The entire world is feeling the repercussions of the recent pandemic. Still, we are happy to say that franchises across the country are ready to REOPEN under the new guidelines needed to continue to protect the consumer, the employees, and communities. By Rose Mango
The entire world is feeling the repercussions of the recent pandemic. Still, we are happy to say that franchises across the country are ready to REOPEN under the new guidelines needed to continue to protect the consumer, the employees, and communities.
The International Franchise Association (IFA) has created a report called the Franchise Reopening Blueprint, which is available for download. It is highly recommended for you to save a copy and refer to it as your reopening plan.
Here is an excerpt from the guide:
The IFA has conducted interviews across our Automotive, Commercial Services, Education, Fitness, Hotel, Residential Services, Restaurant, Salon/Personal Care Services, and Senior Care Services sectors with franchisors, franchisees, and professional advisors most knowledgeable in their fields. The IFA membership operates in over 300 different industries. We can provide a unique cross-section view of business, the American consumer, and how we believe the U.S. consumer economy can recover quickly. This report sets out our best recommendations for opening and maintaining businesses after COVID-19.
These are our early recommendations that draw from the White House guidelines and the differing rules in the state houses. It is our goal to provide regulatory bodies with practical guidance when making the critical determinations about which businesses remain open, how best to restore those that will reopen, and the practices they should follow to protect their customers. Our work in this area supports the efforts to instill confidence in businesses and rapidly restore our nation’s economy.
We have organized task forces across business lines consisting of executives and franchise owners from the most known and trusted brands in that industry. Their insights, along with those of government officials and other experts, were crucial in crafting recommendations on how best to reopen businesses while ensuring high standards of safety for employees and customers.
Download a copy of the Franchise Reopening Blueprint at https://community.franchise.org/sites/default/files/2020-05/franchise-reopening-blueprint_05082020_0.pdf
Visit franchising.org for more information.
– Rose Mango