Author Topic: The Master's Touch - Anybody have any dealings with them? or another Franchise?  (Read 2071 times)

CheapskateWife

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I have been looking at options for starting my own business and have begun the process with a company called The Master's Touch; who market and sell a business startup package for a surface restoration business.  However, the interview process is just getting weird, and I am feeling like they are withholding details until I submit to a credit check.  I have been asking specific questions about overhead expenses, how to see the equipment in action in person rather than via video, but they won't share specifics until "we determine that you are a viable candidate for our opportunity"

Anybody ever dealt with them, or are any of you out there running one of their businesses?  How about other franchise owners...is this the way it goes?

I am really starting to feel uncomfortable with the one-sidedness of the pitch and am thinking I should go with that feeling and pull out before they impact my credit score.  What say you, mustachians?


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I have no knowledge of the company, but go with your gut.  You have instincts for a reason; pay attention to them. 

Thegoblinchief

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You might consider PMing soccerluvof4. On past threads he has spoken about a wide variety of franchise opportunities, and I've gotten the impression that pretty much the only money in franchise opportunities these days is for the franchisor, not the franchisee.

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Does this mean bathtub restoration? I have no idea what you mean by "surface restoration."

For heaven's sake, if you are going into a service business make you own "start up package." This sounds like a francise (?) Don't be gullible, don't buy anything from these people.

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Talked with the DH about this after the "uncomfortable" interview and am going to take the advice posted here and go with my gut.  Not giving these folks any more of my time (or money) and going to break into an industry I know I have the equipment and skills for.

Thank you for the sanity check!