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Franchisee Resources on the Web


Franchisee Resources on the Web

The Internet is great source of information for prospective franchisees. Literally scores of websites offer valuable information to investors. Here are a few that we have looked at for you.

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.
The Franchise Research Institute was established to study and promote high standards of excellence throughout the franchise industry.
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.