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Useful Links and Info on the Web

New in 2013! The AAFD Franchise Business Sales Directory, Powered by BizBuySell.comA national directory of existing franchised business for sale, and franchisors seeking new franchisees.

The following commercial websites have useful information, but some may sell advertising to franchisors:
A full-service franchise consulting firm with a national network of independent offices that provide franchise "matchmaking" services.
A market research company in the franchise industry, assisting prospective franchise buyers through the examination process of today's leading franchise systems.
Online source of franchise opportunities and business opportunities.
Designed to give a fair, unbiased, independent, and transparent evaluation of how effectively each franchise supports its franchisees.
The  magazine provides franchisees and franchisors with reliable information and resources for building and growing franchise business opportunities.
Franchisehandbook, provides a Franchise Directory with Franchising Information and Franchising Opportunities.
Provides information and resources to the franchise community. The site includes information and resources to help franchisee and franchisor grow their businesses.

The AAFD has endorsed the Franchise Buyer's Manual. Written by Ed Teixeira, the book is for people considering purchasing a franchise. Individuals can use the manual to learn the pros and cons of franchising and how to find and evaluate the best franchise that matches their franchisee profile. Available on and Kindle it includes a disk with a sample Franchise Disclosure Document, guest articles and several financial worksheets.
A targeted, quarterly magazine aimed at keeping franchise executives on the cutting edge.
IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs.
Over 25,000 FDDs/UFOCs are available from an extensive library that dates back to before 1990.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.