It’s a well- known fact, that when franchisors strategize their system growth, the major focus is placed on the amount and quality of their franchisee leads. However, if there isn’t a program in place to maximize the productivity of candidate leads the growth of the franchise network will be severely hampered. All the money and human resources invested in lead gen will be for naught if a franchisor doesn’t have the right program in place. Industry surveys and data continue to indicate that it requires from 1 to 1.5% of all total leads to produce one new franchisee sale. In other words, it takes 100 leads to complete one new franchise transaction. Obviously, it’s critical to maximize ROI on the leads franchisors pay for, which includes costs for PR, SEO programs, PPC and Ad Portals. It’s a waste of money to pay for leads and not have a complete franchise development program in place.
Franchise leads represent a significant cost to franchisors. To maximize the full potential of this investment it’s important that franchisors have a franchise development program and adhere to it.
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.
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