There's no shortage of people who dream of owning their own franchise. But getting started isn't as easy as just walking into your local burger joint and asking to speak with the owners.
With literally thousands of franchise opportunities available across almost every imaginable industry, how do you even begin to pick the one that could be right for you?
For over 15 years, FranchiseHelp has provided guidance, tools, and expert advice to help consumers do exactly that. We are the world's largest independent information resource for those thinking about investing in a franchise, and it's our mission to help you succeed in your franchise selection process.
In the mid-1990s, while researching a piece on franchising for the Economist Intelligence Unit, FranchiseHelp founder Mary Tomzack was shocked to discover how little unbiased, honest advice existed for consumers looking to buy into a franchise system.
With this audience in mind, Mary produced what many consider the authoritative how-to guide for franchising: "Tips and Traps When Buying a Franchise". Soon thereafter, Mary launched FranchiseHelp.com to provide consumers with guidance, research, and documents to help them through their franchise selection process.
In the time since FranchiseHelp's founding, Mary has been recognized as one of the industry's most respected experts and speakers. She has been cited by The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Franchise World, and she has spoken at numerous franchise industry conventions and at such institutions as Harvard Business School.
Most recently, the company was awarded the prestigious Inc. 5000 award for the fastest-growing private companies in America 4x in a row (2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018!).
There are thousands of franchises employing millions of people and generating almost a trillion dollars in economic output in the U.S. alone. With so many possibilities, finding the right franchise should be one of the most exciting journeys of your life! But like anything of value, to do it right, you've got to do your homework. Don't worry - we're here to walk you through it all step-by-step.
If you're looking to find the right local franchise that matches your interests, lifestyle goals, skills, and budget, take FranchiseHelp's free franchise matching quiz!