This is one of the most important money-related questions you’ll need to answer. It’s no fun to feed extra money into a business to cover operating losses, but that’s the reality in most startups. You’ll normally find the answer to this question is a potential range of time for the franchise you’re considering, so check similar demographics and you’ll have a reasonable accurate range. Always plan that it’ll take the longest time within this range to reach breakeven, so you’re as safe as possible.