Launching a franchise requires a plenitude of planning and preparation, not to mention paperwork. Tying all of these elements together, a franchise operations manual is one of the most important pieces of the franchise puzzle. It’s a document that provides both existing and potential franchisees, as well as franchisors, with everything they need to know about setting up and running a franchise.
An extensive document usually ranging between 100 and 300 pages long, a franchise operations manual lays out essential information regarding every aspect of the franchise. It covers the business’ products/services, systems and operations; how franchisees should run their franchise in line with the company’s standards; and the responsibilities of both the franchisor and the franchisee.
The content included in a franchise operations manual isn’t set in stone; it can be easily adapted as the business changes, whether that’s as it grows or streamlines, launches a new product or service, or introduces new positions and departments within the company.
What’s included in a franchise operations manual varies from company to company, but a good quality manual will include all, if not most, of the following information:
A franchise operations manual is perhaps the most important piece of documentation in the franchising process. It serves a number of important purposes for both the franchisor and franchisees (new and old) while establishing a blueprint for franchising success.
Let’s take a look at why a franchise operations manual is so important.
Writing a franchise operations manual can be a difficult and daunting task, not to mention an exhausting process. Knowing what to write about and understanding the best way to format it is crucial, while finding the time outside of running your business can be an even bigger challenge. Franchise operations manuals written by franchisors are never as detailed as those written by professional franchise consultants.
This is where The Franchise Company comes in. Our team of experienced franchise consultants have the expertise, enthusiasm and dedication to create a comprehensive, high-quality franchise operations manual that’s tailored for your business. Whether you’re looking to create a franchise operations manual from scratch or update your existing manual to reflect the current status of your company, we can help.
When it comes to creating a high-quality franchise operations manual, length and depth is key. Backed by years of experience working with a range of clients, our franchise consultants are committed to creating the most detailed, accurate and easy-to-understand document. In doing so, you’re able to provide your franchisees with all the information they need to succeed while helping to minimise mistakes and covering all your bases from a legal standpoint.
With The Franchise Company by your side, you can be sure that your franchise operations manual not only provides the utmost clarity for both you and your franchisees, but creates a solid foundation on which to successfully franchise your business, whether you’re launching your very first franchise or growing your existing franchise network.
To learn more about how The Franchise Company can help you with your franchise operations manual, get in touch with our friendly team today.