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3 Steps to Starting a Franchise in Ohio

Have you ever wanted to strike out on your own and start your own business? Becoming a franchise owner is a great way to avoid ever having to deal with a tough job market ever again. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for a new franchise to purchase, the best place to look is at other franchises that have done well in one region and want to expand to a new area. For example, Anago Cleaning Systems has recently expanded to Ohio and Kentucky, and is now one of the most successful commercial cleaning franchises in Dayton, OH. Whether you are looking to enter the commercial cleaning industry, or want to pursue another business, there are many franchises opportunities for you to consider within the Cincinnati metropolitan area extending into Kentucky.

Here are the three first steps to starting a franchise in Ohio:

FIGURE OUT WHICH FRANCHISE YOU CAN AND WANT TO LEAD

It all starts with a decision. You may be interested in offering commercial janitorial services for cities like Cincinnati or Dayton. Perhaps you’re interested in quick service restaurants, opening a new business location for financial services or insurance brokers, or even running a gas or pharmacy convenience store. All will provide products or services your community needs, but the one you choose ultimately needs to be a reflection of your interests as you will be well invested into this business opportunity.

UNDERSTANDING FRANCHISE REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS

Once you narrow down a few business franchises that interest you, request the Franchise Disclosure Document, otherwise known as the “FDD,” from the franchisor. Study this document because it is the foundation for everything the franchise stands for and how you can succeed in this market segment.

This document (FDD) must be made available to any prospective franchisees within 14 business days before the franchisor requests them to sign a binding agreement or accept payment for the sale of the franchise. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires franchisors to provide more than 20 sections of information for franchisees to learn about the business model. Pay extra attention to this key information:

  • Franchise history
  • Minimum and maximum fees franchisees must pay to buy in order to maintain ownership of the business
  • Obligations both franchisees and franchisors must fulfill
  • Process for termination or transfer of the business

See full details about the FDD and learn about the Ohio Business Opportunity Plan Law that is in place to protect franchisees from the Ohio State Bar Association.

GET LEGALLY RECOGNIZED IN OHIO AS A BUSINESS

Person holding a contractThere are many steps franchisees will need to take within the state of Ohio to be recognized as a business. You have to register yourself and the business with a number of state government departments to legally begin business operations. These obligations include business permits, licenses, payroll and business tax parameters, and much more.

If you would like to learn more about the business opportunities with Anago, get in touch with our franchisor experts! Let us know if you would like to learn how to start a commercial cleaners franchise in Kentucky or Ohio. Both English and Spanish documentation and phone service are available to you.

Anago of Cincinnati as been a great commercial cleaning business model of the national brand for 10 years. We want our success to inspire you to begin a janitorial services franchise in your community. Make the choice to talk to a representative today by phone (513) 854-4884 or arrange a time to meet via our contact form!

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