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Franchise Compliance Guide
In this franchise compliance guide, learn about franchise compliance, how to legally sell franchises, disclose your FDD, and comply with franchise laws.
Guide to Franchise Broker and Seller Franchise and FDD Compliance
Guidelines for franchise brokers, consultants, and sellers when selling franchises.
State Franchise Laws
State franchise laws vary from state-to-state. Learn about state franchise laws including the franchise registration states and franchise filing states.
Pennsylvania Franchise Law and FDD Registration
Pennsylvania is not a franchise registration state. Before offering or selling a franchise in Pennsylvania you do not have to register a FDD with the state.
Multi-Unit Franchise Expansion: “Area Development”, “Area Representative” and “Master Franchise” Agreements
When considering methods for expanding your business – in terms of franchise expansion – as a prospective franchisor ( i.e. , someone who will be franchising his or her business) you need to be aware of the flexibility and growth that may be achieved through "Multi-Unit Franchise Agreements". Multi-Unit franchise agreements are typically comprised of: Area Development Agreements Area Representative Agreements Master Franchise/Sub-Franchise Agreements The following is a brief review of each agreement: Area Development Agreement. Area Development Agreements represent the most basic and widely used platform for achieving "multi-unit" Franchise expansion. Area Development Agreements supplement single-unit Franchise agreements and provide "franchisees" with the right and obligation to develop an agreed upon number of individual franchise units within a defined territory. Area Representative Agreements . Area Representative Agreements relate to the designation of an "area developer" for a proscribed territory. Area developers do not establish or operate their own individual Franchise units but, rather, sell individual unit franchises to prospective franchisees with the area representatives proscribed territory. In many instances area representatives will, on behalf of the franchisor, train franchisees within the proscribed territory and monitor franchisee compliance. Master Franchise/Sub-Franchise Agreements. Master Franchise Agreements are best suited to support a franchisors international expansion. Within a Master Franchise Agreement the "Master Franchisee" is granted the legal right to both sell Franchises and to approve and sign the Franchise Agreement. Essentially, as to the identified territory, the Master Franchisee "steps into the shoes" of the Franchisor and maintains a direct relationship with Franchisees. Master Franchisees are also, sometimes, referred to as sub-franchisors. When evaluating multi-unit franchise agreements franchisors and their legal counsel need to be aware that various states have different rules as to the treatment of area developers and master franchisors. However, once the regulatory issues are planned out and satisfied, a multi-unit franchise agreements may serve as an important source of growth for your franchise system. More Information Franchise Operations Manual Franchise Sales Structuring Trademarks In Your Franchise System For more information about franchising your business
Arizona Franchise Law and FDD Registration
Arizona is not a franchise registration state but it does have business opportunity laws. Learn more about franchising your business in Arizona.
Vermont Franchise Law and FDD Registration
Vermont is not a franchise registration state. Before offering or selling a franchise in Vermont you do not have to register a FDD with the state.
New Hampshire Franchise Law and FDD Registration
New Hampshire is not a franchise registration state. Before offering or selling a franchise in New Hampshire you do not have to register a FDD with the state.
Oklahoma Franchise Law and FDD Registration
Oklahoma is not a franchise registration state. Before offering or selling a franchise in Oklahoma you do not have to register a FDD with the state.
Nevada Franchise Law and FDD Registration
Nevada is not a franchise registration state. Before offering or selling a franchise in Nevada you do not have to register a FDD with the state.
District of Columbia (DC) FDD Laws and Registration
District of Columbia is not a franchise registration state. Before offering or selling a franchise in DC you do not have to register a FDD with the state.
Alaska Franchise Law and FDD Registration
Alaska is not a franchise registration state but it does have business opportunity laws. Learn more about franchising your business in Alaska.
Documents to Start a Franchise
Learn about the documents needed to franchise your business including the Franchise Disclosure Document, FDD, Franchise Agreement, and operations manual.
What are the Federal Franchise Laws?
The federal franchise laws are comprised of the franchise rules and regulations issued and regulated by the Federal Trade Commission.
Montana Franchise Law and FDD Registration
Montana is not a franchise registration state and franchisors do not need to register your FDD in Montana. Learn more.