What we do
We believe in the unique power of the franchise model to scale successful social enterprises globally and unleash the massive potential of local entrepreneurs to build vibrant economies and improve the standard of living for people in their communities.
Our wide-ranging and geographically diverse client portfolio tackles essential needs, including health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation, housing, and clean energy. Because our clients use the franchise model to expand, they all create local business ownership opportunities and jobs.
How we do it
We find proven social enterprises with the desire to expand and help them evaluate whether franchising might be an appropriate model for them. If it is, we provide them with best in class technical assistance needed to build a successful franchise business.
We try to remove financial barriers to franchise development by offering our services at below market rates in exchange for a share of the client’s future success (e.g. royalty share or equity).
We also help our clients find financing for this critical stage of their business development. Stage Six clients receive ongoing customized technical assistance to help them advance through the six stages of growth outlined in the diagram below.