Franchising can be a very complex area, but if you do your research properly and as a consequence manage to find the right franchise for you, it can be very rewarding. However, before you start looking at franchise opportunities you need to understand what franchising is and if it's the right route into business for you. Franchises have offered millions of people from around the world the opportunity to become business owners and to control their own destiny. So if the question is 'why become a franchisee?' the answer surely has to be 'why not?'