When you purchase a franchise, not only are you running your own business, you’re also buying a business model. Since the model has been successful in various locations, it makes sense that it would work in your territory as well. But as strong as the business model may be, you can’t rely on it entirely. For your franchise to be successful, it’s critical for the franchise owner to put in the work and make some key things happen.
The same is true for running a Fire & Rice paella franchise. If you’re considering owning a paella franchise, here are four things you can do to set your business up for success:
1. Be Passionate About Your Product or Service
Passion for your product or service starts at the top and trickles down through your employees to the customers. When it comes to the paella catering business, it’s important to like food and being around people. To create the ultimate paella experience, Fire & Rice brings an energized atmosphere everywhere we go. Not only do we prepare award-winning paella, we also interact with the crowd in a communal dining setting that’s fun and exciting for everyone involved. It’s an experience we want our clients to remember for years to come. We’re passionate about paella, and it shows!
2. Hire the Right Staff to Support Your Efforts
Once your business starts to grow, hiring the right staff is essential to the success of your franchise and brand. Fire & Rice projects a positive, energized image that spells out F-U-N. By hiring enthusiastic people who can connect with others, you’ll be able to provide an atmosphere that is both fun and exciting, and the Fire &Rice concept will spread like wildfire throughout your community.
3. Take Full Advantage of the Tools Provided by the Franchisor
Over the last ten years, Fire & Rice founder, Chef Paul Schmidgall, has been perfecting the tools for franchisee success. He has a proven business model and has learned what works as well as what doesn’t work when it comes to building a paella franchise. By taking full advantage of the tools that are in place, you can utilize your time efficiently and focus on growing your business.
4. Network, Network, Network!
Like in any other business, networking in your community is critical. Join professional organizations, such as the chamber of commerce and small business owner groups. Forming relationships in the business community will be a great resource when you’re looking for direction or insight, or to share ideas. And don’t forget about networking with friends and family! The people who are the closest to you will want to support your endeavors and refer you to others.
Fire & Rice Offers Comprehensive Training for New Paella Franchise Owners
At Fire & Rice, we do everything we can to set new franchise owners up for success. Since we’ve been in the paella business for more than a decade, we’ve learned a few things along the way. We want our franchise owners to learn from our successes as well as our mistakes.
Fire & Rice offers a comprehensive training process for all new franchisees. Before opening a location, each new franchisee spends about a month at our original paella location in Naples, learning the business first-hand. From running parties and events to discussing strategies for growing your business, you’ll experience it all. With the right knowledge and tools under your belt, you’ll be ready to take the business and run with it!
If you’d like to learn more about running a paella franchise, call Chef Paul Schmidgall at (239) 269-8857. He’d love to talk to you!