Franchising Your Business
A book by Kenneth Franklin and Lewis Rudnick to help you understand the fundamentals of becoming a franchisor.

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A booklet which discusses franchising and our full service franchise development package.

Your Franchise Operations Manual: A Desert or a Garden?

A six-page magazine article that discusses how to write an effective franchise operations manual that franchisees will actually read and use.


1. Female Entrepreneur, "The Franchise Operations Manual: A Desert or a Garden," Harriet Franklin, Ph.D., May/June 2003, pages 30, 31, and 60

2. Franchising World, "Frontline Training for Bottom Line Results," Harriet Franklin, Ph.D., interviewed by Polly Larson, May/June 2003, pages 6-12

3. Canadian Business Franchise, "The Franchise Manual," Harriet Franklin, Ph.D., July/August 2000, Volume 6, Number 3, pages 96-97

4. Franchising World, "Staffing the Front Lines," Harriet Franklin, Ph.D., interviewed by Crystal Laurie, September/October 1998

5. Leader's Franchising Business and Law Alert, "Your Operations Manual: Wasteland or Garden?" Harriet Franklin, Ph.D., New York Publishing, November, 1997

6. Business Age, "Maintaining Excellence Within Your Firm," Harriet Franklin, Ph.D., Vol. 2, No. 3

Newsletter Subjects

  • Welcome!
  • The History of Franchising
  • Facts and Figures of Franchising
  • Why Does Franchising Succeed?
  • Minorities as Franchisees
  • The Investor as Franchisee
  • Franchising and the Entrepreneurial Trend
  • The Evolution in Trademark Law
  • Franchising and Trademark Rights
  • Franchising: A Proven Strategy for Winning
  • Before You Franchise
  • We Need Your Input!
  • International Franchising
  • What's Hot in Franchising!
  • Individual and Area Franchises
  • Affiliation Franchises
  • Women Franchisees
  • Selecting the Right Franchisees Through Psychological Testing
  • Achieving Excellence in Your Franchise Business
  • Maintaining Excellence Within Your Firm
  • Maintaining Excellence Part 2
  • Maintaining Excellence Part 3
  • Maintaining Excellence Part 4
  • Maintaining Excellence Part 5