Franchise Resources

Check out our collection of franchise resources from across the web. We have broken them down into sections or categories for your convienience.

Associations

  • The American Franchisee Association - The American Franchisee Association (AFA) is a national trade association of franchisees and dealers. The AFA works to improve the industry of franchising while protecting its members’ economic investments in their businesses.
  • American Bar Association - Your most powerful source for legal information.
  • American Marketing Association -
  • National Association for the Self Employed - The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) provides America's small-business owners with news and resources, legislative advocacy and membership benefits such as affordable health insurance, discounted business supplies and scholarships.
  • National Business Association - The National Business Association is dedicated to educating and assisting the Self-Employed and Small Business community.
  • National Business Incubation Association - The world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship.
  • National Foundation for Women Business Owners - Center for Women's Business Research, founded as the National Foundation for Women Business Owners, is the premier source of knowledge about women business owners and their enterprises worldwide.
  • Sales and Marketing Executives International - SME-International is the worldwide association of sales and marketing management. Founded in 1935, SME is the primary forum in which the world's top sales and marketing managers meet.
  • IFA - The International Franchise Association - This organization has been around for nearly 50 years and exists to promote, protect, and enhance the use of franchising business practices.
  • The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers - The AAFD is a non-profit trade association that aims to both define and promote "Total Quality Franchising" practices on a national level, offering membership benefits and tips for buying franchises.
  • The American Franchisee Association - Made on the initiative of the US House of Representatives Committee on Small Business in 1992, this group supplies resources, networking, tips, and advice for those interested in franchising and those already involved in a franchise.
  • The National Association for the Self-Employed - A resource and help center for all things entrepreneurial, NASE provides support, benefits, and consolidated buying power for those "In business on their own, not all alone."
  • The National Business Association - The NBA uses its consolidated buying power to aid its members with a variety of business products and useful tools. Its website offers a number of membership plans, each described in detail.

Franchising Your Business

  • The Entrepreneur's Source - The Entrepreneur's Source is America's Premier Business Ownership Consulting Organization offering coaching, training, guidance, and advice on a variety of franchise and business options.
  • Francorp - Francorp has been the leader in the franchise consulting industry for 25 years. We have a unique approach to franchising a business that remains unmatched by any other firm in the world.
  • Franchise Associates - Franchise Associates can help you franchise your business, or help you grow your franchise. Franchise answers start with FA.

Government Agencies and Resources

  • Department of Labor - Information about programs and workplace-related laws and regulations.
  • Federal Trade Commission - Information relating to FTC activities.
  • Internal Revenue Service - Tax information including tax regulations, forms and information for businesses and individuals.
  • Library of Congress - For researchers, libraries and the public.
  • Stat-USA - Service of the Department of Commerce. This site offers economic, business and trade information as well as procurement opportunities information.
  • U.S. Business Adviser - The one-stop link to government information for business
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Information about copyrights, trademarks and patents.
  • U.S. Postal Service - Information about services, products, current postage rates, business forms, postal business centers, and business publications.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration - Information about SBA programs and publications, as well as information about starting, financing and expanding a business.

Personnel, Recruiting and Ad Placement

  • JobBank USA - Specializes in providing career information including job and resume database services to job candidates, employers and recruitment firms in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • HR Home - The HRhome web portal is your on demand solution to HR challenges. Searchable Federal and State Employment Law. Downloadable policies, forms, documents, and checklists. FAQ's. And much more. Or, Ask the HR Expert. HR Questions. Answered.

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Resources

  • Everyman Business - Everyman Business offers a wealth of free business advice, training segments, articles and information on online marketing, labor laws, human resources, business software, technology and much more. EverymanBusiness.com helps business professionals save time and money by addressing real-world business questions and presenting practical solutions.
  • Women's Business Directory - WomenBusinessDirectory.com is designed to be your one-stop destination for anything you can think of that is about or related to women business. We know that the Internet is an overwhelming space and finding just the information you need can still be a frustrating and time-consuming process.
  • ResourceLinks Business DIrectory - Online business directory.
  • Home Based Business Opportunities Guide - Your Ultimate Home and Online Businesses Guide.
  • Work at Home Land.com - Work at Home Land is the leading work at home business search engine and directory designed to help its users find the best home business opportunities.
  • Work at Home Based Business - Work at Home business opportunities features tools, services, marketing tips and articles for your home based business. Information Community where you can review, vote, discuss and submit articles.
  • AdGuides - Specialty Magazine Advertising - Advertise your products and services in specialized magazines and newspapers that target demographic niche markets such as Christian, Parenting, Hispanic, etc.

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Franchise Related Websites

  • Franchise New Zealand - Franchise New Zealand - New Zealand’s premier source of franchising information since 1992.
  • Ac franchise - AC Franchise is specialised in the development of franchising’s networks in France and in French speaking countries (Morocco, Belgium, Algeria): consulting, recruiting franchisees master and partners. AC Franchise is one of the founding members of IFCN, the International Franchise Consultant Network dedicated to help franchisors to export their franchise. The ac-franchise.com website is much more than simply the showcase for our agency on the internet. It offers an unbeatable range of services with an innovative directory as well as recruitment services, news, an educational section for those thinking of franchising and services online.
  • Business Opportunities Classifieds - Business Opportunities Classifieds (boconline) - A business opportunity resources site for small business and work at home based classifieds, ideas, tools, technologies, and articles.
  • Businesses for sale - Buy a Business-Sell a business-Franchise opportunities - Acquireo.com is one of Internet's largest business listing website offering business brokers and sellers the facility to list their businesses for sale.Acquireo 's extensive database allows business buyers to view the listings and contact the seller or broker for free.Also includes franchise business opportunities, franchise supplier directory, buyer and seller guides and business broker directory.
  • BusinessMart.com : Franchise Opportunities - BusinessMart.com - the business for sale and franchise search engine.
  • Buy a Business or Sell a Business - Buy a business, sell a business...search thousands of active business for sale listings. New business opportunities are available everyday at MergerPlace.com!
  • Evan Carmichael - Motivation & Strategies for Entrepreneurs
  • Ezine Articles - Hand-picked expert articles in a Articles Directory
  • Franchise Direct - Franchise Direct is an internet source for franchising in the USA and Canada.
  • Franchise Directory, Business Opportunities, Franchising Opportunities - DirectoryFranchise.com is an online franchise directory that provides franchises products such as automotive, food, drink, health, beauty, publications, computer and more.
  • Franchise Key International - Franchise Key International - Over 6,000 Franchise and Master Franchise Opportunities! Franchise Key is the world's largest franchise directory with over 6,000 franchise, master franchise and licence start-up opportunities. This international directory provides you with comprehensive information covering all aspects of franchising. If you are interested in becoming a franchisee, then you are just a mouse click away from contacting the franchisors of your choice. Select the best franchise in your country and in the world!
  • Franchise Opportunities for Sale - The Premier Franchise Directory. Easily find a franchise, learn about franchising, and receive helpful tips on choosing a franchise to start or running a franchise properly.
  • Franchise Opportunity in UK - Find online Franchise opportunity for sale in UK.
  • Franchise Opportunity Weekly - Franchise Opportunity Weekly is a posting of franchise articles, franchise news, franchise information and thoughts and rants related to the world of franchising. We are committed to providing fresh, relevant information as it relates to franchise opportunities in the marketplace today. If you're interested in buying a franchise, Franchise Opportunity Weekly will serve as a quality resource in your decision making process.
  • Franchise PitStop Ireland - Ireland's Biggest Franchise Portal, Packed with Franchise Opportunities, News and advice, take a free tour and let Franchise Pitstop.ie put you on the fast track to success.
  • Franchise PitStop UK/GB - The UK's Fastest growing Franchise Portal, Packed with Franchise Opportunities, News and advice, take a free tour and let Franchise Pitstop.co.uk put you on the fast track to success.
  • Franchise Wire - World franchising news updated daily, resources, links and discussion forum.
  • Franchise-Chat - Franchise-Chat Links - Directories
  • Franchise-Magazine.com : French franchise business opportunities - Franchise-Magazine.com is the number one French website dedicated to franchising. Discover French brand names seeking to recruit, launch, develop and export their networks. Gain a thorough understanding of the French market and find opportunities to enter it as a franchisor.
  • Franchising for Women - Franchising for Women is dedicated to providing franchise information, franchise resources, and guidance as it relates to aspiring women entrepreneurs.
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  • Managed Partners - Management Partners is a hedge fund and managed futures broker-dealer serving clients since 1987. CMP Hedge Fund and Managed Futures Database tracks and analyzes the performance of 2,100 hedge funds and managed futures investment programs. Register for free online. If you are an investor with an interest in public futures funds click here.

Companies

  • Blossom Stream Limited - Chartered Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisers
  • FranData - Frandata is a research firm that provides objective information about franchising. They collect in-depth data such as the number of units that have closed, the number of SBA loans that have failed, and other valuable information.

Publications

  • Economist - A weekly publication with a focus on both politics and business news, Economist offers free online viewing for many articles, past and present.
  • Entrepreneur - This magazine is a highly recognized resource for business information and its website provides podcasts, business weblogs, and various useful resources pertaining to franchising.
  • Forbes - Forbes provides business and financial news in print and on the web. Their web section that focuses on entrepreneurial endeavors may prove most useful for potential franchisees.
  • Fortune - Fortune can be found online at CNNMoney.com as well as in print bi-weekly.
  • Franchising World - This magazine is published monthly and is the IFA's official trade magazine.
  • Inc. Magazine - Inc. has a thorough online resource center that provides editor's picks How-To guides, tips from famous franchisors' founders, and expert advice.
  • Institutional Investor - A business to business publisher, primarily focused on international finance, Institutional Investor is more than a magazine; it spearheads newsletters, journals, and research on topics such from asset management to mutual fund investments.
  • The Wall Street Journal - The WSJ is better known for its national and business news, but it has an online center for franchising that gives expert advice and helps potential franchisees look out for serious pitfalls.

Web Logs

  • Franchise Pundit - Written by Ryan Knoll and Jim Coen and consistently and frequently updated since 2005, Franchise Pundit gives an inside look at all types of franchises in an informal, blog-style of writing from the franchisee's perspective.
  • Blue Maumau - Blue Maumau has an active blogging community with multiple authors and a variety of advice and articles.

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