It is well documented that franchise businesses are more likely to be successful in the long term than standalone start-up businesses.  In his bestselling book The E-Myth, Michael Gerber observed that “Franchise Businesses have reported a success rate of 95% in contrast to the 50%-plus-percent failure rate of new independently owned businesses.”

You are buying a business that is already tried and tested, with a known brand.  You also have the support and expertise of the franchise system and the people within it.  Finally, you benefit from extensive marketing of the brand.  We currently spend over $300,000 per year marketing Car Care in Australia.  Could you afford to do that if you started up on your own?