Franchise Development - Michael J. Childs Consulting

Custom Operations Manuals

OpenMikesFull-Service Operations Manual Package

If you are a busy franchisor who doesn’t have the time or resources to devote to an Operations Manual Template project, I provide custom Operations Manuals that are professionally written, edited and ready to use in as little as 90 days, at very affordable pricing.

We do all the research, writing, editing and formatting with as many on-site visits to your location as needed, including unlimited phone, email and web consultation.

The Table of Contents is the outline we use as a starting point to create a unique, custom Operations Manual specific to your franchise system.  With an existing manual rewrite, we use your current Table of Contents or outline as the starting point and add any missing headings and other content.

Full-Service Operations Manual Package Steps

Step One - Documents Review

We start with a detailed review of your Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), Franchise Agreement and other documents to make sure the Operations Manual accurately reflects what is in the FDD and Franchise Agreement.

Step Two - Site Visit

The initial site visit is a meeting to collect the information we need to begin preparing your manual.  During the visit, we will interview and create a list of all content experts in your company, and review documents and other important collateral.

Step Three – Initial Rough Draft

You'll receive a rough draft for review and your comments on changes or additional content. After we receive the edited rough draft from you, we will make the changes and additions, assemble the manual as a final rough draft, and keep working with you until you are happy with the content and layout.

Step Four – Final Version

We provide the final version of the manual printed, in editable Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF format so you can electronically distribute it to your franchisees and print as many copies as needed.

You own the documents and can make as many changes or revisions as you like, and we can also provide manual updates as your franchise system grows and matures.

Contact me to schedule a no-obligation conference to discuss your Operations Manual project and budget.


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If you have the time and resources to devote to an Operations Manual project, you can finish up this professionally written and edited Operations Manual Template yourself, all at a fraction of the cost of having one written for you.

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Included with the Franchise Operations Manual Template

  • 25 Chapters with 300+ Pages in fully editable Microsoft Word. You own the manual and can make any changes you like.
  • Tips, suggestions, and instructions throughout including fast and easy one-step find and replace text and formatting tips.
  • Online presentation.  The opportunity to review the entire 300+ page manual before you invest in the template.

Initial Setup, Support and Customization

  • PDF conversion.  We will convert and combine the finished Microsoft Word chapters into a secure Adobe Acrobat PDF you can print out and send electronically to your franchisees.
  • Three hours of support and consultation.  For the times when you need formatting or other help with the manual.  Additional time is available on an hourly basis.

How to Buy the Operations Manual Template

Pricing for the Operations Manual Template depends on the type of franchise offering you have and whether you need all of the customization and support that we offer.  For example, if you are proficient with Microsoft Word, formatting, and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) your customized manual template will cost less.

For a no-obligation quote on the template that fits your concept and budget, download the table of contents and first five chapters, and then contact me to set up a live online preview of the entire 25 chapter, 300+ page Operations Manual Template.

During that time, I can also answer any questions you have, and give you a firm price quote.

Once you see my Operations Manual Template in action, I know you will be impressed by its time saving and stress-free editing and formatting, and how quickly and easily you can finish it up.

25 Years in the Making

The Franchise Operations Manual Template is the culmination of my 25+ years of experience in the franchise industry, starting, owning and running my own franchise companies as a franchisor, and writing dozens of Operations Manuals for franchise companies I developed for others.  More about me here.

For an idea of what you should look for in a quality Operations Manual Template, read the Article; "Franchise Operations Manuals" in the Articles section of this website.


Franchise Your Business for Less

We provide custom Operations Manuals that are professionally written, edited and ready to use in as little as 90 days at an affordable price.

For a free consultation, give me a call anytime at 321.392.3000 X 1 or schedule a call and I’ll call you.