Findley Group Expands Franchise Services to Address Growing Demand for Industry Expertise
New Line of Services Cater to Businesses at Wider Range of Phases in Business Cycle
June 12, 2008 // Franchising.com // Waco, Texas – Word has spread and franchise concepts from an array of industries from fitness to facials have come calling for what only the lucky few have already discovered…the Findley Group has a proven model for franchise growth.
In response, franchise industry visionary Gary Findley, the former president of Curves International, who grew the chain from three to 8,000 locations worldwide during his eight-year tenure, announced today that the Findley Group has introduced several new services to meet increased franchise industry demand.
"As word has gotten out about the impact we are having on franchise companies we partner with, demand for our services has reached a level at which we are both excited and eager to extend our offerings," said Findley. "We launched a little over two years ago and focused on working with emerging concepts. Now, with interest for our services across all industries in franchising at an all time high, we are forming strategic partnerships with concepts at nearly every development phase."
Findley Group's expanded offerings include providing newly franchised businesses with consulting services to foster domestic growth, assisting mature franchise concepts with international expansion planning and offering exit strategy support for franchise systems at various stages of growth.
"Using the power of Gary Findley's knowledge and experience in driving Curves to unprecedented success in the marketplace, we are thrilled to be teaming up with him," said Peter Taunton, founder and CEO of Snap Fitness, which has recently aligned itself with the Findley Group. "We are eager to see our franchise concept extend into new nations around the globe. I am confident that Gary and his team of talented franchise experts can get us there."
The newly introduced lines of franchise solutions complement Findley Group's core collection of franchisor support services, including: legal compliance, lead generation marketing, franchise sales, territory development and royalty collection. Findley Group has also become a resource for franchisee support, providing solutions that ensure consistency in IT products and services, and marketing promotions.
"We have more than 150 years of combined experience in franchising and have developed the tools and systems to strategically position franchises for unprecedented growth domestically and internationally," Findley added. "The extension of our core services is a natural progression for Findley Group. Since 2005, when we launched Findley Group, we have been preparing to partner with a greater variety of franchise concepts."
With the introduction of the services, Findley Group has already struck several new partnership agreements. The new alliances include the internationally expanding, 1300-plus unit chain, Snap Fitness; start-up mobile video gaming entertainment provider, Games2U; and emerging technology solutions concept, NerdsToGo.
About Findley Group
Findley Group is a strategic partner to franchise businesses providing customized solutions through all phases of a franchise's development. Founded in 2005, Findley Group is led by the former president and franchise-builder of Curves International, Gary Findley. Under Findley's direction as president, Curves International experienced growth in franchises from three locations in 1996 to more than 8,000 in 2004. Currently, the Findley Group is working with several innovative and exciting companies who have unique offerings for today's marketplace. For more information, please visit www.FindleyGroup.com.