Buying a Franchise

Looking to buy a franchise? We can help you.

BDA’s proven five module system will assist you in making the right choice when buying a franchise business. We can help you throughout the whole process, from developing your business plan through to submitting your franchise application.

Module One:
Introduction to franchising – is franchising for you?

Module Two:
The cost of buying a franchise and the availability of finance.

Module Three:
The Franchise Agreement and other documents.

Module Four:
Getting started – finding the right franchise.

Module Five:
Franchise selection and development.

We trust this process to provide you with important guidance on the integral areas that need to be addressed when considering buying a franchise.

At the end of the day, any business acquisition, including a franchise, contains a commercial risk. You must be prepared to take that risk if you wish to benefit from the rewards of business ownership. Buying a franchise system does appear to reduce the risks; however it is not a guarantee of success – franchisees have been known to fail. It is important to be aware that when buying a franchise, the challenges experienced are the same as with any other type of business. However, being a ‘legal relationship’, purchasing a franchise has added complications that must be researched properly and understood.

BDA offers a complete range of franchise consultancy and recruitment services for franchisors, franchise owners and the franchise sector in general. Utilising our expertise in franchise selection; we will minimise your risk and ensure that you make the right educated choice.

Please Note:

BDA formally counsels that you investigate your choice of franchise using your own independent accounting and legal advisers. If dealing with advisers you already know and trust, it is important that they have sufficient expertise in the specialist area of franchising and that they provide you with a written disclosure of their experience and qualifications. At BDA, we advise that our clients only deal with advisors who can demonstrate that they have extensive franchising experience, to do otherwise is inviting trouble. If you need a recommendation on solicitors with the appropriate experience, we are happy to help.

Never sign a franchise agreement without first seeking legal advice. We strongly recommend that you obtain independent advice on the contents of any franchise agreement from a solicitor. It is also recommended that you retain any written material provided by your franchisor, including all sales brochures, disclosure documents and the agreements provided.

These statements are made in the interests of the purchasing public, the franchise industry and Business Development Alliance.

We look forward to working closely together with you on your journey to franchising success!!!


What our clients say about us.

  • "A quick one to say thanks for Tuesday night. I thought it was a great venue, great atmosphere and a bunch of knowledgeable and colourful business people. Hats off mate!" 

    Chris WalkerWriter & Editor, Wordfox
  • "Mark has extensive franchising and business experience and combines this knowledge with great enthusiasm and drive. He is a brilliant person for bouncing ideas around and always brings creativity and a fresh perspective to the table. Would recommend Mark for his wide ranging abilities in policy, strategy, industry knowledge and innovative thinking."

    Jackie DihmOwner, FitChips
  • "Mark and I always seem to catch up at just about franchising event around the country. He is deeply immersed in the business community and is a great source of help and advice when required. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and a really nice guy who is always a pleasure to catch up with."

    James ScurrManaging Director, Cashflow It
  • "Mark brings a sense of energy and positivity to everyone he meets. I have total trust in him as a fellow consultant, and together we are able to get great outcomes for a client we jointly work with. He has an instinctive understanding of how businesses work, and is able to bring structure and systems which enable businesses to replicate and grow. He is comfortable working with financials, whilst his greatest strength is probably his insight into people. Mark is supportive and encouraging, yet not afraid to be honest and forthright when required. I look forward to working with Mark on future projects."

    Jayne GriffithsHR Director, My Hr Adviser
  • " I must say you put things in a way that made me understand things and I really got lots from our session and plan to be making changes in the future. I look forward to the next steps in our meetings." 

    Sandy AndersonManaging Director, Spruce Ups
  • " On behalf of Legalwise Seminars, we wanted to thank you for chairing our Franchise Law seminar. We are extremely appreciative of your significant contribution. Overall, the feedback received from the seminar has been excellent and we are delighted with the outcome." 

    Sintija DobrotinsekProgram Manager, Legalwise
  • " Mark has an extensive franchise consulting and business development practise in WA and beyond, and is an active contributor to the franchising industry through his membership of the Franchise Council of Australia WA Chapter Committee. Mark is a diligent and hard working adviser and he generously shares the benefits of his knowledge and experience with others for the betterment of franchising as a whole. Amongst Mark's outstanding qualities as an adviser are his willingness to rigorously pursue improvement and challenge the status quo, and to be honest and direct in his advice."

    Veronica JumeauxPartner, HWL Ebsworth
    Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.