According to the 17th Annual Franchise Survey *, 72% of franchisees were employees before starting a franchise.
Tempted by business creation, more and more entrepreneurs are choosing franchising. This formidable collaborative model appeals and reassures candidates looking for new professional or entrepreneurial orientations.
Thanks to the support offered, this formula allows them to undertake quickly, without being isolated, by limiting the risks while taking advantage of the reputation and know-how of a brand.
These franchise values are fully illustrated in the period we are going through.
The figures confirm this enthusiasm since the number of franchisees is constantly increasing, reaching more than 78,000 * franchised outlets at the end of 2020, generating an overall turnover of nearly 64 billion euros *.
Franchising, accessible for all budgets, in all sectors!
With personal contributions required ranging from less than 10,000 euros to over 500,000 euros, everyone can find the network that suits them. There are franchises in all sectors of activity: from the automobile to well-being, including catering, real estate, training, construction, hairdressing or micro-crèche …
Franchising, a reassuring solution to start a business
67% of franchisees believe they have withstood the COVID-19 crisis better than an isolated merchant and 79% of franchisees plan to continue their activity within their network at the end of their franchise contract!
Moreover, 9 out of 10 franchisees recommend the franchise model and more than 25% of them intend to open another additional point of sale!
If franchising allows them to benefit from the notoriety of a recognized brand, to benefit from support and resources to develop their business, it also offers them the chance to make a real life change since 25% of franchisees leave. settle in another department or in another region as soon as they decide to get started. And, small towns and large agglomerations offer installation opportunities.
It’s your turn to get started!
Visit Franchise Expo Paris! From September 26 to 29, Porte de Versailles, more than 500 brands are waiting for you ! Complete your visit with a program of more than 100 workshops and conferences free of charge, to inform you about the franchise, to hear the testimonies of those who have taken the plunge. And don’t forget to go meet the franchise experts, banks, local authorities and other support specialists who will guide you in your project!
These 4 days of physical meetings are complemented by a digital version of the event, Franchise Expo Online, until the end of October. The networking platform, accessible to all franchise candidates who have ordered their show access badge, allows them to contact and offer meetings directly to the brands. Enjoy it!
Not yet convinced? Discover the « Success Stories » of several entrepreneurs who have found their franchise thanks to Franchise Expo Paris!
* Source French Franchise Federation / 2020 data
** 17th annual survey of the Banque Populaire franchise, in partnership with the French Franchise Federation (FFF) and with the participation of Kantar