How to choose a Franchise
by Iain Murray
The number of UK business franchises has more than
doubled over the last eight years, to a combined annual
turnover of L10 billion. Unlike the majority of business
start-ups, most franchises are successful, and today
some of the biggest high street names offer franchises.
Daily Express How to Choose a Franchise is written
for anyone seriously considering taking up this kind
of business opportunity, and it advises you on the
essential groundwork needed before acquiring a franchise.
Key topics covered in this updated new edition include:
- where to look for a great franchise
- setting your financial targets
- scrutinizing the franchise contract
- how to prepare a business plan
- case studies including Dominos pizza and Kall Kwik
British Franchise Association Members and other useful
Franchising – A Practical Guide for Franchisors
by Ian Maitland
Book is a comprehensive guide about franchising for
franchisors, franchisees and professional franchise
consultants. It covers all aspects of the process,
including raising finance, franchise law, the franchise
agreement, keeping control of the franchise system
and managing the franchise process. Book contains examples
of key documents, including tables with start up costs,
cash-flow prognosis, and franchising contract together
with glossary of franchise terms. Book comes along
with real-life case histories, some of which are successful
stories and other are not.
Very interesting book for everyone
who wants to enter in franchising world. Book is easily
for understanding but is missing depth with some details.
Bond's Franchise Guide, 2004, 14 edition
The definitive and most comprehensive franchising
directory available. Over 1,000 detailed franchiser
profiles resulting from an exhaustive 40-point, 3-page
questionnaire. 45 distinct business categories. Also
includes detailed profiles on leading franchise attorneys,
consultants and service providers. The data represents
the most up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable information
about this dynamic industry. The profiles detail:
- Background — number of operating units, geographic
distribution and detailed description of the business.
requirements — initial cash investment and total
investment, on-going royalty and advertising fees,
staffing levels, space needs, etc.
- Initial training and start-up assistance provided,
as well as on-going services.
- Franchisee evaluation criteria.
- Specific areas of
geographic expansion: U.S., Canada and International.
- And much more...
Franchising for Dummies
Seid and Dave Thomas
Franchising for Dummies, by Michael Seid
and Dave Thomas, details everything you need to know
about this ever-popular route to self-employment. In
typical Dummies fashion, it outlines the basics (from
initial research through signing on the dotted line);
development procedures (such as training employees,
choosing locations, and buying goods); running the
business (attracting customers, managing staff, dealing
with franchisors); and moving on (considering further
acquisitions, franchising your own ideas). Seid, a
well-known consultant with 20 years in the field, and
Thomas, the high-profile founder of and low-key spokesman
for the fast-food chain Wendy's International, make
this volume especially valuable by including inside
tips taken from their extensive personal experience. "Too
often, franchisees make the mistake of hiring an attorney
to do battle with their franchisor, rather than simply
sitting down with the franchisor, discussing their
concerns, and coming to a negotiated conclusion," Seid
advises at one point. "Training is non-stop, never-ending.
It has to be," Thomas suggests elsewhere. "It
has to remain a priority in your business because,
one, you have turnover, but two, you can always improve." The
combination provides a clear and complete primer for
enlightened decision-making on virtually all aspects
of franchise purchase and operation. --Howard Rothman
Franchise Bible - How to Buy A Franchise Or
Franchise Your Own Business
by Erwin Keup
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
With the Franchise Bible, you learn to:
if owning a franchise is right for you
- Evaluate the
advantages and disadvantages of franchising
the legal terms and documents associated with franchising
the offering circular and what items it should contain
whether you should buy a franchise or start your
the best methods for expanding your existing business
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
- 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.
Franchising - Pathway to Wealth Creation
Stephen Spinelli, Jr.Robert M. Rosenberg Sue Birley
Franchising isn't just true entrepreneurship; it offers
a unique route to rapid, large-scale wealth creation.
Over 1,000,000 potential entrepreneurs investigate
franchising every year, but this enormous business
opportunity remains hugely misunderstood. Now, a truly
extraordinary authoring team delivers realistic, start-to-finish
guidance for franchisees and franchisors alike.
This book brings together the insights of the entrepreneur who built the world's
largest system of Jiffy Lube franchises, the CEO who grew Dunkin' Donuts from
300 units to over 3,000, and the franchising expert and former director of the
world's #1 bank lender to franchisees.
Drawing on their immense personal experience, the authors provide detailed analytical
tools for assessing any franchise opportunity, then illuminate every aspect of
the business from both franchisor and franchisee perspectives.
They cover franchise relationship models and service/product
delivery systems; financial and transaction analysis;
legal issues; dynamics of the franchise relationship;
going international; distributorships; licensing; and
even cashing out.
- Why franchising offers immense wealth creation
- Assessing the possibilities--for both franchisors
- Exploiting the franchising opportunity
- Proven analytical
tools and a real plan for action
- Building and evaluating
the service/product delivery system
- The real nuts
and bolts: offerings, markets, real estate, control,
marketing, and more
- Building better franchisor/franchisee
- The dynamics of the franchise relationship
and the law
- What both parties need to know
- Cashing out
- The "harvest" strategy--from
insider's who've been there
Exploit franchising for maximum wealth creation!
- The definitive insider's guide for franchisors,
franchisees, and investors
- By experts who've made fortunes in franchising
at Jiffy Lube and Dunkin' Donuts
- Demystifies franchising with detailed case studies
- Covers the entire business lifecycle, from identifying
opportunities to cashing out
- Crucial insights for
building--and evaluating--product/service delivery
No other book brings together an author team with
this much practical insider's expertise on using franchising
to generate wealth.
by Ann Dugan
This new definitive guide provides clear, concise
explanations for finding, buying, operating, and growing
a successful franchised business from top experts from
the ASBDC and the American Association
of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD).
worksheets, and easy to follow strategies along with
a sample franchise business plan and contract allow readers
to discover how to: evaluate a franchise opportunity,
develop forecasts and budgets, estimate start up costs,
and get financing.
Tips & Traps When Buying a Franchise
Many a green franchisee is shocked to discover that
the road to success in franchising is full of hidden
costs, inflated revenue promises, reneged marketing
support and worse. In this candid, hard-hitting book,
Tomzack steers potential franchisees around the pitfalls
and guides tem in making a smart lucrative purchase.
Topics include: matching a franchise with personal
finances and lifestyle, avoiding the five most common
pitfalls, choosing a prime location, asking the right