The Franchise Rule gives prospective purchasers of franchises the material information they need in order to weigh the risks and benefits of such an investment. The Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document containing 23 specific items of information about the offered franchise, its officers, and other franchisees.
FTC Franchise Rule compliance guide
Amended Franchise Rule FAQs
State registration guidelines
Further guidance for registration states.
American Bar Association publications.
Franchising has at its core a relationship between franchisors and franchisees of mutual interdependence and reliance. For this mutual interdependence and reliance to thrive, there must exist a cooperative relationship. This resource discusses the basics of the that relationship.