Costly Mistakes to Avoid With New Franchise Build Outs


Franchises can be a smart business decision for those familiar with a particular brand. However, sometimes new franchise owners tend to make a few mistakes here and there that can have them dishing out more money than they had anticipated. Here are just a few mistakes that you can avoid when building out a new franchise.

Following Trends

When deciding on a franchise, it’s important to not follow trends…even though it may seem like a good idea. You should choose a franchise that you’re knowledgeable in so you can answer any questions someone may have and know about the industry. Potential customers will likely come back over and over again if you show how knowledgeable you are in the field.

Construction Costs

Many new franchise owners tend to assume that a buildout cost is what it is and doesn’t make a difference who you pick. However, it does. This assumption could cost you much more that you have ever anticipated. When choosing a contractor, you want one who is transparent, maintains high levels of superior craftsmanship and keep you well informed every step of the way. A good contractor will do their job right, but a great contractor will go above and beyond that – ensuring that you’re getting what you want. When choosing a contractor, choose wisely to ensure the best possible results for your new franchise build out.

The Business System

Not knowing how a business works is the main culprit that a franchise may not do so well.

The reason people open a franchise is to benefit from a system that has already been proven to make money. However, if you don’t know the mechanics of business, your franchise may flop. Do some research, maybe take a couple classes to see how a business works internally and externally—this will help your franchise grow.

You’ve done your research, found a franchise you’re skilled in and know how a business works. What’s next? It’s time to start building. Choosing a company that focuses on design build construction can make the building process much easier. The contractors will be with you every step of the way keeping you in the loop. If you’re looking for reliable commercial contracting, contact a commercial builder at Metro General Contractors today.


We Are Hiring

Metro General Contractors is looking for a Commercial Construction Estimator. This successful candidate will be self-motivated; detail oriented; must be a team player and have the ability to multi-task, responsible for estimating, management, coordination, and supervising the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction. This position also coordinates planning, scheduling, bid solicitation, contract negotiations, and cost management. Contact our office at 248-615-1111 or email your resume to

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