It depends on what you mean by Franchise Directories
In any kind of business opportunity
media, online or offline, Franchise Opportunities
present a different kind of situation to more conventional businesses.
The simple fact is that franchisors
— the people who own the franchise opportunities
— are all in direct competition
with each other for franchisees
— the people who buy their local franchise outlets.
So ALL franchisors
are in competition with all other franchisors
, because they only have one
customer base: their franchisees
who buy from their franchise outlets, strictly speaking, are the customer base of those franchisees
, NOT the franchisors.
Not all franchisors understand
this important reality — which is often why franchise opportunities fail
. They treat their franchisees as de facto employees
— and exploit and abuse them outrageously.
To find franchises for sale, there are franchise directories in most developed countries. Google terms like “franchise directory (country)”
— there are plenty of them.
Here's the SERP for the UK on Google: http://goo.gl/daZSXo