Franchisor of the Year

Given the importance of goals one pursues, I find it important that the ambitious franchisors who value the highest industry recognition, have access to the evaluation criteria and have the opportunity to design their organization according to what is being considered, manage and operate effectively with a goal in mind, meet certain known standards, and score accordingly.  A basic path to pursue, just as they require their franchisees.

Ever since joining the IFA and attending some of those great events, I wondered what makes the best and most successful franchisors so different, what sets their company apart from others.  Over the years, I asked an endless list of other members and IFA folks how those Franterpreneurs are nominated and selected, who determines who deserves that award, what criteria have to be met to win the award over the rest of the pack.  When I asked about the system or process that may exists, the criteria that maybe established and the documentation about it, surprisingly, no one could tell me where I can obtain it or a link to download a pdf from. 

  • Does anyone know where the manual is? 
  • Did the winners of the past years know the secret location?
  • Is it fair game for all, or do some have potential advantages?  
  • Are certain sectors more likely to get it, as there were some industries with greater success rates than others in recent years?

I really wonder what goes on there.....can someone comment and offer some link to the documentation?