Best practices from franchisors that are growing their brands strategically while maintaining a system of highly satisfied (and profitable) franchisees

Emerging franchise systems have an advantage over larger ones: They can be more agile, pivoting quickly to take advantage of changes in the marketplace, and often they are innovative concepts that have great appeal to millennials and other candidates looking for a business concept that is new and different.

Emerging Brands: Franchisee Satisfaction

Many of the emerging brands we survey receive positive marks when it comes to franchisee satisfaction. However, what emerging franchises sometimes lack (simply by nature of being emerging) is the time-tested strategies and operations experience of a larger, more established brand. Fortunately, the franchising community has a strong and vibrant network of franchisors ready and willing to share their expertise and advice.

There is an abundance of conferences available, including the International Franchise Association’s (IFA’s) Emerging Franchisor Virtual Conference and their annual convention, as well as Springboard, a conference dedicated specifically to emerging brands.

In addition, we’ve pulled together these must-have resources for emerging brands, full of best practices we’ve collected from franchisors who are growing their brands strategically while maintaining a system of highly satisfied (and profitable) franchisees.

Top Five Resources for Emerging Franchises

1. A Crash Course in the World of Franchising (whitepaper)

For anyone new to the franchise industry or onboarding employees who are new to franchising, this whitepaper provides a concise overview of key industry resources, the various roles in franchising, and relationship building with franchisees and industry connections.

2. Five Tips for Emerging Brands (webinar)

This short 30-minute webinar talks about what top emerging brands are doing to grow their brands and cash in on franchisee satisfaction. You’ll learn where they spend their development dollars, why weak validation can be a brand killer, common operations mistakes you can easily avoid, and how to benchmark your brand against other emerging brands.

3. Five Easy, Low-Cost Ways to Boost Growth (video)

Franchisee satisfaction can have a direct impact on your bottom line – but it doesn’t have to cost you a lot. In under five minutes, get five easy ideas that don’t require a budget to help you boost the growth of your franchise system.

4. How to Design an Effective Franchisee Vision Plan Program (eBook)

A complement to vision planning, business planning can also help franchisors enhance franchisee performance and improve relationships. This eBook from FranchiseBlast and the Franchise Relationships Institute guides you through a step by step step-by-step approach to create business plans that are right

5. The Ultimate Guide to Franchise Business Plans (eBook

In this special research insights report, experienced franchisors share their development challenges and how they’ve addressed them to improve performance. In addition, it features practical advice and tools to help you attract better candidates and close more deals with the right franchisees.

Franchise Business Review publishes an annual list of the Top Franchises, which is viewed by thousands of franchise candidates looking to buy a franchise, as well as quarterly reports on the  top franchises in specific sectors.

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Emerging Franchisor Conference LogoThe IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Virtual Conference, November 18-19,  is an opportunity to connect with leading experts in franchising to help trailblaze the future of your business and get advice about the foundational strategies needed to be sustainable and royalty sufficient.