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Title:
Bond's minority franchise guide
Author:
Bond, Robert E.
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : Source Book Publications, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
268 pages ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781887137164
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This exhaustive directory of franchise opportunities is geared specifically to minority investors, making it an invaluable resource for an underrepresented market. This easy-to-use guide divides 500 franchisors into 51 distinct business categories for easy reference. Each franchisor listing contains a wealth of information, including business background, special minority programs, capital requirements, initial training, and franchisee evaluation criteria.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 5
Table of Contentsp. 9
Section 1 Industry Background
1. 30 minute overviewp. 12
2. How to use this datap. 27
3. Recommended readingp. 38
Section 2 Advice from the Sponsors
4. 7-Eleven: making franchising convenient for entrepreneursp. 44
5. Bass Hotels and Resorts: the industry's most global hotel company offers investors a world of franchising opportunitiesp. 46
6. Coverall North America, Inc.: minority franchising opportunitiesp. 49
7. Fastsignsp. 51
8. GNC franchising opens doors to business world successp. 55
9. PostNetp. 58
Section 3 The Franchisor Profiles
10. Automotive product and servicesp. 62
11. Auto/truck/trailer rentalp. 73
12. Building and remodeling/furniture and appliance repairp. 76
13. Business: financial servicesp. 82
14. Business: advertising and promotionp. 84
15. Business: telecommunications/miscellaneousp. 86
16. Child development/education/productsp. 90
17. Education/personal development/trainingp. 97
18. Employment and personnelp. 101
19. Food: donuts/cookies/bagelsp. 107
20. Food: coffeep. 111
21. Food: ice cream/yogurtp. 115
22. Food: quick service/take-outp. 119
23. Food: restaurants/family-stylep. 143
24. Food: specialty foodsp. 154
25. Hairstyling salonsp. 161
26. Health/fitness/beautyp. 164
27. Lawn and gardenp. 167
28. Lodgingp. 169
29. Maid service and home cleaningp. 175
30. Maintenance/cleaning/sanitationp. 179
31. Medical/optical/dental products and servicesp. 190
32. Packaging and mailingp. 192
33. Printing and graphicsp. 195
34. Publicationsp. 199
35. Real estate servicesp. 201
36. Recreation and entertainmentp. 205
37. Rental servicesp. 208
38. Retail: Art, art supplies and framingp. 210
39. Retail: Athletic wear/sporting goodsp. 212
40. Retail: Convenience stores/supermarkets/drugsp. 215
41. Retail: Home furnishingsp. 218
42. Retail: Specialtyp. 221
43. Retail: Video/audio/electronicsp. 228
44. Retail: Miscellaneousp. 229
45. Security and safety systemsp. 233
46. Signsp. 235
47. Travelp. 237
48. Miscellaneousp. 239
Section 4 Appendices
Appendix A Resources for minority investorsp. 244
Appendix B Questionnairep. 261
Section 5 Index
Alphabetical listing of franchisorsp. 264