How to Decide Between a Small Business and a Franchise?

How to Decide Between a Small Business and a Franchise

If you want to become a recruiter, but you want to own and run your own recruitment consultancy, then you have two main options:

First – You can either start your own business from scratch,

Second – You can invest in an already established franchise like ours, i.e. Antal International franchise.

Though deciding between the two may seem difficult, here are some considerations that should help you to decide which is better – starting a business or investing in an established franchise.

Do read this up before taking that plunge!

Starting Your Own Business Will Require You to Build Your Own Connections:

It is going to involve a lot more work to develop relationships with various candidates whom you can introduce to clients.

When you invest in a franchise like Antal International, though, you’ll be able to take advantage of our huge Global network, which means you’ll immediately have connections to a client history that will help you in expanding your business rapidly.

A Franchise Will Have an Established Brand:

One of the most difficult tasks of starting a small business from scratch is that you have to put a lot of effort and resources into marketing your brand. Nobody is going to know who you are, and the survival of your business will depend on how effectively you can increase awareness and generate interest in your company. This can become quite expensive – and if you don’t have any marketing experience or know-how, it can be quite challenging as well.

Not only a franchise already has a well-established brand and client base, but they also help you with your local/social media marketing efforts to get your business off on the right foot.

You Won’t Need as Much Recruitment Experience with a Franchise:

If you want to become a recruitment consultant without any kind of recruiting experience or expertise, you will face some difficulties getting your small business off the ground. Even developing a business plan is going to be a challenge.

However, if you invest in a franchise, you’re going to receive the training, guidance and operational support you need to run your franchise effectively. After all, the last thing that a franchisor wants is for their owners to fail.

With a Small Business, You’ll Be on Your Own:

Running a business is difficult enough as it is, and you may end up feeling like you’re out to sea all on your own with a small business.

With a franchise, you’ll be given full support by the franchisor as you start your business, as well as during the duration of your franchise life.

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About Antal India Recruitment Blog

Founded in 1993, Antal International is a global Executive Recruitment firm with 120 offices in more than 30 countries We work with professional and managerial talent worldwide. works with many of the world’s most successful and ambitious employers. In January 2007 Antal International established the first office in India, which led to the opening of 38 offices in 14 cities. In 2013, Antal named Joseph Devasia as its Managing Director for Antal International Network, India – the man who brought Antal to India 9 years ago. Antal India today has 100+ consultants working across offices in India filling more than 3000 assignments at the mid – senior level. Antal India today has offices specialising in various industries like FMCG/CD, Ecommerce, IT, Pharma, Auto, Engineering, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Construction, Retail, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Defence. Clients: Over the past 22 years, Antal has worked with over several thousand clients making 60,000 placements. Antal extensive network of offices and deep market expertise is what sets Antal apart from its competitors. To know more about us – www.antal.com

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