Who Should Partake?

Programme Detail


Investing in a Franchise Business

Who want to set up a business with reduced risk

Who want to be self-employed but would like to follow a proven based business model

Dates:  Available Upon Request
Venue: National Franchise Centre

Cost: Participants on the Programme are fully funded but we do charge an admin fee of €200

Confidentiality: We ask all participants to sign confidentiality agreements

Focus Areas

Franchise Accelerated Start-Up Training (FAST) captures the criteria for what makes franchises successful and incorporates this discipline into a comprehensive accelerated business development programme, creating franchisee-ready candidates with franchise opportunities clearly identified including a financial support structure.

  • Intense training on all aspects of running a business to include sales, marketing, finance etc.
  • Comprehensive simulation activity in a franchise environment with particular emphasis on the unique elements of the following the franchisor model;
  • Preparing and completing feasibility studies
  • Identifying suitable franchises
  • Attending at franchise tradeshows
  • Preparing  a business plan to support a franchise start-up business
  • Training on reviewing contracts and negotiating best terms possible
  • Support from a mentor panel, direct negotiations with sources of funding

And much, much more…..


  • Training
  • Office Incubation- Broadband, PC & Tel
  • On-site Coaching
  • Mentorship Support
  • Milestone achievements


  • Profile on the National Franchise Centre website
  • Use of Boardrooms during the programme
  • Free WiFi (on-site)
  • Access to Enterprise Ladder Fund
  • 1 Year Limerick Chamber Membership (sponsored after Graduation)

For further information please contact Martina at The National Franchise Centre
mmcgrath@limerickchamber.ie / 061 293550