The Franchise Kit / Edition 10

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You carefully selected your franchise. You negotiated and bought it. You made the dream of owning your own business a reality.

Now what? This is the book that goes beyond the franchisor's cut-and-dried instructions to answer that question. It tells you how to bring your dream to life-- or if you're still dreaming, helps you preview the real, day-to-day world of successful franchise operations.

Written by authorities who have studied and consulted with franchise operations for nearly a quarter of a century, this book helps you:

Transition smoothly into your new role and lifestyle

Deal effectively with legal and financial ties to the franchisor

Solve the most common areas of conflict between franchisor and franchisee

Handle employment, inventory control, business planning, and accountancy right from the beginning

This book includes special sections on operating family-run franchises, averting employee turnover and other common problems, and protecting yourself legally.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070571259
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/19/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Behold, A New World of Business 1
2 Study Yourself and the Franchise World 15
3 Ease the Transition to Life as a Franchisee 23
4 Use Foresight to Prevent Franchise Conflicts 35
5 Understand the UFOC and Franchise Agreement 55
6 Know Your Market and Aim to Earn It 69
7 Guard Yourself and Your Franchise with the Right Lawyers 83
8 Guide Yourself with the Right Accountant 95
9 Always Have the Right Business Structure 107
10 Know the Ways to Raise Money - for Start-Up and/or Expansion 119
11 Don't Trust Money: Watch It 135
12 Be Judicious in Hiring 159
13 Have Prudent Personnel Policies 179
14 Help Your People to Be Their Best 199
15 Beware of These Financial Dangers 213
16 Protect Your Franchise from Crime 227
17 Remember That Accidents Can - and Do - Happen 243
18 From the Start, Protect Your Family-Owned Franchise 257
Appendix: Franchise Rule Summary 269
Index 277
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