Opening an urgent care clinic with the American Family Care (AFC) franchise family is an exciting and multi-step process. One of the most important steps you’ll take is reviewing our Franchise Disclosure Document or FDD. An FDD is a comprehensive document that all franchisors must have and that goes over everything you need to know about a brand, including its history and key players. It’s vital that you are well informed before making any investment, and a careful review of our FDD will help. In fact, many potential franchisees review it with their attorney. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the role an FDD plays and some of the topics it will discuss.
What You Can Expect from Us
We take the franchisee/franchisor relationship very seriously, so some of the most important information our FDD will provide you with is just what to expect from us as your franchisor. Our Franchise Disclosure Document spells out precisely what our responsibilities are to you; among other things, it will outline what kind of training and support you can count on from us, as well as the type of marketing and operational resources you can expect will be made available to you, as you establish and grow your urgent care center. The franchisee/franchisor relationship is a true partnership, one that’s critical to the success of the AFC brand, and our FDD reiterates that.
What’s Expected of You
Opening an urgent care clinic with the AFC franchise family means you’ll be in business for yourself but not by yourself. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make important decisions on your own as you grow your clinic. But you’ll also enjoy the security that comes with being part of something bigger than yourself. That means adhering to certain guidelines and processes that help establish the AFC brand as a leader in our industry. These are laid out clearly in our FDD. While you’ll have the freedom to run your urgent care centerthe way you’d like, it’s essential you adhere to our business model, utilize all our proprietary materials, and stick to the culture of our brand. This kind of consistency helps to distinguish us from our competitors and sets us all up for success.
What Your Investment Looks Like
Most potential franchisees are grateful for all the information contained in an FDD, but what many of them are most interested in when opening an urgent care clinic with us is the cost of investing in our brand. Our FDD clearly lays out that investment. You’ll learn what to expect in the way of startup costs, including the franchise fee itself. You’ll also learn more about any ongoing fees you’ll be responsible for, including monthly royalty and marketing fees. It’s of great importance that you have a clear sense of what’s expected of you financially, and our FDD provides that.
Our goal is to be as transparent as possible about your investment with us, and our FDD will provide you with information you can use to make an educated decision about whether or not to open an urgent care clinic with AFC. Remember, too, that we’re always available during the process to answer any questions you might have.
To find out more about the steps you’ll take to become an AFC franchisee, get in touch today!