The book is broken down into chapters that give you the questions you should ask (and why), beginning with what may be the most difficult: "Questions You Should Ask Yourself (and your family)". It concludes with being prepared for the "Questions the Franchisor Should Ask You"...with literally hundreds of questions you should ask during the process. FRANCHISE VALIDATOR will help you avoid financial ruin and avoid family destruction! An educated buyer makes better decisions. One can never ask too many questions!
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About the Author
He has also helped independent business owners convert their business to a successful franchise.
He is a speaker on the subject of franchising.
Lane Fisher is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and serves on the franchise law committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the American Bar Association's forum committee on franchising. In addition to chairing its membership committee since 2005, Lane serves as a member of the International Franchise Association's Board of Directors and is a past member of its executive committee and a past chair of the executive committee of the Supplier Forum Advisory Board. Lane also is a former chair of the Legal Symposium Task Force and serves on the FranPAC advisory board.
Rod Bristol is the Senior Vice President of Profit Mastery in Seattle, Washington. Rod began as an investment banker, doing mergers and acquisitions in the $2 million to $20 million dollar middle-market. He has been elected to the White House Conference on Small Business, and served as Governor Appointee and Chairman of the Washington State Economic Development Finance Authority and Small Business Improvement Council. Rod is a Certified Franchise Executive, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.
Jenny Childs is currently a Vice President and Sr. Franchise Consultant at The You Network and creator of FranchiseYOU. The You Network is a consortium of 20 senior-level franchise executives who are asked to join by "invitation only" and include some of the most seasoned consulting professionals in the franchising industry. She is uniquely qualified to assist potential business investors as she has worked in all facets of franchising over the last 15 years including: franchise development, franchise operations and franchise funding. She can be contacted at www.FranchiseYOU.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the third book I've read on buying a franchise and this is by far the most comprehensive. The book is full of questions, some of them hard, but they are all questions that need to be answered about yourself and the franchise before you buy in. The author's credentials are a mile long and he knows exactly what he's talking about. The info in the book is up to date and very thorough. I can't imagine what the author didn't cover. This is a book that really advocates for the would be franchise owner to help them make the right decision with all of the information they can gather. What impressed me the most with this book is that it teaches you how to gather the necessary information to make the most informed decision. Get this book because you won't need another one.