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The Process of Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise can be a life-changing experience. There is a long road between meeting the franchisor, reviewing the franchise agreement, performing your due diligence and having your grand opening. We will help you understand the franchise buying process.

Are You Ready to Be a Franchisee?
Only you can determine whether becoming a franchisee is right for you. Here are three major preliminary questions to ask yourself.

Negotiating a Franchise Agreement
Franchise Agreement, negotiation, adhesion contracts, territorial rights, right of first refusal, right of first notice, multi-unit franchisee

Top Ten Reasons to Invest in a Franchise
Perhaps a better title for this article would be 'Top Ten Reasons to Invest in a Well-Designed and Managed Franchise System,' because not every franchise system is a success.

Evaluating a Franchisor's Services
Don’t rely on a franchisor’s outside sales broker or even an inside salesperson as your only source of information about the franchise’s services.

Five Areas to Evaluate before Buying a Franchise
Franchising is not for everyone, nor is every franchise opportunity equal. Before you jump on the franchising bandwagon, consider these 5 areas.

7 Warning Signs When Buying a Franchies
Investing in a franchise is life-changing. Here are seven “red flags” or indications that further investigation may be prudent before you commit.

Buying an Existing Franchise
Buying an existing franchise is a great way to become a franchisee, but as with any investment, you need to do your homework and due diligence.

How Much Does a Franchise Cost?
Each franchise has its own financial requirements, but there are some common costs that all franchisees will have. Learn where to find the information.

Start-Up Costs: determining your initial franchise investment
Buying a Franchise, New Franchisees, Franchise Costs, Business Investments, Start-Up Costs, Cost of Franchise, Business Plan, Business Financing

How to Understand a Franchisors Financial Performance Representation
Understanding the importance and limitations of Financial Performance Representations when evaluating a franchise investment

Pros and Cons of Becoming a Franchisee
The major advantages and disadvantages of investing into a franchise system

How to Use Your Creativity as a Franchisee
There are many ways to make the franchise your own while still adhering to the franchisor’s rules and regulations.

Franchises for Veterans
Leran about franchises for Veterans. As veterans search for a smooth transition into a new career after leaving active duty, franchising can be quite a viable option to consider.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Joining a Mature Franchise System
When you invest in a mature, well-managed franchise system, the advantages outweigh the negatives - if - franchising is right for you.

Thinking Long-Term when Selecting a Franchise
What to ask when selecting a franchise about the franchisor's support for re-selling your franchise in the future

The 2014 International Franchise Exposition
The International Franchise Expo is one of the largest franchise expos in the world and will be held in NYC June 19th-21, 2014 at the Javits Center.

What is a Franchise?
Franchising is a method of business expansion.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Franchise Agreement and FDD Provisions
One Franchisee Lawyers Perspective on evaluating Franchise Agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs)

Understanding the Franchise Agreement
Study your Franchise Agreement thoroughly before signing on the dotted line... it is not the same thing as the FDD, and is a legally binding contract.

What Support Can You Expect from the Franchisor?
The support that a franchisee should expect to receive from his/her franchisor depends on many variables.

How do you spot a franchise opportunity to avoid?
Selecting the right franchise is important. But avoiding the franchise scams is essential. Learn how.

What is a Franchise Broker: Why you dont have to go it alone
Franchise brokers help those interested in franchise ownership find a business concept that aligns with the clients personal and professional goals and lifestyle.

Won't Any Lawyer Do?
There are hundreds of law firms that claim to practice franchise law. But make sure you engage the services of a qualified franchise lawyer.

Low Cost Franchise Opportunities - What You Should Know
Low cost franchise opportunities, what you should know before you buy. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of buying a low cost franchise.

Healthy Fast Food Franchises
All about healthy fast food franchises. Learn why a healthy fast food frranchise might be a good investment.

The Process of Buying a Franchise
The process of buying a franchise is a very long process that should be done very carefully. There are many things to consider, and many steps to take during the franchise buying process. The 5 following stages will help you better understand the franchise buying process.

Franchising Fears - Buying a Franchise in a Bad Economy
Should you Buying a franchise in a bad economy? Some experts say it is the time to buy.

Jerome J. Williams - Guest Franchise Author
Jerome J. Williams has over 20 years worth of business experience in the Business Office Equipment, Medical Products, and Franchising industries where he has worked for and received numerous awards & achievements from companies such as Xerox, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Fantastic Sams Franchised Hair Salons.

Franchising After Retirement
Franchising after Retirement. With many Americans now living long after retirement, numerous retirees have found life more enjoyable and healthy if they stay active, not only physically but mentally as well.

Is Buying a Franchise Buying a Job?
Is buying a franchise buying a job? Buying a franchise can be both similar and different from buying a job. When you buy a franchise are you buying yourself a job?

Purchasing a Franchise in a New Franchise System
Purchasing a franchise in a new franchise system. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of buying a brand new franchise.

For Franchisees
Essential information for those considering buying a franchise, and for new franchisees.

Master Franchise Opportunities
Master Franchising allows people or corporations to purchase the rights to sub-franchise within a certain territory. Here is a list of franchises the offer master franchise opportunities.

Federal Trade Commission - Buying a Franchise: A Consumer Guide
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has prepared this booklet to explain how to shop for a franchise opportunity, the obligations of a franchise owner, and questions to ask before you invest.

IFA University - Free Introduction to Franchising Course
The International Franchise Association (IFA) offers this comprehensive course to help you "investigate before investing". Franchising is an excellent way to go into business for yourself but not by yourself. This online course is absolutely free.

Federal Trade Commission - Business Opportunity Scam Website
The FTC has created a website that offers information about some common business opportunity scams; how to spot, stop and avoid them; and how to file a complaint if you think you've experienced a fraud.

What to ask the Franchisor about Competitors and Market Share
As you consider purchasing a particular franchise, there are some important questions that you should ask the franchisor with regard to competition and market share.

Location, Location, Location: Where to Set Up Your Franchise
A poorly selected site for a franchise will most likely mean failure — even if the concept is great. How to choose a location for your franchise business.

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