Educational Resources

Educational Resources

 

Street Smart Franchising
by Joe Mathews
(May 1, 2011)

 

Secrets of Franchise Success
by Marc Camras and Melissa Hart Woods
(March 11, 2015)

 

The Educated Franchisee
by Rick Bisio
(January 24, 2011)

The following books and websites address the broader topics of how to make tough decisions, wealth building and entrepreneurship.

 

Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway
by Susan Jeffers
(Dec 26, 2006)

 

The Millionaire Next Door
by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D.
(Nov 30, 2010)

Informative Websites:

The following are some important organizations and web sites, which could be helpful in investigating and selecting a franchise.

(IFA) International Franchise Association

http://franchise.org/

The IFA is an international association to help regulate, teach, consult, train, monitor and maintain a healthy franchise industry for both the franchisee and the franchisor. Most established franchise companies would join and be a part of this organization.

“International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs.”

At the IFA site you will find:

  • Detailed information for over 1,100 franchises

  • A complete list of subject matter experts, and

  • The most comprehensive library of franchising information available ranging from basic “how to’s” to advanced regulatory and legal information

 

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(SBA) U.S. Small Business Administration

http://sba.gov/

The SBA is a government organization made to assist small business growth and entrepreneurism. They can help in lending by either guaranteeing loans and/or making them.

The SBA not only can help with possible loans and grants but they can teach you how to start and manage a business, counsel and provide free training to business owners and future business owners.

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(FTC) Federal Trade Commission

http://www.ftc.gov/

The FTC is a U.S. government organization which regulates businesses, among them the franchising industry. The FTC forces franchising companies to disclose important items about each and every franchise company. This information is contained in a document called the (FDD) Franchise Disclosure Document. This is one of the most important documents, which should be review by anyone buying a franchise.

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(BBB) Better Business Bureau

http://www.bbb.org/

This is an organization which helps in keeping businesses honest. When a person has a complaint about a business, one of the first places they can complain to is the BBB. Whenever a person wants to use a product, service or see if anyone has ever had a complaint about a company, this is a good place to call.

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(SCORE) Counselors to America’s Small Business

www.score.org

SCORE mentors offer free, helpful business advice online and through face-to-face mentoring. SCORE mentors are generally successful businesspersons or retired professionals who most of the times have owned their own companies. They can give a person advice in almost every aspect of business ownership including; budgeting, marketing, business set-up, salesmanship, buying, inventory control, hiring and firing, etc.

 

This organization has many local offices throughout the United States where they hold workshops; give training helps and newsletters to assist most anyone interested in becoming a business owner.

 

SmallBiZ.com

www.smallbiz.com

SmallBiZ.com provides one of the lowest cost methods of forming your corporation or LLC on or off the Internet. Their service is both professional and cost effective. They have automated the whole process of forming your company, ordering your corporate supplies and tracking the progression of your order. Best of all, they do it for less than anyone else!

 

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