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Product Details

  • Paperback: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Planning Shop (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933895012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933895017
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Franchising is one of the fastest growing business segments today. There are literally thousands of choices, and they can either make you rich or break your bank. The Better Business Bureau's Buying a Franchise: Insider's Guide to Success guides you through every step of picking a franchise that will be successful and make money. Experts from the BBB tell you how to recognize a reputable franchise, what questions to ask about fees, what you need to watch out for in the franchise agreement, which pitfalls to avoid, and the best resources to use when purchasing a franchise.

The book is packed with essential information including:

* Franchise Fees: The truth about fees, royalties and hidden costs
* Franchise Financing: How to get financing for the franchise you want
* Franchise Agreement: What the terms mean and what to look out for
* Negotiating Strategies: Negotiate the best franchise agreement terms
* Red Flags & Warning Signs: Expert advice on avoiding rip offs
* Worksheets and Checklists: Guide you through every step

About the Author

The Better Business Bureau is the authority on trust in the marketplace. For nearly a century, the BBB has set and upheld high standards for fairness and honesty, and it is a trusted source for consumers and businesses looking for reliable, impartial information.

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Format: Paperback
It liked this book. It was logical, well-written and complete. It was comprised of seven sections and 19 chapters:

§1. Follow your dream to franchise ownership (1-3)
§2. Are you a franchise person? (4-6)
§3. Find the right franchise for you (7-9)
§4. How much will it cost? (10, 11)
§5. The UFOC and Franchise Agreement (12, 13)
§6. Due Diligence (14, 15)
§7. Finance your franchise (16-19)
§A. Resources

1. What a good franchise can do for you
2. The wide, wide world of franchises
3. The franchise players
4. Who's the boss?
5. What kind of franchise person are you?
6. It takes a village
7. Seventeen steps to franchise ownership
8. Assess franchise opportunities
9. Where to search for franchise opportunities
10. Cost overview
11. How much will you make?
12. The Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC)
13. The Franchise Agreement
14. Interview other franchisees
15. Interview the franchisor
16. Start-up funding
17. Explore your financing options
18. Write the franchise Business Plan
19. Welcome to the world of franchise ownership

This book claims to provide an insider's guide to success with franchises. In my humble opinion, it delivers. By reading it you will learn how to succeed in the altenative small business world of franchising. This book will help the reader navigate the process of buying a franchise. The specifics of the purchasing process are covered in Chapter 7.

This book does a good job covering both the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) and the typical Franchise Agreement. These documents are central to any franchise.
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By max383 on July 27, 2013
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I needed this book for a school class. It was easy to read and to follow. Lots of good information on buying a franchise
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