Regional Franchisors are the driving force of the Jim’s system. They are responsible for recruiting, training and supporting Franchisees, which includes finding them work, and providing practical and moral support. They are often ‘hands on’ – usually operating a franchise themselves while building their team of Franchisees.
The majority of Franchisors are successful Jim’s Franchisees, though not always from the same division for which they are granted the Regional Franchise. Some have been recruited from outside, usually with industry experience relevant to the division.
Franchisors must provide leadership and a strong example of good work ethics, while recognising that Franchisees are customers and not subordinates. It is a demanding role that combines practical ability with a high level of personal and business management skills. The primary focus of a successful Franchisor must be on helping their Franchisees to succeed.
Most Regional Franchisors have done well, finding a business that combines financial rewards with lifestyle and personal satisfaction. We strongly advise anyone interested to talk to current Franchisors, a list of whom can be found on this site.
Franchisors generate income in a number of ways
(1) Running a franchise of their own, either hands on, or project managing a number of staff and vehicles
(2) Franchise sales (franchisors keep 80% of new franchise sales within the region)
(3) Franchise fees (ongoing monthly franchise fees, paid by the franchisees to the franchisor)