Training & Support

The Ultimate Guide to Franchise Business Plans

The team at FranchiseBlast created this eBook to help franchisor enhance franchisee performance and improve relationships through business plans. This guide will help you set franchisees up for success by guiding them through the business planning process.

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Franchise Employee Culture in the New Normal

As the country continues to reopen or increase restrictions again amidst the ongoing pandemic, what are the big takeaways for franchise companies? FBR talks with franchisors two franchisors to learn how they responded, how they adapted their communication and culture while the country was mostly in lock down, and how employee engagement data can be used to improve employee relations as we move forward.

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Disrupting the Lifecycle

Franchisee validation is a clear and measurable indicator of operational soundness; however, the typical franchisee lifecycle shows that a new franchisee’s satisfaction usually declines after a few years – which can negatively affect validation and franchise sales.
Learn unique approaches franchisors are taking to mitigate or break the franchisee lifecycle and turn those programs (and their franchisees) into a development tool.

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Bringing Your Ops and Development Stars into Alignment

Operations and development don’t always go hand in hand. In practice, however, these two functions need to be closely aligned to create a positive and profitable culture. This session brings together brand leaders from both sides of the house to share strategies and best practices for aligning their teams.

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357 Franchise Field Audit Questions

Are you looking for inspiration on your field audit questions? Download FranchiseBlast’s “357 franchise field audit questions” now including Customer Service, Marketing, Food Safety and Quality, Cleanliness and Management.

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Councils, Committees, and Advocates: Best Practices for Leveraging Franchisee Input and Rolling Out Changes

A system with 500 franchisees handles communications very differently than one with 25, but regardless of size, franchisees demand that their voices be heard and respected — and rightfully so. Still, finding the optimal strategy to solicit feedback, make decisions, and roll out changes while making sure everyone feels represented can be extremely difficult for any brand. Our panelists discuss how a brand of any size can create efficient, open communication channels to keep both franchisor and franchisees happy.

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5 Creative Ideas for Discovery Days

Discovery days are an integral part of every brand’s development process. FBR’s President & COO Michelle Rowan shares shares the top five creative ideas shared by leaders from: Smoothie King, Mathnasium, College Hunks Hauling Junk, Right at Home, and InXpress in FBR’s Development Webinar Series.

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4 Warning Signs of Franchisee Dissatisfaction

Using the data Franchise Business Review has collected from over 1,100 franchise brands, we’ve identified four warning signs that indicate that your franchisees are unhappy or disengaged – which means your system is at risk. FBR’s Michael Kupfer talks about what you need to watch out for.

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