- Talk to your local Small Business Development Center about resources and opportunities in your area, or the region in which you wish to establish a franchise.
- Franchise companies that are publicly traded have information readily available through federal and state securities laws.
- Classes on franchising may be available at local colleges or adult continuing education centers.
- SCORE -- a network of retired business executives -- in your area. Visit website
- Talk to your neighborhood franchisees ... learn what their experiences have been.
- Contact the Franchisee association for your prospective franchise, if any.
- Brokers and consultants specializing in franchise sales; BUT REMEMBER, These are often sales people!
- Trade shows: for a sampling of what's available. But don't take your checkbook - do not buy without completing your investigation and careful evaluation!