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Franchising vs selling

Question
Instead of selling our business, are there people who will help us franchise it? 
Answer
First, there are people who specialize in helping you franchise your business model.

However, if you want to get out of the business, becoming a franchisor is not exactly a quick exit strategy. But if your goal is to get a financial return on your investment, franchising can be a great way to do that.

New franchise companies are typically managed and energized by the entrepreneurs who started the core business. If you're not energetic about staying in your business for very much longer, then you're not a prospect for becoming a franchisor. 
Brain Trust contributor: Principal, the Bibby Group; franchise consultant and entrepreneurship counselor
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