As a franchisor, it can be difficult to find opportunities to connect with other franchisors and suitable industry partners but, being a member of the AFA can help overcome this.
Once approved you will join our growing network of members who receive endorsement and regular communications from us, including our weekly blog which offers franchising hints and tips, spotlights our members and shares news of their successes.
Here’s just some of the benefits you’ll get access to as a member of the AFA:
Members are listed on the AFA website with company information, contact details and a link to your website. Companies are spotlighted on our home page in rotation, thereby raising your profile and driving new franchisee and client enquiries. We also offer an enhanced website listing at an additional cost, which provides an even more significant presence on our website.
We distribute a monthly newsletter to our extensive database of franchisors and prospective franchisees. Each month, we spotlight one member and also post all member news items on our website.
We’re always on the end of the phone to provide support and advice to franchisors and potential franchisees. This includes access to mediation services to support you in the event of a dispute.
We have an active social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin where we share our blog, members’ news and special offers. This enable us to promote our members to a far wider audience of potential franchisees than they could reach alone.
Meeting like-minded franchisors is crucial to helping you to build your business and overcome any hurdles. The AFA offers you the opportunity to network with others where you can share ideas, problems and solutions. Our plans for the future include more regional meetings to bring franchisors together and providing an even more effective support network.
Exhibitions and Events
In association with Franchise Now, the AFA organises a series of highly focused, local, franchise shows around the country, at which all AFA members are invited to exhibit at a special discounted rate. These events offer members a cost-effective way to showcase their businesses, thereby increasing their profiles and attracting new leads.
For more information, visit https://franchisenow.co.uk/.
The AFA will also have a presence at both the Franchise Show and the Business Show promoting the benefits of being part of our organisation.
We’ve teamed up with Induction Junction to offer our members discounted, online courses on various topics that are relevant to the franchise industry. These courses are designed to protect members and ensure they are up to date on compliance issues.
In association with our partner, Franchise Local, AFA members receive a 20% discount for advertising on their site.
As well as all of the other benefits you get from being a member of the AFA, you’ll get to be part of an association that is growing it’s presence in the franchise world. This year, we’ve announced that we will be holding our first ever Annual Conference in March 2019 when we’ll be announcing the brand new AFA Franchise Awards.
Annual membership of the AFA is only £585. Click here to find out more!