What Franchise Should I Buy?

Is Buying a Franchise a Good Decision?

Will I Make Money …Or Lose My Investment?

If you're thinking about buying a franchise, you need answers to these and a lot more questions. But where can you get the answers? More importantly, where can you find unbiased help from a resource that doesn't promote or sell franchises?  Your answers are here:

The Franchise Buyer's Manual

Your step-by-step guide to making the best franchise choice for you

Endorsed by The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers

The Franchise Buyer's Manual teaches you how to cut through the hype and get factual answers to critical questions like these:

·         Is franchising right for you

·         Why do some franchisees fail -- and how can you avoid the pitfalls  

·         How to get information the franchise sales people won't tell you

·         How much money are you really likely to make

·         .. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Minimize the risk and maximize your chance for success  

Buying a franchise can be a great way to get started in your own business. But, buying a franchise doesn't guarantee success. Some franchise concepts never catch on and others don't make enough money because of competition or low profit margins. How can you determine which are worth considering and which to avoid?

How do you get the kind of information you must have to avoid making the wrong franchise choice?

"This book would have saved me a lot of time and money in my franchise endeavors.  It should be required reading for any prospective franchisee! "
Paul Schneider, Dutchess County, NY

Your Step-by-Step Guide
To Making the Best Franchise Choice For You

Buying a franchise can be a great way to get started in your own business. But, buying a franchise doesn't guarantee success. Some franchise concepts never catch on and others don't make enough money because of competition or low profit margins.

How do you get the kind of information you must have to avoid making the wrong franchise choice?

Your Secret Weapon For Uncovering Important Facts
You Buy A Franchise!

I'm Ed Teixeira, the owner of FranchiseKnowHow.com. I have 33 years of experience in the franchise industry and I know the industry inside and out. During my career, I've been a franchisee and I've also been an executive for large, international franchise companies. I know from personal experience what characteristics successful franchisees and franchisors have in common, and what factors frequently lead to failure.

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. That's why I've packed The Franchise Buyer's Manual with specific tools and tips you can use to ferret out important information.

"The Franchise Buyer's Manual is a great comprehensive source for all you need to know and a lot of what you don't know about the investigation and ownership of a franchise, including whether owning a franchise business is right for you."

Mike Greenspan,
Scottsdale, Arizona
owner of two different franchises

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.

"Franchisees will garner invaluable insight by reading Ed's primer on franchising. It is a practical, well written guide to the "what, when, and how" of franchising. I highly recommend this educational tool to anyone interested in franchising."
    Mario Herman, Franchisee Attorney, Washington, DC


We've Made Data Collection and Analysis Easier

We've included a number of forms and checklists in The Franchise Buyer's Manual. In addition to printing them in the manual, we've included a CD with many of 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. (The digital version of the manual includes links to download the disk content.)

Here's what you'll find on the included disk:

  • 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 Included

In addition to all the information and tools mentioned above, I've included several bonuses with the book, as well. You'll get:

  • The FranchiseKnowHow.com 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 BusinessKnowHow.com) 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

Order the Franchise Buyer's Manual Today!

For your convenience. The Franchise Buyer's Manual is available as either a digital download or in a 3-ring-binder plus CD-ROM that will be shipped to you via US Mail.   The 3-ring binder option is only available to customers  located in the United States. If you live outside of the US, please choose the downloadable version.


Price Quantity  

Franchise Buyer's Manual - Digital Download

You can have this PDF-format version of the manual on your computer in minutes. You'll save on the price of the manual and also avoid shipping and handling charges.

Once you complete your purchase, you'll see a link that will allow you to download the manual. You'll receive an email that has instructions for downloading the additional files that are on the CD that ships with the printed edition.


Franchise Buyer's Manual - Printed Manual plus CD

Sturdy 3-Ring Binder plus CD.  Printed copy of the manual, in a 3-ring binder;  printed on heavy-weight paper.  A CD-ROM is included that contains the forms, checklists and bonus material.  Mailed via the US Postal service. (only available to US customers)

$59.95 + s&h

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The Franchise Buyer's Manual is sold through our marketing partner, Business Know-How.  The sales transaction will take place on BusinessKnowHow.net and your credit card will be billed by Business Know-How. If you need help with the downloadable files or other have questions about delivery of the printed version, please call Business Know-How at 631-467-8883 during East Coast business hours, or send an email to sales@businessknowhow.com.


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