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  Choosing a Business Partner - How to select and evaluate a prospective business partner
  When selecting and evaluating a prospective business partner there are a number of criteria and issues to consider. And undoing a bad business partnership is something you don't want to do.

  Financing Sources for your Business Purchase
  The biggest obstacle to a franchise acquisition is often the availability of funding and capital for the purchase. The traditional sources are usually looking for strong security so you may need some innovative and different ideas.


RECOMMENDED BOOKS - Franchising Your Business

  Franchising & Licensing: Two Powerful Ways to Grow Your Business in Any Economy
Filled with illuminating examples, stories from the field, and dozens of forms for drafting franchising agreements and licensing programs, the fourth edition of Franchising & Licensing covers all the strategic, legal, financial, and operational aspects of these complex but highly profitable business strategies.
Incorporating up-to-the-minute information on regulations, best practices, Web 2.0 strategies, branding techniques and global trademark laws, the new FDD disclosure format, and the latest franchising trends, this indispensable reference reveals how to:
• Raise capital, structure agreements, and protect intellectual property
• Create market-responsive sales, marketing, and globalization strategies
• Establish quality control and compliance measures
• Assess opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other alternatives to franchising
     - And much more
  Grow to Greatness: How to build a world-class franchise system faster
The #1 best-seller on franchise development and Amazon #1 best-seller, Grow to Greatness has instantly become the must-read, essential guide on how to build a world-class franchise system faster. This breakthrough book delivers advice and proven, step-by-step systems and processes for emerging and established franchisors, as well as for anyone considering franchising their business. The guide has saved existing and potential franchisors thousands of dollars in costly mistakes. -- One hundred+ case examples and checklists reveal how to do it right ... and how not to do it wrong!
Endorsed by franchising's top brand executives and the International Franchise Association ... and many more. Each benchmark is described in detail, supported by case studies, industry research and steps taken by franchise leaders from various industries. It delivers great lessons for startup franchisors and the most seasoned franchise executives.
  How and Why to Franchise Your Business
This book was written with the would-be franchisor in mind. It delves deeply into such topics as preparing to become a franchisor, the legal repercussions of franchising, how to recruit the right candidates, and how to manage a franchise system.
This book will guide you in building a successful team of experts to help you create the stellar franchise brand
  So You Want to Franchise Your Business
Harold Kestenbaum has worked with more than 100 businesses in their franchising efforts including such household names as Sbarro and Nathan’s. A 30-year veteran of franchise law and a board member of four major franchise companies, he and Adina Genn, an award-winning journalist, have joined forces to teach you the secrets to turning your business into a successful franchise.

If you’re interested in using this profitable strategy to expand your business, you’ll get an in-depth look at how to evaluate your business concept, determine if your business is a candidate for franchising, implement the franchise process, and build a thriving franchise.

  Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business
This proven, popular reference has been completely updated to better guide readers through the current franchise environment. Real-life examples of both service- and product-oriented franchises and useful checklists prevent mistakes and save time and money. Contact information for state and federal franchising regulatory agencies and a listing of useful publications guide new franchisees to the resources they need. Robert Smith, founder of Granite Transformations, describes how he successfully opened franchises nationwide based on guidelines in previous editions
  Franchise Bible: How to Buy a Franchise or Franchise Your Own Business
In this easy-to-read guide, franchise expert Rick Grossmann and franchise attorney Michael J. Katz impart decades-worth of insight and advice on what it takes to make your franchise operation successful. Grossmann and Katz share expert tutorials, tricks of the trade, and access to sample franchise documents, checklists, and questionnaires designed to get you organized, support you through the process and get your new franchise off the ground.

If you’re thinking of buying a franchise, you’ll learn how to:
&bull: Determine if running a franchse is right for you
&bull: Navigate franchise disclosure documents and agreements
• Identify the signs of a good franchise opportunity

If you’re thinking of franchising your existing business, you’ll learn how to:
• Pick the best method for expanding your business
• Understand the keys to establishing a successful franchise system
• Evaluate potential franchisees and grow your franchise

Whether you want to buy a franchise or franchise your own business you’ll learn what to expect, how to move forward, and how to avoid costly mistakes -- making Franchise Bible required reading.

  How To Franchise Your Business: Grow Your Business Using Other Peoples Time And Money
What we’ll cover in this book is the process you need to go through in order to be ready to franchise. We'll cover what franchising is, the benefits of franchising, whether your business is franchisable and possible alternatives to franchising. We'll look at the costs of franchising, the steps, the process and possible timeframes in the franchising roadmap framework.

Perhaps franchising your business is an idea that you have in mind, but you're not sure where to start? This book looks at exactly what you have to do, and various templates are included to help - including a franchise agreement, financial models for determining the feasibility for your business.

  Franchise Your Business: The Guide to Employing the Greatest Growth Strategy Ever
Expert franchise consultant Mark Siebert delivers the ultimate how-to guide to employing the greatest growth strategy ever—franchising. Siebert tells you what to expect, how to move forward, and avoid costly mistakes as he imparts decades of experience, insights, and practical advice to help grow your business exponentially through franchising.
Learn how to:
• Evaluate our existing businesses for franchisability
• Identify the advantages and disadvantages of franchising
• Develop a business plan for growth on steroids
• Evaluate legal risk, obtain necessary documents, and protect intellectual property
• Create marketing plans, build lead generation, and branding for a new franchise
• Cultivate the franchisee-franchisor relationship


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