What is a Franchise Broker Network?

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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!

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Top Franchise Consultants Get Support and Training from a Franchise Broker

When you consider making the leap into franchise ownership, the first people who you will most likely speak with are your family members. But another important person to contact when you want to become a franchise owner is a franchise consultant. With knowledge of how to be a franchise owner and what makes a franchise work, these professionals broker deals between buyers and sellers of franchises. Many consultants join a franchise broker network. But what is a franchise broker network?

Franchise Broker Network

A franchise broker network connects franchisors and brokers. An example of a franchise broker network is the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG). To connect franchisors with franchise consultants, franchise broker networks host events to share best practices in a fun, professional atmosphere.   

Depending on its size, franchise broker networks can represent hundreds of brands. This benefits you as a candidate who wants to widen your search for franchise ownership opportunities. Top franchise consultants join broker networks to build relationships with professionals from leading franchise brands.

Franchise Broker Training

A benefit of working with a franchise broker network is being provided with support and training. When looking for top franchise consultants to help search for franchise ownership opportunities, it would be beneficial to work with brokers who’ve been properly trained by a broker network. While you don’t necessarily need to go back to school to become a franchise broker, IFPG has an immersive training program that prepares professionals for consulting with candidates and brokering deals.

After passing the CFC exam, IFPG Consultants receive a Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC) designation and understand the ins and outs of the industry. Since the franchise industry is ever-changing, broker networks will continue to host webinars and events to keep consultants up to date on trends and best practices, which will help franchisors and franchisees buy and sell franchises. 

Good franchise broker networks will also provide consultants with mentors who will help them establish themselves in the industry. Collaboration is one of the benefits of the franchise industry and will be important for you throughout your journey through franchise ownership. 

Why Franchise Professionals Join Broker Networks

Members of franchise broker networks have a variety of benefits. One of those benefits is the events that they can attend. For example, the IFPG Annual Retreat is the franchise broker network’s signature event that includes speed networking, panel discussions, a dinner cruise and more. Events are an important part of a franchise professional’s continuing education to keep up to date with the trends in the industry.

In addition to fun events, IFPG also provides its members with educational opportunities such as webinars. These educational webinars allow attendees to further develop their skills and knowledge about the industry. While attending events, franchise professionals can also make connections that can help them with their next opportunity. You never know who you’ll meet, so take advantage of events, educational opportunities, and more that come your way. 

Support is another important aspect of joining a broker network. With the IFPG, consultants will be supported in every phase of their business and have access to the best tools including a franchise consultant website and CRM system. The possibilities are endless when working with franchise broker networks. 

Working with Top Franchise Consultants

Working with top franchise consultants is the best way to make the life-changing decision to enter franchising. With deep knowledge of franchise ownership, franchise royalty fees, and more, franchise consultants connect prospective candidates and franchisors. Based on your skills, economic background, and goals, consultants help you find the ideal franchise opportunities and understand the Franchise Disclosure Document, Franchise Agreement, franchise royalty fees, and more. 

To narrow down your search for the best franchise consultant, look for those who are making podcasts, attending events, writing articles, and more. The more that these professionals know about the industry, the more they can help prospects find the right franchise opportunity.  

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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 450+ 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.

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