About Franchising - Help with Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise can be an investment in your future. But as with any major decision, you should thoroughly research the franchise industry, the franchise model and the pros and cons of owning a franchise. That’s why the International Franchise Association has developed this resource full of tips and information to help you get started. Congratulations on taking the first step towards being in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

 

An Introduction to Franchising 

 

Beginning Your Search 

Navigating the Paper Trail 

Evaluating a Franchise-Interviewing Both Sides 

  

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Franchising 101

“Owning a franchise allows you to go into business for yourself, but not by yourself.”
A franchise provides franchisees with a certain level of independence where they can operate their business.

Resources and Education

The International Franchise Association is committed to educating prospective franchisees on the dynamics of franchising and providing them with information to begin their evaluation of whether to become a franchisee. Beginning with the adoption in 1970 of the first franchise disclosure requirement in California.

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