A franchise investment usually means parting with some hard-earned cash. It is meant to help you establish a long-term relationship with a franchisor and make money in the process as well. A franchise opportunity is not something you should treat with kid’s gloves. The economy can be very unpredictable and you should play it smart and not flush your money down the drain. This is why you need to be absolutely sure about the opportunity that you are getting into. This is why a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is very important.