FBR Franchise
Academy 

Streamline your journey to franchise ownership by following these six essential steps to making better-informed decisions.

Your Journey Starts Here

The process of buying a franchise can be complex and confusing. Not all franchise business opportunities are created equal and it’s important to make a selection that meets your unique needs and goals. Using our proprietary technology and deep industry experience, we’ve developed the FBR Franchise Academy to help guide you through the process. Here we will take a deep dive into the six essential steps to franchise ownership—Discover, Educate, Explore, Research, Plan, Buy—to guide you along the way. Are you ready to explore the possibilities? Let’s get stared!

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Six Steps to Franchise Ownership

Discover

Find out if business ownership and the franchising model is the right path for you.

Educate

Learn more about the common costs and fees of owning a franchise, understand how much you can realistically afford, and get familiar with the common terms of franchising.

Explore

Dive into the best franchise brands on the market today, learn how to compare your top choices, and decide if you should hire a franchise broker.

Research

Ask the right questions of franchisees and franchisors, review credible resources, and learn how to make the most of Discovery Days.

Plan

Prepare your business plan with expert guidance, explore your financing options, and ensure you understand the Franchise Disclosure Document.

Buy

Execute a successful purchase with advice on hiring an attorney and an accountant, reviewing the franchise agreement before you sign, and understanding business compliance.

  • 17+ Years
    of Independent Research
  • 1,100+
    Brands Surveyed
  • 30,000+
    Franchisees Surveyed
  • 6,500+
    Employees Surveyed

Take the Personality Quiz

Do you have what it takes to own a franchise? Find out by taking the FBR Personality Quiz!

Franchise ownership is a great opportunity for anyone motivated with an entrepreneurial mindset. At the same time it’s not for everyone nor is every franchise going to be a good investment. We’re here to help you with each step of your journey – so, let’s start by taking our Personality Quiz to help determine if franchising might be a good match for you.

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Featured Franchises

Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Wild Birds Unlimited

Industry: Pet Services, Retail

Wild Birds Unlimited provides a comprehensive array of bird feeding products, as well as local nature information.

Investment: $197,919 - $325,763 Cash Required: $40,000
FirstLight Home Care senior care franchise opportunity caregiver with elderly
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care provides home care services, helping seniors and people recovering from illness, injury or surgery, adults with disabilities, veterans and anyone 18 and older who need in-home sup…

Investment: $113,300 - $197,900 Cash Required: $100,000
Includes owner satisfaction report
out of 100

Any Lab Test Now

Any Lab Test Now provides direct access to clinical, DNA and drug and alcohol lab testing services, as well as phlebotomy and other specimen collection services, through a retail storefront business m…

Investment: $133,900 - $227,900 Cash Required: $90,000