FTC Resources on Franchise Opportunities

Government Relations

Before buying a franchise, it is critical that any prospective franchisee takes the time to do their research weighing the risks and benefits of their business investment – and fully understand what they are buying into. Since 1978, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Franchise Rule has been the primary federal regulation governing the franchise sector, which was established to provide prospective franchisees with the information they need to make an informed decision before buying a franchise.

To help prepare you as you make the decision of buying into a franchise, visit the below links for select educational materials the FTC has created for things to consider in your decision journey!