Another question that we're commonly asked is, do I need to be able to provide my franchisee with work from day one? And the answer is no.

It's very common in franchising that the franchisee will be required to have sufficient working capital to support themselves for the first six to 12 months while their business builds up to a place where it can pay them a full time wage. And obviously the franchisor's responsibility is to support the franchisee in getting to that stage, and that could be through local marketing, through the franchisor's own contracts and relationships.

But no, it is not a requirement that you provide franchisees with a full complement of work from day one.