One of the easiest ways to start a new business is to purchase a franchise. But with thousands of franchise possibilities available, you need solid business information to help you figure out which franchise might work best for you. And if you go ahead and purchase a franchise, you'll want to keep up on all the latest news from headquarters and other franchises around the world. You need a solid and reliable business franchise information source. But the key word here is reliable. It's not too hard to find web sites that are filled with franchise information. But virtually all of these sites are geared toward ultimately selling you a franchise and picking up a commission in the process. To find reliable and independent business franchise information takes more effort, but it's out there. The federal SBA web site and the business.gov site are great places to start and are free, too.