Blog: Scientology Franchises Fail - 2018-12-31
Once upon a time, there was a rather large and fairly prosperous network of scientology franchises (this is what Hubbard originally called them, until like his use of the word "fees" which was changed "donations", the word was replaced by "missions" in order to sound less commercial).
Franchises were always supposed to be the "front lines" of scientology. The spearhead both into new areas of the world and to new public in areas around existing organizations. The idea was that there were supposed to be people who wanted to make a living out of scientology who would get a franchise and hang out their shingle. Franchises and "pioneer" scientologists opened many countries to scientology.