Resources

Franchise Links

Franchise Rule Coverage – Provides an overview of the types of business relationships covered under the franchise rule. This is helpful in determining if the relationship you plan to have with “licensees” will be recognized by the FTC as a franchise.

Buying a Franchise: A Consumer’s Guide – Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Guide to Buying a Franchise

State Offices Administering Franchise Disclosure Laws – List of states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises.

State Offices Administering Business Opportunity Disclosure Laws – List of states that have business opportunity laws. Most of these states prohibit the sale of a business opportunity unless the seller of the business opportunity provides the potential “Licensee” pre-sale disclosure documents that have been previously filed with the appropriate state agency. Note that if a business opportunity seller is not required to provide pre-sales disclosures under the FTC Franchise Rule, the business opportunity states will almost always require a Licensor to provide pre-sale disclosure to a potential licensee under the state’s business opportunity laws. Business opportunity laws typically cover every type of business opportunity that might be offered.

International Franchise Association – The IFA, founded in 1960, is a membership organization of franchisors, franchisees and suppliers.

Canadian Franchise Association

The Service Corps of Retired Executives provides counseling and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers provides educational, legal, financial and legislative support services to franchisees and dealers.

ASAP is a full service advertising specialties company offering a wide range of promotional items to promote your company. We help you find a cost effective way to market and promote your business with custom promotional items that speak to your customers and clients. With the number of companies we work with, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

The Educated Franchisee – A website for those considering purchasing a franchise and the title of an Amazon best selling book about franchising. If you are looking for a straight-to-the-point book that addresses the nuts and bolts of researching and purchasing a franchise, this book is a must read. Click here to purchase on Amazon.

Inspirational Links

KeyLife is heard on hundreds of radio stations across North America and features two programs hosted by Steve Brown: Key Life, a fast-paced fifteen minute radio program; and Think Spots, a thought-provoking one minute feature. Steve is a radio broadcaster, seminary professor and author. He previously served as a pastor for over twenty-five years.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (NIV) Colossians 3:23

 

“Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord.” (KJV) Psalm 150:6