Franchise Tools

http://www.franchise.org/ The go to resource for franchising
http://www.franchisetimes.com/ Franchise Industry Publication
http://www.fbr50.com/index.php Franchise Reviews
http://www.franchising.com/ Good resource on all things in franchising
http://www.entrepreneur.com/franzone/guide/index.html Great INC; article on researching franchises
http://bluemaumau.org/ Trusted news source in franchising
http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/franchise/netfran.htm FTC great government resource on franchising

Regarding the financing of your franchise, my best suggestion is for us to have a conversation so I can better understand your specific requirements. Reach out to me as this is an extemely crucial piece of your franchise investment. Also, here is a link to our Confidential Application which helps us understand your specific requirements, http://goo.gl/XApCFC