The traditional franchise development method
There are many excellent franchise consultants and franchise consultancies here in the UK and indeed around the world, each does more or less the same thing by offering a menu of services to help business owners like you to establish a franchise network.
A number of the independent consultants and consultancies require you to pay a significant ‘up-front fee’ prior to starting work and more importantly prior to establishing whether franchising is the right option for you and your business.
Many franchise consultants concentrate on producing your operations manual, wrongly believing that this is the most crucial aspect when developing a franchise network. For an additional fee, they will write your prospectus and other associated literature, some of which will be huge documents that read like war and peace, not what a new franchisor is really seeking.
The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t take into account the practical aspects of developing a franchise. Nor does it address how viable the franchise is from a franchisee’s standpoint and if this is not taken into account at the start, it could cause the franchisor problems further down the track.
The next problem is knowing what to do with the huge amount of documentation, as well as understanding who’s going to develop, launch and manage your franchise. It’s a daunting task to develop, launch and manage a franchise network; we should know because we’ve done it many times for clients and for ourselves.
The System7 approach to franchise development
Well relax…because we can confidently say that we’re different and we simply do not take the same approach as many of the consultancies working in the franchise industry. When we develop and launch a franchise we effectively turn the whole process on its head by using our tried and tested System7 franchise development service programme.
It’s our ethos that sets us apart and we beleive that what a franchisor really needs more than anything is a practical hands-on approach to help perform all the tasks a new franchise network requires, whilst not forgetting that they still have a successful business to run in the meantime. So you won’t be surprised to hear that’s precisely the support we provide.
Our specialist team is there right from the start to help develop, launch and manage the franchise network on our clients’ behalf, including project management, marketing, finance, IT and recruitment. This is what differentiates us from other franchise consultancies. In fact we are more than just a consultancy we become your professional outsourced management team.