Bond's Franchise Guide

15th Ed. (2004)
Publisher: Bond/Woo/Louie, Source Book Publications Pages: 528 pp. Publication Year: 2004 Category: Books Price: $29.95 Weight: 3.0 lbs. Format: Paperback

The definitive and most comprehensive franchising directory available. Over 1,000 detailed franchisor profiles resulting from an exhaustive 40-point, 3-page questionnaire. 45 distinct business categories. Also includes detailed profiles on leading franchise attorneys, consultants and service providers. The data represents the most up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable information about this dynamic industry. The profiles detail:

  • Number of operating units, geographic distribution and detailed description of the business.
  • Capital requirements: initial cash investment and total investment, on-going royalty and advertising fees, staffing levels, space needs, etc.
  • Initial training and start-up assistance provided, as well as on-going services.
  • Franchisee evaluation criteria.
  • Specific areas of geographic expansion: U.S., Canada and International.
  • And much more!

Comments about previous editions

"This first-step resource should guide budding franchisees directly to the company of their dreams. An important book. Highly recommended, especially for public libraries." - Library Journal

"The most comprehensive volume for potential franchise investors on the market." - The Book Reader

"Bond's book is a true value-added effort, the work of a knowledgeable, highly regarded consultant who has distilled years of experience." - ARBA

"THE source if you are seeking a franchise." - Business Opportunities Digest

"As a reference source, Bond's book is exceptional. For those individuals contemplating a franchise purchase, it should be mandatory reading. Recommended for all library business collections." - Reference Book Review

Listed in Top 10 Small Business Books. Crain's Small Business

About the Author

Robert Bond is the leading authority on the exceedingly complex franchise selection process. His previous publications on franchising include Bond's Franchise Guide (15 Editions), "How Much Can I Make?" (4 Editions), Franchise Opportunities Handbook (prepared for the U.S. Department of Commerce), Franchising: The Bottom Line, Bond's Top 100 Franchises, the Top 50 Franchise Series, Minority Franchise Guide (2 Editions) and the International Herald Tribune International Franchise Guide (2 Editions). Several other industry-related publications are in process. Since receiving his MBA from Stanford University, Bond has over 30 years of diversified business experience and an extraordinary record of achievements. He has spent much of the past 19 years focusing on the franchising industry. As an author, lecturer and consultant, he is regarded as one of the industry's most knowledgeable and widely quoted spokesmen.