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A Broad Range of Franchise Management and Improvement Services from Expert Franchise Consultants

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Custom Services for Franchisors

The iFranchise Group prides itself on its ability to provide consulting and development services that meet the specific needs of its franchisor clients. By relying on the expertise of professionals with decades of experience, the iFranchise Group can solve virtually any problem faced by franchisors today.

The following list represents just some of the custom engagements in which members of the iFranchise Group have been involved.


Critiqued the sales and marketing process for a service-oriented franchise company, resulting in significantly improved franchise sales performance.

Change Facilitation

Assisted a well-known fast food franchisor in introducing new contract terms throughout the system using the iFranchise Group’s proprietary change facilitation process.


Studied the feasibility of franchising for a $60+ million pharmaceutical retailer.

International Expansion in Asia

Assisted in the negotiations of a multi-million dollar international licensing deal for a 6,000 unit retailer entering Japan.

Dealer Conversion & Expansion Strategies

Planned and structured a dealer conversion program for a multi-billion dollar company with several thousand dealers in the automotive aftermarket. Also worked with numerous distribution, retail, and other companies with expansion and business strategies that did not involve franchising. Learn more about non-franchising consulting services we provide.


Assisted a 60-unit franchisor in examining and negotiating new Internet provisions with its franchise council.

Best Practices

Conducted a retail best practices study that examined the retail operations of top performing franchised units to determine how well franchisees were following the system and which “new practices” should be implemented throughout the chain. Subsequently presented these findings at the client’s annual franchise convention.

Retail Strategy and Positioning

Assisted in a retail price comparison and positioning study for a multi-billion dollar retailer looking to refine retail strategy.

Unit Valuation and Unit Sale

Assisted a franchise company planning on selling company operations with the valuation of existing operations and the development of a company-unit sales strategy.

Corporate Valuation

Developed a valuation analysis for a 50+ unit Canadian franchisor.


Introduced a 600+ unit franchise company to a finance company to provide its franchisees with low-cost equipment financing.

International Expansion in the U.K.

Developed a plan for expansion in the market of the United Kingdom for a multi-billion dollar retailer.

International Market Research

Conducted market research on numerous countries, including India, Japan, China, and countries in the European Community.

International Investigation of U.S. Franchise Opportunities

Assisted an Argentine company in investigating U.S. franchises in the fashion industry.


Arranged introductions of a U.S. retailer to a Kuwaiti company interested in expanding through franchising in the Middle East.

Due Diligence

The iFranchise Group’s senior team has significant experience in conducting due diligence on the acquisition of franchisors by venture capital and private equity companies, across a variety of industries, including foodservice, healthcare, consumer services, retail, and more.

Expert Witness

Both David Hood and Mark Siebert have acted as an expert witness in franchise-related matters.

Advertising Research

Conducted research on industry-specific advertising practices for a major oil company.

Restaurant Metrics

Assisted a major fast food franchisor standardize the metrics by which it measures unit performance.

Internet Research

Helped create a study for a Chicago-based bank predicting the impact of the Internet on various segments of the retail marketplace.

This list represents the types of assistance the iFranchise Group is capable of providing to U.S. franchisors.

If you need assistance, or even a second opinion, call us today at 708-957-2300 to see how we can help.