Franchising Basics

Helpful Links

If you’re looking for more information about business investments and ownership, franchising and more, check out some of these links. These sites can help guide you on your way to becoming a franchise owner.

International Franchise Association

The oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide, IFA is the number-one authority on all things franchising.
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Canadian Franchise Association

As franchise law can vary from country to country, CFA is the place to go for info about franchising in Canada.
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One of the premier sources for any and all information about entrepreneurship, small business management and business in general.
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Owned and published by Time Inc., Fortune is one of the world’s top business magazines, covering everything that falls into the category.
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A leading American business magazine, Forbes keeps readers up to date on finance, industry, investing, marketing and everything in between.
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Use this site as an online purchasing resource for businesses of all sizes. Find, compare and research products and services you need to run and grow your business, and explore over 50,000 business guides, price comparison tools, whitepapers and more.
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Franchise Direct

Franchise Direct is an internet source for franchising in the USA and Canada.
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Small Business Administration

The SBA is a government agency dedicated to supporting and advocating for small businesses and the entrepreneurs who own them.
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Guidant Financial

A leading provider of small business financing solutions, Guidant Financial is a good place to start if you’re looking for information about funding possibilities.
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