How to Buy a Franchise
"The most readable, practical and complete book that I have seen on the subject of
purchasing a franchise. I strongly recommend it as must reading for anyone interested in buying a franchise for the first time."
-Stephen R. Buchenroth, former Chairman of
the Franchise Committee of the Small Business
Section of the American Bar Association
" ... a first-rate guide to evaluating and selecting a franchise ... .
A great read for any would-
be franchise investor."
-Matthew R. Shay,
Vice President and Chief Counsel,
International Franchise Association
Every day, more and more people want to take control of their destiny and become their own boss. However, most people have no idea how to take the first step. How to Buy a Franchise is that first step.
Finding information on selecting and buying a franchise has never been easier. This book explains everything you need to know about how to research a franchise company, analyze its financial and sales information and investigate the earnings claims of the franchisor. It tells you what to look for in disclosure documents and details the contents of Offering Circulars and Franchise Agreements.
Your initial decisions become the contract that guides your relationship with a franchisor for years to come. The crucial factors that are explored in these agreements include:
The opportunities available for someone to start a proven business are countless. How to Buy a Franchise will help anyone turn these opportunities into realities.
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Why Buy a Franchise?
What is a Franchise?
Finding the Right Franchise for You
The Disclosure Statement
Franchise Salespeople and Brokers
Your Relationship with the Franchisor
Franchisee Input and Franchisee Associations
Uniform Franchise Offering Circular sample
Franchise Agreement sample
State Filing Requirements
About the Author
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