Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying & Owning a Franchise

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2008 - Business & Economics - 401 pages
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Buying 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.
 

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Contents

Who Are Todays Franchisees?
13
Chapter Twelve
28
Chapter Three
34
Chapter Seventeen
52
Fixing Everything from Cars to Computers
65
Finding Your Perfect Franchise Fit
87
Chapter
103
Chapter Seven
116
Financing Your Franchise
187
PART THREE
201
Chapter Fifteen
226
PART FOUR
251
The Diverse Faces of Franchising
265
Chapter Eighteen
279
Directory By Category
295
Directory By Minimum Investment
365

PART
133
Chapter Nine
152
Chapter
169
Resources
381
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