By: Bob Shepherd Associates  08/05/2009

Bob Shepherd associates has experience in looking at Franchising for the investor on the one hand and setting up Franchises for the Business owner.
For the investor - just what are you getting for your money? How do you know this company? Is there actually the market out there they say there is?
For the Franchisor - A useful way to expand both your name and your areas of influence without an over commitment. Also this can be a way to maiintain an income and usefully develop other divisions of business. But be careful - the new franchisees are representing your good name! How do you protect yoursself? What do you need to offer? How much can/should you charge? What contracts do you need?