Alaska has an incredible amount of outdoor adventures for its residents to try- including starting a franchise. This is an adventure on its own, but don’t worry you will not be embarking on it alone.
Franchising is something one does with a strong community around them. Luckily, support is something you’ll get from both corporate and the local community of small business owners around you. Through your corporate parent, you will receive training, marketing plans, and store layouts. With an already established brand, you won’t spend too much time gaining trust from your customers- they will most likely have heard of you and even used your services.
For additional help, the Alaska Small Business Development Center is set up to help new and returning business owners. They can walk you through specific regulations of the state, and often introduce you to things you may not have previously known.
If you’re looking to try something a little different, consider buying an existing business in Alaska.