buying a business. This does not obligate you in any way. It simply shows the Franchisor that when you find the right opportunity, you are a qualified buyer.

Second, this step will allow us to clarify your goals and needs identified in Step 2, sending us back through Steps 3 & 4. This may take place several times throughout the process.

It is important to remember that the Franchise Consultant is presenting you opportunities, but you must make the decision that is best for you and your family. Therefore, refining the criteria for the best opportunity for you is an ongoing process.

Step 5-Introduction to Franchisor
For each of the opportunities that you have an interest, we will introduce you to the Franchisor. The Franchisor will send materials to help you become acquainted with their franchise. They will also send the UFOC ( FDD ) and / or Canadian Disclosure Document which is a disclosure document for their franchise opportunity. The UFOC (FDD) receipt should be signed and returned immediately.

Step 6-Review of the UFOC (FDD)
We will discuss the items that are contained in an UFOC (FDD); in particular items that you should pay close attention. You should then review the UFOC (FDD) in complete detail writing down any questions or concerns for discussion with the Franchisor. The UFOC (FDD) will contain a list of franchisees and contact information.

Step 7-Call Franchisees
The Franchisor should provide you a list of several franchisees for you to call to ask questions about the franchise. Obviously, the Franchisor is going to give you a list of franchisees that are successful and have positive things to say about the franchise. The reason for calling these references is that you want to ask them why and how they became successful. Then you need to determine if you can be do the same things that they did to be successful.

Step 8-Consultation with Attorney and Accountant
You should always consult with an attorney and an accountant before making a decision. It is important to insure that both people have a good background in franchising. If they don't, then the process may cost you more that you needed to pay while they do their research.

Step 9-Attend a Discovery Day
Most franchisors have a Discovery Day, where they will invite you to their location. You will not only get crucial information for your decision, but will get to meet the staff that will be providing your initial training and continuing support.

Step 10-Decision Time
You have taken all of the steps up to the door, and now you must open it. Decision time. Congratulations you have decided to buy a franchise. You have become a "Frantrepreneur", a cross between a traditional entrepreneur and a modern franchise owner. A person that possesses the desire to be in business for themselves but not by themselves. 

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Franchising

Everywhere you look today, you see FRANCHISES! In fact, financial experts have indicated that franchising is the "wave of the future". Franchising offers success, with the least amount of risk, to aspiring business owners. What is stopping you? Are you like many other people and simply don't know where to start? Are you asking yourself the following questions?

The questions are endless, and that is where Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group can help you. We help you answer the above and many more questions. Our role is to help you analyze your lifestyle, financial and business requirements, and then help you focus in a few opportunities that best fit them.

Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group charges a minimal fee for our services and there is absolutely no obligation that you buy a franchise that we present to you. After going through the evaluation and qualification process together, we will present you as a qualified prospective buyer to the franchises that you have chosen. If you purchase one of these franchises, the franchisor will pay us for finding a qualified buyer. Federal Trade Commission law dictates that the franchisor must charge you the same whether you go through us or directly to them.

There are other reasons you should utilize the services of Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group instead of going direct to the franchisor.
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Helping Franchise Seekers

Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group is a licensed affiliate of a leading network of Franchise Consultants. Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group draws from over 25 years of experience provided by the Business Alliance, Inc. Franchises are continually reviewed and made available to the affiliates. As a member of an international networking group with over 225 licensed affiliates your Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group affiliate is continually exploring new franchise opportunities for you.

Franchise opportunities are:
Our Mission Statement is to:

Provide the North American consumer with quality franchise opportunities. Provide for referral-only franchise companies that have the highest standards of integrity and excellence in the industry.

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Helping Franchisors

One of the biggest challenges franchisors face today is finding qualified franchisees. The franchise marketplace has become more competitive and successful franchisors understand that their efforts need to focused on supporting their existing franchisees and not screening potential franchise candidates. Their existing franchisees are the lifeblood of the franchise system and will need consistent ongoing support. Finding quality franchisees also requires an ongoing and consistent effort.

The only time you'll speak to a potential franchisee is after they have been financially qualified and educated about your franchise system. Imagine the time and resources you'll be able to free up when your main responsibility in the franchise sales process is to "award" a franchise to a candidate--we'll do the rest.

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Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group

  1. Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group is not an agent, employee, representative, or other functionary of the seller of the respective business opportunities and franchises introduced to you.
  2. Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group is an Independent Contractor engaged in the activity of introducing prospective business buyers to sellers of franchises and business opportunities.
  3. Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group represents both new business opportunities and existing businesses.
  4. Ask the consultant which Franchises introduced to you have referral fees paid to Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group Inc. Not all Franchisors pay consultants for their work.
  5. Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by the seller, and assumes no responsibility for the facts, errors, or omissions of the seller, or the outcome of any transactions.
  6. Robert Brumer Global Franchise Group is not qualified to advise in any part of the purchase of a business opportunity. You are urged to seek professional advice from an attorney, accountant, or other qualified resource.
  7. Buying a business is a complicated investment! Take your time to decide and personally visit the headquarters of the company you elect to buy from. The UFOC lists current and former franchisees; you should interview them thoroughly. You should always make good common sense decisions in all investment matters.
  8. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates the sale of franchises and business opportunities. Contact the nearest office to you for information to assure yourself that any company you deal with is in full compliance with the law.
  9. Your state or province may also have laws and other required documents regarding franchises and business opportunities. Ask your state or provincial agencies about them.
  10. The Small Business Administration, The International Franchising Association and your local Better Business Bureau is an excellent information source for potential business buyers. Contact your local bureau, as well as, the bureau, in the city of origin, of the seller.
  11. Be aware that this is an important decision and that you are responsible for researching the seller.
Life is full of choices. easy vs. hard, simple vs. complicated, free vs. expensive. With options like these, the choices would seem quite evident, and while life seldom involves such clear cut choices, choosing a franchise business is, or should be, a bit easier. To illustrate, here's a real life story of an entrepreneur who made many wrong choices;

"I was long overdue to leave corporate America and began the process of researching business opportunities. I surfed the internet and contacted about twelve franchises, requesting information from each. I didn't hear back from about half of them and wrote them off because they were obviously unresponsive. I continued talking with the others, doing my own research, making all the calls and handling the communications myself. It took a long time, about 6 months, but eventually I settled on a franchise I felt suited my skills and interests. I believe I made the right choice. It was pretty time-consuming, I figure about 300 hours total, but less expensive than using a franchise consultant."

What's wrong with this picture? Well, let's start with false assumptions. First, this person assumed that the franchises he didn't hear back from were unresponsive and thus not good to do business with. More likely, those companies were very good to do business with and thus inundated with more requests than they could possibly handle. And he might have been a good candidate, but he was unable to raise the visibility of his interest from the rest of the masses.

Secondly, he also assumed that enlisting the help of a franchise consultant would be too expensive. In reality, such assistance is (or should be) available at no cost at al. Let's start by taking a closer look at these two factors to investigate the value of franchise consultants.

THE PRIMARY VALUE
Estimates on available franchises vary, but there are literally thousands, and new ones enter the market every day. Entrepreneurs are faced with a dizzying array of opportunities even if they have a pretty good idea of what kind of business they are interested in. Likewise, the confusion for the franchises themselves is also high. Popular ones receive hundreds or more requests for information every week, far too many to process. They don't want to be unresponsive, but they are ill-prepared to field every request. Understandably, many franchises have out-sourced the prequalification process to consultants to ensure they are working only with the best-qualified and most interested candidates.

Thus, one of the most valuable services a franchise consultant provides is to raise your visibility and credibility. A franchise consultant understands what types of candidate's franchises are looking for and is duty-bound to provide the best ones. Allowing a consultant to introduce you to franchises ensures that the franchises view you as pre-qualified. In essence, you are moved to the front of the queue.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
So you have increased credibility but it doesn't end there. Here are some of the other services you can and should expect from a franchise consultant. He or she should:
WHAT YOU CAN DO
As with any resource, being an educated consumer will ensure that you get optimal benefits from using franchise consultant. Thus, it's important to understand that the consultant actually serves two masters: you and the franchise, and he can only be successful if he does a good job for both. Here's how you can optimize the value:

DISCLOSE

The consultant's commitment to you is to present top-notch franchises that match your needs and have 1) Successful track records 2) Excellent training and support 3) An opportunity for equity growth, and other important characteristics. This is possible because the franchises he represents have disclosed significant details about their opportunities, and the consultant has the best and most up-to-date details.

His commitment to the franchise is to present only the best, most qualified, and interested franchisee candidates. These companies have disclosed a significant amount of information because they know that, by doing so, it enables the consultant to do the best possible job for them. Likewise, the more information you can provide the consultant, the better the chances that he will do the best possible job to represent you as well. This should include all details concerning your current business, employment, financial status, family commitments, time constraints and other factors. The franchise consultant will treat all your information with the strictest confidence and will only provide it to franchises in which you have expressed an interest.

SHARE THE OBJECTIVE

Also understand that while the consultant should be very knowledgeable on each franchise in his portfolio, he cannot (due to sheer volume) be an expert on any one company. His objective is to eventually put you in touch with franchises in which you are interested. Don't begin the process unless this is also your objective. Be ready to turn what (for you) may have been a life-long dream into a short-term reality. Speaking directly with the franchises is indeed the very best way to get all your questions answered and should enable you, through a short conversation, to validate or discount each opportunity.

KEEP AN OPEN MIND

One of the most valuable services franchise consultant can provide is to make you aware of opportunities you may never have thought of or found on your own. The consultant should provide one or more concepts that meet your original goals, but he may also present horizon-expanding opportunities that offer both significant successes through new and exciting avenues. Thus, even if you begin with a very specific concept, keep an open mind.

REMEMBER WHAT THE "C" STANDS FOR

The "C" stands for consultant, not counselor. A franchise consultant can do many things for you, but convincing you that running your own business is the right thing to do is not one of them. He can and should help you understand that franchising offers the greatest chance for your success through the least amount of risk (based on actual statistics), but only you alone can determine if the time is right. He can't and shouldn't try to convince you of that or accelerate the process beyond your comfort level. Decide that you are ready to own a business, even if you have no idea what that business should be, and then contact a consultant.

In conclusion, if you are truly serious about owning your own business, or expanding your current business portfolio, there is really no reason not to use a franchise consultant. Proceed with confidence that the consultant will do everything possible to meet your objectives, with complete confidentiality.

Robert Brumer Franchise Group can offer guidance, references, assistance and counseling in each of these.

According the International Franchise Association there are over 2500 franchises. The categories listed are an indication of the variety of franchises available.

A
Accounting/Tax Services
Advertising/Direct Mail
Auto & Truck Rentals
Automotive Products & Services

B
Batteries - Retail/Commercial
Beverages - Special
Business Brokers
Business Services
Business/Management Consulting

C
Campgrounds
Check Cashing/Financials Services
Children's Services
Clothing & Shoes
Convenience Stores
Computer/Electronics/Internet Services
Construction - Materials, Services and Remodeling
Consumer Buying Services
Convenience Stores
Cosmetics

D
Dating Services
Drug Stores/Pharmacies

E
Educational Products & Services
Employment Services
Environmental Services
Equipment - Commercial Cleaning

F
Financial Services
Fitness
Florist Shops
Food - Baked Goods/Donuts/Pastries
Food - Candy/Popcorn/Snacks
Food - Coffee
Food - Deli/Sandwiches/Subs/Wraps
Food - Ethnic
Food - Ice Cream/Yogurt/Smoothies/Juice
Food - Pizza
Food - Restaurants
Food - Specialty
Franchise Consulting
G
Golf Equipment, Products & Services
Greeting Cards

H
Hair Salons, Beauty Care & Services
Health Care & Personal Care Services
Home Furnishings- Retail, Sale & Rental
Home Inspection/Radon Detection
Hotels/Motels

I
Insurance

J
Janitorial & Commercial Cleaning Services
Jewelry

L
Laundry & Dry Cleaning
Lawn, Garden, Agriculture
Leasing- Equipment

M
Maid & Residential Cleaning Services
Maintenance, Cleaning & Sanitation
Management & Training
Marine Services
Metal

O
Optical Aids & Services
Other
P
Package Preparation/Shipping/Mail Services
Painting Services
Paralegal Services
Payroll Services
Pest Control Services
Pet Sales, Supplies & Services
Photography & Supplies
Pre-employment Screening Services
Pressure Washing & Restoration
Printing/Copying Services
Publications

R
Real Estate & Services
Recreation - Equipment & Supplies
Recreation - Exercise & Sports
Rental - Equipment & Supplies
Retail Stores - Specialty

S
Security Systems & Services
Senior Care/Adult Care
Sports & Services

T
Tanning Centers
Telecommunication Services
Tools & Hardware
Transportation Services
Travel Agents & Services

V
Video/Audio Sales, Rentals & Services
Vitamin & Mineral Stores

W
Water Conditioning
Weight Control

To Contact Robert Brumer
6900 boulevard Decarie, Suite 3450 ( Golan ), Montreal, Quebec, H3X 2T8
Tel : 514-387-6565
Fax: 514-387-5556
Toll : 877-633-9237

robertbrumer@globalfranchisegroup.com
www.globalfranchisegroup.com