There is a lot to love about the franchise model. Where else can someone quickly become an independent small business owner while tapping into big business resources? For the franchisor, the benefits are equally impressive. Business owners who want to expand their operations, but lack the capital to make it happen, can open up to operational partners who then pay into the company. Those new franchise owners help the business grow while living their own dreams of ownership.
But look more closely, and you’ll begin to see that franchises face challenges that can impede workflow and threaten success. Franchise leaders consistently have to deal with the problems that a decentralized operation creates, as well as higher staff turnover rates, and often a nonexistent IT department.
There is, however, one solution that is paving the way to a more productive workflow and a better bottom line for franchises – moving to the cloud.