International franchising checklist

International franchising checklist

As the business matures the business owner evaluates his expansion plan beyond his country. Franchising internationally requires more meticulous approach when compared to expanding in home country. The business need for franchising should be discussed with the several entities such as International franchise consulting firms, Legal counsel, Industry Associations, and other entities who can enable international franchising for you. Few are the recommended things which might help you in preparing you own checklist.

  • Requirement of competent staff for taking your business Global
  • Clear about the licensing terms and conditions
  • Country Risk Analysis
  • Know about you competitor in new zone
  • Experience and network of your International franchise consultant
  • Apply for you registered trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights
  • Process followed for lead generation and conversion
  • Market acceptability for your products and services in new territory
  • Financial planning and outlay of funds
  • Contract Management and other disclosure documentation
  • Master franchise agreement and fee finalisation
  •  Preparation of Operations as applicable for that country