Impact franchises are commercial franchises that have social impact beyond that of job creation
Examples are found in franchises for Elderly Care, Child Development, Education, etc. As well as being commercial businesses, they have the potential to do a great deal of good.
So, for example, a Child Development business will help in Early Years Development, building confidence in the child and engaging parents in the activities.
I have identified a number of such franchises and they are presented here on this website. I've only shown those franchises that are full or associate members of the British Franchise Association (bfa) and that have more than 10 branches i.e. the more established ones. Other franchises are available and these can be found on the bfa website.
Franchises in each sector have been grouped as shown in the top menu. Each group has an explanation why these franchises have social impact.
So if you want to run your own business and also create social impact, there may be something here that you may wish to investigate further.
Profits can obviously be taken but they can also be used to offer to subsidise services to disadvantaged people. For example, reduced fees for places at sessions for children e.g. a sports franchise.
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Note: Impact Franchises does not receive any income from any franchise. This is a voluntary service signposting possible careers and businesses for those with a heart for social impact who wish to investigate how they could do this in a sustainable way. We hope the franchises presented here give you some ideas.