National & International Resources

Thanks to the web, 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 that are operating the business. Contact a Flight School Instructor 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.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

SCORE is a nonprofit focused on entrepreneurs and small businesses across the nation. Tools and articles come from working and retired executives and business owners, and mentoring and counseling are provided as volunteer services free of charge.

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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.

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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.

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US Small Business Administration

Tools and resources for getting your small business off the ground.

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Franchise or Biz Op – How can I tell the Difference?

Resources and caution tips for making sure the opportunity is right.

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