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Structures to expand your brand internationally

  Various structures have been developed to aid franchisors who want to expand their brands internationally, to deal with the difficulties in managing international franchise networks. 1. Master Franchise The most common and simplest structure for expanding a franchise internationally is by awarding Master Franchise Rights in the target country to a suitable indigenous individual […]

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The franchisee recruitment challenge

  Franchisee recruitment is an on-going challenge for the majority of franchisors, who seek to find the “right fit” when recruiting franchisees to build their brand. Some ideas to assist with this challenge are: Franchisee Profile When drawing up a Franchisee Profile, be very specific with the characteristics that the prospective franchisee must possess to […]

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Which is the BEST Franchise to buy?

  “Which is the BEST franchise to buy?” is a question that I am frequently asked in the hope that I come up with the solution. This is a very difficult questions to answer as everyone differs and have varying reasons why they want to buy a franchise. You need to ask yourself the following […]

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The importance of Trademarks

  One of the most important aspects of intellectual property protection is to register trademarks. So what is a trademark and why is it so important that every business should trademark their company name, product names, slogans and logos. A trademark is simply a name, word, logo, slogan, symbol, phrase, picture or a combination of […]

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Finding the Ideal Franchisee

  Ask any successful Franchisor what one of the most challenging and important aspects of a franchise is and the answer will probably be; to source the ideal Franchisee. Does the ideal Franchisee exist? There is no one-size-fit-all when it comes to sourcing potential franchisees as every franchise differs in investment, culture, strategy, experience, etc. […]

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Will your franchisor grant you a franchise again?

Remember when you were granted your franchise by the franchisor, the excitement, the enthusiasm, so many ideas, the opportunity, being your own boss and probably many more positives. Unfortunately for many franchisees this honeymoon period ends and for some sooner than others. As a franchisee, you need to constantly be asking yourself: Do I consistently […]

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