The Franchise Consulting Company, Inc., the global leader in franchise buying and education, announced today that it will launch the world’s first Virtual Reality platform dedicated to helping consumers purchase a franchise. The platform is a breakthrough for entrepreneurs shopping for franchise investments, as well as for franchisors offering business opportunities, as it allows prospective buyers to experience a realistic inside tour of locations – without having to get in a car or on a plane.
To be officially revealed at the “Discover A New World Conference” in Cancun, the platform, named TheFCCVR (www.TheFCCVR.com) was designed from the ground up to deliver gorgeous, immersive virtual reality experiences to those interested in purchasing a franchise. The company plans to give away 10,000 Free VR Headsets to anyone who is seriously interested in owning a franchise.
Nick Neonakis, CEO of The Franchise Consulting Company, Inc. and TheFCCVR, says the challenge many buyers have is they are only viewing a potential business online, or they have to travel to go see what a location looks like. The VR Headsets allow anyone interested in business ownership to take an immersive tour of dozens of quality franchise businesses—from the comfort of their own home. “Now you can actually go behind the counter and see what it’s like from an owner’s perspective,” said Neonakis, author of #1 Amazon bestseller The Franchise MBA.
Virtual Reality, one of the most exciting and fastest growing segments of the consumer electronics segments, is being harnessed in unique ways to create value. The market for virtual and augmented reality is currently at under $10 billion USD and is projected to grow to over $100 billion by 2021. Currently, there is no way for prospective franchise buyers to tour locations. TheFCCVR has created a disruptive platform that bridges distance and allows people see what a facility looks like, from the inside and out.
Neonakis said The Franchise Consulting Company Inc. acts as realtors or matchmakers for prospective franchisees and franchise companies by helping individuals learn about different franchise options. The services are free for the buyer, with the franchisor providing his company with a referral fee upon a sale similar to a realtor. The VR platform will help educate buyers and make purchasing decisions more efficiently as they can get an inside look without the hassle, time or expense of travelling.
Virtual Reality is the next frontier for every major player in many industries. From real estate to medicine, from Facebook to Google, options for VR content are limitless.