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  • Talk to your local Small Business Development Center about resources and opportunities in your area, or the region in which you wish to establish a franchise.
  • Franchise companies that are publicly traded have information readily available through federal and state securities laws.
  • Classes on franchising may be available at local colleges or adult continuing education centers.
  • SCORE -- a network of retired business executives -- in your area. Visit website
  • Talk to your neighborhood franchisees ... learn what their experiences have been.
  • Contact the Franchisee association for your prospective franchise, if any.
  • Brokers and consultants specializing in franchise sales; BUT REMEMBER, These are often sales people!  
  • Trade shows: for a sampling of what's available. But don't take your checkbook - do not buy without completing your investigation and careful evaluation!