Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has announced the launch of its new online portal, Franchise UAE, in partnership with leading franchise company, Francorp. The platform is a one-stop shop for all franchise-related services and is designed to promote inbound and outbound franchising, making it easier for businesses to buy and sell franchises. The portal also provides value-adding support services for franchisors and franchisees in Abu Dhabi.

Franchise UAE is designed to cater to both existing, homegrown businesses seeking to develop a franchise and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to invest in an established business concept. Franchise UAE has two main streams, one of which helps businesses through the buying and selling process of a franchise, while the other helps in two phases. Phase 1 includes a franchisability quiz, FRA Survey & Quiz, and FRA Audit Report, while Phase 2 is the Franchise Development Programme, which is a comprehensive service that enables businesses to launch a sales and marketing campaign, create a comprehensive franchise programme, and effectively recruit, train, and service franchisees.

Her Excellency Alia Abdulla Al Mazrouei, CEO of KFED, said: "The launch of Franchise UAE is an important step in the growth and development of franchising in Abu Dhabi. Franchise UAE will play a vital role in promoting inbound and outbound franchising and will provide much-needed support to businesses looking to expand their operations through franchising. We are pleased to partner with Francorp on this project and are confident that Franchise UAE will be a valuable resource for businesses in Abu Dhabi."

Franchise UAE's selected project partner for this platform is Francorp, a leading global franchise consulting firm with more than 40 years of experience. The Franchise Development Programme comes in three iterations: The Partial Development Programme, The Basic Programme, and The Full Programme, which offer a range of services from strategic planning and programme structure to legal franchise documentation, franchise operations services, and franchise marketing services.

Franchise UAE is a welcome addition to KFED's efforts to support and develop SMEs in Abu Dhabi. With its comprehensive range of services and strategic partnerships, Franchise UAE is poised to become a go-to resource for businesses looking to expand their operations through franchising.