One of the first articles in a series to assist new franchisors to understand How to Franchise A Business.
The Franchise Manual
Generally the cover of the Franchise Manual would be worded as follows.
We welcome you to (Name of Your New Franchise Business), a unique customer orientated business specialising in (Industry Name of Your Franchise Business) such as.. on site services both in the home and the office.
We believe our franchise system will provide you with an easy to operate and profitable business. By working together as a team we can expand your business by ensuring a high quality of customer service.
This manual is provided to enable Franchisee’s to conduct their business in a manner prescribed by the Franchisor at all times.
It is the responsibility of the Franchisee to preserve confidentiality of information contained herein.
No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from (Your Company Name)
The Franchisor reserves the right to vary, amend, modify and make additions to the specifications, standards and operating procedures herein contained.
This Operations Manual remains the property of (Your Company Named) and is protected under International Copyright Laws. It shall be surrendered forthwith upon request by the Franchisor.
Generally a replacement clause is written on the first page as follows “A replacement cost of $5000.00 will be charged for lost manuals.”
Finally would be a section to ask the franchisee to sign the Franchise Manual.
More details and information can be found on Franchise Manuals Biz