The Process

We Are With You Every Step Of The Way

We will help you to develop and execute a customized plan of action so that you can make the very best decisions regarding owning your own business.

Step 1: Contact Us

To begin the process of exploring business ownership, click the Contact Us link, and we will follow up with you to set up a time to speak or feel free to call me directly at 203-722-5764.

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Step 2: Consultation

We work closely with you to analyze and understand your strengths, interests, and business, income, and lifestyle goals. We then help you begin to navigate the extensive list of 300+ franchise offerings and financing options available as we seek to identify the unique opportunity that is the best fit for you.

Step 3: Discovery

At this point, your goals and objectives are known and understood, and your plan is beginning to take shape. The next step will be to introduce you to the franchise that is of interest to you and meets your objectives. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the business model, and you will have many opportunities to ask questions of people in various roles within the franchise organization. You will also be able to speak with existing franchise owners. These conversations are valuable as you gain an insider's look and perspective on the opportunity to determine if you can see yourself thriving at a given franchise.

We encourage you to evaluate all the business models, compare and contrast them, and be careful not to discount a business until you have all the information. Often the first glance does not paint the whole picture. Learning the numbers and examining the operation is likely to reveal some impressive potential that you may overlook.

Step 4: Review of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD)

As your selection process narrows, you will be receiving an FDD from a franchisor. The purpose of the Franchise Disclosure Document is to provide prospective franchisees with information about the franchisor, the franchise system, and the agreements they will need to sign so that they can make an informed decision. The FDD will also contain a list of franchisees and their contact information. We recommend that you speak with as many franchisees as you can to gain an understanding of what it's like to operate a franchise unit in their system.

Step 5: Contact Franchisees

It is essential to ask the right questions to both existing and past franchisees. We will make sure you are well prepared regarding questions to ask and topics to discuss. This step is an excellent opportunity to learn valuable information from existing franchisees about all facets of running their business.

Step 6: Consult with an Attorney and Accountant

Consulting with a trusted attorney and accountant to represent your interests is a critical step before deciding to purchase any business. We recommend that the professionals you choose have a background working in the franchise industry. At your request, we can make recommendations for you to consider.

Step 7: Attend a Franchise Discovery Day

Most franchisors have either an in-person or a remote Discovery Day, where they invite prospective franchisees to visit a specific franchise location. At Discovery Day, a candidate will gather critical information to assist them in making their final decision. Candidates will meet with various key members of the organization that will be responsible for training and supporting you in the operation of your franchise business.

Step 8: Decision Time

You have spent valuable time and effort analyzing the merits of owning a particular franchise, and now is the time for you to make a decision. We wish you success in your new venture.



This website, and the information contained herein do not constitute the offer or sale of a franchise. There are certain states that require the registration of the companies' Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state. The franchises listed on our website may not be registered in all registration states and may not offer franchises to residents of those states or to persons wishing to locate a franchise in those states. The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD.)

Tipping Point Business Advisors LLC is not an agent, employee, representative, or other functionary of the seller of the respective franchises introduced to you.

Tipping Point Business Advisors LLC is an Independent Contractor, engaged in the activity of introducing prospective business buyers to sellers of franchises.

Tipping Point Business Advisors LLC is paid a finder's fee or commission by the seller if you elect to purchase a business from a company that was introduced to you by us.

Tipping Point Business Advisors LLC has not checked the accuracy of the written or web site information provided by the seller, and assumes no responsibility for the acts, errors, or omissions of the seller, or the outcome of any transaction.

Tipping Point Business Advisors LLC is not qualified to advise in any part of the purchase of a franchise. You are urged to seek professional advice from qualified franchise attorney, accountant, or other qualified resource.

Many Franchisors disclose various earnings claims in their disclosure documents. Tipping Point Business Advisors LLC does not enter into discussions of earnings claims. Any earning claims information shall come directly from the franchise representatives.

Buying a franchise is a complicated investment. Take your time to decide, and personally visit the headquarters of the company you elect to buy from. Make good, common sense decisions in all investment matters.

The Federal Trade Commission regulates the sale of franchises. The FTC has a very user friendly web site, We suggest you use it.

Your state may also have laws regarding franchises. Ask your state consumer affairs agencies about them.

The Better Business Bureau is another excellent information source for potential franchise buyers. will put you in instant touch with both local and national offices.

You alone are responsible for researching the franchise you purchase.