Most franchise brokers are part of a specific network that has a portfolio representing 200 or more franchises. This can be an advantage to franchise candidates since these broker networks require a franchisor to meet certain performance standards before being accepted. The objective is to provide prospective franchisees a choice among the most successful franchises to choose from. However, there can be a disadvantage to this approach since a prospective franchisee may have an interest in a franchise that’s not part of a broker’s portfolio. Some brokers can work out of network with a franchise candidate. Because broker networks don’t demand exclusivity from a prospective franchisee it’s not unusual for a candidate to work with several brokers.
A franchise broker is expected to be knowledgeable of numerous franchise opportunities. It’s not unusual for a candidate to expect the broker to compare features among franchise systems. This is where benchmarking can deliver significant value to a broker network and its brokers. By utilizing our Benchmark product, brokers can show franchise candidates how franchises compare in terms of overall performance and key variables. This comparison includes franchise growth, turnover, territory rights and initial term.
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Having Franchise Intelligence will accelerate the sales process and deliver more conversions to franchise brokers. You use real-time data to show why the fastest growing and most successful franchises outperform other franchises. A broker doesn’t have to rely on anecdotal information but can refer to real facts.
New York Times investigation into the use of questionable practices by one its Franchise Development Agents that culminated in the agent acquiring two of a franchisees Subway stores.
Multi-unit franchising grows in popularity, in the Quick Serve Restaurant sector, this model continues to expand into other franchise sectors in popularity.
Detailed studies on emerging franchise success rates, errors in Item 20 disclosure and sector performance, Franchise Grade’s reports help you.
New franchise growth is the top priority for emerging franchise brands. Many of these franchises have an obstacle on the road to more franchise locations.