By Michael J. Morris
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Can I finance it? ) Have I evaluated this proposition as carefully as I would my own business idea? The advisory agencies can offer advice, and some banks employ franchising specialists. The British Franchise Association can give information (their address is in Section 17). As always, care is called for in assembling and judging facts, and imagination needs to be balanced by scepticism. Needless to say, you should get advice from a good commercial solicitor. With any luck, the outcome will be a wise decision.
If you look after the consumer you should be able to make a living, but if you don’t you are risking a lot. Suppose your product sells to consumers through the shops. Suppose you supply something that the customer wants, yet the shops resist it. Do you give up, and bow down to the shopkeeper? You could, and in the short term you might be right. But sooner or later the consumer’s need that you identified will be satisfied; as you thought of it first, why not by you? The example that springs to mind is of John D Rockefeller giving away paraffin lamps in order to increase the use of paraffin.
Any but the first option creates an immediate dilemma. On the one hand, preparation must begin immediately and the entire system be specified and installed before the business starts. On the other, that forces you to choose at a time when you know least about what is needed. Consequently many firms adopt a middle way, starting with a minimum and growing their use of IT as their experience and confidence build up. That is possible 18 Starting a successful business in most cases, the sole exception being the final item in the list above.