Many people are looking for ways to start their own business and escape room franchise might be the thing they are looking for. Perspective, flexible working hours, the possibility to earn money while having fun, more time for your family – these are the things that attract people to have escape room business.
So, the first thing many will do is to google ‘escape room franchise’ thinking it will be cheaper and easier just to find some company that will give them everything. And if you do your research carefully, you will see how wrong you were.
Let’s just take two minutes of your time to compare the difference between buying escape room and escape room franchise.
NAME OF THE COMPANY
In most of the cases if you choose to buy escape room franchise, you will have to take their official “brand” name of the company. And in some cases this might be good. You will attract more people if the name of that brand or company is so famous and popular. You should know that you can count on fingers of one hand companies that are this popular, and it usually requires a lot of money to make their escape rooms and that is not always an option for beginners in this business. On the other hand, if you decide at any time to create something on your own, after learning more about making escape rooms, you will not be able to do that, at least not under that company name.
If you choose simple to buy escape room (either as blue print on paper or even with the items and equipment) you will be able to choose your new company name and to decide whether and from whom you are going to buy new rooms or to make your own.
IT’S SAVING YOUR MONEY
You know how when signing contracts in the bank you don’t read small letters because you don’t think it’s important and after a while you realize that they are taking your money because of these small details. It’s the same in escape room business. When choosing a escape room franchise you are obligated to pay monthly fees, either as percentage from each game (around 10-20%) or fixed monthly installment. Ok, I know what you think, it’s not that much, it’s a reasonable price, but let’s do one example:
Imagine that you are paying just 200 dollars a month per escape room and that you have two escape rooms that you bought from a escape room franchise company.
200 x 2 (rooms) x 12 (months) x 5 (years) = 24000 dollars of your money!!!
You can save all this money by choosing to buy escape room from a company that will not ask from you any additional fees.
People say that escape room owners are special kind of people, open minded, smart and wily, so then just listen to your common sense and I am sure you will make the right decision.