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"The new AFI Extended Support Program takes our existing system to the next level." -Tipton Shonkwiler, President of Accurate Franchising Inc.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, August 18, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Accurate Franchising, Inc.™ (AFI) announces the roll-out of its newly created Extended Support Program for franchisor clients, to help them just when they need it the most – in the critical two years after launch.
The new two-year program dramatically increases the support time for AFI clients, who receive on average four months of mentoring. With one in five U.S. businesses failing in their first year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the AFI Extended Support Program aims to improve the odds for new franchisors by providing extra resources during these critical phases of business development. AFI leverages the more than 35 years of industry experience that comes with being part of the United Franchise Group™ (UFG) family of affiliated brands and consultants.
Emerging brands, who's owners franchise their business through AFI, receive a sales and marketing package which includes a branded marketing brochure, web landing page and sales pitch deck. Additionally, they have access to a sales development team that helps sell franchise opportunities to prospective new franchise owners.
"Our post-sales and marketing package has been so successful, we decided to extend it with this enhanced program that takes our existing support system to the next level by leveraging the UFG ecosystem," said Tipton Shonkwiler, President of Accurate Franchising, Inc. "This is one of the many benefits of working with AFI. We bring the knowledge and expertise of hundreds of brands right to our clients' fingertips."
The UFG ecosystem is a reference to the networking benefits of being part of the community of franchise owners, vendors/suppliers, and support teams within United Franchise Group's extended family of affiliated businesses across the globe.
"We have an enormous amount of the resources that comes with being in the franchising business for almost four decades," remarks Chad Palmer, Vice President of Digital Marketing for United Franchise Group and Franchise Mart as well as one of the senior leaders involved in developing the new program. "The aim is to help emerging brands maintain a competitive edge by having ongoing support in navigating the complexity of being a first-time franchisor and as a bonus, it pays for their required annual Franchise Disclosure Documents, which can be a surprise expense if not prepared."
The Extended Support Program is optional to clients who franchise their business through AFI's services. It is also available to tenured clients, providing ongoing consultation so they know they're on the right path as franchisors. Participants gain access to consult with the United Franchise Group support team, who have experience helping hundreds of brands. The Extended Support Program also includes the opportunity to participate in an exclusive, private Franchise Mastermind Group where clients benefit from brainstorm sessions, sharing successes and guidance from seasoned industry professionals.
About Accurate Franchising, Inc.
Accurate Franchising, Inc.™ (AFI) is the only franchise development consulting firm with first-hand experience operating and growing its own franchise brands. As part of the United Franchise Group™ (UFG) family of affiliated brands and consultants, AFI helps entrepreneurs grow their business by becoming franchisors. With an intimate understanding of what a franchisor needs to succeed, AFI ensures clients benefit from their 35 years of experience advancing brands into world class, award-winning companies. Accurate Franchising Inc. has worked in excess of 80 countries with more than 350 brands and over 2500 franchisees worldwide and with industry-leading brands like Graze Craze®, Fully Promoted®, Signarama®, Transworld Business Advisors®, and Venture X® to name a few. For more information, visit www.AccurateFranchising.com.
About United Franchise Group
Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group™ (UFG) is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising Inc.™, Exit Factor™, FranchiseMart®, Fully Promoted®, Signarama®, Transworld Business Advisors®, and the Coworks™ division consisting of Franchise Real Estate™, Network Lead Exchange™(NLX), Office Evolution® (OE) and Venture X® as well as a food division featuring Graze Craze® and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®. UFG affiliated brands include over 1600 franchises in more than 60 countries, with consultants that have helped develop over 350 brands into franchises, in over 80 countries with more than 2500 franchisees. With over three decades in the franchising industry United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
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