Franchising has clearly established itself as a viable investment opportunity; data from recently published report by the International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation suggest: “Despite slower than expected growth in 2014 so far, the outlook for franchise growth remains strong with employment and output forecasts revised up slightly from January estimates.” The International Franchise Association (IFA) provides prospective investors with a wealth of knowledged-based reports; these reports are both insightful and detailed and offer a unique ‘insiders’ look into the many financial aspects of the Franchise Business Model.
Other useful research papers and reports include:
- The Government’s ‘Consumer Guide to Buying A Franchise’
- The SBA’s guide to ‘Researching That Franchise’
- Numerous Franchising Papers & Reports can be on Entrepreneur.com