If you’re thinking about starting a franchise you should make sure you you’re comfortable with the plan and level of support provided to you by the franchisor. Some franchisors are hands off and provide very littles support to help you while others make it their mission to make sure you succeed. If you’re starting a business due to a layoff then it’s really important that it works, so that extra support will be important.
Check out our article on starting a franchise for more information about going through the process of vetting a franchisor and a potential opportunity. If you need financing then I would also recommend our article on franchise financing to make sure you get the capital you need. Good luck!