Small Business Franchise
Small Business Franchises
Do you think a small business franchise might just be the right answer for you? You’re not alone. Small business franchises include many of the most widely known and respected brands in America and small business franchise opportunities, for the right person, could be a fantastic investment. If you think a small business franchise opportunity is of interest and would like to learn more about an exciting small business idea or entrepreneur idea, you’ve come to the right spot.
We have assembled a wealth of information about small business opportunities at this web site. In order to make it as easy as possible for you to find what you’re looking for, the following section guidance should prove helpful. As you scroll down this page, you’ll see a list of small franchises, organized by the franchise company name.
Under each small business franchise company name, you’ll see three links:
General Info - this link takes you to a page with general information about the small business franchise company. This information could include a brief history, a general description of the company’s products and/or services and information about the small business opportunity. The primary sources for this information may include the small business franchise company’s own promotional literature, videos and/or its web site.
Financial Statements – this link takes you to a page that includes the most recently available audited financial statements for the small franchise company. Though many people assume that most small business franchises are fairly strong in a financial sense, this is one of those areas where it is important to verify. Examining the financial performance of the parent small business franchise company can provide you with a basis for confidence or concern, depending on what you find. You should note any questions you have on these statements for further review if you decide to pursue a small business opportunity with that company.
FDD Sections – this link takes you to a page containing some of the key sections in the small business franchise company’s Federal Disclosure Document*. The FDD sections we have included are the ones we felt were probably the most interesting to someone looking into small business opportunities, and these are:
Item 1 – The Franchisor and any Parents, Predecessors and Affiliates. This section provides information about the company is now and where it came from in terms of its history.
Item 2 – Business Experience. This section includes a listing of each of the officers, directors and/or key management employees of the franchise company including a background of other positions that each person listed has held in the past few years.
Item 3 – Litigation. This section contains any litigation history the company is required to disclose.
Item 4 – Bankruptcy. This section contains any bankruptcy history the company is required to disclose.
Item 7 – Estimated Initial Investment. This section contains information breaking out information on the initial investment required for the franchise.
Item 10 – Financing. This section explains any financing programs the company has in place for franchisees.
*FDD filings are public information. The FDD sections contained in this web site are conversions of PDF files available via the state of California’s web site. The information we are providing is potentially limited in its usefulness because, among other possible issues: 1) there may be transmission or conversion errors from the pdf original to the information available through our site, 2) there may be state specific disclosure requirements for other states that are not included because our source was the state of California, 3) there may be circumstances where the document we provide is not the most current one available if the FDD has been modified, amended or if we haven’t accessed the current document yet from the state of California, and 4) we have chosen to reproduce only those sections of the FDD that we feel will be of the most potential value to our readers, therefore the sections you will see do not represent a complete FDD. We are not a franchise company, we are not offering any franchise for sale and we are not offering to provide a full and complete current FDD, under the requirements of the FTC rules for small business franchises wishing to sell a franchise, to anyone under any circumstances.
Small Business Franchise