Discover why now is the best time to start your own sports franchise
There are many ways of starting a business, but only one where you don’t need to start from scratch: a franchise. We know that starting a new business is a great motivator and a personal challenge that’s within the reach of really ambitious people who seek to transform their passion into a profession and, without a doubt, be their own bosses.
You also have to be aware of the fact that opening a new business is a great responsibility. You need to know about the industry you want to be in, have the necessary resources to be able to face the financial investment (as well as the time investment) and surround yourself with true professionals that help you grow your business.
That’s why the option of opening a franchise clearly reduces the risk a lot since the budget and the initial investment you need would be significantly lower to starting a business on your own from scratch. We also firmly believe in the advantages the sports franchise industry offers. That’s why we’d like to explain the 7 advantages and benefits of opening your own sports franchise.
These are the 7 advantages and benefits of opening a sports franchise
Start a business with positive values
If your only goal is to fill your pockets with money as quickly as possible, then spend all your savings on a fast food chain with a giant letter M at the door. However, investing in a sports centre means promoting a healthy lifestyle among your customers with the aim of improving their well-being and promoting social relationships among them. Knowing you’re pulling your weight to improve society and people’s quality of life is without a doubt a great satisfaction.
Gym franchises are among the most profitable in Spain
The sports and physical activity industry continues to increase in our country, as confirmed by the results of a study by the consulting firm DBK Observatorio Sectorial. This study shows a total market growth of 6% during 2017, compared to the previous year and assures that “the gym business has been reviving” since 2015.
In addition, according to the data offered by Tormo Franquicias Consulting, the average turnover of a gym and fitness franchise amounted to €378,662 with an average investment of €179,313 during 2017.
Sports franchises are not a fad business
Before investing your capital in a franchise, make sure you aren’t investing your resources in a business model that fails because it’s a fad (you just have to look at the proliferation of “we buy gold” or e-cigarette shops). In our case, we have been offering a business concept for 40 years that continues to grow over the years and has never stopped innovating.
Choose the franchise model that most motivates you
Another advantage gyms and fitness franchises offer is that you can specialise your business model towards the sport with which you feel most comfortable. In our case, you can choose among boutique gyms, yoga centres, fitness studios and boxing clubs. They’re all different and require different levels of investment, but they all offer a team of professionals at your disposal.
The time has come to make a living through your passion
One of the great advantages and motivations is to stop being a user or another employee at a gym to manage your own sports centre. It would be a mistake to think that if you’re part of a franchise, you won’t be able to make your own decisions, because it shouldn’t be like that.
The initial investment is very low
Imagine starting your fitness gym project from scratch. In addition to having to invest in infrastructure and equipment –which we know would not be a small investment–, you should also invest in a good communications, marketing and advisory team to be at the same level as your competitors as soon as possible. The advantage of being part of a franchise is that you can utilise its brand, all of its communications platform and its advice to discover how to reduce costs, among other convenient things.
You have a team of professionals at your service
In addition to the advice a franchise department can offer you, you have all of the company’s resources at your disposal in terms of fitness and yoga instructors, personal trainers, nutritionists, physiotherapists, reception staff… As well as a whole team that works behind the scenes, such as the communications and marketing department, human resources, the ongoing training academy and club maintenance.
Open your own sports franchise with DiR Clubs
If you want to open your own sports franchise or yoga centre, we would like you to consider the option of becoming part of DiR Clubs. We have a professional team to advise you throughout the process, as well as nearly 40 years’ experience in the industry and the possibility of choosing the model that best suits your interests and budget. Get in touch with us here to find out much more.