Frequently Asked Questions
Braxton Independent Associates (BIA) Franchisee Opportunities
NOTE: The BIA’ Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) answers all questions regarding our franchise opportunities. The FDD is available upon serious request. The following list of questions is a brief response to typical inquiries. If there is any inconsistency or conflict between these questions and the FDD, the FDD will control.
How much money can I expect to make?
We do not make earnings claims. Profitability depends on many factors including: location, financing terms and your ability to run the business effectively.
Besides financial factors, what else do you look for in a prospective franchisee?
We look for franchisees with an owner/operator mentality and, depending on the countries, prior success operating a business. You will also need to have the ability to write and execute a business plan.
If I have an existing firm, can I use it ?
Generally yes. There are certain minimum requirements that your warehouse would need to have to be appropriate for Braxton Independent Associates operations. For instance, there are certain height requirements and door opening requirements.
What are the start-up costs to become a BIA franchisee?
Your initial investment within the first two years is estimated in www.braxton-ia.com. These figures are estimates only as there are many factors that will impact your costs. We cannot guarantee that you will not have additional expenses in starting your business.
What do I need to do to qualify financially?
To buy a Braxton Independent Associates franchise you need some net worth, depending on the solution you choose. Net worth is defined as your total assets (including cash, stocks, homes, cars, recreational vehicles, businesses etc.) less liabilities.
Does Braxton Independent Associates help with financing?
No, save in some cases. However, we can provide a list of financial institutions familiar with the Braxton Independent Associates concept that may be willing to finance some of your operational needs.
What are the royalty fees?
We have several programmes. Please visit www.braxton-ia.com.
What is the term of the Franchise Agreement?
The initial term is 20 years, which may be renewed for additional 10-year terms if you remain in good standing. Renewal is subject to current franchise terms, conditions and renewal fees.
What locations are currently available?
Below you will find our current availability lists. If the market you are interested in is not currently available, we encourage you to check back periodically.
Available Braxton Independent Associates franchises at U.S. markets: http://www.braxton-ia.com
Available Braxton Independent Associates at International markets: http://www.braxton-ia.com
Is Braxton Independent Associates considering other foreign markets that are not currently on the international availability list?
Possibly. If you have an interest in opening a franchise in a country other than those that we have listed, we encourage you to contact Braxton Independent Associates in your countri, or in our central headquarters. We are always looking at markets that will help us build our brand internationally.
What kind of training does Braxton Independent Associates provide to new franchisees?
We provide new franchisees with various tools and resources, including a week of training at Corporate headquarters, extensive online training and 2 weeks of onsite support.
Additionally, Braxton Independent Associates hosts a company-wide conference and regional franchise meetings in local markets annually. We also hold monthly “Build Your Business” seminars.
What support will I receive after training is completed?
Please, visit www.braxton-ia.com for such information.
Is it possible to secure a Franchise Agreement for more than one market?
Yes. We can offer multi-unit operations as long as you meet the financial requirements.
What are the steps in the franchise application process?
The first step is to complete an application and confidentiality agreement. Then scan and email both documents back to us. Once we have received your application and confidentiality agreement and you are conditionally approved, we will send you a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document and an invitation to attend a Discovery Day event. Our Discovery Day sessions, will give you an opportunity to learn more about Braxton Independent Associates, meet with key individuals throughout our organization, visit one of our offices and see service demonstrations.
Would Braxton Independent Associates consider a Master Franchise arrangement?
Yes. We would be happy to discuss Master Franchise opportunities so that we can leverage your local expertise to build the market.
How can I contact you for more information?
Braxton Independent Associates Franchise Sales:
Address: Station Path, Staines, United Kingdom