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German Franchising Association

German Franchising Association

Deutscher Franchise-Verband e.V. [German Franchising Association]  has been the umbrella association for the German franchising industry for more than three decades. The German Franchising Association sees itself as a central representative of a quality community and is committed to professional and reputable franchising in Germany. The central objective is to represent the economic, social and political interests of the franchising industry. The franchisors, franchisees and prospective company founders benefit equally from this commitment. In its entirety, the association pursues a variety of duties and objectives.

The German Franchising Association currently consists of approximately 400 members. This includes a small percentage of franchising attorneys and franchising corporate consultants as affiliated experts.

Website German Franchising Association

 

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The Austrian Franchise Association

The Austrian Franchise Association (ÖFV) is the representative of the Austrian franchise economy. As integrated driving force of the franchise world in Austria the association represents the interests of its members and accelerates the discourse between economy, science, politics, and the public to ensure a sustainable franchise quality control in the country. This is possible through the ÖFV system check that all members have to pass at least once. After a system passes the test it is entitled to carry the ÖFV quality seal as a „verified member“. This communicates the systems quality as well as a high degree of satisfaction amongst its franchise partners to potential, new franchisees. The Austrian Franchise Association is a well established communication platform and continuously focuses on the expansion of the image and awareness level of franchising. Additionally, it functions as a link between franchise systems and potential franchise partners and provides its members with access to a comprehensive network of experts. The wide range of member offers of the association also includes topic oriented events. The ÖFV is located in Brunn am Gebirge and is home to around 135 members.

To the Österreichischer Franchise-Verband website

The U.S. Commercial Service

  • 1,400+ trade professionals
  • 109 domestic offices
  • 128 commercial offices located in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 75 countries
  • 800-USA-TRADE call center
  • Advocacy Center

What we do

  • Support U.S. businesses with customized solutions, and a joint European approach

How we do it

  • Trade Counseling
  • Market Intelligence
  • Business Matchmaking
  • Advocacy and Commercial Diplomacy
  • Trade Promotion Programs

To the U.S. Commercial Service website

ČESKÁ ASOCIACE FRANCHISINGU

The Czech Franchise Association (ČAF) is a non-profit, professional organization associating at the national level franchising providers – franchisors and specialists dealing with franchising issues, lawyers and advisors. The Association was established in 1993 and its mission is to inform non-professional and professional public about the fundamentals and significance of franchising and about successful representatives of this form of business. We cooperate with professional and specialised unions in the Czech Republic and other franchise unions in Europe. The Czech Franchise Association is a member of the European Franchise Federation and the World Franchise Council.

CAF has 60 members at present. Members of the Czech Franchise Association are big, well-known, international systems as for example Yves Rocher, RE/MAX, NATURHOUSE, McDonald´s, and national franchise systems for example CrossCafe, Ambiente, OXALIS, Vytopna, Svět zdraví, Solodoor, Potrefena Husa or international partnership of layers, tax advisors and auditors Noerr or Kocian Solc Balastik.
Zur Website von CAF

CROATIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - FIP

CROATIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - FIP

is the only, self-regulatory, non-profit franchise association in Croatia, founded in 2002 with objectives to defend, promote, and bring together in one place all the stakeholders of the franchise industry. The aim of such gathering is to group franchisors for better market competition and to comparing feedbacks between the members, to establish European policies and standards for the franchise sector in Croatia, and to promote and network the Croatian franchise concept worldwide. FIP is open for franchisee membership as well and for all stakeholders in franchise eco system in the country. Association is member of the European franchise federation and World franchise council from 2006. For franchisors and franchisees, domestic and foreign, FIP is a spot where they can have all help they need to do their franchise business. For more information about the Croatian franchise sector and our brands as well as about the entry possibilities to our market contact us: lkukec@inet.hr , and visit our web site www.fip.com.hr

HRVATSKA UDRUGA ZA FRANŠIZNO POSLOVANJE

HRVATSKA UDRUGA ZA FRANŠIZNO POSLOVANJE

ROMANIAN FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION - CECIF

Camera Europeana de Comert Industrie si Franciza este unul dintre cele mai importante forumuri de reprezentare a oamenilor de afaceri europeni. Exponenta a economiei libere de piata, Camera Europeana de Comert Industrie si Franciza a contribuit activ la dezvoltarea mediului de afaceri si, implicit, a Romaniei. Una dintre cele mai mari provocari ale zilelor noastre o reprezinta mentinerea competitivitatii economice, iar eforturile CECIF vizeaza, in principal, sustinerea intreprinderilor de toate dimensiunile și din toate sectoarele, prin oferirea de oportunitati si informatii, acces la idei noi si inovare, expertiza si suport. CECIF consulta si sustine includerea opiniilor mediului de afaceri în dezbaterile aflate pe agenda publica si promoveaza opiniile, necesitatile si dezideratele comunitatii de afaceri in elaborarea si implementarea politicilor publice.
Website CECIF

Swedish Franchise Association

Swedish Franchise Association

The Swedish Franchise Association is an association founded in 1972 that strives to ensure that the franchise as a corporate form is flawlessly developed and executed.

We are the member organisation for those who work with franchises, as franchisors and/or as franchisees. Together with a variety of experts (our partners) and other talented franchisors and franchisees in different fields, we create a platform for your business, where you as a full member receive a quality stamp, opportunities for exchanges of experience with other franchise companies and access to the best skills in the market.

Hungarian Franchise Association

Hungarian Franchise Association

The Hungarian Franchise Association was established in 1991 by companies from different fields of franchising.

The activities of the Hungarian Franchise Association covers three major scopes. The first and most important one is to maintain the ethical franchising standards. The second one is to educate entrepreneurs through regional conferences and other events. Last but not least, the association connects franchisors with potential candidates and provides an avenue for franchisors to find new franchisees.

Today the association has around 70 members, including the main franchise networks operating in Hungary. This background enables the organization to do significant lobbying activity and guarantee the ethical operation of franchise businesses.

More than 80 percent of our members are franchise networks, but HFA also has associated membership. This includes suppliers, consultants and lawyers.

For more information please visit www.franchise.hu .

Franchise Business Club

The Franchise Business Club is the largest interactive franchise community in German-speaking countries. Everyone who feels connected to the franchise and/or licensing business meets in the club. Communication connects is the motto of the Franchise Business Club! Nothing is more important than the right communication between the franchise centres, their employees and franchise partners, consultants, the many people interested in franchising and start-ups. Our aim is to advise our clients across industries and target groups and to optimise or sometimes even make communication possible in the first place. Further information about the club and the services can be found on our homepage or at XING in the franchise group.

To the Franchise Business Club website

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German business exchange DUB.de

German business exchange DUB.de

The German business exchange DUB.de is the online portal for company succession and franchise. This is where franchisors and licensing systems find their new system partners for new and existing locations. Moreover, it’s the ideal platform for prospective founders to start entrepreneurship as franchisees. With the DUB UNTERNEHMER magazine, we also offer the business magazine with the widest reach that is particularly dedicated to digitization.

AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA

AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA

AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA, with around 100 offices in over 70 countries, provides a broad range of intelligence and business development services for both Austrian companies and their international business partners. Around 800 employees around the world can assist you in locating Austrian suppliers and business partners.

We organize about 1,200 events every year to bring business contacts together. Other services provided by AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA offices range from introductions to Austrian companies looking for importers, distributors or agents to providing in-depth information on Austria as a business location and assistance in entering the Austrian market.

Marketing Club Austria

Marketing Club Austria

Marketing Club Austria - Know-how & Networking

The Marketing Club Austria has been the networking platform for the communications industry for over 60 years. As part of the Austrian and European Marketing Confederation AMC/EMC, the club currently has 1,000 members and organizes around 30 exciting club events, discussions, specialist lectures and workshops every year. In addition to specialist events, the club also offers various continuing education formats and a wide range of services, including current studies, legal advice, onboarding events, discounts on other industry events, and much more. All info at www.marketingclub.at

Retail Austria

Retail Austria

The Austrian Retail Association / Handelsverband is the spokesman and partner of the Austrian retail companies since 1921 and is active as a political independent advocacy group and innovation platform in order to accompany its members in the context of changing market challenges. In addition to its members, which generate more than 50 Billion Euros annually with more than 400.000 employees at 20.000 locations all over Austria, numerous companies of various specializations are associated with the Austrian Retails Association as partners. The association's portfolio includes several innovative industry congresses, for example the discussion-format [trade] zone, the Business Breakfast “Good morning retail”, the RETAIL magazine, the publication of studies and the Austrian Retail Association Akademie.

Specialized departments, so called Circles, with more than 20 meetings per year provide know-how and offer members the opportunity to exchange information in a structured way. The online platform SME RETAIL offers all Austrian retail companies’ expertise, trading data and legal certainty. The Import Information Hub Austria is the forum for domestic importers and international exporters. With the seal of approval Trustmark Austria, the Austrian Retail Association sets standards and promotes consumers sense of quality and trust in eCommerce.

BPW - Business and Professional Women

BPW - Business and Professional Women

Business and Professional Women (BPW) is one of the largest networks for women entrepreneurs and professional women in the world. Locally, nationally and internationally, the 30,000 members in 100 countries of BPW International are committed to helping women of all hierarchical levels and industries develop their professional potential. As the umbrella organization of 31 BPW Clubs in Germany, BPW Germany, with 1,500 members, is committed to equal opportunities in the workplace, business, politics and society - inter-professionally, non-partisan, non-denominational and international. 
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STATE CAPITAL OF WIESBADEN - START-UP SERVICE & YOUNG COMPANIES

STATE CAPITAL OF WIESBADEN - START-UP SERVICE & YOUNG COMPANIES

Under the umbrella brand 'Gründerregion Wiesbaden', the team 'startup service & young companies' of the state capital Wiesbaden bundles the activities of the startup scene and makes them transparent. The goal is to offer founders professional and easily accessible information, advice and support - before, during and after founding.
"What can I find where? Who will help me? How do I ...? Who knows ...?" - answering these founder questions is our job. We take care of the issues that concern interested parties, look for solutions to a wide variety of questions together with the young companies, point out funding opportunities, provide information about space and offer a rent subsidy for start-ups in Wiesbaden since 2021. The team is part of the Department for Business and Employment in the Economic Affairs Department.
Economic Promotion Board of Wiesbaden

firma.de

firma.de

To enable founders and startups in all industries to set up a company quickly and without red tape, firma.de combines individual consulting with a digital one-stop store for all services before, during and after the startup. As a central point of contact, firma.de provides support for all administrative work processes outside of the core business: whether company formation, accounting, payroll accounting, tax and legal advice or trademark registration - entrepreneurs book the right package online and at transparent prices.

firma.de website

Gründermagazin

Gründermagazin

As a periodical, GründerMagazin accompanies company founders in the start-up process and supports young entrepreneurs and start-ups with useful information during the first three to four years of their business. GründerMagazin is dedicated to all topics of modern entrepreneurship with great implementation power. The representation of management problems, of chances and solutions and of entrepreneur fates from practice makes GründerMagazin a magazine with concretely usable information for the real entrepreneur everyday life and the investment planning in the first years.

GründerMagazin website

Junge Gründer

Junge Gründer

The online magazine Junge Gründer (Young Founders) has been dealing with the topics of successful company founding and management since 2011. Here you will find knowledge on topics such as the right choice of company form, insights into Silicon Valley and you can also put together contracts such as an NDA or employment contracts.

For more information, visit the website.

SHE WORKS!

SHE WORKS!

SHE WORKS! is the business platform for career-oriented women in Germany. Since 2015. The editorial team analyzes the sectors:
#economy #finance #law #marketing #digitization.
SHE works! filters information, economic developments and highlights current trends. 
SHE WORKS! connects entrepreneurs, founders and experts with laymen. Our target group are women who want to fill management positions or take the lead, female entrepreneurs and founders.

BFW - Federal Association of the Franchise Industry

BFW - Federal Association of the Franchise Industry

The BFW is the community of all companies interested in franchising in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

The companies of the franchising industry find their home and their success network in the BFW. BFW members share a wide range of interests - from the search for regionally, nationally or internationally attractive locations and partners, to the development/expansion of the existing business model, to the individual company striving for future security through a collaboration with high-growth brands.

It is important to the honorary board of the BFW to support the interests of the members and to create additional added value:

  • Community of all members, through personal contact with each other and joint exchange of experience, expertise and relationships.
  • Networking among members and exchange of know-how at BFW events
  • Free of charge "first assistance" through the consultation of recognized, experienced experts with questions, among other things, to legal, financial, franchise-specific topics
  • Assistance with country-specific questions by the country representations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy
  • Attractive purchasing conditions through the BFW purchasing association

Franchise Business Community

Franchise Business Community

The Franchise Business Community is the interest group and purchasing association of all franchise systems in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
For over 25 years, it has accompanied and supported franchisees and franchise system headquarters free of charge in all areas outside their core competencies, in order to increase their profitability, company growth and earning power.
Through the community, entrepreneurs and management benefit from know-how and information transfer between the systems, trustful business contacts, individual and franchise-specific solutions,
attractive purchasing conditions, outstanding service and ever new impulses for the future.
Together with certified service providers, suppliers and experts, the community of interest develops exclusive added values, purchasing advantages, framework agreements and innovative solution concepts around the topics of System expansion, financing, marketing, point of sale, employees, operating supplies and vehicle fleet.

Franchise Business Community website

Selbststaendigkeit.de

Selbststaendigkeit.de

Selbststaendigkeit.de is the portal for founders, entrepreneurs, self-employed, SMEs and anyone interested in professional self-employment. Our goal is to support you - in becoming and remaining self-employed. In this way, we want to further promote self-employment in Germany. To this end, we offer start-ups, entrepreneurs, the self-employed and SMEs news from the start-up and entrepreneurial scene, helpful knowledge for founding and managing companies, an advisor network for business, tax and legal advisors, interesting discounts for start-ups and free entrepreneurial tips.

For this goal we co-operate with a network consisting of advisors, public and private promotion mechanisms as well as service providers, authors and a decided selection of different co-operation partners.

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Frankfurt Economic Development

Frankfurt Economic Development

Frankfurt Economic Development is the first point of contact for Frankfurt’s businesses, founders and companies planning to set up in the city, irrespective of their size. We serve as an independent guide and provide customized information on Frankfurt’s economic structure and key industries. Based on the industry get-togethers and networks we have initiated, we put you in touch with other companies as well as associations, communities, and consultants.

As a full subsidiary of the City of Frankfurt/Main, we are an intermediary between business and politics, and ensure that your needs are heard by the political committees. We pursue our goal of creating further growth and jobs by providing active advise to companies and by devising cluster-based economic development strategies. We also give recommendations on economic policy and location-related activities and develop suggestions on how to safeguard Frankfurt’s future as a business location.

Franchise 4.X

Franchise 4.X

FRANCHISE 4.X has been helping franchise systems in the phases of development, growth and digital transformation since 2018.

Together with the head and founder Timo Marschall, a franchise expert with over 15 years of experience, they set new standards in the implementation of innovative concepts. measurable results based on (real-time) data.

Whether business model development, financing, system building, franchisee acquisition, recruiting, online marketing or the digitalization of system processes - here franchisors will find the “one-stop shop” for all topics that guarantee long-term economic success.

Find out more here

Gründerküche

Gründerküche

How do I establish a company? What should I include in a business plan? How do I set up a Facebook company page? gruenderkueche.de, the portal for company founders, startups and self-employed people, provides information on marketing, law, taxes and finances. Written in the style of how-to articles or recipes, with clear steps presented in an easy-to-understand manner. In addition, there are founder-relevant dates and events as well as exciting interviews with entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers.

FranchiseBusiness.ch is the Swiss platform for franchise and license systems active in Switzerland. Here companies from Switzerland and abroad can use profile presentations to raise their awareness and profile their image. Master and multi-unit franchisees as well as individual franchisees can also be searched for and addressed directly.

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AGICAP GmbH
Anker Snack & Coffee GmbH
Asador de Aranda
AURUM Fitness
Backwerk
bazuba GmbH
bb.q Chicken Deutschland / EUKO FnB GmbH
Biogena
Bodystreet
Braintree Academy
Bundesvereinigung der Franchisewirtschaft
Bürgschftsbank Hessen
Campermakler RNE GmbH & Co. KG
CENTURY 21 Deutschland
Ciao Bella
cigo
clever fit GmbH
Cotidiano
Dance Moves by Lis
Deutsche Unternehmerbörse DUB.de
Deutscher Franchiseverband e.V.
DIGI SPORTS
Brezelbäckerei Ditsch
EASYFITNESS Management GmbH
einsnulleins GmbH
Filtafry Deutschland GmbH
fit20
Franchise Business Club
FranchiseERFOLGE
FRANTAX Steuerberatungsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG
frischluft outdoor fitness world franchise gmbh
FT-Club
Getir
Gold's Gym / RSG Group GmbH
GoliathTech Inc
Gustoso Gruppe GmbH
Homebox
Husse
Habita International Estates Ltd
hyperspace GmbH
immergrün Franchise GmbH
Impero Pizza & Natura
INJOY International Fitness- & Wellnessclub
k kiosk
Kamps GmbH
Kensington - Finest Properties Deutschland GmbH
Kinnovis
Kochlöffel
KONO PIZZA - Kono Vertriebs GmbH
KundenMagnet GmbH
Confiserie Leonidas
LIMBECK GROUP
Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE)
Master Franchise Germany
McDonald's Deutschland LLC
McDonald's Österreich Franchise GmbH
MeinDienstplan
mOrganIQ GmbH
MUNDFEIN GmbH
Nette GmbH
New York Pizza
Niklas Anwaltskanzlei
Nordsee
PANO Sign'Service
Pirnar
Piyoma
Pizza Hut / AmRest Pizza GmbH
Pradler
RE/MAX Österreich
RheinMainMedia
rheinmaintv
Ruff's Burger
's Fachl - Kreativ | Design | Kulinarik
ServiceStore DB
SmartSafeCompany
Stava food delivery
STORE ROOM
Storebox Holding GmbH
Taekima sportlich entspannt selbstsicher
Triumph International GmbH
U-Store
Valora Holding Germany
Victorinox
vomFass
WATERAIR
Wingstop
ZÓCALO FRANCHISE AB
Boulder Designs & Border Magic
Choice Hotels
Colizeum
Finalit StoneCare GmbH
SONDERPREIS Baumarkt
Franchise Portal
The Flying Coffee