FINDING THE RIGHT FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY There are many ways other than franchisors’ websites to find information about franchise opportunities, including visiting local franchised outlets, looking at franchise handbooks, attending franchise expositions and working with franchise brokers. Local Outlets It’s always a good idea to visit franchised outlets in your area and talk to the owners about…

IS A FRANCHISE RIGHT FOR YOU? Before you invest in a particular franchise system, think about how much money you have to invest, your abilities and your goals. Be brutally honest. Your Investment How much money do you have to invest? How much money can you afford to lose? Are you purchasing the franchise alone…

We’ve seen tremendous growth in the popularity of franchising. However, a number of misconceptions about franchise ownership still exist, and if you accept them at face value, there’s a good chance you’ll be robbing yourself of an opportunity that can be not only financially rewarding, but also personally satisfying. Before you make up your mind,…