10 Benefits of Franchise Advisory Councils

franchise owner

Your Guide to Franchise Ownership

There is an estimated 775,000 franchise establishments in the U.S., and that number continues to grow. Why? Because the franchise model works! By leveraging a proven system, support and training, you can step right into a franchise business much more seamlessly than starting from scratch. But you have to do your due diligence... and that's where the IFPG Franchise Buyer's Guide comes in.

By arming yourself with knowledge and information, you can be well on the way to a new path as a franchise business owner. We have you covered every step of the way!

Get Started

Franchise Advisory Councils are Especially Beneficial for Emerging Franchises. Here’s What Aspiring Franchise Owners Should Know.

Franchise advisory councils foster relationships and bolster operational efficacy in franchise systems. These committees of franchisees are created to get feedback on refining the franchise system and can evolve into interactive forums that encourage collaboration. They serve to amplify the franchisees' collective voice, advocating their perspectives to senior management. 

Franchise advisory councils can nurture franchisee loyalty, establish trust, and more. This is especially true for emerging franchises. The existence of franchise advisory councils reflects a best practice in franchising and positions franchise systems as forward-looking, professional entities. These groups are also important because they show the franchisor cares about what franchisees think — and who wouldn’t want that?  

Benefits of a Franchise Advisory Council

Both franchisors and franchisees can benefit from franchise advisory councils. Here’s why. 

  • More Accountability: When a franchisor listens to franchise owners through these groups, they become more accountable and more likely to address issues.
  • Finding Weaknesses: These groups can show the company where they're making mistakes and what needs to change.
  • Community Building: Franchise advisory councils create a sense of community among franchise owners. They can share experiences, challenges, and successes with each other, making them feel like they're part of a supportive network.
  • Innovation Hub: These groups can become breeding grounds for innovative ideas. When franchise owners collaborate, they can brainstorm new strategies, services, or products that can benefit the entire franchise.
  • Quick Problem Solving: If a problem arises in the franchise, the franchise advisory council can quickly gather and discuss solutions. This can prevent issues from escalating and improve the overall efficiency of problem-solving.
  • Adaptation to Local Markets: Franchise owners are often more in touch with local markets and customer preferences. Franchise advisory councils can provide insights on how to adapt the franchise's offerings to suit the specific needs of different regions.
  • Ownership Mentality: When franchise owners have a say in how the franchise operates, they develop a stronger sense of ownership. This can lead to better care for the franchise's reputation and long-term success.

  • Benchmarking: Franchise advisory councils allow franchise owners to compare their performance and strategies with others in the same system. This benchmarking helps them identify areas for improvement and learn from each other's successes.
  • Smooth Transitions: When changes or updates are planned for the franchise system, franchise advisory councils can help manage the transition. They can provide valuable input on how to implement changes effectively and minimize disruptions.
  • Crisis Management: During challenging times, such as economic downturns or unexpected events (like a pandemic!) franchise advisory councils can collaborate to develop strategies to navigate the crisis together, making the franchise system more resilient.

As you can see, franchise advisory councils can make many positive impacts on a franchise system. They help franchise owners and the company work together to improve every area of the business. They help build trust, communication, and bring positive changes. Starting a new franchise isn't always easy, but these groups can make it smoother and more successful. As the world of franchising changes, franchise advisory councils are becoming even more important for keeping franchises strong and growing.

Top 100 Franchises

AAMCO Franchise
Budget Blinds Franchise
CertaPro Painters Franchise
College Hunks Franchise
Fast Signs Franchise
Great Clips Franchise
Huntington Learning Center Franchise
Liberty Tax Franchise
MAACO Franchise
Molly Maid Franchise
Signarama Franchise
Urban Air Adventure Park Franchise
Five Star Painting
Spaulding Decon
Native Ceuticals Franchise
Start Your New Career Today
IFPG Members at Top Golf

Earn Money Selling Franchises

Do you love helping people? Does the idea of being your own boss appeal to you? A career as a Franchise Consultant lets you have it all: a flexible, home-based business with incredible earning potential. And here’s the best part—your work will make a difference! IFPG provides:

  • Over 150+ Hours of Continuing Education
  • 90 Days of Mentorship
  • Exclusive Agreements with Franchises
  • Over 600+ Franchise Members to Present to Clients
  • Access to Leads and CRM to Close Deals

IFPG also provides you with a CFC Certification that designates you as an expert in your field and grants you the recognition that you deserve.

Get Started

Learn More About IFPG



IFPG Consultants have one common goal: helping aspiring entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership.


JOIN|#1 Broker Organization

IFPG has been ranked #1 Franchise Broker Organization 5 years in a row in Entrepreneur Magazine.


GET|Certified with IFPG

Learn how to earn money selling franchises and become a Certified Franchise Consultant.

background image

Schedule a Free Tour with IFPG

Red Boswell Headshot

“IFPG’s mission is to serve the franchise industry with innovation, growth and opportunity. We do that by constantly improving and adding to the value we bring our members. Find out why more than 1,500 of the industry’s most respected professionals chose IFPG. Schedule a one-on-one virtual tour with a member of our team. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.”

Red Boswell, President