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Metro Gal. Have you tried Googling "websites focused on franchises".1 of 1 people found this helpful
There is al kinds of info. Also try "websites beverage industry".
What are you planning on doing and how soon??
Hello Luckiest. I haven't googled anything yet - seeing if anyone on the site has suggestions. But thank you for responding with the advice. I would like to open a beverage related shop one day. I thought I'd check out any existing franchises and learn about them some more before I decide to have my own business. In the meantime I am having fun developing my own drinks with my Vita Mixer at home.
Metrogal, websites abound! You will have to decide what level of commitment and cost you are willing to pay. I would look into the "Directory Listings" sites then cross reference the "Statistics/Information" sites. Remember that new and up and coming franchises will be more agile and willing to work with you, but may not have all the resources and experience. The flip-side is also true. Established franchisers have all the answers, but they will generally not be flexible in their dealings with you. Branded Concept companies will have lower cost and fewer restrictions.
You are looking for 2 main things: Marketing/Advertising/Exposure; Operational support/training/setup/suppliers.
Franchise sites fall into several categories:
Franchise Statistics/Information (generally non-biased):
General Franchise Directory Listings (most are commissioned based):
http://www.worldfranchising.com/index.php (my favorite)
Franchise Listing/Information Listings:
Broker Franchise Listings (these are franchise managed sites):
Franchise Alternatives (Branded Concepts):
Specific Franchise Opportunities (these are never ending):
Just google "franchise"
Hope this helps.
Founder and CEO
Greg, great comments and suggestions. I would offer a number of additional sites that share franchise information that value your experience as a visitor. These sites don't allow you to gloss over a logo to generate a request for information so that you are getting contacted by all franchisors - the steps are specific so I have only received communication from the franchisors I have requested to contact me. Here are some sites:1 of 1 people found this helpful
I have also had numerous franchisors share the importance of the return communication - they appreciate hearing back from us when we contact them.