INTEGRITY FRANCHISE ADVISORS

Integrity Franchise Advisors is an arm of Integrity Franchise Group. Serving as a business advisory firm, we facilitate start-up steps for new and emerging franchisors. Our programs help new franchisors understand the very best practices in the franchise industry.

Developing, preparing and launching and protecting emerging franchise systems for growth and rapid expansion is the mission of Integrity Franchise Advisors. We are with you throughout the life of your business, to support and leverage your objectives with all the franchise development, marketing services and post-consultation services you will ever need. We also work with the top developers in the country, so if we aren’t the boutique firm you’re looking for, we can honestly advise you on most developers in the industry. THEY AREN’T CREATED EQUAL.

Take a close look at the important features that make Integrity Franchise Advisors the preferred choice for the new franchisor:

  • Making your business compatible with franchising model
  • Restructuring and development of franchise systems
  • Assuring compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Create action through advertising and promotional campaigns
  • Identifying the right franchisee territories
  • Setting the right franchise fee and royalty structures
  • Protection for ownership of your intellectual property
  • Determining trademark opportunities
  • Industry guidance and best practices
  • Leverage state-of-the-art direct response marketing to attract mature franchisees
  • Strengthening bonds through active customer relationship management platform
  • Managing trademark registration matters
    Options for expansion; and instant growth
  • Development of training programs for franchisor and franchisee
  • Registration document filing and legal constraints guidance
  • Flexible fee payment plan
  • Post Launch Consultations and Support
Integrity Franchise Advisors

The whole process is divided into 3 phases.

  1. Start the project – Requirements, Discussion, Analysis, Research
  2. Completion of the Operations Manual and FDD – Filing and completion of all operational and training needs.    
  3. Grow your System – Advertising and Marketing Services.

PHASE 1

INITIAL MEETING

During the first visit, you will meet with the IFA team. The main purpose of this gathering is to understand your vision and identify the principal franchise strategy. IFA’s background and services are then presented and a preliminary time-line is discussed.

Market Research And Competitive Analysis

MARKET RESEARCH AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

In order to determine whether the client’s concept is suited for franchising, Integrity’s personnel will examine the basic concept of the client’s business, its operational format, finances, as well as the ability to easily duplicate the business in other locations. Each will be benchmarked against those of comparable franchises and businesses in related industries. This market research and analysis will take into consideration many different aspects of the business including the types of products and services offered, types and size of locations utilized, total investment for establishing an outlet, and the revenue and earnings of the corporate entity and franchising concept.

On Site Analysis

FRANCHISE STRUCTURE

FRANCHISE STRUCTURE

Franchise Structure

Franchise Ownership

Franchise Owner Profile

Type of Franchise Offered

Internal Staffing

Determination of Territory

Franchise Support Programs

Organizational Hierarchy

FRANCHISE REVENUE SOURCES

IFA will review the client’s revenue options and recommend appropriate sources that may contribute to the franchise income and profits. Among the available options are the following:

1. INITIAL FRANCHISE FEES

INITIAL FRANCHISE FEES

2. ROYALTIES

ROYALTIES

3. ADVERTISING FEES

ADVERTISING FEES

4. OTHER

OTHER

PHASE 2

FRANCHISE DOCUMENTATION

Franchise Disclosure Document

(We partner with the top franchise attorneys in the industry)

Individual Franchise Agreement

Area Developer Franchise Agreement

AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENT SERVICES

IFA will discuss the initial audited financial services as needed by the Federal Trade Commission to be included in the Franchise Disclosure Document. The accounting audit services should be provided by a Certified Public Account that understands the franchise space.

FRANCHISE REGISTRATIONS AND FILINGS

After the client has approved the final drafts of the Franchise Agreement and the Disclosure Document, the franchise registration applications required by various state regulatory agencies are drafted by your attorney. Applications will be based on information provided by the client and will be submitted to the client for submission to the state regulatory agencies. Included in these applications are:

  • Franchise Registration Application
  • Supplemental Information Form
  • Salesman Disclosure Form
  • Uniform Consent to Service of Process
  • Corporate Acknowledgment
  • Certification Page
  • Copies of Advertising Materials
  • Disclosure Document
Checklist

Only the following states require additional filing fees. California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
The rest of the states in the U.S are non-registration states and they do not require any additional registration fees.

FRANCHISE OPERATIONS MANUAL and TRAINING

Your Franchise Operations Manuals are the integrity and backbone of your operational systems and processes. The organizational layout and simplicity of these manuals will invite more frequent franchisee usage, provided they are detailed and user-friendly.

IFA will provide the final documents which will include the research, data gathering, employee interview documents, creative development, copywriting, editing and production. Please note that new and emerging franchisors will need to develop, a “family” of Corporate Operations Manuals over time.

TRAINING: Our team can use your operations manual as a map to layout your VIDEO BASED training, to be stored and updated on your own intranet. This will save you time and money and position your brand for success and the need to continually update materials that become outdated.

Instruction Manual

OUR FEE PLAN

(No Extra Hidden Charges)

Fixed Fee

IFA is able to provide the complete package outlined above for a fixed fee of $15,000. A $5000 payment will be required at the start of the project, $5000 to be paid upon completion of the operations manual, and the final $5000 paid upon the completion of the FDD.

This fee does not include legal documentation which is separate and paid directly to the Franchise Attorney of your choice. The likely expense of the legal documents will range from $15,000 to $25,000. However, our work will allow typical franchise attorney fees to be 25-40% less than what they would be otherwise. Any additional fees are limited to travel, if there is a necessity to be onsite. Such fees will be based solely on cost of flights, accommodations and business travel to and from your location when in the area.   

Legal Fees

PHASE 3

Setup Advertising Plan

Advertising Creative Material

Franchise Brochure

Website Development Services

FRANCHISE MARKETING TRAINING

IFA is able to train the client and its employees in the following franchise-related topics.

Setting SMART GoalsPerformance Evaluation

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING EXPERTISE

Conceive and Design Advertising Plan

Develop Promotional Materials & Content

Franchise Brochure

Website Design and development

FRANCHISE SALES SERVICES

IFA will develop a presentation that can be made to a prospect through an online webinar platform, or in person. This presentation is an important part of the franchise sales process.

We’ll Assist in Training Your Team
Franchise Sales Training
Franchise Sales Webinar

FRANCHISE TRAINING SERVICES

FRANCHISE TRAINING SERVICES

Management Training Course
Building the Franchise Organization
Training Your Franchisees
Developing a National Advertising Campaign
Franchisor Compliance
Franchisee Relations

POST LAUNCH CONSULTATION SERVICES

IFA is with you throughout the life of your business. We are here for post-consultation services and on-going requests whenever you need us. 

In regular increments, members of IFA’s Professional staff will be assigned to the client’s project to advise and assist in the implementation of your franchise program.

IFA’s personnel are always available to discuss franchise start-up or on-going matters.

CONSULTATION SERVICES

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