FranchiseKey: over 6,000 franchise start-up opportunities in 20 countries
In 2007, the international Internet portal, FranchiseKey.com, was launched in a further eight countries including Great Britain, Ireland, Argentina, Indonesia, Mexico, Portugal and Russia. The number of countries is expected to grow this year with Greece, Brazil and the USA heading the list. FranchiseKey is, therefore, becoming one of the largest and most comprehensive franchise platforms to be found on the Internet.
FranchiseKey currently provides potential entrepreneurs in 17 countries with comprehensive information to help them in their search for suitable franchise opportunities. This franchise platform will be online in at least 20 countries by the end of 2008. The information is available in ten languages and with around 6,300 national and international start-up opportunities, FranchiseKey provides potential entrepreneurs with one of the world’s largest franchise databases. Furthermore, FranchiseKey provides information about master franchise and licence opportunities.
One special feature for franchisors is that they can present their franchise system using texts, logos and multimedia contents free of charge. If a potential franchisee is interested in their franchise, then the franchisor receives an anonymous online application. The franchisor then pays a fee to receive the contact details of the applicant if he/she believes the person is of interest. Unlike other websites, where franchisors must pay just to have their information published, FranchiseKey offers, therefore, a completely different kind of payment concept with absolute cost transparency.
This specialist franchising portal was first launched at the end of 2005. Just a few months later this was followed by the launch of FranchiseKey websites in Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. This rapid expansion was possible thanks to the joint venture set up by three national leading portals: www.quefranquicia.com from Spain, www.ac-franchise.com from France and www.franchiseportal.de from Germany.