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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS

BIRD & BIRD LLP

44-20-7982-6474

44-20-7905-6234

15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

United Kingdom

Email: graeme.payne@twobirds.com

Internet: http://www.twobirds.com

CONTACT: Graeme Payne, Partner; Melissa Murray, Of Counsel

TYPE OF BUSINESS: International full service law firm focusing on globalizing franchisors in the food & beverage, hotel, leisure, retail and services sectors. Our global dispute resolution team also helps franchisors to avoid and minimize the risk of disputes as well as handling international litigation and arbitration. Complementary legal services include brand management, real estate, data protection & privacy, corporate investment and exit strategies, employment, anti-trust, tax and advertising and marketing.

BITTENCOURT GROUP

55-11-3660-2201

55-11-3660-2201 FAX

Avenida Paulista, 171, 9th Floor, Sao Paulo 01311-904

Brazil

Email: liana@bcef.com.br

Internet: http://www.bittencourtconsultoria.com.br

CONTACT: Liana Bittencourt, Director

TYPE OF BUSINESS: The BITTENCOURT Group is a Brazilian consultancy group that acts since 1985 in development, training, education, organization, management, real estate, internationalization and expansion of business networks and franchising. In 2009 Bittencourt Group made a joint-venture with GS&MD Gouvea de Souza, the largest retail consulting company in Brazil. This merger have been responsible for the develop of expertises that enlarge the range of consulting services to industry, retail and services, in Brazil and worldwide.

EDWARDS GLOBAL SERVICES, INC. EGS LLC

(949) 224-3896

(949) 375-1896

(949) 266-5913 FAX

19800 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92612

Email: bedwards@egs-intil.com

Internet: http://www.egs-intl.com

CONTACT: William Edwards, CEO; Michelle McClurg, Director of Operations

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Founded in 2001, EGS works with education, food, retail & service franchises to realize their full global potential. Top USA franchisors engage EGS to help them Go Global because EGS has a track record of taking US brands into countries with the best ROI; proven Going Global processes plus trademarked planning, analysis, research, financial & marketing tools; US-based executive team with over 110 years of international franchising experience in 60+ countries and 35 EGS associates on the ground in 29 countries.

FEHER & FEHER

(818) 907-8636

(818) 905-7559 FAX

15206 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 302, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Email: roberto@feherandfeher.com

Internet: http://www.feherandfeher.com

CONTACT: Roberto Litwak, Director, International Operations

TYPE OF BUSINESS: At Feher & Feher our business is the success of your business. With over 15 years of experience in franchise consulting, our name has become a synonym of service excellence. The knowledge, creativity and vision of our consultants is not only evident while analyzing the big picture of your business, but also while paying a great deal of attention to even the smallest detail of your organization; thus providing a completely customized and individualized consulting experience.

FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES LIMITED

44-1603-620301

44-1603-630174 FAX

Franchise House, 56 Surrey Street, Norwich

NR1 3FD United Kingdom

Email: enquiries@fdsltd.com

Internet: http://www.fdsfranchise.com

CONTACT: Roy Seaman, Managing Director

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Franchise Development Services offers 20% discount to IFA members on: InternationalFranchiseDirectory.net; printed publications which also have online versions: The Franchise Magazine--TheFranchiseMagazine.net; The UK Franchise Directory--TheUKFD.net and Irish Franchise Magazine--IrishFranchiseMagazine.net. We also offer a 20% discount to IFA members on a range of International consultancy services booked through our head office.

FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENTS, INC.

(412) 687-8485

(412) 687-8484

The Design Center, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite

660, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: franchise-dev@earthlink.net

Internet: http://www.franchise-dev.com

CONTACT: Kenneth R. Franklin, President

TYPE OF BUSINESS: If you are looking to franchise your business, FDI, a franchise development company, can help you because: 1) We've been there as founders and developers of one of the top 15 franchise companies in the world; and 2) We have 36 years as franchise consultants with over 600 clients in varied industries. We can put our franchise consulting expertise to work for you by planning, developing and launching an effective franchise program that meets your specific business needs and mirrors your culture. Most important, we implement your program and follow through on your franchise's growth. With our systemized process and highly qualified team of professionals and specialists, all under one roof, we lead you every step of the way--from setting up the appropriate franchise structure and support package, creating legal documents, as well as marketing, sales, and franchise recruitment programs, brochures, and securing funds. We also create and write unique operations manuals that organize information so you can locate material in 5 seconds and add/delete material without altering page numbers. From the manual(s), we develop training outlines and programs. We also help established franchisors improve their marketing, sales, management, and field support programs as well as their operations manual. Also, because we have worked in over 30 countries, we can help franchisors expand internationally.

FRANCHISE FOUNDRY

(801) 704-6500

560 South 100 West, South Loft, Orem, UT 84058

Email: info@franchisefoundry.com

Internet: http://www.franchisefoundry.com

CONTACT: Paul Segreto, President & CEO

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Franchise Foundry is a full service franchise development and management company focused exclusively on emerging franchise brands. Our team has years of experience building businesses and understands the unique challenges that franchisors face. We also offer consulting and advisory services to entrepreneurs exploring franchising as an expansion or diversification strategy, and to international entrepreneurs considering the United States franchise market for their next business venture.

GRANT THORNTON

(404) 704-0110

(404) 704-0110 FAX

1100 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30309

Email: sheryl.cassity@us.gt.com

Internet: http://www.grantthornton.com

CONTACT: Sheryl Cassity, Director, Franchise Services; Dexter Manning, Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Grant Thornton specialty services include audit, tax, compliance and advisory services specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of the franchising industry. Grant Thornton LLP has 50 US offices and is the US member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Franchisee Compliance Assessments are a specialty service offering.

GRAY PLANT MOOTY

(612) 632-3000

(202) 295-2200 D.C. Office

(612) 632-4444 FAX

80 South Eighth Street, 500 IDS Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3796

Email: franchise@gpmlaw.com

Internet: http://www.gpmlaw.com

CONTACT: John W. Fitzgerald, Co-chair, Franchise Practice Group; Robert L. Zisk & Kirk W. Reilly, Co-chairs, Franchise Practice Group

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Gray Plant Mooty has one of the largest franchise and distribution practices in the country. Our lawyers in Minneapolis and Washington, DC, serve franchisors in U.S. and international markets. Our services include all aspects of legal representation and counseling of franchisors, including franchise program development, registration and compliance, litigation and dispute resolution, trademark counseling and registration, international development, franchise M&A, franchise relationship counseling, and franchise audits and detecting and addressing financial fraud and underreporting.

HUSCH BLACKWELL SANDERS, LLP

(816) 983-8000

(816) 983-8080 FAX

4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Email: dculp@huschblackwell.com

Internet: http://www.huschblackwell.com

CONTACT: Donald A. Culp, Partner; John Moore, Partner

TYPE OF BUSINESS: The Franchise and Distribution Law Practice Group represents clients in all aspects of the structure, implementation, maintenance and financing of franchise and distribution businesses.

THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISING CENTRE 44-1904-561598 Innovation Centre, York Science Park, Heslington, York Y0105DG United Kingdom Email: info@theinternationalfranchisingcentre.com Internet: http://www.theinternationalfranchisingcentre.com

CONTACT: Brian Duckett, Director

TYPE OF BUSINESS: The International Franchising Centre is one of the UK's leading franchise consulting firms advising franchisors with their international development into and out of the U.S. We also provide a bespoke matching service for international franchisors and potential master franchisees.

IFRANCHISE GROUP

(708) 957-2300

(708) 957-2395 FAX

905 West 175th Street, Second Floor, Homewood, IL 60430

Email: info@ifranchisegroup.com

Internet: http://www.ifranchisegroup.com

CONTACT: Mark Siebert, CEO; Judy Janusz, Vice President Operations

TYPE OF BUSINESS: iFranchise Group is comprised of the nation's top professionals in strategic planning, franchise marketing and sales, operations documentation, franchisee training, and franchise marketing and sales. Whether you are an experienced franchisor or looking to expand through franchising for the first time, we can provide the real-world guidance and hands-on assistance needed to reach your full growth potential. Request our free DVD on "How to Franchise Your Business."

KUSHELL ASSOCIATES, INC.

(919) 913-5150

235 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Email: kushellassociates@msn.com

Internet: http://www.kushellassociates.com

CONTACT: Robert E. Kushell, President

TYPE OF BUSINESS: Our Consulting Group advises multinational, entrepreneurial and minority companies on how to develop franchise programs. We assist established franchisors with domestic and international growth, marketing and sales strategies. We develop programs that insure healthy and harmonious franchise relationships. We provide expert witness...

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