A franchisor forces its franchisees to keep everything in good condition, and often to completely reconstruct the facility every so many years. When you own your own business, operating with a license from ECS Business Model, you renovate as YOU see fit.
You can literally make your office look however you want. You can HAVE your office wherever you want. Do you prefer to work from a home office? In a beautiful top-floor office? In the corner of your basement? On your dining room table? The choice is yours; this is your business, that you will run using our proven business model.
Leasehold improvements are the installations in the commercial space the franchisor may have chosen when you constructed or improved your business’s physical space. Doors, hinges, cabinets, shelves, counters, tiles, paint color, and many more items may fall into this category.
Who covers the cost of installation and upkeep for these items? Yes, you do.
Since it is the franchisor’s job to uphold the company image, they will most likely oversee the construction of the commercial space. However, in most cases, the franchisee is still expected to cover the costs of construction.
Not only will you be required to build or uphold your franchise location in accordance with city and local ordinances, but construction will also need to be approved by the franchisor.