One of the big benefits of owning a franchise is that along with the tools you need to successfully run your own business independently, you gain the support of a bigger established franchise network. At each step of your career journey, from setting up your franchise and beyond, you’ll be able to benefit from the help and advice given by your experienced franchisor and other franchisees who have gone before you. However, building a strong franchise system isn’t just a one-way street. You need to ensure that you have a good platform to communicate with your head office and fellow franchisees in a collaborative environment. In a successful franchise system, it is not only your efforts that will improve your business, but how your franchisor adapts with their franchisees and inspires a collaborative engagement and trust.