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The Great Unknown:Whether you are a franchisor, a prospective franchisee, or a supplier of services to the industry, everyone in franchising wants to know "How Much Can I M

Franchise Disclosure Document

The Franchise Disclosure Document is a specific format of disclosure document required of franchisors (the franchise seller) to franchise buyers by certain states.

Does Your State Have Disclosure Laws?

In addition to the Federal Trade Commission's laws regarding the sale of franchises, fifteen states have franchise investment laws that require franchisors to provide pre-sale disclosures, known as "offering circulars," or "franchise disclosure documents," to potential purchasers: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland,

How Useful Is the Franchise Disclosure Document? Not Very

Darrell Johnson, CEO of franchise researcher FranData and a board member of the Int'l Franchise Association, reveals that a franchise disclosure document (FDD) is of very limited use for franchise unit investors, 

Information Is Good, But Not Too Much

The Federal Trade Commission’s view of how to regulate source requirements is to pump more information into the market to allow actors in the franchise arena to make more efficient decisions.

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OpenFran Unveils New Search Method Providing More Public Franchising Knowledge In Less Time And Cost

OpenFran Unveils New Search Method Providing More Public Franchising Knowledge In Less Time And Cost

D-Day! New Franchise Rule Kicks In

Washington, D.C. (Blue MauMau) - Today is the first day that the Federal Trade Commission's new franchise rule permanently kicks in.