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Introduction to Franchising
An educational presentation by Frannet, sponsored by the Small Business Administration, gives a helpful overview of franchising in both a presentation and transcript format.
Franchising.com is the a comprehensive source of franchise information on the web. It provides resources for franchise buyers, multi-unit franchisees and franchisors.
A Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise
This document by the Federal Trade Commission advises consumers on the benefits of franchises, how to select a franchise, investing considerations, etc.
Entrepreneur Magazine provides online information on various aspects of franchising--rankings, international franchise considerations, news, etc.
Franchising World Archive
The magazine published by the IFA focuses on issues facing the franchise sector and includes highlights from IFA conventions.
Franchise Rule Opinions
Federal Trade Commission staff opinions interpreting the original Franchise Rule remain useful as a source of interpretation for the amended Rule, except where the Statement of Basis and Purpose for the amended Rule contradicts a staff opinion.
International Franchise Association
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. IFA's website contains information international franchises, franchising opportunities, professional development, etc.
American Franchisee Association
A national trade association of franchisees and dealers founded in February 1993, the AFA works to improve the industry of franchising while protecting its members’ economic investments in their businesses.
American Association of Franchises and Dealers (AAFD)
A national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the US.
Founded by Dr Callum Floyd in 1999 whilst completing a Ph.D researching franchising, Franchise-chat brings franchise news stories and resource articles from around the world to one convenient location.