Saturday, August 30, 2008

Resources Around the Web

This will be a permanent page of major resources around the web on the topic of MicroFranchising:

My personal collection of recommendations that are available through Amazon.

The only how-to toolkit of which I am aware. Published by BYU's Center for Economic Self-Reliance as part of their MicroFranchise Development Initiative.

A great overview written by David Lehr. The Acumen Fund has a number of investments in microfranchises and is well positioned to see the successes and failures of this emerging strategy.

Another resource of BYU. Hit enter on the search bar without selecting a filter to see all the microfranchises profiled. Additional links to relevant articles on the front page.

Specialized consulting firm dedicated to helping nonprofit's within the US develop social franchises.

Parent Company of a family of microfranchise brands promoting economic development through enterprise in the developing world.

Case Studies


Dan said...

Thanks for the shout-out, David! Although Social Franchise Ventures is (currently) focusing only on helping domestic nonprofits open social franchises, my colleagues and I are very interested in microfranchising and are regular readers of your blog. Keep up the good work!

elv said...

just discovered this blog. i'm speechless :) these reasources are great! i'm looking into the micro-f concept as a means of poverty alleviation in urban houston.

thanks again,