Franchisee- a person who operates a business under a name using the trademark, service mark, trade name, advertising, or other commercial symbol designating the franchisor parent company. There are over 10,000 franchise owners from many of the major franchise systems in the U.S.
Franchisor - a company which is identified by a trademark, service mark, trade name, advertising or other commercial symbol; maintains continued assistance or control over the franchisee's method of operation, including but not limited to business organize Suppliers
a person or company who provides high quality services, products, and/or information to franchisors and franchisees.
About Franchising - Help with Buying a Franchise
Buying a franchise can be an investment in your future. But as with any major decision, you should thoroughly research the franchise industry, the franchise model and the pros and cons of owning a franchise. That’s why the International Franchise Association has developed this resource full of tips and information to help you get started. Congratulations on taking the first step towards being in business for yourself, but not by yourself.
tion, promotional activities, management, marketing plan, quality standards or business affairs; gives significant assistance to the franchisee; and receives payments, usually in the form of royalties and fees, from the franchisee. Franchisors represent over 70% of the registered franchise companies in the U.S.