Frequently Asked Questions

We know that people generally have lots of questions.

FAQs

We have listed the most commonly-asked ones below. Please read through these franchising FAQs, as they’ll help you to get your head around the whole process.

Somewhere between $55,000 and $150,000 and possibly as high as $200,000 depending on what type of business. As a guide here is a typical cost break down

Feasibility Study $12,000 – $3,0000
Choosing franchise model and structure $5,000 – $12,500
Franchise Agreement $10,000 – $35,000
Disclosure Document $3,000 – $10,000
General Legal Advice – IP and Trade Mark protection, etc $5,000 – $10,000
Operations Manual $10,000 – $30,000
Marketing Plan $5,000 – $11,500
Sales package, process and training $5,000 – $12,000
Total $55,000 – $150,000

The ‘How To Franchise Simply 4D sytem’ covers additional business planning not usually part of the franchising process. These preliminary steps include things we have found are crucial to creating a successful franchise group. We also offer advice on a myriad other things such as setting up your territories and effectively selling your franchises and the changes in business and management style needed by your new business.

We work closely with our leading franchise experts to provide the full range of services to the franchise industry with answers to all the questions you have.

Our ‘Made-To-Measure’ Franchise Programs range from around $14,000 for our core manuals with supporting material and templates, to around $60,000 for a boutique package developed exclusively for your business and which comprise all our services including expert franchise business consulting, a live weekend franchise workshop, branding, carefully crafted legal agreements and operations and procedure manuals, corporate structures, territory planning, recruitment, training programs and much more.

Included in the initial purchase price of all our programs are:

  • The Program Modules
  • Supporting Material and Templates
  • Two tickets to a live Franchise Training Workshop
  • Videos of the workshops
  • Access to Brian Keen for 12 months as you go through the Program
  • 40+ Franchise Radio Show interviews where Brian discusses issues with franchise experts
  • Access to the Members’ Website with vast resources
  • The Help Desk
  • And more…

With our larger Programs you also receive

  • An additional 12 months support with Brian Keen
  • Consultation with a leading branding expert
  • Review of your corporate structure and budgets
  • Consultation with leading international territory expert consultant
  • Consultation program with an expert business strategist to help you with your operations and procedures manuals
  • Complete franchise legal documentation
  • Recruitment Workshop with Brian Keen
  • A training expert provides you with a critical review of your training program
  • Access to the Members’ Website
  • The Help Desk
  • And more…

And with our Done-For-You Program, we also come in and work with you closely on elements of your franchise program.

The program is very easy to use. It is broken into a number of ‘bite-size’ units and you are given easy step-by-step instructions on what to do with examples.

There is help at hand to assist you through the process.

We offer fail-safe, no hassles guarantees to all our members:

  1. The Franchise For Success Program has a lifetime guarantee; if anything goes wrong with our program material and we cannot repair it we will replace the program at no cost to you.
  2. We also offer all new members our unique ‘cast iron’ guarantee – if after your Franchise Business Health Check Workshop you decide that for whatever reason our program is not for you then contact us, return any material you have and we’ll refund all the fees you have paid less the value of the Franchise Business Health Check and cancel your subscription! Without question.

I will give you my easy-to-follow, step-by-step process for franchising a business. Along the way you’ll get most of the tools, templates and checklists that I have developed.

But, as some of the templates are for things that you can also get from your lawyer or accountant I give you the opportunity to go to them if you wish.

If you do not wish to use other consultants, I also have simple templates for my members for these actions and give you details on how to use them. Most of my clients prefer to purchase my heavily discounted templates and use my expert franchise lawyers and other franchise expert consultants then possibly get their lawyers or accountants to check the finished product. They find that it is very much more cost-effective .

I give instructions and a look at examples of real franchises that you can learn from. From there you need to apply what you’ve learnt to design and deliver your own systems to franchise your business. You will have to work on your own business to put the systems and processes in place – after all, no-one knows your business like you do!

But don’t forget that as you take the first of my four (or ‘small, simple) steps, I will be there to answer your questions to take as much of the pressure off as possible. So let’s begin!

Each unit contains specific insights on different aspects of how to take your business from a single outlet to a multi-outlet franchised business. The earlier units will guide you through my 4D system in some detail and give you a number of actions to take. Please note that many years of experience have shown us that following the process sequentially from beginning to end gives the most successful results.

It may take you varying times to cover the actions listed in each unit. The length of time it takes you will depend on the time you have to put into each task and the complexity of your business. It will also depend on how experienced you are in business as a whole.

Relax though… you don’t have to do it all in one hit.

You can choose to go faster or slower if you want. If you fall behind it doesn’t matter as you’ll always have access to the information. You can re-visit, and go at the pace that suits you.

Experience over more than three decades in this business has shown me that by following a simple step-by-step procedure most business owners will be able to franchise their businesses and start selling their new franchises within about 12 to18 months. If you choose to accelerate the process, this can be as quick as six months and in some cases even sooner. More complex businesses may take a little longer.

‘Franchise Simply’ offers different levels of membership ranging from the Do It Yourself Program to the Done for You Program where we come in and do most of the work for you, completing it in as little as 90 days.

The higher levels which offer detailed support with a number of experts specialized in branding, corporate structures, budgets, franchise law, territories, operations and procedure manuals, recruitment and training. This, in addition to access to the units generally help business owners to go through the process faster and more successfully.

Great! You’re in exactly the right place. The information we are going to be teaching is as useful for someone who already understands business and franchising, all the way down to beginners.

For those who are a little more advanced, you’ll find the expert tips and interviews keep you up to date. The processes we offer are a more streamlined and effective way of franchising than the old-fashioned analogue type consulting model and you will find you can get through them faster.

For those who know nothing except for what you’ve learnt from attending the occasional seminar and seeing all the franchise businesses out there, I’ll explain everything for you.

Great question! Although you’ll find once you start looking closely at their techniques and strategies that a number of people are using a few of the elements. The truth is they’re not internet savvy in 21st Century terms so just aren’t familiar with the methods and tools we use. The thing is that sometimes the consultants helping people franchise their businesses are specialists in only one area of the business. So they tend to leave out crucial bits because they don’t understand the overall picture of running a business, especially a business with multiple business partners which is what franchising involves.

The thing is, if you want to be successful as a franchisor you need to know all aspects of the business and then delegate successfully to your franchisees and let them do the work! That’s why I created this mentoring program, to help you through every part of the business simply in a step-by-step process.

This can be so varied. It depends on the nature of the product you are selling, how many franchisees with separate outlets you are able or want to put in place and how the system is delivered to them.

The one thing I can tell you for sure. If you are a good franchisor with a fabulous product and have good work ethics, looking after your franchisees well, you will be able to ask for what you want!

Great question! Although you’ll find once you start looking closely at their techniques and strategies that a surprising number of people are. The thing is that sometimes the consultants helping people franchise their businesses are specialists in only one area of the business. So they tend to leave out crucial bits because they don’t understand the overall picture of running a business, especially a business with multiple business partners which is what franchising involves.

The thing is, if you want to be successful as a franchisor you need to know all aspects of the business and then delegate successfully to your franchisees and let them do the work! That’s why I created this mentoring program, to help you through every part of the business simply in a step-by-step process.

Absolutely! Because you will be learning lots of different tools, skills and secrets from all the aspects of the franchise process, you will be able to apply these in any business that meets our suitability criteria.

It doesn’t matter if you are an accountant, chiropractor, coach, information marketer, internet marketer, swimming pool sales person, real estate developer or hairdresser. There is a way to apply this information to massively leverage your business.

As part of the any of the programs you will have time allocated for Skype, phone or one-to-one mentoring sessions with me or one of our expert consultants and mentors.

If you have a question here’s how to get it answered so that you save your calls for the best use for you.

  1. Send us an email to support@franchisesimply.com.au with an outline of your question.
  2. We may be able to answer it by email so saving your phone call for something more important later.
  3. If we, or you, think you need a discussion with me or one of our experts, we will ask you to book a call with the most appropriate expert for the question you are asking. You will be directed to the relevant consultant or mentor depending on the details you submit in your email.

If you want longer or more of these sessions, you can organise this with our support team. Send us an email to support@franchisesimply.com.au with your request.

All our programs are a commitment for you and us and to obtain maximum benefit we recommend you take advantage of the full term of your specific program. If there are extraordinary circumstances then contact us to discuss how we can make suitable alternative arrangements.

If you make your investment in one payment you will receive all the units together, otherwise you receive them as you subscribe for each module. If you wish to fast-track simply contact us to arrange earlier subscription payment.

Please email us at info@howtofranchsiesimply.com.au if you’d like some more information about these options.

When you join our mentoring program, you start at the beginning and receive emails as you purchase the modules which link you through to the online Units. You will also receive the material in hard copy through the mail and we make them available in your personal Dropbox Folder. Provided you keep the link, you have lifetime access to them, so you can view them as many times as you want.

Our quest is to continue to help business owners who want to learn how to grow their business into a more valuable asset through franchising. The team of expert advisors at Franchise Simply does this this through our simple four step Franchise Success Path which can be delivered in many different ways to suit you. We work closely with our team of leading franchise experts to provide the full range of services to the franchise industry, from carefully crafted legal agreements and operations and procedure manuals, to expert advice on corporate structures, fee structures, territory planning, franchisee support, recruitment and much more…

The result - our members implement fast and get everything they need to succeed all in one place. Click here to join our inspiring community of entrepreneurs and you can be our next success story.

We believe in giving back and so a percentage of every program is given to MicroLoan Foundation Australia to help women in Southern Saharan Africa to build businesses and take their families out of poverty. Money raised to date is …….