An out of the box suggestion is So, You Want to Franchise Your Business. If someone is starting a business, unless the idea is to build and sell the entity, a prudent entrepreneur must think expansion for the future. There are two options, either open units with managers, ala Starbucks, or alternatively: franchise. Franchising, by definition, is using other people’s money to expand. I suggest that before someone even starts a business they should understand what it would take to make it franchise-able. The best book for that is, So, You Want to Franchise Your Business by Harold Kestenbaum and Adina Genn.