In today’s fast-paced, often technology-led high-pressure business environment, franchise support is not just practical and sensible, it is essential. Even the most straightforward-looking of franchise opportunities can involve unexpected, new layers of complexity, which an experienced business owner may find challenging.
First-time candidates need to understand from the outset that franchising is not an easier alternative to running your own standalone business. Thorough and meticulous research is crucial to gain a realistic picture of how your business may make the best opportunity of current market conditions by following the prescribed franchise model.
Key information and data support in your chosen marketplace
Our franchise advice will provide you with all of the key information and data support in your chosen marketplace. This can include finding how to buy or sell a franchise, choosing the best franchising model, meeting operating standards and even furnishing the premises. Ongoing franchise consultancy advice is also recommended through the often tough first year.
Most importantly, our advisers will explain the legal requirements of running a franchise, and in particular, an independent analysis of your franchising contract. There can often be pages setting out a number of complex, confusing legal terms and clauses, which include calculations, percentages and schedules of marketing investment commitments. Contractual obligations and potential issues over fees also need to be carefully scrutinised and fully understood.
See us as a competent supplier able to complete a short-term individual task on your behalf or directly manage your entire department on an ongoing retained basis. There are very few organisations or consultants with our unique blend of hands-on experience and advisory pedigree gained at the sharp end of franchising and licensing since 1991. Lime Licensing Group also exclusively manages the UK’s largest mobile-based franchise directory and all our clients secure free marketing as a result.
If you don’t have direct sector experience or have limited hands-on knowledge then it is imperative that you have a support from a specialist to guide you. Even if you consider yourself to be a highly experienced franchise brand, our involvement in your business brings diverse experience gained with many elite franchisors from dozens of different sectors and the strategies and lessons learned can be of enormous benefit to your organisation.
We always start with a no obligation appraisal of your brand and its prospects and then discuss how we can help you to achieve your aspirations and objectives. Like all the successful brands that we advise, we too have our own unique systems and processes that have helped us, and our clients, over many years and we love to work with you to implement what we know consistently works for other franchisors and licensors.
Our franchise support UK and licensing work for new brands usually spans 10 weeks and we believe that it is the most comprehensive “consultant led” franchise and licensing set up program currently available in the UK. Even established brands can benefit enormously by revisiting the key areas and decisions that all successful franchisors and licensed organisations have made.
We work with you on numerous areas including :
- Feasibility work
- Intellectual Property & Trademarks
- Information Memorandum
- Licensing Sector Strategy
- Franchise Prospectus
- Operational Manuals
- Franchise Territory Mapping
- Franchise Agreements & Legals
- Welcome packs
- Franchise Recruitment Campaign
- Press & Public relations
- UK & International
- Network underperformance solutions
- Franchisee network management
- Franchise Resales
Complete Franchise Support in the UK
That said, we believe in a flexible approach to provide a complete support service so if you require franchise advice please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.