Assofranchising Members are divided into effective, prospective and honorary categories. Effective Member Franchisors are companies or sole proprietorships which own companies that have been operating franchises for at least 12 months, with a minimum number of 3 operational franchisees. Prospective Member Franchisors on the other hand are companies or sole proprietorships which intend to build and manage franchising networks but which at the time of registration, do not yet manage 3 operational franchisees for at least 12 months.
The distinction within the association does not foresee any type of processing or service offerings and activities which are distinct from each other. Both prospective and effective Members have the right to benefit from the same terms and conditions and the same presence and representation within the association, in line with the provisions laid down by the Association’s Statute.
The division between effective and prospective members is felt in the willingness to give prospective members who have not yet fully launched their activity within the franchising market the time to allow their network to grow while making use of the Association’s initiatives and paying a lower membership fee than effective members; they will fall into the latter category as soon as they reach the minimum parameters of 3 franchisees and 12 months of franchising activity.