Historical Trends of Key Franchise System Metrics

2017 Facts & Figures Report Published on July 25, 2017

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Franchising is the most dynamic engine of small business growth. As the industry continues to evolve these key trends are ones to watch for when investing in a franchise system.

The composition of the franchise investment more than likely differs in key areas such as: franchise fees, royalty rates, territory protections and Item 19 disclosures.

In order to view any differences, Franchise Grade analyzed the changes to the investment offering of 1,551 franchise systems in our database from 2013 to 2016. 

What you will learn in this report:

  1. Investment Structure
    • Important trends regarding Franchise Fees, Leasehold Improvements and Total Investments
    • Study the increase in the investment range for franchise opportunities
  2. Ongoing Fees
    • Compare the difference between Royalty Rates and Average National Advertising Fees
    • Increased focus on building branding awareness
  3. Franchisee Rights
    • Dramatic changes in the structure of franchise offerings
    • The number of franchise systems including protected or exclusive territories
  4. Financial transparency
    • Why are franchise systems offering more financial disclosure to prospective franchisees?
    • Key areas of the financial disclosure being offered

We discovered that most franchisees who invested in a franchise several years ago are more likely to invest in the same franchise system again today. This is an excellent sign that the franchise industry is trending in a positive fashion and continues to grow and provide the job satisfaction that franchisees are looking for when making their initial purchase.

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About the Author: Jeff Stephenson
Providing thought leadership and a creative perspective. As a media specialist with experience on both sides of the franchising spectrum, I have a passion for helping people find their dream franchise and working with them to better their lives. Working as a Media Marketing Manager gives me the thrill of creating and contributing to many areas of this amazing industry. Each day I look forward to learning about the exciting news that is happening in franchising and sharing this with all the people in my network. With campaigns that have been recognized in Marketing Mag, I have crafted the ability to engage, inspire and relate to all of my clients throughout my career and personal life.


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