In my view, the core foundation of a sustainable franchise business relations specifically among the family-run enterprises are family governance: a healthy family relations among the owners; leadership and board governance: a professional board and empowered management; and a proven, sustainable (and franchisable) business model. Like a tripod, having only one or two of the above will not make the family business stand for long.
Triggers that can break healthy relationships: franchisor side
In my work as a Famcor and franchise management consultant, I have seen some of the breaking points why business relations turn sour. If your company is starting to experience these, I suggest that you take a serious decision to get help… carry on reading.