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Customized Templates Save You Time
These comprehensive tools make creating systems and routines simple to write down.
JumpStart Manuals’ Customized Templates are individually crafted for emerging franchisors to save money by writing the operations manual in-house. JumpStart Manuals Customized Templates give our clients the power to create an operations manual that works for them. Included are three hours of consultation and a free JSM Membership, which gives members reduced pricing on future projects.
Why Use a JumpStart Manuals Customized Template?
- Create a consistent and accountable environment for franchisees and their employees
- Individualized for the client and their industry
- Reducing the amount of time it takes to write
- Three hours of phone or video conference support
- Additional services available to improve its quality
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Professionally Written Manuals are Worth More
Companies understand the value of having a professional staff develop their manuals because this allows them to focus their valuable resources on what matters, and not writing. These companies know that writing isn’t their sweet spot and “leave it to the professionals” to finish the job correctly. Our manuals are accurate and useful; legal and attractive. These manuals exceed their value because they free our clients time up to focus on Franchising.
In the Palm of Your Hand
Smart Manuals fit in the palm of your hand and are a comprehensive, digital solution to managing your critical communications. This goes far beyond writing operations manuals. Smart manuals allow for a multi-media approach to creating accurate and useful franchise operations manuals and training programs.
Smart Manuals Allow
- Global communications
- Instant editing capability
- Learning managment incorporation
- Reporting and tracking
Using a systematic approach, our analysis digs deep into a company’s franchise operations and training manual and grades it accordingly.
Franhcisee training is a critical component of any system.
Create an authentic and useful franchisee training program.
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Our “White Label” Resources Improve Your Brand
Franchise incubators hire us because they want to avoid hiring a full time writing staff. It makes sense to be able to sub-contract a job to us because this is our specialty, and we stay on top of the news. We also white label products for franchise incubators. This helps them increase their offerings while retaining confidence that the job is done right.
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Giving Business Coaches A Powerful Tool for their Clients
Business coaches are always looking for ways to help their clients. By partnering with JumpStart Manuals, business coaches are able to access our JSM Membership Services for little or no cost. Many coaches use the business operations templates to help their clients write their own manuals. This gives them an extra income source and more services to offer.
Publication Services include
newsletters for franchisors and franchisees.
Limited Time Offer Roll-0ut Guides
Ongoing maintenance and support
“Jump Start manuals allows you to document every aspect of your business giving you the peace of mind to enjoy the fruits of your labor.”
Scott Nuttal - President, PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialists
“Craig puts nothing ahead of the needs of his clients…he listens carefully and thoughtfully and puts his expertise to work for them.”
Maj. Nicholas Zeisler - USAF
“The creation of the Blendz Operations/Training Manual couldn’t have been done without (JumpStart Manuals). The end result was a beautiful and thorough piece of functional art that has brought much praise from the Franchise community.”
Kim Torres - Director of Training, Blendz
“The ability to update and monitor our training has grown exponentially. Our program gives us the opportunity to scale without added training costs.”
Steve Shaffer - President, Raw Juce
Why Write A Franchise Operations Manual?
JumpStart Manuals helps smart companies get their act together by documenting the processes and procedures that make them successful and developing strategies and techniques to teach it to their people. This means creating an Operations System. This entails three things: an operations manual, a training program and a compliance program.
Set the Standard
Whether a company decides to franchise or not, writing down the systems and routines into a manual is a prudent business strategy. Well written standards eliminate confusion, create uniformity and give the business owners the ability to scale up.
Teach the Standard
Training programs support the manual, its policies and procedures. Instructional design is never a one-size-fits all. Teaching people is complex and it’s important to understand when and how material should be structured and delivered. How one designs the training program is based on the client’s desired outcome.
Follow the Standard
Compliance programs ensure that everyone in the company follow the brand standards. Holding people accountable is only possible if the operations manuals and training are in place. It is impossible to hold people accountable to a standard they don’t
understand, or know how to implement. Without compliance, there are no standards.
Three Levels of Franchise Systems who Require a Professional Staff
Emerging franchisors (0-50 units) need specific assistance in developing the Franchise Operations Manual. There are specific guidelines, rules and laws that must be adhered to. When emerging franchisors fail to create clear cut systems and routines, the system falls apart. It’s never a pretty sight. However, those that create the “rule book” and adhere to it, often become successful.
Growing franchisors (50-150 units)experience rapid change and the manual is often neglected…until a disgruntled franchisee dusts it off and hands it to their lawyer. At that point, the growing franchisor may stop growing. Keeping on top of the changing nature of the system is a full time job. Our professional writers, editors, graphic and web designers are focused on ensuring the manual protects your system, and upholds your brand.
Mature franchisors (150+ units) are often well oiled machines that struggle to keep up with the demand of their franchise community. Their manuals need to be dynamic, quick to edit and gather vital information. They have units globally and need a global, dynamic solution that transcends linguistic and cultural differences. They need the internet.
You Represent The American Dream
We love business. Watching businesses grow is a joy because it means people are living their American Dream. You’re reading this because you have your American Dream and are ready to take it to the next level. That means sitting down and getting what you do written down in an Operations Manual. Perhaps you are an independent business owner who wants to open a second store, or a successful chain ready to franchise your concept. You may have been told you have to have one, or you realize the benefit to your brand, however you have decided it’s time to write down your systems and routines. This means writing an Operations Manual.
Franchise Operations Manuals Are Required By Law
If you’re about to franchise your business, you know that a Franchise Operations Manual is required by law. So, the remaining question is, “How good does it have to be.” Honestly, not very…until you find yourself in court facing angry franchisees. More than a Federal Trade Commission requirement, a well published Franchise Operations Manual becomes one of three core documents that protects and promotes your brand and culture. Written and used properly, it is a key component to ensuring successful openings and more profitable franchisees. Happy franchisees rarely sue their franchisor.
Accurate, Useful and Compliant
Franchise Operations Manuals must be, above all, accurate and useful. Complaints about about the “$20,000 doorstop” that nobody uses. That is often because the manuals are useless, filled with inaccurate information and are poorly constructed, so locating information is nearly impossible. Properly written, the Franchise Operations Manual is used first as a learning tool, then as a resource to aid franchisees in their day to day quest to grow their business. This requires on-going attention to ensure that each franchisee received and understands new information.
Four People Who Will Read the Manual
There are only four people who will read your Franchise Operations Manual: you and your attorney, the franchisee (maybe; probably not) and the judge. JumpStart Manuals writes customized Franchise Operations Manuals so that the judge will interpret the manual the way you need.