Over four billion people; the largest land area in the world; more than 40 countries including the huge India and the Philippines…all of these features mean that Asia is one seriously significant continent. And it was never going to be long before Franchise Direct entered it.
In December 2013 we launched Franchise Asia, an exclusive directory for the growing Indian franchise market. This has seen extensive success, and today we are excited to announce Franchise Asia's expansion with our brand new franchise portals for Singapore and Malaysia.
When it comes to setting up a franchise, these two are countries worth considering. According to the former president of the Malaysian Franchise Association, the franchise industry in Malaysia has grown by 12-15% over the last five years. In Singapore there is already a well-established franchise industry which has serious potential for future development and growth because, of course, franchising offers the quickest way to build a business.
Franchise Asia's new websites will serve the 10.5 million English speakers in these two developing economies. Opportunities presented will include home-grown franchises who wish to further expand in their region, as well as international franchisors looking for local area developers, masters, multi-unit and single unit franchise partners.
Whether you are a franchisor looking to grow your business across Asia or an entrepreneur searching for the perfect franchise or business opportunity for you, Franchise Direct can provide your platform. We are ideally positioned to connect ambitious investors with quality franchise opportunities across Asia.
And it doesn't finish there. This summer Franchise Asia is also due to launch two more franchise portals in the region, one for Indonesia and one for Thailand. These much anticipated launches will be followed by the September launch of our final portal for 2014 – in the Philippines!
The Franchise Direct network now spans 13 websites in four languages globally. It has 15 years of experience generating online leads, and is heading towards becoming the leading online resource for franchise opportunities and the knowledge centre of choice for anyone seeking information about the franchise industry.