Book Description: Your One-Stop Guide to Buying a Franchise! Entrepreneur magazine presents the gold standard for franchise directories, a reference guide bursting with everything you need to know about buying a franchise. Culled from Entrepreneur magazine's 30 years of research and reporting on the world of franchises, this book is jam-packed with practical, how-to advice to guide you through every step on the road to franchise ownership. Plus, it offers essential information on more than 1,000 of today's hottest franchises! Inside, you'll find: The most comprehensive listing of franchise companies available anywhere-more than 1,000 companies, including 400 up-and-coming new franchises Up-to-date facts and figures, including contact information, costs, company size, training and support, franchisee qualifications and financial stability ratings Top 10 lists and rankings to help you quickly identify the perfect franchise for you Expert advice on researching your franchise options Tips for negotiating a successful franchise agreement The top 10 warning signs to watch out for And much more! If you've ever considered buying a franchise, look no further-this ultimate directory is the only tool you'll need.