Most books on franchising target would-be franchisees, not franchisors, and they cover such basics as the importance of location in any franchise operation.

Exceptions are Franchising and Licensing: Two Powerful Ways to Grow Your Business, by Andrew Sherman (Amacom Books), which contains chapters on strategic planning, capital formation and financial issues, and Franchising: Pathway to Wealth Creation, by Stephen Spinelli (Prentice Hall), which covers royalties and fees, risk management, capital formation, financial analysis, franchisee selection and monitoring, and service delivery.

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