Sam & Louie's: Italian Resaurant and New York Pizza

Starting a Pizza Franchise?

By Mary Gill May 15, 2019

Avoid Making These 4 Common Mistakes

Every day, millions of Americans get up early, have a cup of coffee, and head into jobs that they hate. They have to pay the bills, so they carry on. But what if there was a way to start something new? If you’re one of the many Americans that are sick of their current working situation, why not capitalize on something fun, interesting, and lucrative: pizza.

People — especially Americans — love pizza. In fact, every year, the average American eats about 46 slices of pizza.

If you do some research, plan accordingly, and work hard, you’ll be able to capitalize on pizza franchise opportunities and reinvigorate your professional career. Here are some common mistakes to avoid at all costs when starting your very own pizza franchise:

1. Not Getting Enough Financial Backing
Unless you have accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars — or more — throughout your professional career, you’re likely going to need some financial assistance when starting a franchise. Make sure you set your business up for success and acquire enough financing early on.

2. Neglecting to have a Plan B
Even if you have a great business model, plenty of consumer interest, and an excellent product, you could run into some serious problems if you don’t have a backup plan. You need to have a secondary source of capital when starting a franchise just in case something goes wrong.

3. Purchasing a Franchise Without Hiring a Lawyer
Franchises are quite complicated and you’re going to need some legal assistance throughout the entire process. Hire a lawyer who is experienced in franchising so he or she can help you throughout all the complicated legal — and financial — proceedings.

4. Ignoring the Importance of Advertising
Your pizza franchise will never truly succeed if you don’t spend enough time, money, and resources on marketing. You should never slow down your marketing efforts, even once you start succeeding in your industry.

No matter what size organization you’re starting, as long as you work hard and avoid these common mistakes, you should have a great chance of succeeding. If you want to learn more about how to capitalize on Italian restaurant franchises, give Sam and Louie’s Pizza a call today!