The franchise business will contact you by means of email and/ or telephone only to the email address and phone number you have provided.
By submitting the enquiry form you are consenting to send your personal information to the selected franchise business.
You also agree to receive further newsletter email marketing from What Franchise.
What launch support should I expect from a franchisor?
The main support usually provided will be in the form of training and access to the franchise manual. Usually, a franchisor will provide initial training to the franchisee to ensure they have the right skills, knowledge and tools to operate and manage the business. This training may be face to face on site or, in some cases, online.
The franchisor may also offer advice on finding appropriate premises, hiring staff and giving general guidance in setting up the franchise. There may also be, alongside the obligation to provide the equipment and fittings for the franchise premises, a marketing budget for the launch of your franchise to give it publicity and market presence.
A franchisor may also assist a franchisee with obtaining finance. This will typically involve building a relationship with a particular bank and providing detailed information about how the franchise operates and how it’s performing, in the hope the bank will recognise the value of the franchise and be more willing to lend to prospective franchisees.
Occasionally a franchisor might offer to lend money to a franchisee. However, this should be approached with caution, as it could lead to a franchisee becoming financially dependent on the franchisor, as well as blurring the franchisor/franchisee relationship.
Vicky Wilkes is a senior associate at law firm Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, specialising in both domestic and international franchising.
You might also be interested in
Answered by Shelley Nadler
Shelley Nadler writes: Yes. It’s usual for the franchisor to demand the same qualifications and standards for... read more
Answered by Alan Wilkinson
Alan Wilkinson writes: It’s quite common for two friends to go into business together and the mechanism... read more
Answered by John Pratt
John Pratt writes: There’s a view that if a franchise works in a franchisor’s home country, it... read more
Answered by Louise Harris
Louise Harris writes: Start your research ahead of your attendance. Make the show guide your key resource... read more
Exciting Franchise Opportunities
Companies to Consider
Concept Claims Solutions
Assists in securing third party funding
The Massage Company
Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™
Right at Home UK
Get expert franchising news delivered straight to your inbox
Franchise news, advice and new opportunities delivered weekly.
Must Read Articles
Added 2 years ago | 2 min read
“You have to have good food, you have to be about guest service, and you have to be really good at your craft”
Added 7 hours ago | 2 min read
Added one day ago | 2 min read
Find your next business opportunity
Search 100s of UK franchises and become your own boss today.
What Franchise Newsletter
Keep up to date with all the industry news