Franchise Development - Michael J. Childs Consulting

Franchise Development

I offer a flat fee Franchise Development Package that includes everything you need to quickly franchise your business and start selling franchises.

The documents and franchise program are custom designed from the ground up specifically for your startup franchise business concept. You’ll get a program that is simple in design with documents that are easy to read and understand for both you and your buyer.

Selling franchises when starting out, especially if you want to sell them yourself, is something that is next to impossible to do with generic, boilerplate documents copied from a mature concept full of legalese gobbledygook.

What works are plain English documents with original content and a readable style that any laymen can easily comprehend. Not just attorneys. After all, you won’t be selling franchises to them.

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1. The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

The FDD is required by the FTC for all franchisors offering franchises in the U. S.  It contains 23 Items that explain the franchise that you are offering in plain English. It includes copies of everything your new franchisee will be signing such as the Franchise Agreement and other agreements.

2. Franchise Agreement

The Franchise Agreement is the legal contract between you and your franchisees. They are not required to be written in plain English or stick to a specific format like the FDD. There are a lot of generic legalese gobbledygook documents out there that nobody but other attorneys can understand.  Ours are simple, plain English.

3. Complete Operating Manual

An Operating Manual is also a requirement for selling franchises in the U. S.  We deliver one that is complete and robust, not just a template.  The table of contents and number of pages must be included in the FDD.  Operating Manuals should be at least 150 pages.  Ours average 200 – 300 pages.  The Operating Manual will be your Training Manual.

4. Unlimited Consulting

The Franchise Development Package includes unlimited consulting and advice on all of the 23 Items required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) including the most important things to consider in the Franchise Agreement such as:

  • Territory Size & Design
  • Initial Franchise Fee
  • Ongoing Royalties
  • Other Fees
  • Initial Investment
  • Training Program
  • Term & Renewal
  • Your Obligations
  • Franchisees Obligations
  • Financial Performance Representations
  • Liquidated Damages
  • National Ad/Brand Building Fund

Flat Fee Franchise Development Package price is $30,000 in five installments. Development time is usually 90 - 180 days.


  • Legalese to Plain English Conversion (FDD/FA/AD)
  • Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Franchise Agreement
  • Area Development Agreement
  • Operating Manual
  • Franchise Website Layout/Copy/Flow
  • In-House Franchise Sales Training Layout/Flow/Training
  • Discovery Day Format/Training

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