Have you ever wondered why businesses are sometimes referred to as “turnkey”? It is a simple way of saying all you need to do is unlock the door and begin operating the business. A turnkey business provides an owner everything he or she needs to get the business started — from the business model to the location, name, equipment, inventory, permits, etc. About the only thing you will have to do on your own is staff the business.
Franchises are, in many ways, an example of a turnkey business. A franchise provides a complete and proven business model with an established brand and recognized brand name, tested and trusted products or services, and possibly even a built-in customer base. Marketing and extensive training are all provided for you— ensuring that once you are set up, your business will run smoothly. In many cases, even websites and social media platforms are included with a turnkey franchise. Compared to starting an independent business from scratch, a turnkey franchise usually involves less start-up time and less risk.
Turnkey franchises offer entrepreneurs peace of mind on their investment from the start because they have multiple success stories within the franchise to look to for inspiration.
A turnkey franchise is great for people who have the investment capital and are looking to enter a particular industry without all of the risks of building a business or brand from the ground up.
There are some limitations to choosing a turnkey franchise. A well-established franchise will have a customer base that expects the same quality and similar experience from each location. Because of this, franchise operators must follow strict guidelines provided by the franchisor. These already-proven models guarantee the success of the franchises and, ultimately, the parent company. Any breach of contract or failure to comply with the standards is grounds for termination of the contract between a franchisor and franchisee owner.
American Family Care® (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, offers a true turnkey business model in one of the fastest-growing sectors of the healthcare industry. All new franchise owners are assigned a Franchise Business Consultant from day one when the pre-opening process begins.
- Training and Support
- Ongoing Business Development
- AFC Vendors and Strategic Partners
- Technology and Billing resources
- Care Center Marketing and Recruitment Support
If you are interested in learning more about the turnkey franchise opportunity offered by American Family Care, click here.