Franchise Validator: Questions You Should Ask to Avoid Financial Ruin

Franchise Validator: Questions You Should Ask to Avoid Financial Ruin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508758785
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2015
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Donald Averitt, CFE is a 25-year franchise veteran. As Vice President of Franchise Development for some of the largest international franchise brands, he has sold hundreds of franchises (and interviewed thousands of frustrated prospective franchise owners who didn't know what questions to ask). He has also worked in his family-owned franchise business, experiencing "both sides" of the franchise world. He is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), a designation awarded by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, an educational division of The International Franchise Association (IFA).

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

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SGallardo More than 1 year ago
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.