In buying a franchise you'll need help from an accountant and a lawyer. But it's also to your advantage to be able to cut through the legal language and be able to decipher financial statements for yourself. This easy-to-follow book takes the language and dealings of lawyers and accountants who create franchise operations and makes it clear enough for you to understand. In the process, you'll be guided through the financial pitfalls that can threaten franchise buyers. Master the concepts presented here, and you dramatically improve your chances of prospering in a franchise venture.