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The Educated Franchisee: The How-To Book for Choosing a Winning Franchise, 2nd Edition
Rick BisioThere is nothing more expensive than ignorance -- let The Educated Franchisee serve as your guide for selecting a franchise that meets your needs! The Educated Franchisee will show you: -How to find a franchise that is right for you -How owning a franchise can create wealth -Where to find quality franchisors -What qualities franchisors look for -How to gather information from franchisees -How to make sure the franchise makes money -How to confidently select the best franchise -The five keys to success in owning a franchise
Is Your Business Right For Franchising?
Jr. Ralph MassettiThis book is written to offer would-be Franchisors the virtual experience and benefit of personally speaking with an expert Franchise Consultant about franchising their business. It provides straight-talk advice concerning every business and personal consideration which needs to be contemplated when deciding whether to franchise a business including: Whether your business is ready to franchise, Options for expanding your business, What to expect as a Franchisor, Introduction to the franchise development process, Branding and marketing for Franchisors, Other factors that impact your chances for success, Choosing a Franchise Developer, Sample Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) and more. Ralph Massetti is President & CEO of The Franchise Builders, a franchise consulting, development, marketing and technology firm. He also holds a Bachelors and Master Degree in Business Administration, and is a candidate for the prestigious Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation.
Franchise Bible (Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business)
Erwin KeupHow To Buy A Franchise Or Franchise Your Own Business Are you thinking of buying a franchise or franchising your own business? This indispensable guide tells you how to do it--and save time and money in the process. Franchise expert Erwin Keup shares 35 years of franchise experience to reveal what to expect and how to avoid costly mistakes. With the Franchise Bible, you learn to: Determine if owning a franchise is right for you Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of franchising Understand the legal terms and documents associated with franchising Navigate the offering circular and what items it should contain Decide whether you should buy a franchise or start your own Select the best methods for expanding your existing business Determine the optimum time to franchise your business Includes these samples of actual franchise documents: Offering Circular Franchise Agreements Franchise Application Form Site Evaluation Form Operational Manual Outline Plus, this guide is packed with checklists to help you: Investigate franchisors Interview existing franchises Assess your suitability for running a franchise Prepare the required information before purchasing a franchise Whether you want to buy a franchise or franchise your own business, this guide is required reading. "Author and franchise lawyer Erwin J. Keup has made an exhaustive study of the franchise purchasing process and delivers his findings in concise, understandable language that has all you need to franchise with finesse." -- Entrepreneur Magazine "Kudos to author Erwin J. Keup. We like the book's easy-to-read style." --Small Business Opportunities magazine "Equally useful to prospective franchises and franchisors. Explains in detail what the franchise system entails and the precise benefits it offers." --Robert E. Bond & Jeffrey E. Bond, author of The Sourcebook of Franchise Opportunities
Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying & Owning a Franchise
Julie Bennett and Cheryl R. BabcockBuying a franchise can be a handy shortcut to the American dream of owning your own business. But there are dangerous pitfalls—and possible drawbacks to even the best franchise deals. Here, for every prospective franchisee, is authoritative advice from a trustworthy source. The experts of Franchise Times offer their picks of the top 200 franchises and 100 up-and-comers, complete with contact information, financial requirements, fees, and more. There are practical tips on everything from hiring and marketing to financing your franchise, leasing a retail space (or setting up a home office), and deciding if you should buy or run a franchise with your spouse. With anecdotes and advice from current franchisees and franchisors, this is a book every would-be entrepreneur should read before signing a contract.
Franchise Bible (Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business)
Erwin KeupThe go-to book for franchise information, now in its sixth edition This proven, popular reference has been completely updated to better guide you through the current franchise environment. Real-life examples of both service- and product-oriented franchises and useful checklists prevent mistakes and save time and money. Contact information for state and federal franchising regulatory agencies and a listing of useful publications guide you to the resources you need. Robert Smith, founder of Granite Transformations, describes how he successfully opened franchises nationwide based on guidelines in previous editions
The Franchise Handbook: A Complete Guide to All Aspects of Buying, Selling or Investing in a Franchise
Atlantic Publishing CoThis book is a great resource for both prospective franchises and franchisors as it explains in detail what the franchise system entails and the precise benefits it offers to both parties.
So You Want to Franchise Your Business
Harold Kestenbaum and Adina Genn“This book is great. Definitively a best seller. It should be the number one consultation reference book for anyone related to the franchise business. Congratulations Harold!” Tomas, Chairman of The Taco Maker in San Juan, PR Turn Your Business Into A Franchise Harold Kestenbaum has worked with more than 100 businesses in their franchising efforts including such household names as Sbarro and Nathan's. A 30-year veteran of franchise law and a board member of four major franchise companies, he and Adina Genn, an award-winning journalist, have joined forces to teach you the secrets to turning your business into a successful franchise. If you're interested in using this profitable strategy to expand your business, you'll get an in-depth look at how to evaluate your business concept, determine if your business is a candidate for franchising, implement the franchise process, and build a thriving franchise. Well-known entrepreneurs who successfully franchised their business, including Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca and CEO of the Dwyer Group Dina Dwyer-Owens, offer detailed, in-the-trenches guidance and information. These experts speak frankly about the tactics you can use to market, sell, and build your franchise while offering insider advice to help you avoid the pitfalls of business growth. Step-By-Step Guide To The Franchising Process Low-Cost Ways To Grow A Franchise In The Startup Phase Franchise A Concept For Less Than $100,000 Best Practices From Top Franchisors And Franchisees
The Unofficial Guide to Opening a Franchise (Unofficial Guides)
Jason R. RichThe inside scoop... for when you want more than the official line!So you dream of escaping the 9-to-5 rat race, starting your own business, and becoming your own boss, but you don't have a clue where to start. Opening a franchise-based business can lower your start-up costs and reduce the time, hassle, and risk associated with getting a new business operational. A franchise offers training, support, a proven business model, and the closest thing possible to a turnkey solution for achieving success. There are more than 3,000 different franchise opportunities in more than seventy-five industries, including packaging and shipping, tax preparation, maid service, fitness, car care, and more. Featuring exclusive, in-depth interviews with a wide range of franchising experts, this book gives you a first-hand perspective plus valuable tips and strategies for success. It provides the guidance you need to choose the right franchise, select a prime location, market your business, and get it up and running efficiently. You'll learn all about financing, essential business skills, hiring and managing employees, working with suppliers, and even preparing for your grand opening. This guide includes:Vital Information on things to look for when evaluating franchise opportunities--and where to lookInsider Secrets from successful franchisors, franchisees, and franchise consultantsMoney-Saving Techniques such as using a franchise attorney to help you review the UFOC (Uniform Franchise Offering Circular) and finalize your Franchise AgreementThe Scoop on the latest trends, plus profiles of the top twenty-five franchises in AmericaHandy Worksheets to help you examine your goals and opportunities, evaluate financing options, develop a realistic business plan, and more
Ultimate Book of Franchises
Rieva Levonsky and Maria Anton ConleyIt combines comprehensive franchise listings with practical advice and in-depth facts on over 1,000 franchise qualifications, financial stability ratings.
The 2000 Franchise Annual: 'The Original' Franchise Handbook and Directory
Ted DixonSince 1996 The Franchise Annual Directory has been the largest and most complete franchise directory available. Known as the "Bible of the Franchise World" the directory gives all the information you need to investigate before investing. It's guaranteed accurate at date of publication. There are separate American, Canadian, and Overseas sections as well as a complete summary of Federal, State and Provincial regulations. The annual includes 60 different categorical sections including such areas as: Accounting and Tax Services, Advertising and Direct Mail, Automobile Rental & Leasing, Automotive Lubrication & Tune Up, Automotive Transmission Repair, Building Products and Services, Carpet, Drapery and Upholstery Cleaning, Children's Products & Services, Computer, Electronics, Internet Services, Employment & Personnel, Entertainment, Florist Shops, Food Convenience, Baked Goods, Donuts & Pastry, Candy, Popcorn & Snacks, Ice Cream & Yogurt, Restaurant, Specialty Shops, Supermarkets, Formal Wear, Franchise Consultants & Services, Furniture Refinishing & Repair, Hairstyling & Cosmetics, Health Aids & Services, Home Furnishings: Retail, Sales, Rental & Services, Home Inspection, House/Pet Sitting Service, Jewelry, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Lawn & Garden Care, Motels, Hotels, and Campgrounds, etc., etc. Franchisees benefit in many ways from joining a proven system. They enjoy collective buying power and receive financial guidance. All these assets add up to "risk reduction" and five the franchisee an enormous head start over starting a business alone. The handbook section contains: Dangerous contract terms from a franchisee's perspective, Disouted contract rights, recent trends, worldwide sources, useful assoications, investigative advice, and pages of questions to help the prospective franchisee invstigate: The Franchisor, Product, Service, Current Franchisees, Territory and The Contract. There are 4,357 total Listings 2,753 American Listings 1,081 Canadian Listings 523 Overseas Listings There are 570 completely NEW LISTINGS, which are marked with an asterisk (*). Each franchisor listing provides: Name of Outlet, Corporate Name, Address, Telephone and Fax Number, E-Mail, Web Site, Name of Contact. Full Description of business, Year Established, Year Started franchising, Number of Units Company Owned, Number of Units Franchised, Franchise Fee, Royalty, Total Investment, Whether or Not financing is available.