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Types of Franchise

Despite the common stereotype of a franchise as a fast food outlet, Franchises come in a variety of shapes, sizes and sectors!

Many people belive that franchising is limited to fast food chains and is a really expensive way to start a business. This is not entirely true, there are a huge variety of franchises available from Couriers to Cafes and Cleaners to Chocolates!

Franchises don’t always have to cost hundreds of thousands either, some part time franchises have a starting up cost of under £1,000!

Some examples of the types of Franchise available are listed below:

1. Investment Franchise

  • Fast Food & restaurant chains, and some hotels
  • Franchisee has overall control
  • Franchisee employs own senior management and staff

2. Executive Franchise

  • Provision of Professional service
  • Financial advice, legal services, recruitment assistances

3. Retail Franchise

  • Sells and displays goods approved by the franchisor
  • Franchisee has overall control
  • Franchisee employs own senior management and staff

4. Distribution Franchise

  • Franchisee operates from a depot or central office owned by the Franchisor
  • Franchisee has overall control
  • Franchisee employs own senior management and staff

5. Depot Franchise

  • Generally courier companies & parts suppliers
  • Franchisee employs own staff

6. Job Franchise

  • Lawn care, car repairs or furniture refurbishing
  • Generally a one-person business
  • Operated from home

7. Management Franchise

  • Franchisee is responsible for both running the franchise and employing and managing a team of operatives

Source: http://www.franchisingni.com

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