How they do it: Levi’s allows independent entrepreneurs to open a Levi’s store for them. This is avaivable in strategic markets for Levi’s in which the penetration of the brand is not saturated yet. In addition entrepreneurs have to fulfill several other qualifications in order to be considered as a franchising partner (e.g. experience and capital). When running the store, Levi’s requires an initial franchise, advertising and royalty fees.
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How they do it: Individual entrepreneurs are able to open their own McDonald restaurant. They are responsible for running their own (or multiple) restaurants but need to adhere to all corporate set standards e.g. purchasing, product offering, and corporate identity.
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How they do it: With Denner, entrepreneurs with experience in the grocery retail sector can open their own store with strong support from the corporation.
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How they do it: Panera Bread Bakery offers individual entrepreneurs to open a franchise location of their chain. Before opening, the entrepreneur has to sign a franchise agreement specifying his obligations, rights and the fees he has to pay to the company. These include e.g. franchise fee, supplies, and other fees.
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How they do it: Marriott allows independent entrepreneurs to open a Marriott brand hotel upon terms and conditions set forth in a franchise agreement. The entrepreneur has to pay initial franchise fees as well as ongoing fees both for central operated infrastructure such as the Marriott booking system as well as fees that are based on the room sales.
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