A franchisor sells the right to open businesses and sell products and services using its brand, expertise, and intellectual property. It is the original or existing business that sells the right to use its name and idea. The person who purchases these rights is called a franchisee and the branch business, itself, is called a franchise.
Many franchisors purchase existing businesses and absorb them into their franchise network.
Write down the names of the franchisors in your industry are familiar with to begin.
Next, search for franchisors using a franchisor directory.
Use Google and Bing to locate additional directories.