Resources for Franchise Buyers

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.

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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. AAFD Membership!
  2. The AAFD Info-Pak℠ for Prospective Franchisees
  3. The AAFD Road Map to Selecting a Franchise
  4. 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.
  5. The AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards – The definitive guide to fair franchising practices.
  6. Franchisee LegaLine – The AAFD’s exclusive network of franchise counsel focused on franchisee representation.
  7. AAFD Accredited Franchisors – Fair Franchising Seal Recipients and AAFD Accredited Contracts support Total Quality Franchising!
  8. The Franchisee Bill of Rights
  9. The Eight Things to Look For in a Franchise Opportunity