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By Published On: November 5th, 2012

Part 5 of a 10-Part Series on the AAFD Road Map to Buying a Franchise.

If you read my previous blog post on the top eight franchising resources, then you know why it’s so important to educate yourself about the franchising industry before and after you invest a large portion of your money, time, and soul into a franchise business.

The Internet is also a great place to research and learn about franchising. There are many websites, blogs, and ezines filled with franchising news and information. There’s so many good franchise resources, in fact, that the sheer amount of information available may become overwhelming (yes, we’re officially in the “Too Much Information Age”).

I’m guessing you don’t have 24 hours a day to devote to finding and digesting all of the franchise information out there on the web, so here’s my short and sweet list of top online franchise resources:


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Written by : Robert L. Purvin

Robert Purvin is the Chairman and CEO of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, a national non-profit trade association that is dedicated to supporting and protecting the rights of franchise owners. The AAFD's mission is to define, identify and promote Total Quality Franchising practices, and the AAFD supports is mission by: Promoting strong and effective independent franchisee associations as affiliated chapters of the AAFD. The development of the AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards, the most comprehenisve body of negotiated principles of recommended franchise practices in existence. The advocacy of fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships that respect the legitimate business interests of both franchisors and franchisees for the good of the franchise relationship. The education of franchisees and prospective franchisees by the development and publication of the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards and the promotion of the AAFD Franchisee Bill of Rights.