Launching Franchise World Link Canada

FRANCHISE WORLD LINK, an innovative company with the vision to connect the franchise industry worldwide, is happy to announce a new addition to their group, FWL Canada.

The presence of this international network on the Canadian market will have a significant economic impact. Canadian investors will have an opportunity to enter into master franchising agreements with franchisors around the world, while Canadian franchisors will be able to use the expertise in the network to expand their business globally. Many foreign franchisors have already expressed their interest to enter the Canadian market.

The Canadian franchise industry generates more than $99 billion every year and employs over 1.8 million Canadians

A Strategic Alliance for Canadian Investors

FRANCHISE WORLD LINK is a network based on a flow of franchise business offers, structured around more than 10 industry sectors. According to Olivier Guerrero, founder and CEO of FWL, with 17 regional offices operating in more than 45 countries, this strategic agreement with FLAGFRANCHISE will bring together the expert know-how of the international network and technology to meet the entirety of the franchisor recruitment needs.

Founded in the spring of 2017, FlagFranchise is an intelligent and scalable web-based platform that helps to find the winning match between franchisors and franchisees using its proven selection algorithm that identifies the best business fit based on such key performance indicators as Skills, Budget, Ambition, Values, Lifestyle, etc. More than 3,600 prospects and over 100 brands have already registered on FlagFranchise. These include St-Hubert, Harvey’s, Yuzu Sushi, Second Cup Coffee Co., Shaker, Cacao 70 and Play N Trade.

A Team of Experts

The FRANCHISE WORLD LINK CANADA team has extensive experience and knowledge in franchising and management. Based in the Province of Quebec, these bilingual experts oversee the operations of Franchise World Link and FlagFranchise.

“We’ve selected the Quebec location to ensure our proximity both to Ontario, where most franchisors have their headquarters, and to Quebec, the largest French-speaking franchise market,” explains Sylvie Grégoire, founder of FlagFranchise and Country Manager for Franchise World Link Canada.

Business Opportunities 

If you want your business to thrive in lucrative international markets or if you want to be associated with an existing international brand, Franchise World Link Canada is your partner of choice!

For information please contact:

Sylvie Grégoire

Sylvie.gregoire@franchiseworldlink.com — Office: 1-844-347-7633 — Mobile: 1-819-347-7633

Franchise World Link now operates in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast and Senegal!

Franchising as a way to leverage economic development in Central and West Africa

Doing Business in Africa. Introduction:

As population growth decelerates or stagnates around the world, Africa will double its population in the next 30 years. Indeed, according to a study did by INED in partnership with the French Development Agency entitled “All countries of the world”, the continent’s population will grow from 1.2 billion inhabitants in 2017 to 2.5 billion inhabitants in 2030.Better still, this population is expected to quadruple to 4.4 billion inhabitants in 2100, or nearly 40% of the world’s population. This demographic change will be accompanied by exponential economic growth. According to the American think-tank Brooking Institution, the consumption of African households will more than double in the next 15 years, from $ 1,100 billion in 2015 to $ 2,500 billion in 2030, and business-to-business (B2B) spending should almost triple over the same period, from $ 1600 billion in 2015 to more than $ 4200 billion in 2030.

In addition, several international organizations including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the sub-Saharan Africa, will achieve a “demographic dividend” of about $ 500 billion a year over a period of at least 30 years. NB: The demographic dividend is economic growth derived from the change in the age structure of a population, with the decline in dependents (children and seniors) and the increase in working-age adults.

Background

The demographic boom of Africa which favors in a virtuous circle: the emergence of an educated middle class, the take-off of household consumption, the intensification of the exchanges between companies, place the continent in the radars of the international investors who see it as a territory full of opportunities. Franchising and Licensing is viewed as a major leverage of economic development.

Characteristics of Central and Western Africa

1) Legal framework

In order to harmonize business laws in Central and West Africa, the OHADA (Organization for the Harmonization of African Business Rights) was created.This organization has harmonized the rules by adopting uniform acts on others, commercial law.On the other hand, the OHADA did not specifically refer to franchise or license cases. There is no uniform act on franchising or Licensing. Therefore Franchising and Licensing laws in Central and West Africa will therefore be subject to the common law of business.

2) Regulatory Framework

When developing of a network of Franchises or Licenses in Central and West Africa, it will be necessary to be vigilant regarding:- The specific rules for cross-border relations, in particular customs regulations,- Rules relating to competition law, particularly those put in place by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)

Investor profiles

The investor’s profiles relevant for the development of Master Franchise or Master Licenses in Africa are the following:

1) Entrepreneurs already present in a sector of activity/ industry connected directly or indirectly with the Franchisor and the Licensor and wishing to increase their turnover.

They will benefit from the notoriety brought by the Franchisor or the Licensor to capture new customers and new markets.

2) Large investor families wishing to create other sources of income.

3) Senior managers who want to start their own business through Franchising or Licensing they will invest in a profitable business in the medium term and generate immediate income.

4) Investors looking to diversify their business to cope with business downturns. Given the development of franchising in Europe, the international opening of the African economy, the historical link between France and French-speaking Africa, and especially the novelty of this economic model on the continent, we believe that Africa is an excellent opportunity for franchisors.

CENTRAL AFRICA : CAMEROON

Franchise Cameroon

–  CAMEROON

  • Location: Gulf of Guinea. Bordered by Atlantic Ocean. His neighbour is Nigeria
  • Population: 25 million
  • Languages: French & English
  • Currency: XAF. $1= 500 XAF
  • GDP: 81 billion dollars- GDP/cap: $ 3400 ( World Bank 2017)
  • GDP by sector: Agriculture (22%); Industry (30%); Services (48%)
  • Average annual growth: 5% – 9%
  • Main industries: Oil, Aluminium, Wood, Food industry, Shipyard, etc

CENTRAL AFRICA : DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Franchise Congo

–  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO ( Former ZAIRE)

  • Location: Congo Basin. His neighbours are Angola, Rwanda
  • Population: 81 million
  • Area: 2,345 KM2; 11th of the world
  • Currency: Congolese Franc ( CDF); $1= 1652 CDF
  • GDP: 68 billion dollars – GDP/ cap: 800 dollars
  • GDP by sector: Agriculture (32%); Industry (26%); Services ( 34%)
  • Average annual growth: 5%-8%
  • Well exported: Diamond, Gold, Copper, Uranium, Oil, Manganese, Coal

 WEST AFRICA : IVORY COAST        

Franchise Ivory Coast                                          

–  IVORY COAST

  • Location: African West Coast. Bordered by Atlantic Ocean.
  • Population: 24 million
  • Languages: French
  • Currency: XOF; $1= 500 XOF
  • GDP: 96 billion dollars – GDP/cap: $ 3900 ( World Bank 2017)
  • GDP by sector: Agriculture (27%); Industry (18%); Services (55%)
  • Average annual growth: 7% – 10%
  • Main industries: Cocoa, Oil, Wood, Cocoa, Foodstuffs, Fertiliser, etc

WEST AFRICA : SENEGAL

Franchise Senegal

–  SENEGAL

  • Location: African West Coast. Borded by Atlantic Ocean.
  • Population: 15 million
  • Languages: French
  • Currency: XOF; $1= 500 XOF
  • GDP: 45 billion dollars – GDP/cap: $ 2800 ( World Bank 2017)
  • GDP by sector: Agriculture (17%); Industry (23%); Services (59%)
  • Average annual growth: 5% – 8%
  • Main industries: Phosphate, Oil, Foodstuffs, Fertilizer, Food industry, etc

The day of “Revolution in the World of Retail” was held on the 19th of September in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

It was much more than an awards ceremony.

Two round tables were held, the first focused on “The importance of the Networking for the StartUps” where Christian Marion of French Tech, served as moderator of important players in the entrepreneurial sector with multidisciplinary profiles. Among the participants in this round table were Ricardo Rustarazo from Retail Trade, Marc Gallardo from RSM, Olivier Guerrero from Franchise World Link, Franch Mourge from Lunilo and Damien Jacquinet from Impacteo Digital.

The second table, “The ROI of recognition” was led by Frederic Castro from Digitalents, accompanied by Laura Torrents from Oikos Consultants, Agustí Molias from Smartcex, Xavier Cross from Aecoc, Miguel Capel from RSM and David Ortega from EADA Bussines School, all of You stressed the importance of making the teams participate in the recognitions that any company receives, thus favoring the team feeling and the value of their own talent.

After the round tables the awards were given.

The winners by categories were:

· HIPERMARKETS: Carrefour

· FRESH PRODUCTS: Carrefour

· SUPERMARKETS: LIDL

· ONLINE SUPERMARKETS: Eroski Online

· NATURAL COSMETICS: YvesRocher

· PERFUMS & COSMETICS: Sephora

· OPTICAL: General Optics

· LINGERIE: HunkeMöller

· FAMILY FASHION: Primark

· ONLINE FASHION: Asos

· DIY: Leroy Merlin

· FURNITURE, DECORATION & HOME TEXETIL: Ikea

· TAPAS & BREWERY: 100 Montaditos

· FAST FOOD: McDonald’s

· HAMBURGERS: TGB | The Good Burger

· HOME DELIVERY PIZZAS: Telepizza

· BIG STORES: Amazon

· MARKET PLACE: Amazon

· MULTIMEDIA, COMPUTERS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS: MediaMarkt

· ONLINE MULTIMEDIA, COMPUTERS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS: MediaMarkt

· SPORTS SHOPS: Decathlon

Original version (in Spanish).

Franchise World Link in the Franchise Asia Philippines Expo 2018

Franchise Asia Expo - FWL

Franchise World Link (FWL) – the innovative company aiming to connect players in the franchise industry worldwide in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas – will be in the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 happening on July 20-22, 2018 in the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Maria Francesca de Leon, Country Manager for the Philippines, shares: “Franchise World Link is happy to participate in Franchise Asia Philippines 2018– one of the biggest franchise trade shows in Asia. We will be among the 700+ Filipino and international covering 13,380 square meters exhibit space area.”

Franchise World Link CEO, Olivier Guerrero, “the Philippines have a very dynamic franchise environment—both Filipino and foreign brands have succeeded in the franchise model. We are excited to showcase the FWL affiliated brands to over 52,000 national and international expected visitors. I’ll be in Manila to support this event.”

Aimee Flordeliza, Country Manager for the Philippines, shares, “the Franchise World Link booth will feature master franchise opportunities for Cavavin (France), Mail Boxes Etc (Italy), The Alternative Board (TAB, USA), Busy Queen Bee (UK), and other brands from more than 30 countries. “

Visit the Franchise World Link booth in the Ground Floor of the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 in the International section. Interested expo visitors can get complementary tickets using this link: https://franchiseasiaph.com/expovisitor.php

You may read more about the Franchise Asia Philippines 2018 show in https://franchiseasiaph.com/.

For any business queries or help to establish presence in the Philippines and the region, or, if you would like to take your business international please contact Franchise World Link Philippines at info.philippines@franchiseworldlink.com

Asia Philippines 2018 trade show. FWL

How to Franchise in the Philippines

Franchise World Link – the innovative company aiming to connect players in the franchise industry worldwide in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America – is pleased to announce the launch of their new country – Philippines.

Olivier Guerrero, CEO of Franchise World Link, shares, “we are happy to welcome the Philippines in the Franchise World Link Network. The Philippines is the 16th office for Franchise World Link, now covering 50 countries. The Philippine office will be managed by Maria Francesca de Leon and Aimee Flordeliza.”

The Philippines has a population over 100 million and is strategically located as a gateway to Southeast Asia. It is among the fastest growing economies in the world with a 6.7% GDP growth for 2017. Economic growth is consumer driven, fueled by Overseas Filipino worker remittances and growth in Business Outsourcing. The country is in a demographic sweet spot with the median age of 23 years.

Maria Francesca de Leon, Country Manager for the Philippines, shares her views on international franchise opportunities in the Philippines:

“‘The franchising industry in the Philippines has been active and dynamic since the early 1990s. Our country has both home-grown and foreign brands have succeeded in the franchise model, making the country attractive for both inbound and outbound projects. Filipino investors and consumers are well-travelled, exposed to international brands and are willing to spend money on lifestyle / aspirational products & services.”

Aimee Flordeliza, Country Manager for the Philippines, shares, “we are happy to be part of the Franchise World Link Network and are excited to help more international brands enter the Philippines. We believe that concepts related to Food & Beverage, Retail, and Health and Wellness are doing well in the country. We are also very hopeful to share great Filipino brands to other countries.”

For any business queries or help to establish presence in the Philippines and the region, or, if you would like to take your business international please contact Franchise World Link Philippines at info.philippines@franchiseworldlink.com

Franchise World Link – An international franchise broker, with a strong focus on developing franchise businesses in Europe, Africa and Asia is announcing the reopening of InXpress in France.
inXpress press release. Launching in France

 

Franchise World Link has been helping InXpress to recruit a New Country Manager for France. In 2018, new franchise units will open in key cities in France and in the future, InXpress plans to cover the full territory.

Olivier Guerrero, CEO, Franchise World Link commented “France is a key hub in Europe for logistics services and franchising is growing quickly in the country. This is why we have been working with InXpress to help them finding them a good Country Manager for France”.

About Franchise World Link

Operating in with 16 offices in the world, covering more than 45 countries; Franchise World Link aims to help international franchisors and entrepreneurs to grow their business in fast developing countries of Europe, Africa and Asia, where a large potential for franchise business opportunities is taking place today. We recruit top staff; we liaise investors and entrepreneurs with franchisors worldwide and help investors to access the large brands. We help with mergers and acquisitions in the franchise industry

www.franchiseworldlink.com

About InXpress

InXpress is a global network of over 300 franchisees that offer SMEs express, freight and mail services through world-class carriers that our customers know and trust.

The InXpress franchise opportunity gives individuals with business or management experience the platform to develop their existing skills to build a scalable and flexible business with high earning potential.

InXpress is the largest franchise based international transportation services provider in the world. Founded in 1999 and with annual system revenues in excess of $145 million USD in 2017, the company has a long history in managing successful businesses around the world. This is combined with the facilities and know-how to train and support franchisees in running a sales and business management franchise.

Now located in 14 countries, the multi award-winning business has its global headquarters in Manchester, UK.

www.inxpress.com

The new Regional Master will help TAB “The Alternative Board” to penetrate France

Franchise World Link – An international master franchise consulting firm, with a strong focus on developing franchise businesses in Europe, Africa and Asia is announcing the opening of TAB first Regional Master Franchise in France.

The TAB Regional Master will operate first in the Paris Area and will be opening some first units in Perpignan.
Olivier Guerrero, CEO, Franchise World Link commented: “As we enter a new era for Franchise, France is a strategic hub for Franchising in Europe. This is why we have been working with TAB to find them a good strategic partner. This new opening in France opens the door to other Regional Master in France and other continental European Countries”.

About Franchise World Link

Operating in more than 15 countries, Franchise World Link aims to help international franchisors and entrepreneurs to grow their business in fast developing countries of Africa and Asia, where there is a large potential for franchise business opportunities today. We connect investors and entrepreneurs with franchisors worldwide and help investors to access the main brands.

www.franchiseworldlink.com

About TAB – The Alternative Board

TAB, which presently operates in 17 countries, is the world’s largest franchise system providing peer advisory boards and business coaching for business owners. Since 1990, TAB has helped more than 20,000 business owners worldwide grow their businesses with practical, real-world solutions. TAB members get advice, perspective and support as they work in facilitated group meetings with their TAB peers and when they receive executive coaching from their TAB certified facilitator-coach. TAB members pay monthly dues for these services. With the TAB system, TAB members run their businesses more strategically; this leads to greater profits and a greater sense of satisfaction. This 2-minute animated video, in French, shows what TAB does and how the TAB system benefits TAB members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLW-o_BtPs8
www.thealternativeboard.com

About Marc Perie and Philippe Thierry: TAB Regional Master France

Marc is 49 years old, and has a total of 20 years experience in sales and business development.
In 2007 he launched the French subsidiaries of the international Planon Group (100M€ turnover) , in 6 years he increased the business to7M€ turnover in France with 40 staff. Then he joined IBM to develop Internet of Things, in business and digital transition, focusing mainly on Real Estate and healthcare.

Philippe is 62 years old he started his career 35 years ago as Key account manager for Rank Xerox in the Healthcare industry. Based on this first experience, he had various commercial positions such as commercial director.
Since 2003, he is a consultant and he has been managing his own business to support the development of SMEs and Commercial Trainings. He is also a partner of CEGOS delivering trainings for sales, negotiation, management and personal development.

The new Country Master will help DONUT KING to penetrate the North of Europe

Franchise World Link – An international master franchise consulting firm, with a strong focus on developing franchise businesses in Europe, Africa and Asia is announcing the opening of Donut King, the brand’s first Master Franchise in Sweden.

Donut King Örebro is located at Kungsgatan 23, 702 11 Örebro, Sweden. A second Donut

King store is slated to open later this year in Falun, at Holmgatan 20, 791 71 Falun, Bergströms Galleria, Sweden.

Olivier Guerrero, CEO, of Franchise World Link commented: “As we enter a new era for Franchise, Sweden is a strategic hub for Franchising in Europe. This is why we have been working with Donut King to find them a good strategic partner. This new opening in Sweden opens the door to other Country Master in Sweden and other in continental European Countries”.

About Franchise World Link

Operating in more than 15 countries, Franchise World Link aims to help international franchisors and entrepreneurs to grow their business in fast developing countries of Africa and Asia, where there is a large potential for franchise business opportunities today. We connect investors and entrepreneurs with franchisors worldwide and help investors to access the main brands.

www.franchiseworldlink.com

About DONUT KING – Retail Food Group 

Retail Food Group is banking on the Swedish “fika” concept of relaxing with coffee and a sweet treat to endear the Scandinavian country to Donut King, which will open its first store there withinweeks.

The first of a 30-store rollout in the next five years, the maiden store in Örebro will serve its first doughnuts before Christmas, with new Swedish flavours like cardamom, blueberry and lingonberry to join the favourites already served in Australia.

The Gold Coast company’s first Swedish franchise partner, Jasmine Saeedi, said she was confident the brand would succeed in her community.

“Anyone who is familiar with the Swedish climate will appreciate how comforting warm cinnamon doughnuts and a cup of quality coffee will be,” Ms Saeedi, who runs her own social service business, said.

“The knowledge I’ve already accumulated through running my own business is transferable and I look forward to using my past experiences to be at the forefront of Donut King’s European expansion,” she said.

Last year alone, Australian franchises served more than 20 million customers and sold 17,208,512 cinnamon donuts.

www.rfg.com.au

Franchise World Link is leading the expansion of SEDAR in South Africa – an innovative Franchise concept from Dubai.

Franchise World link – an international master franchise broker – organized a TAB Discovery day in Barcelona last Wednesday. Franchise World link is a global company in the franchise industry which helps franchisors to expand their business in various countries across Europe, Asia and Africa.

TAB – The Alternative Board – is one of multiple opportunities we have in our portfolio. TAB started in the USA more than 25 years ago, providing very affordable advisory board and executive coaching services for owners of privately owned businesses and is now looking to develop its business model across Europe and Africa.

The potential Master Franchisee would need to have corporate experience in management, consultancy or business development, as well as some expertise and ability to develop a TAB franchise network in Spain. In exchange, TAB provides outstanding ROI, consistent revenue stream, marketing, sales and training support, exclusivity and great work/life balance. If you have been working in a corporate environment and now looking for more flexible options, TAB is a very interesting emerging opportunity, and brings a lot of value to its clients, with promising growth projections.

If you are interested in investing in Master Franchise opportunity for TAB in Spain, please contact us at info.spain@franchiseworldlink.com or call: 0034 93 547 82 24 and we will send you more information and arrange a follow-up meeting.

We are proud to announce that Professor Jose Luis Nueno is now a member of the Franchise World Link steering committee.

Prof. Nueno is a distinguished scholar and business leader in globalization of consumer and luxury goods and relationship marketing. He is the co-author of “Zara: Fast Fashion”, one of Harvard Publishing’s first interactive case studies. Prof. Nueno is a board member for a number of leading and influential international companies.  He also has been a corporate consultant since 1986 and has worked on behalf of more than 160 global clients on more than 230 projects. Prof. Nueno advises national and international corporations in the areas of marketing and strategy.

We believe Prof. Nueno’s invaluable contribution will open up a new chapter for Franchise World Link services, particularly in luxury and retail sectors as well as market research and brand creation ventures.

We are proud to announce that Mike Rosenberg of the Steering Committee of Franchise World Link had published a new book about Strategy and Sustainability.

Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg

Mike focuses on bridging the gap between maximizing this year’s profit and working towards achieving long term environmental benefits.

Approaching the business from sustainable point of view, planning ahead and incorporating sustainability as part of the business strategy is key in our global changing business environment.

At Franchise World Link we think that franchise business models in general can achieve sustainability in managing their resources and development much faster than stand-alone businesses. A strategy & sustainability approach to any business model would be key in the 21st century.

We congratulate Mike on publishing this important work on business and sustainability and looking forward to continuing our work in helping franchisors in various countries and strategically guide CEOs to expand abroad through franchising or licensing.

Contact us for more information if you plan to expand carefully and strategically your franchise business internationally.