Code Of Ethics
The Certified Franchise Coach™ Code of Ethics is intended to establish a framework for the implementation of best practices in the franchise relationships of CFC members. The Code represents the ideals to which all members agree to subscribe in their franchise relationships.
The Code is intended to provide a set of core values that are the basis for franchise relationships.
TRUST, TRUTH, AND HONESTY:
Foundations of Franchising
Every franchise relationship is founded on the mutual commitment of both parties to fulfill their obligations under the arrangement.
Honesty embodies openness, candor, and truthfulness. Certified Franchise Coach™ members will be sincere in word, act, and character — reputable and without deception.
MUTUAL RESPECT AND REWARD:
Winning Together, As A Team
The success of the franchise consulting program depends upon both Certified Franchise Coach™ and candidates attaining their goals. We believe that Certified Franchise Coach™ members should be committed to help their franchise candidates succeed.
Certified Franchise Coach™ members are committed to showing respect and consideration for each other and to those with whom they do business. Mutual respect includes recognizing and honoring extraordinary achievement and exemplary commitment to the system.
OPEN AND FREQUENT COMMUNICATION:
Successful franchise systems thrive on it
Certified Franchise Coach™ members believe that franchising is a unique form of business relationship. Nowhere else in the world does there exist a business relationship that embodies such a significant degree of mutual interdependence. Certified Franchise Coach™ members believe that to be successful, this unique relationship requires continual and effective communication between all parties involved.
OBEY THE LAW:
A responsibility to preserve the promise of franchising
Certified Franchise Coach™ members enthusiastically support full compliance with, and vigorous enforcement of, all applicable federal and state franchise regulations. This commitment is fundamental to enhancing and safeguarding the business environment for franchising. Certified Franchise Coach™ members believe that the information provided during the presale disclosure process is the cornerstone of a positive business climate for franchising, and is the basis for successful and mutually beneficial franchise relationships.