INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS
BIRD & BIRD LLP
15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP
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.
Avenida Paulista, 171, 9th Floor, Sao Paulo 01311-904
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) 266-5913 FAX
19800 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92612
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) 905-7559 FAX
15206 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 302, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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
Franchise House, 56 Surrey Street, Norwich
NR1 3FD United Kingdom
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.
The Design Center, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite
660, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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.
560 South 100 West, South Loft, Orem, UT 84058
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.
(404) 704-0110 FAX
1100 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30309
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
(202) 295-2200 D.C. Office
(612) 632-4444 FAX
80 South Eighth Street, 500 IDS Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3796
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) 983-8080 FAX
4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
(708) 957-2395 FAX
905 West 175th Street, Second Floor, Homewood, IL 60430
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.
235 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312
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...