Review the Factors to Consider in a Franchise Agreement.
Review the following Sample Franchise Agreement:
The Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) is designed to give prospective franchisees all the information relevant to a franchise offering. It is made up of three basic parts: 23 sections (called Items) describing various aspects of the franchise program; a set of the franchisor’s audited financial statements; and a copy of each form or contract a franchisee is expected to sign if he/she intends to buy the franchise. Review the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (doc)
What Makes a Location Great? Finding a great food service or lodging establishment site is very difficult today, simply because many of the great sites have already been taken. But you can limit your risk by understanding what types of sites work for your business and making certain that the site you select meets your needs.
For Sale Or Lease?: Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing Space for Franchise Tenants. This article focuses on the considerations a Franchisee must take into account when deciding whether to buy or lease the property they will occupy for their business.
This is another view of The Lease Versus Own Decision and includes information on how to build and evaluate a model to assist in making the decision.