If you’re at all interested in buying into a franchise business, I think you’d definitely want to become familiar with Joel Libava, his Franchise King blog, and his new e-book called How to Carefully Select a Franchise to Buy.
I just read a good review by TJ McCue, founder of SalesRescueTeam.com, someone I’ve come to know and like from a relationship that started on Twitter. That’s on Small Business Trends, one of the best small-business blogs. TJ does a good review and includes a good video summary from Joel.
I know and like Joel Libava and TJ McCue, both of them, and I respect their work. And regarding franchises, Joel is the king there; he really does know the territory.