Franchise Open Days

Just as you will be looking at many franchise opportunities, so franchisors will be looking at many candidates. You must always remember that a good franchise will be very selective about who they recruit into their network, as the strength of the network is dependent upon the quality and suitability of all its franchisees.

As part of this process franchise companies will want to attract numerous suitable candidates from which to choose – they will usually do this through advertising in magazines, newspapers and online. They will also attend exhibitions and they may hold open days.

Franchise open days come in different shapes and sizes, but they are all based around the same principle: providing an opportunity for many interested candidates to find out about a franchise business all at once. The day may be focused around a couple of hours of presentations with questions and answers, or it may be more formally structured with allotted times to speak to the franchisor individually. Some open days are held at the offices of the franchise business or they may be held around the country in hotels or conference centres.

They are always a very time efficient way to get an initial introduction to a franchise business. There should be no commitment to sign anything on the day and the franchisor should not be looking to recruit you there and then – but it may be that a more in-depth interview follows.

The bfa does not advertise franchise open days on this website, but many of the accredited members of the bfa will run them. Browse the listing of bfa franchisor members to visit their website, where many will have details of any upcoming open day events.

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