SP Partner Patrick Shine spoke on social franchising at the Good Deals Conference on 16th November. In his speech, Patrick talked about the past successes of social franchising and how social franchising can learn lessons from commercial franchising to improve and evolve.
SP believes that social franchising can be a highly effective way of social enterprises scaling but that the model needs to evolve if its potential is to be reached. We are currently undertaking some work on social franchising looking at how social franchising needs to develop. We aim to publish in early 2011.