Franchising makes it possible for you to set up a business as an independent entrepreneur but with a ready-made model provided to you as a member of a company chain.

By entering into a franchise agreement, you are entitled to use the trademark and business model of the company chain. You pay in return a contractual fee, which may be a flat annual payment or a percentage of either sales or profits. Franchising has been a growing form of entrepreneurship in recent decades, and it has also spread to new sectors in Finland.