A REQUEST? Look I was fortunate to had demonstrated certain success early in my life. With my stepfather coming down with cancer my senior year in High school. I had to pass on college. I had a scholarship everywhere I applied for. Between a High Intelligence and being phenomenal as a jazz saxophonist I know to this day I always have moments where I think back on these dynamics and wonder what if. Now I wouldn't change a thing though. Those dynamics allowed myself a rites of passage all boys need. I had to support my family. As my mother and father(yes he's by law a step father but by right he's my Dad) dealt with the effects of cancer treatment at MD Anderson in Houston,Tx….I found the drive to support my life and theirs. I had no choice to work as hard as i did. As the friends drifted away I was estabilishing a Commerical Service Business by going Store to Store. I concentrated on Painting and Carpet Cleaning. Lets face it…..being young and inexperienced these are two things every Retail estabilishment needed to have done as peoplr need haircuts. I found myself receiving more no's then yes's but with one yes it was as comparable as winning the lottery. You see 1 in 5 businesses dont last beyond a couple years. To be honest the first year destroys most businesses. Experience is attain from the lessons that cost the most money. Your first 3 years you shouldnt expect any profit but some good experience that with the right perspective will shape you into a business owner. You see business owners are so uptight about sharing what they spent so much money only to lose alot of it to allow certain lessons to become an experienced business owner. We all have different blessings and skills we are good at. To believe a business idea or a franchise will be successful no matter what….i cant allow you to be naive. It wont be successfull untill you allowed yourself the chance to understand what being the Boss means. There's too many costly mistakes YOU will make. And there are more days within the first 3 years that giving up will make more sense to everyone else and a large part of yourself. To face this with a franchise you need to understand you'll lose. Without the emotional attachment of your Name on something with the time you whole heartedly sacrfriced……this becomes the seed that leads to success and allows you to earn it. This is big. You see after working as hard as i was I impressed big players in town. And as i worked hard asking successful men I was suppose to be competing against. They allowed me to be mentored because I reflected themselves in myself. I never allowed why I was doing what I was doing. I look back……almost 20 years. You wouldn't think what I was doing would make successful Men take time away from their lives to make me a big part of theirs. In time doors open and I was pushed through. I never wanted to work for another. My Faith kept me believing that I was only helping my family and in turn within 2 years I was given a Million dollar Archery Pro Shop with the largest shooting range in the country. I must admit….i knew nothing of archery,Bowhunting, retail stores, or how to feel about having someone for the first time in my life give me something. Tell you what I did….became a level 1 National Field Archery Association Instructor, a National Pro Shooter for 2 Leading Bow Manufactors Hoyt and BowTech. I also became an advocate in drawing more youths into our Sport by Reaching out to Church Youth Groups and Local Schools providing free classes and equipment to allow them a opportunity to experience more in life. In time I became a leading Outffiter. Yes I am one of those Guys that set Bowhunters on local,National, and international hunts. For pleasure and For Trophy. I see on Facebook sometimes something asking to stop Trophy Lion Hunts. Well I was the Only Archery Facility able to acquire the equipment that's custom made as well as the means to facilitate the travel,lodging, and most importantly the guide willing to hunt a lion with a bow and arrow. Of course all legal within the country's regulations and having all permits obtain. This allowed me to open a Travel Agency on year three. And please Know my painting contracting was still steamrolling. I was using the archery shop to secure contracts with free equipment and out of state week long hunts. Commerical Contracting is a multimillion dollar annual business if you do it just right. I tried other business ventures. In 2022 i invested heavily in an online sporting goods website with 65,000 items I worked hard losing ten of thousands daily marketing with the new Internet retail market. I learned vital lessons and pulled out understanding key aspects of that market. Now A Jewlery and Fine Gifts Retail location was a pleasant distraction and kept me working year round in retail because the Archery could only be sustained as a seasonal business. Alright I hope taking the time allow my background to allow the weight of my words to actually be felt within Business Matters. First please know I've talked with more Franchises than probably any one else who will answer this question. Second I've even went through the process of franchising a few business ventures believing it was something more then it is. So let's begin. To be requesting a Franchise and seeking advice in the letter. Please step back. First…..understand Business. The act of selling a service or product. To excell in Business you need to understand and estabilish Business to Business relationships. As A business owner Rule #1 Rule #2 Rule #3 Are Crucial! A business owner who doesn't delegate SUFFOCATES! THIS IS THE FIRST 3 RULES FOR A F%CKING reason. One…..its always easier hirimg someone with 100times more experience and education then to obtain that skill set. 2…..someone workimg for you will always create a Business Image That will allow yourself more success in negotiations and in sales. 3……if you cant use the money you have to create opportunities to make more money with little effort and time from yourself YOU NEED TO GO WORK FOR FAMILY OR SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THIS TO TEACH YOU BY SHOWING YOU! A franchise is a Partnership. Forget the Branding of that Franchise, Franchises are a business someone else established a brand. Which you'll learn real quickly will be You being only a part of someone else's success. THE Picture every Franchise spends alot of money to be marketed and sell an opportunity that is always a facade! Believe this. Go around town and speak with Franchise owners. I don't care what industry or business sector….all franchise owners are all experiencing the same things. This background research is vital if you want to soundly Invest Good Money. You must begin acting As The Boss every step. Remember a franchise is a marketing opportunity for An individual's success story to sell a piece of a something that 7 out of 10 times is a fabricated facade that will be a hard lesson for yourself. The success of theirs will be their selling pitch. And to send a franchise request letter I dear say you've become an easy sale.I have a colleague who owns 14 McDonald's Franchises. Now he has a whole process he goes through before opening a new one. Like it or not there are benefits to certain franchises fast food is a great example. Subway is another solid franchise but requires a different type of business owner then one who can profitable with a McDonald's. The Market you want to bring a business into MUST be evaluated and realistically seen to allow any type of investment to be sound and have a great chance in becoming successful. With enough money you can make the key moves to allow yourself a profitable business with little effort and demand from you. Can you let go of ego and allow the help to do this? That is on you. It's easy to achieve a Million dollars in profit, just know the hurdles…..the mistakes…..the headaches…..even lawsuits……these elements you can minimize and possibly eliminate by allowing your first move to be a boss that respects Experience. I've actually hesitated writing a few Business Questions and always wrote something to only delete it. Only because I am a Consultant for Business Owners. I have gone into quite a few businesses and watched operations and study their standards of procedures. Along with providing a character evaluation of each employee. There are so many factors that affect a business owner take home dollar. I went to college. Most Bachelors degrees can be CLEP Tested out of. Just know an education allows a directional guide but know that someone Pioneered each aspect they teach from Successfully using their own Experience to allow a continued success. So I always advise anytime someone asks a business question or is considering the best plan for investment…..there are people similar to myself. Not Exactly! I was blessed with Great Opportunity because I knocked on door after Door. Now in my life I have started a new chapter Leading a Veterans nonprofit Organization providing services and pushing political agendas out of the way. I am gifted with how I see Business. And i will Help and Advise anyone. With my focus on bigger humanitarian efforts Please respect the advice I give and with the profit I allow you to generate. Please reach out and donate to my cause, it's tax deductible allowing you no cost. Plus it's a beautiful piece of your business that allows you to be seen as a Caring Business proud to Be American.Cancel writing a franchise request letter. You need to call. You need to gauge how accessible this company is by phone. The number one complaint of franchise business owners is how they dont feel like the franchise stands with them. Providing them the tools to succeed. So please…..dont send a letter. Call and don't say anything about you interested in a franchise. Your goal is to speak with the CEO the man or woman in charge. I suggest strongly to allow yourself a role to act out. Let me explain why. You can't allow the sales pitch that has been so well rehearsed. Look after all my success please know I can sell a used condom. Forgive that example but I needed to show a How Well my experience and success has given me a skill set that I could sell used condoms. You probably laugh but allow me a chance to have your time. If you walked into a retail store of mine or allowed myself to come into your home know I have a 90% sale rate. It's nothing about the product or service but who I am. With construction contracts I'm not the cheapest…..im the best. The best at allowing a relationship between the Customer and Myself to become something they never realise two people could be for each other. You see I walked away from Millions running to stand after September 11. And within a Uniform I became a Soldier volunteering to perform the most deadly and least desired job the Army Had. Driving Combustible Jet Fuel across the Triangle of Death. Yes Sir! Now the Army was able to do test and realise I'm a Genius. Officers came to me at every base I was at. I had alot of attention because certain scores are needed to allow commanding officers the capability to be promoted past Colonel and up the General 5 stars. Now I say this because within the moment of sales Who I Am you cannot miss. I use my background in the Military because it was there when I finally was forced to be everything I am Blessed to Be. I'm not arrogant, I'm not cocky. I've understood morals and values all my life. And aspire to Inspire others to be the best Versions of themselves. My military accolades I know I have to share to allow myself to use that attention to better the lives of other Veterans and Active Service Members. I didn't have rank because I had scores unseen. A GT way over 140 had Commanders pushing me through doors to allow my Intelligence to advise the Officers on the Top of the Chain of Command. I am responsible for ESTABILISHING the standards Of Procedures for Base Defense and Operational Command that was implemented throughout Iraq. I was pulled out of my Unit and worked independently With 101stCSB commanding officer Colonel Scuardi after stopping a large chemical attack and throwing his orders he had in place at him with my revisions I had spent 2 weeks editing. I say this to allow the weight of my words to sting. And allow myself to stand Alone as I've spent this life doing. A military story like this please know it's unheard of. I seldom share it because Soldiers don't brag and boast about the actions you may call heroic. For myself I've given the unit and the commanding officer to track down and He will validate the little I said here and say alot more about Clark. He did not feel safe unless I was protecting him. I picked up the Arabic language and was a key asset in ESTABILISHING relationships with the local Iraqi populace that allowed us to know weeks ahead of time of attacks planned against us. I excelled as a Leader of Men. This is something Im proud to discuss with people face to face only certain things to allow people to know The Hero that stands before them. Mainly to make them look at me as I have earned. The process of sales for 99% of salesman is a manipulation based on branding and marketing. For myself my customers quickly see they are not customers. With my Painting Business I have 19 years of customers that prmy phone to ring. I only pick up new customers that are referred by past customers. This year I've had to work contracts with my top competitors because I am focused on my next pursuit. I have a few calls weekly from business owners I've mentored for years that I always make time to allow my advisement on their business issues. You see I realised after making a quarter million my first year that the money can either ruin your life or allow yourself the means to better this world. When you make millions you don't brag……you don't allow it to make you believe it makes you better then anyone……success isn't from the amount of money in the different accounts you have. I've given away more money then I've kept. Allowing my community and this American Country to become a better place. The greatest thing I've done is to donate the money this country wanted to pay me while I was fighting and leading our Army. Make a Wish Foundation is my favorite cause. Allowing the Children who have a limited time here on earth the opportunity to Make A Wish.Yes sir…..i didn't plan on laying it on this thick. Now i don't edit. I don't go back and make sure I didn't say too much or try to find spots to add things to better say something. I've learned to allow my rambling to ramble on. I'm completely honest and selfless service is a moral I must always ensure I'm allowing this world. Please I so totally understand certain parts of this is more easily to be believed as a fabricate facade of a delusional mentally unstable person. Please believe that if its easier to accept. I really won't lose sleep since this is a Life Ive worked hard to be a person My Mother (my bff) would be proud of and be her greatest joy knowing I'm her son. You see our motivations will always set the limits of our success. I'm using quora to allow me the experience of understanding how to show others myself. Believe me I've had more betrayal then anyone as well as felt envy and jealousy because of my actions and the Success I've had in Life. So please know I've only opened my life and spent 4 hours pecking away at this Samsung 8+ writing this to allow my advice to have an impact on you. A college or some fancy title never shows what I allowed here. Request business answers from me and I will open up on some. I have a black book I've used to record the best advice I've received and have learned. Just know with Business the reward is Profit. So forgive me if there's somethings I choose not to answer without it being a private response.Let me get back on point….call the franchise and always be someone they won't be using a sales pitch on. I've used quite a few persona characters for the first contact. You need to be in the mindset that they need you more then you need them. Franchises have a buy in fee 10,000-250,000. Some do allow financing but please do not start yourself in a debt you have to climb out of. You will suffer a harder hardship for not being wiser now. That's experience. Losing money in Business is how You gain Experience. So when someone offers advise from their experience know I've lost a shitload of money to say these things. Why I shouldn't allow others to hear these lessons because I've paid more money through losing it from a mistake as well as the hardship that comes from not succeeding. So you need to call this franchise. Find a local college near you. Your phone call will show your area. To be a professor assistant or an business administration major calling a franchise because you want to interview the CEO. Is something they will jump at. Write a few things down on paper….your made up name…..your school. Your goal is to push how u idolize the Success of the company and want to write the strategy they use to dominate the industry. I always add how I'm focusing on writing a piece to be published within Forbees Leaders of Tomorrow Contest. Showing your incentative to use this to further your career within marketing business and learning from success. Look the reason behind this facade is to allow you to speak one on one with the brains behind the Franchise you are about to invest and take a chance with. Now write down the key questions to ask this guy. Begin by allowing him to sell himself. Be impressed and if you can allow a female to talk with a male CEO and a male to speak to a female CEO. Now the vital things you need. Why did they switch to marketing franchises…what was the process and did they do it alone or with outside sources…..who are their largest competitors……ask them about their Franchise success rate and what programs have they estabilish to allow this rate to grow each quarter……would they allow you to interview a franchisee? A successful one plus one that's not successful but will show the relationship between the franchise company and the sole proprietor and the Commintment between the two of them allowing a guidance system that ensures success…..finally customer support dealing with unsatisfied and upset customers. Look….i love doing these calls and always record them. They have great apps nowadays. Now I have experience with interrogations and an extensive knowledge in Business and sales to pick up key flags you'll probably miss. So recording and allowing someone else to listen will be helpful. A franchise must show a level of professionalism and expertise to allow your investment. It's what your paying them for. They receive a percentage of your profit before you touch a cent of it. Too many people naively do not understand what all this means until they are broke and just became a failed business owner bankrupt,broke,and in debt.I'm done…..this is way more then I should of allowed. Now I've Definetly allowed my life to be seen in a few ways here. I apologize for the lengthy ramble. I hope this allows an insight that gives you an understanding about franchises.