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German Franchising Association

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German Franchising Association

Deutscher Franchise-Verband e.V. [German Franchising Association]  has been the umbrella association for the German franchising industry for more than three decades. The German Franchising Association sees itself as a central representative of a quality community and is committed to professional and reputable franchising in Germany. The central objective is to represent the economic, social and political interests of the franchising industry. The franchisors, franchisees and prospective company founders benefit equally from this commitment. In its entirety, the association pursues a variety of duties and objectives.

The German Franchising Association currently consists of approximately 400 members. This includes a small percentage of franchising attorneys and franchising corporate consultants as affiliated experts.

Click here for the website: German Franchising Association

 

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The Austrian Franchise Association

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The Austrian Franchise Association

The Austrian Franchise Association [German: Österreichischer Franchise-Verband, ÖFV) is the representative of the Austrian franchise economy. As integrated driving force of the franchise world in Austria the association represents the interests of its members and accelerates the discourse between economy, science, politics, and the public to ensure a sustainable franchise quality control in the country. This is possible through the ÖFV system check that all members have to pass at least once. After a system passes the test it is entitled to carry the ÖFV quality seal as a „verified member“. This communicates the systems quality as well as a high degree of satisfaction amongst its franchise partners to potential, new franchisees. The Austrian Franchise Association is a well established communication platform and continuously focuses on the expansion of the image and awareness level of franchising. Additionally, it functions as a link between franchise systems and potential franchise partners and provides its members with access to a comprehensive network of experts. The wide range of member offers of the association also includes topic oriented events. The ÖFV is located in Brunn am Gebirge and is home to around 135 members.

Click here for the website: Österreichischer Franchise-Verband

The U.S. Commercial Service

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The U.S. Commercial Service

  • 1,400+ trade professionals
  • 109 domestic offices
  • 128 commercial offices located in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 75 countries
  • 800-USA-TRADE call center
  • Advocacy Center

What we do

  • Support U.S. businesses with customized solutions, and a joint European approach

How we do it

  • Trade Counseling
  • Market Intelligence
  • Business Matchmaking
  • Advocacy and Commercial Diplomacy
  • Trade Promotion Programs

Click here for the website: The U.S. Commercial Service

ČESKÁ ASOCIACE FRANCHISINGU

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ČESKÁ ASOCIACE FRANCHISINGU

The Czech Franchise Association (ČAF) is a non-profit, professional organization associating at the national level franchising providers – franchisors and specialists dealing with franchising issues, lawyers and advisors. The Association was established in 1993 and its mission is to inform non-professional and professional public about the fundamentals and significance of franchising and about successful representatives of this form of business. We cooperate with professional and specialised unions in the Czech Republic and other franchise unions in Europe. The Czech Franchise Association is a member of the European Franchise Federation and the World Franchise Council.

CAF has 60 members at present. Members of the Czech Franchise Association are big, well-known, international systems as for example Yves Rocher, RE/MAX, NATURHOUSE, McDonald´s, and national franchise systems for example CrossCafe, Ambiente, OXALIS, Vytopna, Svět zdraví, Solodoor, Potrefena Husa or international partnership of layers, tax advisors and auditors Noerr or Kocian Solc Balastik.
Click here for the website: CAF

CROATIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - FIP

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CROATIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - FIP

is the only, self-regulatory, non-profit franchise association in Croatia, founded in 2002 with objectives to defend, promote, and bring together in one place all the stakeholders of the franchise industry. The aim of such gathering is to group franchisors for better market competition and to comparing feedbacks between the members, to establish European policies and standards for the franchise sector in Croatia, and to promote and network the Croatian franchise concept worldwide. FIP is open for franchisee membership as well and for all stakeholders in franchise eco system in the country. Association is member of the European franchise federation and World franchise council from 2006. For franchisors and franchisees, domestic and foreign, FIP is a spot where they can have all help they need to do their franchise business. For more information about the Croatian franchise sector and our brands as well as about the entry possibilities to our market contact us: lkukec@inet.hr.

Click here for the website: CROATIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - FIP

ROMANIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - CECIF

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ROMANIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - CECIF

Camera Europeana de Comert Industrie si Franciza este unul dintre cele mai importante forumuri de reprezentare a oamenilor de afaceri europeni. Exponenta a economiei libere de piata, Camera Europeana de Comert Industrie si Franciza a contribuit activ la dezvoltarea mediului de afaceri si, implicit, a Romaniei. Una dintre cele mai mari provocari ale zilelor noastre o reprezinta mentinerea competitivitatii economice, iar eforturile CECIF vizeaza, in principal, sustinerea intreprinderilor de toate dimensiunile și din toate sectoarele, prin oferirea de oportunitati si informatii, acces la idei noi si inovare, expertiza si suport. CECIF consulta si sustine includerea opiniilor mediului de afaceri în dezbaterile aflate pe agenda publica si promoveaza opiniile, necesitatile si dezideratele comunitatii de afaceri in elaborarea si implementarea politicilor publice.
Click here for the website: CECIF

Swedish Franchise Association

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Swedish Franchise Association

The Swedish Franchise Association is an association founded in 1972 that strives to ensure that the franchise as a corporate form is flawlessly developed and executed.

We are the member organisation for those who work with franchises, as franchisors and/or as franchisees. Together with a variety of experts (our partners) and other talented franchisors and franchisees in different fields, we create a platform for your business, where you as a full member receive a quality stamp, opportunities for exchanges of experience with other franchise companies and access to the best skills in the market.

Click here for the website: Swedish Franchise Association

Hungarian Franchise Association

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Hungarian Franchise Association

The Hungarian Franchise Association was established in 1991 by companies from different fields of franchising.

The activities of the Hungarian Franchise Association covers three major scopes. The first and most important one is to maintain the ethical franchising standards. The second one is to educate entrepreneurs through regional conferences and other events. Last but not least, the association connects franchisors with potential candidates and provides an avenue for franchisors to find new franchisees.

Today the association has around 70 members, including the main franchise networks operating in Hungary. This background enables the organization to do significant lobbying activity and guarantee the ethical operation of franchise businesses.

More than 80 percent of our members are franchise networks, but HFA also has associated membership. This includes suppliers, consultants and lawyers.

Click here for the website: Hungarian franchise association

Master Franchise Germany

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Master Franchise Germany

Acquire a crisis-proof franchise licence... and give your life a new perspective
We don't "talk" you into a franchise licence. Together we find out which franchise concept could suit you. Not every person's type is suitable for acquiring a franchise. Many prefer the supposed safe haven of employment (high need for security). Others are creative and don't like to get involved in a standardised system with rigid process flows (high willingness to take risks). The ideal franchisee or master franchisee moves between these two extremes. On the one hand, he must think and act entrepreneurially (willingness to take risks), on the other hand, he must implement the specifications of a tested system (security). The system helps to avoid mistakes that an individual would inevitably make when setting up his own business.

Click here for the website: Master Franchise Germany

Franchise Business Club

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Franchise Business Club

The Franchise Business Club is the largest interactive franchise community in German-speaking countries. Everyone who feels connected to the franchise and/or licensing business meets in the club. Communication connects is the motto of the Franchise Business Club! Nothing is more important than the right communication between the franchise centres, their employees and franchise partners, consultants, the many people interested in franchising and start-ups. Our aim is to advise our clients across industries and target groups and to optimise or sometimes even make communication possible in the first place. Further information about the club and the services can be found on our homepage or at XING in the franchise group.

Click here for the website: Franchise Business Club

BPW - Business and Professional Women

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BPW - Business and Professional Women

Business and Professional Women (BPW) is one of the largest networks for women entrepreneurs and professional women in the world. Locally, nationally and internationally, the 30,000 members in 100 countries of BPW International are committed to helping women of all hierarchical levels and industries develop their professional potential. As the umbrella organization of 31 BPW Clubs in Germany, BPW Germany, with 1,500 members, is committed to equal opportunities in the workplace, business, politics and society - inter-professionally, non-partisan, non-denominational and international. 
Click here for the website: BPW Germany

STATE CAPITAL OF WIESBADEN - START-UP SERVICE & YOUNG COMPANIES

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STATE CAPITAL OF WIESBADEN - START-UP SERVICE & YOUNG COMPANIES

Under the umbrella brand 'Gründerregion Wiesbaden', the team 'startup service & young companies' of the state capital Wiesbaden bundles the activities of the startup scene and makes them transparent. The goal is to offer founders professional and easily accessible information, advice and support - before, during and after founding.
"What can I find where? Who will help me? How do I ...? Who knows ...?" - answering these founder questions is our job. We take care of the issues that concern interested parties, look for solutions to a wide variety of questions together with the young companies, point out funding opportunities, provide information about space and offer a rent subsidy for start-ups in Wiesbaden since 2021. The team is part of the Department for Business and Employment in the Economic Affairs Department.
Click here for the website: Economic Promotion Board of Wiesbaden

firma.de

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firma.de

In order to enable founders and start-ups from all sectors to set up a company quickly and without red tape, firma.de combines individual advice with a digital one-stop shop for all services before, during and after the start-up. As a central point of contact, firma.de supports all administrative work processes outside of the core business: whether company formation, accounting, payroll, tax and legal advice or trademark registration - entrepreneurs book the right package online and at transparent prices.

Click here for the website: firma.de

Junge Gründer

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Junge Gründer

The online magazine Junge Gründer (Young Founders) has been dealing with the topics of successful company founding and management since 2011. Here you will find knowledge on topics such as the right choice of company form, insights into Silicon Valley and you can also put together contracts such as an NDA or employment contracts.

Click here for the website: Junge Gründer

SHE WORKS!

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SHE WORKS!

SHE WORKS! is the business platform for career-oriented women in Germany. Since 2015. The editorial team analyzes the sectors:
#economy #finance #law #marketing #digitization.
SHE works! filters information, economic developments and highlights current trends. 
SHE WORKS! connects entrepreneurs, founders and experts with laymen. Our target group are women who want to fill management positions or take the lead, female entrepreneurs and founders.

Click here for the website: SHE works!

Selbststaendigkeit.de

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Selbststaendigkeit.de

Selbststaendigkeit.de is the portal for founders, entrepreneurs, self-employed, SMEs and anyone interested in professional self-employment. Our goal is to support you - in becoming and remaining self-employed. In this way, we want to further promote self-employment in Germany. To this end, we offer start-ups, entrepreneurs, the self-employed and SMEs news from the start-up and entrepreneurial scene, helpful knowledge for founding and managing companies, an advisor network for business, tax and legal advisors, interesting discounts for start-ups and free entrepreneurial tips.

For this goal we co-operate with a network consisting of advisors, public and private promotion mechanisms as well as service providers, authors and a decided selection of different co-operation partners.

Click here for the website: selbststaendigkeit.de

Economic Development Frankfurt

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Economic Development Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Business Development Agency is your competent contact for location matters and questions of economic development in Frankfurt am Main.
We are an independent pilot for all questions from start-ups and founders. For companies, we offer customised information about Frankfurt's economic structure and its key industries. With the help of the industry meetings and networks we initiate, we put you in touch with other companies, associations, communities and consultants.
As a 100% subsidiary of the city, we act as an intermediary between business and politics and take your needs to the political committees. We pursue our goal of creating growth and jobs through active company consulting and cluster-related settlement strategies. We also make recommendations on economic and location policy measures and develop proposals to secure Frankfurt's economic future.
As an advisory and service centre for Frankfurt companies, foreign investors and start-ups, the Economic Development Department continues to provide support in the necessary steps up to opening a business in the location. Regardless of company size and industry, the Economic Development Agency offers quick access to information, institutions and contacts and provides support for smooth market access.

Click here for the Website: Economic Development Frankfurt

Franchise 4.X

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Franchise 4.X

FRANCHISE 4.X has been helping franchise systems in the phases of development, growth and digital transformation since 2018.

Together with the head and founder Timo Marschall, a franchise expert with over 15 years of experience, they set new standards in the implementation of innovative concepts. measurable results based on (real-time) data.

Whether business model development, financing, system building, franchisee acquisition, recruiting, online marketing or the digitalization of system processes - here franchisors will find the “one-stop shop” for all topics that guarantee long-term economic success.

Click here for the website: Franchise 4.X

Gründerküche

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Gründerküche

How do I establish a company? What should I include in a business plan? How do I set up a Facebook company page? gruenderkueche.de, the portal for company founders, startups and self-employed people, provides information on marketing, law, taxes and finances. Written in the style of how-to articles or recipes, with clear steps presented in an easy-to-understand manner. In addition, there are founder-relevant dates and events as well as exciting interviews with entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers.

Click here for the website: Gründerküche

Bellone Franchise Consulting

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Bellone Franchise Consulting

FranchiseBusiness.ch is the Swiss platform for franchise and license systems active in Switzerland. Here companies from Switzerland and abroad can use profile presentations to raise their awareness and profile their image. Master and multi-unit franchisees as well as individual franchisees can also be searched for and addressed directly.

Click here for the website: Bellone Franchise Consulting

Blütenwerk

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Blütenwerk

Blütenwerk is a premium supplier of high-quality artificial flowers and artificial plant decorations. The target group for all types of artificial indoor greenery are companies, doctors' surgeries, restaurants, fitness studios, etc. who want to beautify their business premises or showrooms without the need for maintenance. With the individually designed decorations - each matched to the room design - Blütenwerk offers an interesting alternative, especially for franchise partners. A uniform corporate design can thus be easily implemented in premium quality at several locations.

In addition to personal advice, the service includes a (regular) delivery and collection service for the flower arrangements, as Blütenwerk can also be purchased on a seasonal subscription basis. The company is based in Cologne and has been on the market since 2015.

Click here for the website: Blütenwerk

Opinion Leaders Network

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Opinion Leaders Network

Cutting-edge business reports with photo galleries and lots of moving image content, readable on all devices, are the right offer for the information needs of today's media users.
LEADERSNET.AT is Austria's largest business infotainment portal and will soon register more than 1 million unique clients per year. Since 02.02.2022 there is an own Germany Edition - LEADERSNET.DE. Secure early bird prices now that will no longer be available at a later date. Current reach figures for LEADERSNET DEUTSCHLAND (as of 01.08.2022): 100,000 unique clients per month, 1 million page impressions per month, 6,000 newsletter recipients per day. We currently expect a 10% increase in reach per month. TARGET GROUP: 90% of our readers are in executive positions - more than 50% of them in top management. Your advertising on LEADERSNET.DE is optimised for all devices. Do you want to reach the entire DACH region with your advertising? If you wish, we can also place your advertisement in the entire LEADERSNET advertising network (RON - Run on Network).

Click here for the website: Leadersnet.de

Gründerwoche

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Gründerwoche

The Start-up Week is a nationwide campaign week organised by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. Hundreds of partners (including companies, schools, universities, chambers, associations, start-up initiatives, ministries, financial institutions) support the week by organising events. Start-up Week Germany is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which aims to promote entrepreneurial thinking and action worldwide, especially among young people.

Click here for the website: Gründungswoche

IHK Frankfurt am Main

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IHK Frankfurt am Main

The IHK Frankfurt am Main is the first point of contact for start-ups and existing businesses. Every year, around 6,000 founders take advantage of our wide range of information and orientation services, which range from flyers and brochures to seminars, online planning aids and individual counselling sessions.

We discuss business plans, provide support with business management, legal and tax issues, inform about funding opportunities and open up access to partner initiatives, mentors, coaches, business angels and many other players in the start-up scene.

Our goal is to strengthen founders in their business competence, to eliminate weaknesses in planning and to point out profitable networks so that the step into the market succeeds and a secure existence can be built.

Click here for the website: IHK Frankfurt am Main

Retail Austria

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Retail Austria

The Austrian Retail Association / Handelsverband is the spokesman and partner of the Austrian retail companies since 1921 and is active as a political independent advocacy group and innovation platform in order to accompany its members in the context of changing market challenges. In addition to its members, which generate more than 50 Billion Euros annually with more than 400.000 employees at 20.000 locations all over Austria, numerous companies of various specializations are associated with the Austrian Retails Association as partners. The association's portfolio includes several innovative industry congresses, for example the discussion-format [trade] zone, the Business Breakfast “Good morning retail”, the RETAIL magazine, the publication of studies and the Austrian Retail Association Akademie.

Specialized departments, so called Circles, with more than 20 meetings per year provide know-how and offer members the opportunity to exchange information in a structured way. The online platform SME RETAIL offers all Austrian retail companies’ expertise, trading data and legal certainty. The Import Information Hub Austria is the forum for domestic importers and international exporters. With the seal of approval Trustmark Austria, the Austrian Retail Association sets standards and promotes consumers sense of quality and trust in eCommerce.