Examiner.com: "The International Franchise Association (IFA) website should be a first stop for individuals considering purchasing a franchise"
Franchising has led many entrepreneurs down the path of successful long-term small-business ownership. However, successful franchisees tell potential new franchise owners the most important thing to do when considering buying into a franchise system is to do an extensive amount of research, starting with visiting the IFA's web site.
As Shelton Rhodes' article on Examiner.com notes, the IFA has two great resources for potential franchise owners to read in order to familiarize themselves with the basics of franchising:
By doing your homework and working hard to follow a proven system after joining a franchise system, you could be one of the successful owners of one of the more than 825,000 franchise businesses across 300 business lines currently operating in the U.S.
Posted by Matt Haller, IFA Director of Communications