FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the PMA franchise concept?
A: PMA is a business offering recruiting and
placement services of full-time management personnel in
the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries. These industries
are very "Recession Resistant" with a
continued demand for talent.
Q: What type of investment will I need?
A: The estimated initial investment ranges from
$45,000 to $55,000 (See Estimated
which includes a franchise fee of $30,000,
training fee, and three months of start u capital. We
suggest keeping your initial investment as low as is
possible so you can concentrate on building your
complete disclosure (U. F. O. C.) will be provided at our first
Q: How large is a franchise territory?
A: A franchise territory is defined as 1
million people in population. We break that down by
county and add them up until we reach 1 million people.
Q: Who are my customers?
A: Your potential customers are all
restaurants, hotels and retail companies plus anyone
looking for management positions in your franchised
territory. In addition, you are not restricted to
just your franchise territory. You are able to do
business anywhere in the USA as long as there is not an
established Personalized Management Associates office
Q: Do I need experience in the recruitment,
restaurant or retail
A: No. Through our "Live" comprehensive training
program conducted by Certified Personnel Consultants, we
can teach you how to find, recruit and place applicants
as well as how to obtain companies with hiring needs.
Q: What assistance and support do I receive?
A: Begin with a nationally recognized "Live
Training" program, plus various operations manuals,
marketing and sales support software. Plus, ongoing
training for both you and your employee, tele-training,
onsite visits, and the ability to communicate with us at
every turn of your growth.
Q: Do I need to have office space to run my
A: No. You are able to start up using a home
office for up to one year. However, having an office space will allow you to
interview local applicants for placement, to meet
personally with hiring companies, to conduct on-going
educational training and hire the necessary account
representatives to grow your business.
Q: How long will it take to become operational?
A: We estimate that it will take between 45-90
days to become operational. You can be operational
immediately after the initial training program.
Q: Do I need a large staff to operate my
A: No. You can begin and operate as a solo
operator. However, additional people can not only help
reduce your workload, but can exponentially increase
your revenues. As your business grows, you can staff it
Q. Do I select my own location?
A. Yes. However, upon request
Personalized Management Associates can provide you with
site selection assistance. We suggest starting out with
an executive suite and grow with your business. You will
need to obtain final approval on all sites from us.
Q: Is a single unit the only option available?
A: No. Our Master Franchise and Franchise
Developer opportunities are for those who would not be
happy with just a single unit. The Master Franchise and
Franchise Developer programs provide larger revenue
opportunities. A Master Franchise does not require you
to actually run a separate unit, which means less time
on the telephone.
Q: What if I already own a recruiting firm?
A: PMA has a program to help you convert to the
PMA System with a similar program in your current
franchise organization. If you are a solo owner, the PMA
Conversion program can be tailored specifically to you.
One of the advantages with the PMA training program, is
learning how to negotiate and obtain larger fees.
Q: Can I do this on my own?
A: Yes. You can try, but the
odds of success
are dramatically against you.
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