Franchise Articles & Interviews

As a part of our ongoing quest to share the best in Franchise Information, we find that we are asked to either write franchising articles or participate in franchise interviews.  Of course, we want to make sure that our readers also have access to our latest thoughts on franchising so we have created this page where we can share our latest efforts.

Franchise Articles To Read -


Franchise Interviews to Listen to  –

  • Coming Soon....

If there are subjects that you would like more franchise information on, please feel free to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Your question may become the subject of our next franchise article.


Link to The Insider Newsletter


For almost a decade, The Educated Franchisee has produced a monthly 'Insider' newsletter. This newsletter is dedicated to providing information on franchising, trends, lending, financing, taxation, and just about anything else that tweaks our curiosity. If you are curious and would like to learn more, I would invite you to click on the 'News' link below. This link will take you into the 'Insider Archive' where you can review years of newsletters at your own pace. If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, just complete the form below. Either way, we hope you will find this information valuable.


To sign up for The Educated Franchisee Newsletter CLICK HERE

To access the Newsletter Archive, CLICK HERE


The Educated Franchisee - Second Edition

altWhat is the "best franchise opportunity" or "the most profitable franchises"?  Easy question - but very hard to answer. Why? Because what may be an excellent franchise opportunity for one prospective franchisee may be a disaster for the next.


The Educated Franchisee turns anyone thinking about buying a franchise into an educated, savvy buyer. The book has three main sections:


Part One: Even before looking at any franchise opportunity, you need to start with the most important question: Is buying a franchise the right decision for me? The first part of The Educated Franchisee helps you answer this question.


Part Two: How do I tell the difference between a great franchise opportunity and a lack luster one? What tools are need to evaluate which franchise opportunity is right for me? How do I use these tools to be sure that I buy the right franchise? Part two gives you all the tools you need to evaluate whether the buying of a particular franchise will work for you.


Part Three: Signing the franchise agreement is just the start. Part three focuses on practical advice for franchise ownership: What should I expect as a franchisee? What is the first thing I should do after signing the franchise agreement? How can I make sure I am happy in my role as a franchisee?


If you're evaluating which franchise opportunity will be right for you, grab your copy of The Educated Franchisee. It'll be one of the most important books you'll read before buying a franchise.


This page is currently under construction...

The Franchisee Workbook


The Franchisee Workbook Image

The Franchisee Workbook is a practical, nuts and bolts, workbook designed to assist you with your franchisedue diligence. The Franchisee Workbook provides you with all the necessary charts, graphs and formulas necessary to put the lessons found in The Educated Franchisee into action.

Within the Workbook, you will find practical exercises designed to help you.


  • Analyze if franchise ownership fits your skills and personality
  • Identify and target best-in-class franchise systems
  • Confidentially approach and interview franchisees
  • Discover if franchisees are making money – and how much

  • Evaluate the best financing alternatives
  • Obtain hidden knowledge from the Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Make a confident decision as to whether the franchise is right for you.

***In order to use The Franchisee Workbook effectively,

you should read The Educated Franchisee first.***

More Articles...