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Top Online Franchise Resources

The Internet is a great place to research and learn about franchising. There are many websites, blogs, and ezines filled with franchising news and information. There’s so many good franchise resources, in fact, that the sheer amount of information available may become overwhelming (yes, we’re officially in the “Too Much Information Age”).

The 90% Franchise Success Rate Myth

One of the most dangerous and pervasive myths in the franchising industry is the idea that more than 90% of all franchises are successful.

If Your Franchise Doesn’t Have All 8 of These, You Are Headed for Trouble

If you’ve already started your franchise search, then you know that there are a lot of franchisors on the market looking for new franchisees. Prospective franchisees must be exceedingly careful when searching for and evaluating franchise opportunities. There are many low-caliber franchises out there with slick websites and big promises that can easily sweep an unwary prospect right off their feet and right into a bad business.

Four To Recruit Before Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise will be one of the largest (if not the largest) investments you will ever make. With so much money on the line, I’m surprised at just how many prospective franchisees I meet who try to take shortcuts in order to save a few pennies.

Franchisee Renewal Rates: Here We Go Again!

IFA President Steve Caldeira recently wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal complaining that a recent article about the perils of franchising “ignores that more than 90% of franchisees renew their contracts with their franchisers at the end of their terms.”  The obvious claim is that more than 90% of franchisees are successful and happy. 

What's Wrong With Franchising in 2012!

What’s wrong with franchising in 2012? Perhaps I would invoke the words of Charles Dickens and assert that franchising is experiencing “the best of times and the worst of times."

The Importance of Franchisee Associations

Effective and respected independent franchisee associations that are recognized participants in a collaborative franchise culture are deserving of significant marketplace recognition.

The AAFD's Focus on Fair Franchising

There are those that feel that the AAFD inadvertently may lure prospective franchisees to franchise systems that do not have proven business models.

AAFD Suspends Cuppy’s Coffee Accredited Contract Status

SAN DIEGO (Blue MauMau) - The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers announced today that it has suspended its recognition of Cuppy’s Coffee and More, LLC as an AAFD Accredited Contract recipient, pending a determination of the Association’s Board of Directors that AAFD’s Accreditation of the Cuppy’s contract should be withdrawn.

The AAFD Has Graded About 60 Franchise Agreements

Recently a Bluemaumau guest asked the following question: