Publication & Research

Publication & Research

The following franchise and business opportunities lists are intended to help you begin your research and find source information. The franchising industry is a big universe and there are many fine companies and organizations that are not listed here, but the ones that are should help you to begin your journey and guide you to other sources and materials to make an informed decision to fulfill your needs.

Feel free to click on any of the resources below to be re-directed to that page.

International Franchise Association Small Business Administration
Score Federal Trade Commission Franchise Direct
Franchising Franchise Gator
Franchise Opportunities Buy Biz Sell
A Z Franchises America's Best Franchises
Bizquest Franchise Times Inc USA Today
Wall Street Journal

There are franchise consultants in every major city in the USA. Their job is to help distill your thoughts, abilities and aptitude and use their knowledge and expertise to lead you in the right direction. In most cases, they will be quick to point out that they will provide their services at no charge (Free), but they are less likely to emphasize that they will be paid a commission by the franchisor upon a successful completion of the deal. Now, there is nothing wrong with that, after all they are providing their time, knowledge and resources to help guide you and they should be compensated for their efforts. However, you should be aware that not all franchisors pay the same amount and depending on the brokers ethical and moral compass, they might be swayed to lead you to the franchise that is going to pay them the largest commission rather than the one which is best suited for you. This is not always the case, but it is something you should be aware of; as Ronald Reagan once said: “Trust, but verify”.

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