This weeks advice is for future franchise owners;
When it comes to life's major decisions, using professionals is always advised. This includes CPA's that are familiar with small business/franchise start-ups, and attorneys that are used to reading (And maybe even writing) franchise contracts, frequently.
(I use Carbonite. It saved me this past spring when my PC crashed!)
How to Use a Franchise Opportunity Website
The 10 Commandments of Franchise Research
What You Need To Know About Franchise Consultants/Brokers