National & International Resources
Thanks to the internet, there is more information available at your fingertips than ever before.
Using the internet in your research project is a good start. However, we believe in conducting research as investors. Investors of any kind talk to real people before making any sizable investment of time or money.
In Franchising, we want to talk to the franchisee, those who are operating the business. Contact us if you are interested in how to get to the franchisee.
International Franchise Association (IFA)
In business almost 60 years, the IFA is a premier organization that provides membership services to franchisors, franchisees, and even franchise suppliers. Its goal is to provide information and tools on ethical franchise practices.
American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAF&D)
A national nonprofit, the AAFD helps define traditional high-quality franchising practices. The mission of the AAFD is market-driven solutions focused on the satisfaction of all franchising parties.
US Small Business Administration
Tools and resources for getting your small business off the ground.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
This association is a nonprofit focused on entrepreneurs and small businesses across the nation. Tools and articles come from working & retired executives and business owners, and mentoring and counseling are provided as volunteer services free of charge.
American Franchise Association (AFA)
A representative organization, the AFA is for franchisees looking to change the rules and laws regarding franchising, both on a state and national level.
Franchise or Biz Op – How can I tell the Difference?
Resources and caution tips for making sure the opportunity is right.