What is a Franchise Broker Organization?

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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 Franchise Broker Organizations

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 organization. But what is a franchise broker organization?

Franchise Broker Organization

Sometimes referred to as business broker networks, franchise broker organizations connect franchisors and brokers by hosting events to share best practices in a fun, professional atmosphere. An example of a franchise broker organization.is the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG).

Depending on its size, franchise broker organizations 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 organizations to build relationships with professionals from leading franchise brands.

Franchise Broker Training

A benefit of working with a broker organization 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 franchising. Since the franchising is ever-changing, franchise broker organizations 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 organizations will also provide consultants with mentors who will help them establish themselves. Collaboration is one of the benefits of franchising and will be important for you throughout your journey through franchise ownership. 

Why Join a Broker Organization?

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

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 franchising. 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 organizations. 

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 Consultants connect prospects 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 franchising, the more they can help prospects find the right franchise opportunity.  

What is a Franchise Broker Organization?

A franchise broker organization connects franchisors and consultants to broker sales. IFPG is an example, and these networks connect franchise professionals by hosting events. Franchise broker organizations provide them with training, educational opportunities, tools (CRM system, website), and more. Consultants are also their own bosses and do meaningful work. As entrepreneurs discover the benefits of franchising (3% higher wages, health insurance, sick leave), they will likely seek advice and guidance from consultants.

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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 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.

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