The New England Franchise Association (NEFA) is a non-profit trade organization with the sole purpose of assisting franchisors, franchisees and supplier relationships grow and prosper through educational opportunities, networking, and sharing of ideas.
As a Franchise Business Network affiliate of the International Franchise Association, NEFA is the largest group of professionals who support the benefits of franchising in New England. NEFA fosters learning through educational and social events where speakers address solutions to many of the challenges franchisors and franchisees face.
The mission of NEFA is to bring franchise executives, franchisees and suppliers together to share ideas to achieve these goals. Dedicated to the growth and benefits of franchising as a proven method of business expansion, NEFA provides opportunities for collaboration among those who share their vision.
Franchising is a method by which market expansion is possible through mutually beneficial business partnerships. A true symbiotic relationship, the franchisor and franchisee form a bond of trust that will promote a true competitive advantage in the marketplace.
A successful franchise operation requires effective support systems that provide franchisees with the tools they need to establish and grow their franchises and promote the drive of the entrepreneurial spirit. Components of franchise support systems include comprehensive training programs; operational and field support; marketing and advertising initiatives; product and service development; business analysis; and a solid communication network. The ability to deliver on these systems drives the growth of franchise development by maintaining a high level of franchisee satisfaction and business success.