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Buying a Franchise requires a lot of research, complicated decisions and more than a little soul searching. Most people feel a little overwhelmed when they get started down the road to franchise ownership. Take your time. Educate yourself and make sure that buying a franchise is really the best decision for your unique circumstances. The AAFD is here to help. Our mission is to support franchise owners, independent dealers, and those considering buying a franchise.

Start with AAFD Associate Membership — just $79 with access to many of the resources for Franchise Buyers you will find on this page. Associate memberships now includes, the AAFD Road Map to Selecting a Franchise, the AAFD Franchise Self Evaluation Tool and FREE legal consultations. Join today!

Below is a treasure trove of information from the AAFD to guide your search and help answer your franchising questions. Our franchise resources include a concise AAFD Road Map to Selecting a Franchise, a list of AAFD Accredited Franchisors, educational articles on different aspects of owning a franchise, information on your rights as a franchisee, referrals to the very best franchise attorneys and more.

Enjoy these great Franchise Resources for Franchise Buyers

  1. The AAFD Info-Pak℠ for Prospective Franchisees
  2. The AAFD Road Map to Selecting a Franchise
  3. The AAFD Franchise Evaluation Tool. This valuable resource enables investors to easily grade a specific franchise opportunity against the AAFD's Eight Criteria for Buying a Franchise, the Franchisee Bill of Rights, and to enable a side-by-side comparison of various opportunities you are considering. This new tool is included in AAFD Associate Membership and the AAFD Franchisee Info-Pak.
  4. NEW! Franchise Business for Sales
  5. The AAFD Bookstore  - Recommended books and software available from Amazon.com.
  6. The AAFD Useful Links  - Franchise useful Links and Info on the Web
  7. The AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards - The definitive guide to fair franchising practices.
  8. Franchisee LegaLine - The AAFD's exclusive network of franchise counsel focused on franchisee representation.
  9. AAFD Accredited Franchisors - Fair Franchising Seal Recipients and AAFD Accredited Contracts support Total Quality Franchising!
  10. AAFD Fair Franchising Seal Recipients - A listing of franchising companies that have been accredited by the AAFD as having fair franchise agreements and excellent relations with their franchise owners.
  11. Case Study: GRISWOLD HOME CARE AND THE GHCFA FRANCHISEE ASSOCIATION
  12. The Franchisee Bill of Rights
  13. The Eight Things to Look For in a Franchise Opportunity
  14. AAFD Membership!

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