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Buying a Franchise: Tips, Tools & Tales for Doing It Right
by Carolyn Herfurth and Bev Bachel (Paperback - Jan 15, 2007). Idea Girls; 1st edition (January 15, 2007).

Franchise ownership offers the freedom and flexibility of running your own business, while also providing a proven template for success. More information  

Franchise Bible by Erwin J. Keup (Paperback - Jul 6, 2007). Entrepreneur Press; 6 edition (July 6, 2007).
This proven, popular reference has been completely updated to better guide you 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 you to the resources you need. Robert Smith, founder of Granite Transformations, describes how he successfully opened franchises nationwide based on guidelines in previous editions. More information  

Franchising: An International Perspective by Frank Hoy (Hardcover - Dec 20, 2002). Routledge; 1 edition (December 20, 2002).
A unique collection of articles that offers a handpicked selection of the main outstanding classic works in franchising knowledge. More information 

Franchising & Licensing: Two Powerful Ways to Grow Your Business in Any Economy by Andrew J. Sherman (Hardcover - Jan 2, 2004). AMACOM; 3 edition (January 2, 2004).
For well over a decade, Franchising & Licensing has been the standard reference for industry executives, consultants, and academics. Covering every aspect of these complex but highly profitable business strategies, the new third edition is applicable to domestic and international franchising initiatives alike. Every chapter has been brought up to the minute, with timely and detailed information. More information  

Fundamentals of Franchising, Second Edition by Rupert M. Barkoff (Paperback - Jan 25, 2005). American Bar Association; 2 edition (January 25, 2005).
This book provides you with a well-rounded overview of franchise law and will alert you to issues that may require further research or expertise. More information

International Franchising in Emerging Markets: China and Other Asian Countries by Dianne Welsh and Ilan Alon (Paperback - Mar 2005). CCH, Inc. (March 2005).
International franchising has assumed an increasingly important role for franchisors seeking to expand their businesses. The saturation of domestic markets, the rise of international communication and trade, the relaxation of trade barriers, and the globalization of business in general have all encouraged franchisors to cross national borders to reach new markets for their products and services. More information 

International Franchising in Emerging Markets: Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America by Dianne H.B. Welsh and Ilan Alon and Editors (Paperback - Mar 2005). CCH, Inc. (March 2005). More information   

MicroFranchising: Creating Wealth at the Bottom of the Pyramid by Jason S. Fairbourne, Stephen W. Gibson, and W. Gibb, Jr. Dyer (Hardcover - Jul 30, 2007). Edward Elgar Publishing (July 30, 2007). More information 

The Economics of Franchising by Roger D. Blair and Francine Lafontaine (Hardcover - April 11, 2005). Cambridge University Press (April 11, 2005).
This book describes in much detail both how and why franchising works. It also analyses the economic tensions that contribute to conflict in the franchisor-franchisee relationship. The treatment includes a great deal of empirical evidence on franchising, its importance in various segments of the economy, the terms of franchise contracts, and what we know about how all these have evolved over time, especially in the US market.  
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The Franchise Ratings Guide: 3000 Franchisees Expose the Best & Worst Franchise Opportunities by Gary M. Kowalski (Paperback - Feb 28, 2006). iUniverse, Inc. (February 28, 2006).
The Franchise Ratings Guide provides essential and thorough advice on pre-purchase steps, in-depth, actual owner insight from more than 3,000 franchise owners, and reference data on each company surveyed, including contact, investment, and royalty information. It’s got all the information you need to make an informed investment decision. More information 

Ultimate Book of Franchises by Rieva Lesonsky and Maria Anton Conley (Paperback - May 1, 2007). Entrepreneur Press; 2 edition (May 1, 2007).
Entrepreneur magazine presents the gold standard for franchise directories, a reference guide bursting with everything you need to know about buying a franchise. Culled from Entrepreneur magazine's 30 years of research and reporting on the world of franchises, this book is jam-packed with practical, how-to advice to guide you through every step on the road to franchise ownership. Plus, it offers essential information on more than 1,000 of today's hottest franchises. More information 


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