The Approved Franchise Association November Update
Growing rapidly and offering great benefits ...
The Approved Franchise Association is going from strength to strength in 2016 so I thought I'd update you with what's been going on with the AFA over the last few months ...
The Approved Franchise Association is made up of franchises that offer a diverse range of products and services throughout the United Kingdom.
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We've been steadily increasing our membership of franchisors which has been helped by our fantastic partnership with Franchise UK, offering our franchisor members the opportunity for free advertising.
Our members can have a bronze package on the Franchise UK website entirely free. This package is worth £1,200 per year and as our membership is only £585 + VAT that's a deal you can't refuse!
We don't let anyone join the AFA though. Franchisors wishing to become a member must be able to demonstrate that their organisation meets the fundamental requirements of any successful franchise. They must be able to show that their business is sustainable, viable, transferable and, above all, ethical.
We've been growing the partnership side of the Approved Franchise Association too, we are looking for companies who would like to work with and promote their services to the franchise industry. We are very choosy about who comes on board with us and they do have to prove an understanding of the franchise industry and have worked in the franchise sector in the past. We also ask for references and testimonials which we follow up.
"What does the AFA offer its members?"
Alongside the free advertising, the most important part to us is the accreditation. Members can use our Seal of Approval on their marketing material giving potential franchisees peace of mind that they are dealing with a trustworthy franchise.
We also blog each week with a professional company and encourage our members and partners to guest blog on our site. We love to hear good news stories, about new franchisees coming on board and any special offers.
"We're also very active on social media, sharing members' tweets and Facebook statuses!"
If you'd like to find out more about The Approved Franchise Association have a look at our website, give us a call on 0208 088 2400 or click here to send us an email enquiry.
Until next time ...
I am a serial entrepreneur, having successfully established a networking group, a magazine advertising company and a building contracting company over the past few years.
Now living in Devon, I'm CEO of The Approved Franchise Association. I have a passion for business and am determined to grow the AFA int the leading franchise association in the United Kingdom.