Franchise Fee Royalty Fee License and Marketing Fee – Franchise Agreement Terminology

To negotiate a franchise agreement, the potential franchisee needs to fully understand the terminology used in the franchising industry. Often, new franchisees misunderstand the terms ‘Franchise Fee’, ‘Royalty Fee’, ‘License’ and ‘Marketing Fee’. Once understood, the potential franchisee can better negotiate the agreement and furthermore save a significant amount of money over time.

Franchise Agreement Costs – How Much Does it Really Cost to be a Franchisee?

Franchise Costs

The primary reason for the franchise arrangement is the increased net profit for the franchisee in using the franchisor’s name, logo, brand, or trademark. The franchisor charges an upfront fee called a Franchise Fee, monthly Royalties, in some agreements a License Fee and Marketing/Advertising minimums. These additional costs to the franchisee are paid to use the franchisor’s name. 

Introduction to Franchises

Franchises

Simply put, Franchising is a partnership relationship. As a small business owner, you have to decide if you truly want to be in a relationship with an authority in your business operation. This can be a mutually beneficial arrangement or a nightmare from day one.

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