A Turnkey Business, Cajun Style
Fully Promoted is looking for an ambitious self-starter to become the latest franchise owner in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun Country! This spunky town is more than spicy food and fun music, though, with one of the strongest economies in the state and a variety of resources for business owners. Indeed, at Fully Promoted, we want our franchise owners to have the best start possible, which is why we want to open a location in the prosperous city of Lafayette.
You just can’t talk about Louisiana without a mention of Cajun, and Lafayette is the self-proclaimed Cajun capital. The famous Cajun cuisine is on constant display in Lafayette, with so many restaurants, chefs, and specialty dishes that we couldn’t hope to name them all. Luckily, the city’s tourism bureau put together a handy guide of the Boudin Trail. This guide features several restaurants and details their specialties so residents and tourists alike can be sure they aren’t missing out on the best offerings of this famous dish. In October, the top Boudiners get together for the annual Boudin Cookoff, during which all the best parts of Cajun culture come out to shine including food, music, and a general “joie de vivre.”
Perhaps because of the vibrant culture of the city, Lafayette’s economy is one of the strongest in Louisiana. In 2015, Lafayette was named the fifth best city for job growth in the United States by Business Facilities magazine. This comes as no surprise, as Lafayette is ranked #26 in cost of doing business on Forbes’ list of the Best Places for Business and Careers. In addition, Southern Business and Development put Lafayette in the top ten mid-market economies in the south. As the city gets ready to add 1,000 technology jobs to its already diverse economy, these rankings stand to get even better.
Lafayette is determined to keep its economy diverse and thriving, which is why there are a myriad of programs from both the city and the state that incentivize business owners to open, relocate, or improve their businesses in the city. There are programs that offer grants to businesses that modernize their technology, give tax cuts to businesses that hire a certain number of people, offer tax exemption to businesses that construct or remodel buildings that fit certain requirements, and more. By offering these incentive programs, Lafayette sets itself apart as a city that is committed to keeping its economy solid.
Lafayette’s diverse economy has so much to offer a Fully Promoted franchisee. Just as the Cajun people in Lafayette strive to maintain a “Joie de vivre,” so too do we hope to encourage that in our franchise owners. That’s why we offer ongoing support and training to our franchisees; even though you own your own business, you will never be on your own. If you’re ready to take the leap to become your own boss, click this LINK to find out how to open a Fully Promoted franchise right away.