Choosing a franchise is a long journey with a lot of obstacles along the way. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a road map before you started out?
Well you do, and it’s right here!
When starting out on any large endeavor, preparation is a huge factor that leads to success. That’s what the AAFD Road Map to Selecting a Franchise* is all about. Remember, you are considering investing your hard earned money (or borrowed capital) as well as your financial future and dreams in a new franchised business. The time and money you “invest” now, with in-depth research and investigation, together with legal and financial guidance from experienced professionals, may well save you many unpleasant and costly hours in future litigation and/or financial ruin.
We’ve compiled advice and information from some of the preeminent franchise sources to help you on your way. Our road map will teach you how to research and select a franchise, walk you through the steps to buying a franchise, and provide you with the best and most useful information available about the entire franchising process.
The AAFD Road Map to Selecting a Franchise is not intended to be a comprehensive survey of all of the franchising resources available. Rather, the road map is meant to point you in the right direction so you can start off your franchise journey with a solid plan of attack.
One of the most important components of creating a successful franchise business is to develop a strong support team around you. This could include building relationships with franchise distributors and hiring a franchise attorney to represent your interests. It also means participating in local and national groups that support your interests. We hope that you will also consider joining AAFD.
Please enjoy and find this resource useful. The Road Map to Selecting a Franchise was created to help you make the best franchising decisions right out of the gate. We extend our thanks to the many current and prospective franchisees whose experiences, insights, and “learning experiences” contributed to the development of this publication. We wish you very much success in your pursuit of franchise ownership.
The Staff of the AAFD
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*The AAFD Road Map to Selecting a Franchise is meant only to provide readers with advice on researching, selecting and owning a franchise. “This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.” From a Declaration of the Principles jointly adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and a Committee of Publishers.