Steps to Becoming a Franchise Consultant

Franchise Consultant Business Opportunity

A career as a franchise consultant can be highly rewarding and lucrative. The franchise industry is responsible for creating tens of thousands of opportunities for small business ownership and millions of jobs for employees across America. In 2019, franchise establishments supported nearly 8.4 million direct jobs, $787.5 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and represented 3 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With a franchise consultant career, you will be in the center of this booming industry.

How to Become a Franchise Broker

If you would like to know how to become a franchise broker, you are in the right place! Aligning with a reputable franchise consulting group like IFPG is the best way to start. IFPG’s thorough training program is based on a foundation of integrity and ethics. We believe the role of the consultant is pivotal to the candidate’s success and it all starts with proper training. With our program, you will learn from the most highly-regarded consultants and experts who will share tips, strategies and best practices for success in franchise consulting. Our franchise consultant training program was created to properly prepare you to launch your franchise consulting business thoroughly trained, confident, and ready to go!

Train To Be A Franchise Broker

Franchise Broker License

While there is no official franchise broker license, getting the proper training is essential. The IFPG Certified Franchise Consultant program (CFC) is the most comprehensive in the industry. In just 4-6 weeks, we will give you all of the tools and the training you need to take your CFC Exam and become an IFPG Certified Franchise Consultant. Our all-inclusive program will prepare you for a rewarding and successful franchise broker career.

Franchise Consulting Business

The best part of a franchise consulting business is that you can make it your own. You can start off part time and grow the business at your own pace. Or, if you want to dive right in, you can put in a full-time effort and reap big rewards. With a franchise consulting business, the sky's the limit. You truly get out what you put in. We give you everything you need to get started as well as the tools and opportunities to keep growing in your franchise consulting business year after year.

Franchise Consultant Qualifications

There are no specific educational requirements or particular job experiences necessary to start a franchise consultant career. However, it’s not for everyone. To excel at a franchise consulting business, you must enjoy working with others, be friendly, and have a genuine interest in entrepreneurship and business opportunities. You will also need good organizational and follow-up skills and approach your work with a certain amount of “hustle,” where you are super responsive to calls and emails.

How to Start a Franchise Broker Business

The first — and probably the hardest — step in starting a franchise broker business is making the decision to move forward and change your life for the better. Once you have decided to get started on the path to a franchise consultant business opportunity, the rest is simple. Below, we have it all mapped out for you so you can follow one step at a time!

I Am Ready to Start My Franchise Consultant Career. What’s Next?

Step 1. Educate Yourself

If you haven’t already, review all of the videos in the video resource center and read through all of the clickable pages at the top of the screen. We have created a series of informative videos and web pages that talk about the franchise consultant business opportunity, what it takes to have a successful franchise broker career, and why the IFPG is the best choice for your Certified Franchise Consultant Training.

Step 2. Reach out to us!

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page or call 1-888-977-IFPG (4374) ext 110 to schedule your one-on-one tour of the IFPG. Our personalized tour will give you a behind-the-scenes look and valuable insights in running a franchise broker business..

Step 3. Meet the Rest of the IFPG Team

As a member of IFPG, you will be part of the best franchise consulting company in the industry. Our entire staff is committed to your success. From the events we plan to the tools we have, the IFPG does everything with our members in mind. Franchise Sales CRM, IFPG Digital, and Career Transition Leads are all IFPG-owned companies, which means virtually everything you need is at your fingertips and comes with support. Our systems work seamlessly together and are extremely user friendly. Our team is here to answer any questions and support you on your new career path.

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Step 4. Start Your Training

In just 4-6 weeks you will be trained and ready to become a franchise consultant.

As an IFPG Franchise Broker you'll:

  • Have access to our exclusive agreements with more than 450 franchise brands and business opportunities that pay generous commissions.
  • Earn your CFC (Certified Franchise Consultant) Designation. This program is an opportunity to learn best practices for a successful franchise consulting business. As a Certified IFPG Franchise Consultant you will be recognized as part of a highly ethical, top-notch franchise broker network.
  • Be able to attend conference calls or webinars almost every business day of the week. IFPG Impact sessions are hosted by franchisors, lenders, and IFPG staff. They are designed to enhance your understanding of the industry and the franchise brands included in IFPG’s network.
  • Receive downloadable business forms, scripts, presentation materials, and resources that you'll need to run your franchise broker business.
  • Be trained in all aspects of how to be a franchise broker including: Marketing your business; qualifying your client, franchise matching, ethical business practices; working with franchisors; understanding your candidates; funding; customer relationship management (CRM); and so much more.
  • Be given a fully-functional website on day one. Your website will have your franchise consulting business logo, company name and colors and will be integrated with the IFPG portfolio of franchises.
  • Get a $2,500 credit with Career Transition Leads. These leads are real time, call verified and exclusive to IFPG brokers only.
  • Have the ability to manage your franchise consulting business properly from the beginning with a one-year subscription to FranchiseSalesCRM. FranchiseSalesCRM.com was built by IFPG and made specifically for franchise sales. It is integrated with the IFPG system and created to follow the same sales process you will learn in training.
  • Rub elbows and trade business cards with the BEST in the business at all of the industry’s top conferences and events. As part of training, you will receive FREE registration/admission to the IFPG Retreat, our showcase event of the year.

Top Franchise Consulting Firm

When your franchise consulting business is affiliated with IFPG, you become part of the top franchise consulting firm in the industry. IFPG was recognized as the No. 1 franchise broker network by Entrepreneur Magazine for three years in a row.

Welcome to the wonderful world of franchising and the amazing franchise consultant business opportunity!

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