May 23, 2017
Converting your thriving business into a profitable franchise will bring about a seemingly endless laundry list of decision-making. One you will need to face is setting the best term for franchisees. Franchise terms, the length of time you are allowed to operate the business, typically come in three different flavors: 5 years, 7 years, or 10 years. While I have seen some deviate, such as a 20-year term, most businesses abide with these timeframe standards.
May 22, 2017
As you prepare to close the deal on your first franchise, you will be offered a one-time opportunity for purchasing additional units. This is the multi-unit agreement. To incentivize the purchase of additional units, franchisors oftentimes discount the second and third unit franchise fee up to 50% or more.