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Franchisee Profile

Introduction

This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as a Franchisee. This page details the following Information:-

  • Finding Suitable Work as a Franchisee
  • Working Duties Expected
  • Hours and Environment
  • Working Skills Required
  • Training Requirements
  • Salary Expectations
  • Trade Information
  • Other useful Franchisee Work Information


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Working Duties Expected

A franchise is an arrangement between a well-known company (the franchiser) and a local operator (the franchisee) who is self-employed. The franchisee pays the company an initial fee to use the brand, systems and knowledge of the company and a management service fee, based on a percentage of turnover. In return, back-up support is given which usually includes guidelines for running the business, advertising, design and layout of business premises, and continuing support and training.

This means that they can use a well-known brand name for their business with the benefit that the name and its products are already familiar to the general public. Many types of business such as convenience and take-away food stores, printing, vehicle hire and professional cleaning services are run as franchises.

Although in most cases a great deal of information and support is available from the franchiser, franchisees need to understand the basic principles of running a business from a financial and operational point of view. They also need these to evaluate the different franchise agreements available.

Hours and Environment

Most franchises involve long working hours. Actual hours worked varies according to the type of business and may involve weekend work.

The work environment also varies according to the nature of the franchise.

Skills and Interests

To be a self employed franchisee you should:

  • be independent, energetic and self-motivated
  • be interested in running your own business
  • be able to work in an organised way
  • be able to follow the guidelines and requirements of the franchiser
  • be able to market and promote your own business locally
  • be in general good health
  • have good communication skills
  • be capable of supervising and motivating employees.


Entry

No formal academic qualifications are required to run a franchise, but a good general education, an aptitude for figure work, people management, and business skills in general are required. Experience in sales, administration or management is useful.

Sufficient capital is required to pay the franchisers fees and to build up the business locally in its early stages. Few franchises are available for less than £5,000.

The British Franchise Association provides information to prospective franchisees and runs seminars - contact the Association for details.

The Business Link network offers a range of business support and development services. In Scotland, Scottish Enterprise offers similar services.

Training

Most franchisers provide specific training to the franchisee and their staff as part of the franchise agreement. This includes initial training on operating the business to the franchiser̢۪s required standard, help on design and layout of business premises, finance, administration and customer relations. In some cases, training on specific skills and up-to-date procedures is available from the franchiser on an ongoing basis.

NVQs/SVQs are available at Level 3 in Owner Management and Business Planning, and at Level 4 in Owner Management, Business Management and Development. NVQ/SVQ levels 2 and 3 in administration and management and in customer service may also be useful.

Opportunities

Many well-known businesses are run as franchises. The cheapest and simplest type of franchise to set up is a home-based one such as plumbing or car maintenance. The majority of franchises require business premises and need more financial backing.

Annual Income

Figures are intended as a guideline only.

Income depends on the nature and size of franchise, the product or service, and the input of the franchisee into making the business work in its location.
Average earnings range from £15,000 to £30,000 a year. It may be possible to earn more.

Further information

British Franchise Association
Thames View
Newtown Road
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 1HG
Tel: 01491 578050
www.british-franchise.org

Franchise Development Service
Franchise House
56 Surrey Street
Norwich
NR1 3FD
Tel: 01603 620301
www.franchise-group.com

Business Link
Tel: 0845 600 9006
www.businesslink.org

Scottish Enterprise
5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU
Tel: 0845 607 8787
www.scotent.org.uk

Other Useful Franchisee Work Information

We have a section available at this site on Franchisee job interview tips that you may find of interest should you wish to brush up your skills in this area and we also have number of career articles that may also be of use to you from within our guides and documents section.

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