The individual should look for the franchise that deals in ones area of interest. Doing so will help the individual to do the business effectively. It would not be fruitful if the individual opts for the franchise of some product but have the keen interest in running a restaurant.
Selecting a small franchise is a good way to begin. As the outcome of it will help to understand and analyze if the effort of yours lead in success or failure of business.
You should be very careful while selecting the franchise. The choice should not be made on the past profit of the franchise, as the success in the past does not assure the success in the future. It may happen that at initial times business was growing so the franchise was having a high profit and with the growing years the market has saturated and the demand of the product has become stagnant.
Once you have decided on the franchise you need to sign the agreement with the franchise. Make sure to read and understand the agreement carefully. If you do not do that, it may lead you in trouble. The most common error that people do is that they conclude that they only need to pay one time to franchiser. However, this is incorrect, franchisee needs to pay to franchiser every year or month, and the payment done at those intervals is termed as loyalty. You can consult a lawyer, as he can help you in understanding the clauses of agreement. This will also ensure that the agreement that you are entering with the franchiser is profitable to you.
The most important thing you as the individual should also consider is the training and support offered by the franchiser. There are numerous types of franchisers available and out of those, some do not even provide the minimal required to support to franchise. Deals with such franchisers should be avoided.