Upcoming Events

  1. First Ever Speed Branding Event

    June 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Due Diligence and Selling Your Business

    June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. Build Value in Your Business Now — So You Can Exit Later

    June 27 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  4. Connect & Celebrate Kansas City Procurement Event

    July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  5. Business Finance Options

    August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Resource Library | Franchising 101


Are you interested in turning your business into a franchise concept – but aren’t sure where to start? Check out our listing of the most useful online resources around.

SBA’s Franchising Resources // Get the basics on franchising, how it works and whether it’s the right thing for you.

The International Association of Franchising // The IAF is the largest organization devoted to the franchising sector. And its website includes an array of resources, including a directory of franchise opportunities and online training materials on best practices for franchises.

Franship // Franship is a mentoring program operated by the IAF, available to both franchisors and franchisees.

Franchise Registry offers assistance for franchisees and lenders working on loans.

Franchising.com // The online publication of Franchise Update Media Group, this website includes a huge library of articles about franchising for franchisees and franchisors.

FranchiseGator.com // Another online publication, designed primarily for people searching for franchisee opportunities.

FranchiseOpportunities.com // Find franchise businesses in dozens of industries through this online listing service.

Franchising Experts

The Entrepreneur’s Source

The Expansion Experts

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SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza

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James Hart

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