As part of our mission to make a positive difference to the franchising sector, the FRI team are constantly engaging with the global franchising community and summarising important trends. These Positive Franchising Updates contain our insights, tips and research findings on how franchisors can create profitable partnerships.



The Six Hot Franchising Trends and How to Address Them

12 August 2022
The following six trends have emerged from our research listening to senior franchisor leaders. We hope these stimulate constructive discussions within your franchisor team.

How to Maintain Resilience and Positivity

8 July 2022
These 14 practical tips came from a group of Vision Personal Training franchise partners (pictured above) who workshopped the question, “What helps to maintain resilience and positivity when running a business?” While meant for franchisees, these suggestions are relevant to all of us! #1. Identify and celebrate your successes and wins each week, no matter … Continue reading How to Maintain Resilience and Positivity

14 Tips That Drive Franchisee and Franchisor Success

2 June 2022
Each card contains fourteen powerful strategies that create profitable partnerships — seven for franchisors on one side and seven for franchisees on the other.

7 Ways to Reduce Franchisee Stress

13 May 2022
A taste of what you’ll learn in the Culture of Franchising workshop.  These 7 tips come from the session on creating an ACE Mindset, part of our Culture of Franchising Workshop. The ACE Mindset is where franchisees are Advocates for your franchise, Committed to investing back into their business, and Engaged in supporting your strategies. … Continue reading 7 Ways to Reduce Franchisee Stress

Next Evolution In Franchise Meetings

1 April 2022
Yes, the pandemic has been a headache, but it has also provided some amazing opportunities to improve communication and productivity. One of these is the widespread adoption of virtual and blended meetings and events. As you may know, FRI vigorously embraced Zoom and we pivoted our popular workshops into virtual formats with phenomenal results. This not only … Continue reading Next Evolution In Franchise Meetings

Franchisee Crisis Support Kit

28 February 2022
One of a franchisor’s most important responsibilities is to deliver useful and relevant support to their franchisees, particularly in times of crisis. Unfortunately mother nature continues to test us. Recent floods in Queensland and Northern NSW will once again require franchisors and franchisees to reach out to people who have suffered loss or trauma. With this … Continue reading Franchisee Crisis Support Kit

Global Franchising Trends

23 February 2022
It looks like working and communicating virtually will continue for many of us, at least to some extent. The good news is, this offers us all an opportunity to ‘go global’. This has certainly helped us at FRI to live our mission (which is to foster the creation of profitable partnerships in the global franchising sector). We feel privileged … Continue reading Global Franchising Trends

Interview with Darin Harris, CEO of Jack in the Box, on Franchise Leadership

9 February 2022
In 2020, Darin Harris was appointed as CEO for Jack in the Box, one of the oldest and largest publicly traded franchise networks in the USA, with over 2000 locations. While the network had been embroiled in conflict, Darin systematically implemented best practice strategies to rebuild trust with franchisees, revitalise the Support Office culture, and … Continue reading Interview with Darin Harris, CEO of Jack in the Box, on Franchise Leadership

From “Surviving” to “Thriving”

2 February 2022
Excerpts from an inspiring case study, and some compelling new research on franchisor and franchisee attitudes.

Our Proudest Achievements for 2021

23 December 2021
When you think of 2021, what are you most proud of? For us it's been a year of innovation, collaboration and determination.

Connecting with Franchisees

18 November 2021
Successful franchisor executives understand the importance of listening and staying connected with their franchisees, especially during periods of turbulence and change. While some leaders have been reaching out to have one-on-one calls with franchisees, these conversations represent a big investment of time, so they need to be effective and enjoyable for both parties. In this … Continue reading Connecting with Franchisees

7 Ways to Build Supporters

21 October 2021
While many businesses have had challenges accessing customers due to lockdowns and restrictions, others are having the opposite challenge in accessing enough product to sell to a queue of customers. One could laugh and say, “that’s a good problem to have!” However, this can create considerable stress for a brand and its people. In fact, we are noticing that for … Continue reading 7 Ways to Build Supporters

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