How To Buy A Franchise

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The Franchise Buyer's Manual

Detailed Guide for Choosing and Buying  A Franchise

by Ed Teixeira
Endorsed by The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers
With tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake, you can't afford to fly by the seat of your pants at any step in the process when you’re buying a franchise. Franchise expert Ed Teixeira has packed The Franchise Buyer's Manual with specific tools and tips you need to help make a decision about a purchase that will be one of the biggest investments in  your lifetime. This book is a downloadable product in PDF format.

You'll Learn:
  • Why you must perform your own due diligence on a franchise opportunity and how to do it.
  • 30 critical questions you need to get answered by existing franchisees
  • How to estimate the return on your franchise investment
  • What top franchise attorneys have to say about key sections in the FDDs
  • What you need to know about buying an existing franchise resale instead of purchasing a new franchise
  • What the dangers may be if you invest in a franchise that's just getting started (and what the benefits are, too.)
  • What pitfalls could lead to your financial ruin.
  • How to negotiate the franchise agreement -- which terms in the agreement may be negotiable and which probably aren’t

... And a whole lot more

Franchise Data Collection and Analysis  Made Easier

The Franchise Buyer's Manual includes a number of forms and checklists to help you research and analyze data. In addition to including them in the  PDF manual, we've included links to download these documents in Word format and PDF format so you can write on them and print them. We've included several ready-to-use Excel spreadsheets as well.

Here's a list of documents: 

  • Personal financial profile and balance sheet
  • Personal skills inventory form
  • An Excel form for creating a franchise projected income statement
  • A checklist for matching your skills to franchise requirements
  • Break Even and Return on Investment Calculators
  • A form to record franchisees' answers to important questions
  • A sample Franchise Disclosure Document

Additional Bonuses

In addition to the documents noted above, the manual includes links to download these bonuses:
  • The special report on franchising and the health care industry
  • A short presentation by Ed Teixeira on how to evaluate a startup franchise
  • An MP3 (audio) file with information from Janet Attard (of that you need to know before you a buy any business
  • Another MP3 file with networking tips and strategies from Janet that will help you to promote your new franchise