History of Franchising

History of Franchising

Border Magic is a top-rated franchise that specializes in residential and commercial services for decorative concrete, paving stones, or edging. We offer unparalleled support and a business model that you'll love. Below, we'll take a brief look at the history of franchising. Contact us to franchise today!

history of franchising
middle ages

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages is where franchising began. Franchising is granting individuals the right to market a company's goods and/or services in a given territory. Lords granted individuals the right to hold markets and business activities in exchange for a royalty fee. Churches were granted licenses in order to assess taxes, too.

colonial times

The Colonial Period

The Colonial period saw "franchise kings," or local lords who would grant individuals the right to hold markets, run ferries, or hunt on their land. Different business ideas were approved, too. This idea was extended to the establishment of colonies themselves, where a colony would gain the protection of the crown for fees.

early automobile

The Turn of the 20th Century

Believe it or not, the automobile dealership concept was born at the turn of the 20th century. Cars used to be sold through mail-order catalogs. There needed to be a way to sell makes and models of cars that resulted in much better distribution than a catalog. The car dealership was born.

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Modern Franchising

You can credit modern franchising to Ray Kroc, the man behind the McDonald franchises. He had a vision after visiting the McDonald brothers' hamburger joint in California and launched what would become one of the world's largest franchises.


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