We have officially reached the week of Christmas and since gift-giving is on everyone’s mind; we thought we’d do a quick blog about the gifts we as a company have to offer. As well as the gifts our valued partner organizations bring to the table. We hope that we’ll provide you with some information you may not have known, as this article contains links to several resources designed to help you in your quest to own a business of your own through franchising.
To keep in line with the title, we’ll go first, but be sure to read the full article to learn about them all…
As the nation’s leading franchise broker consultancy, FranNet’s primary mission is to help budding entrepreneurs search and find a franchise ownership opportunity that aligns with each individual’s lifestyle and income goals. The gifts we have to offer are our intensive knowledge of the franchise industry and how to apply our expertise in helping you through the investigative process. It’s a complex undertaking, with many moving parts, but we rely on a geographical network of individual consultants who serve all 50 states and Canada. Not only will you get the assistance of a knowledgeable franchise consultant, but all of our representatives live and work in the same communities as you—bringing a level of familiarity that’s unmatched. Because all of our services are no-cost and no-obligation, FranNet is able to save you both time and money. We educate you about franchising in general, use your own Entrepreneurial Readiness Profile to identify a strategic mix of opportunities, and walk you through the entire process.
The Service Corp of Retired Executives, or SCORE, is one of FranNet’s most valuable partners and a nonprofit resource ally of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As for the gifts SCORE has to offer, they own the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors who help launch small businesses and foster sustainable growth. For over 50 years, SCORE’s 13,000+ volunteers have provided mentorship and education to over 11 million entrepreneurs. Many of FranNet’s independent consultants are quite active with their local chapters, often offering seminars, webinars, and presentations to candidates enrolled in a wide variety of SCORE programming.
- Mentorship: visit the FranNet Consultant Directory here and a list of SCORE business mentors here.
- Live Webinars: SCORE hosts free, live webinars each week. Here’s a list of upcoming live and recorded webinars and an archive of past episodes.
- Workshops/Interactive Classes: SCORE offers several business-training workshops and interactive classes. Here’s a list of current offerings.
- FranNet/SCORE E-Guide: Road Map to Success: access and download a copy of this 16-page workbook on how to navigate your way to success through franchising. Full of educational information and resources that provide a practical outline and approach to becoming a franchise owner.
Another of FranNet’s valuable business partners is FRANdata, one of the premier providers of franchise business intelligence and market reports. Their gifts include a deep and abiding knowledge of the franchise industry, which they apply to develop insights of market conditions used to develop macroeconomic perspectives. FranNet often cites their data and market research statistics in our own blog series, especially their monthly updates and quarterly industry insights.
International Franchise Association (IFA)
The IFA is the franchise industry’s premier trade association. As for the gifts they have to offer, they’re the world’s largest membership-based organization of franchise brands, suppliers, vendors, and franchisees. The centerpiece of their outreach is the annual IFA Convention, happening from Feb. 26-March 1, 2022, so be sure to bookmark the site and make plans to attend. Or you can register right away.
These are just a few examples of FranNet’s most valuable partners, each with its own gift in the form of contributions to help make people’s individual franchise ownership dreams come true. Getting started is easier than you think, and you can begin today by making an appointment with one of our qualified FranNet consultants. We can assess the results of your Entrepreneurial Readiness Profile and determine a few franchise concepts that match up well with your strengths and financial tolerance.
Let us help you make 2022 the year you finally give yourself a meaningful gift!