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So, you have identified at least one franchise opportunity you are interested in. Now comes the crucial stage of finding out a lot more about the franchise and starting to build a relationship.
The bfa have identified 50 questions you should be prepared to ask a franchisor. These cover:
The Franchisor's Business
Your Expected Involvement
Communications & Operations
Look at these here.
On the Franchisor's website will be either a form or a method of contacting them. Use this and start the process which should have several stages involving preliminary discussions, meeting staff, meeting other franchisees, studying their material, developing a business plan, etc.
They will be assessing you as much as you will be assessing them. Remember their brand development depends on selecting good franchisees.
Each franchisor will have a different process but it is important not to rush into anything, to take advice and make sure you are satisfied with all the answers to your questions.
BRITISH FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
In 1977, the major franchise companies in the UK decided to set up their own association. The British Franchise Association (bfa), was formed to act in the interests of the industry as a whole in assessing and accrediting franchising companies as those which meet its criteria for the structure of the franchise business, the terms of the contract between franchisor and franchisee, the testing of the system and its success as a franchise.
On this site, we only feature franchisors who are either:
Full Members of the bfa
Full Members are established franchised businesses with a proven trading and franchising record. They are prepared to have their reputation examined by the bfa, and have an established network of franchisees.
Associate Members of the bfa
Associate Members have proven their ability to launch and support at least one franchised outlet for 12 months and are now in the business of building their network. There will be few franchisees whose experience you can research and a short period of time over which the business has been tested.
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