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
The whole process is divided into 3 phases.
- Start the project – Requirements, Discussion, Analysis, Research
- Completion of the Operations Manual and FDD – Filing and completion of all operational and training needs.
- Grow your System – Advertising and Marketing Services.
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
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.
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
3. ADVERTISING FEES
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
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.
OUR FEE PLAN
(No Extra Hidden Charges)
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.
Setup Advertising Plan
Advertising Creative Material
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
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
Management Training Course
Building the Franchise Organization
Training Your Franchisees
Developing a National Advertising Campaign
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.