Prospective IKOR franchise owners follow a discovery process that provides the information needed to make an informed decision. During this process, IKOR seeks information that ensures we are the best fit for each other. You can count on us to be honest and forthright and we expect the same from you – we hope we’re going to be in business together for a long time!
During this 30-45 day process, we take the time to get to know you as a person – your background, your accomplishments and how IKOR franchise ownership will help you reach your goals. We also give you the opportunity to get to know us as individuals and as a company.
Step 1: Initial Call
During our first call, we verify that you meet our qualifications and answer your initial questions about the IKOR business. We also make sure the territory you have requested is available. Once we’ve determined that we are initially a mutual fit, you will be invited to complete a Personal Profile, which will provide a more in- depth summary of you to us, and will provide the foundation for future discussions.
Step 2: Personal Profile Review
After you’ve completed the Personal Profile and return it to us electronically, we will be able to have a much more in-depth phone call with you. We’ll discuss your personal situation and your goals for business ownership. We want to fully understand your personal circumstances before
Step 3: Program Review
This is an in-depth discussion of how a typical IKOR franchise operates. We’ll discuss the IKOR training and ongoing support program you will have access to as an IKOR franchise owner. Conversation topics will include:
- The Advocacy Industry
- The history of IKOR
- Day to Day Operations of the Business
- Sample client scenarios
- How to find clients
- How to recruit and train your staff
- How customers pay
Step 4: Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
Once you complete the initial steps in the Research and Qualification Process, we’ll send you our FDD. The FDD contains everything you need to know about the IKOR franchise. We will take time to walk you through questions your may have during this call.
Step 5: Executive Phone Interview
Once you’re comfortable with the FDD, you’ll have a phone interview with a senior member of the IKOR team. After that call, you may be invited to attend a Corporate Discovery Day.
Step 6: Discovery Day
On Discovery Day you’ll meet one-on-one with key IKOR team members who will be responsible for assisting you in opening your IKOR franchise and supporting you in both the short-term and long-term operational phases of your business. It is also a good time for you to ask any remaining questions of our senior management team prior to signing the franchise Agreement.
Step 7: Approval & Agreement Signing
On the first business day after Discovery Day, we’ll notify you of your approval status. If we decide together that it seems like a mutually beneficial relationship, we will guide you through the signing of documents and immediately start working with you on your pre-opening checklist.