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Franchise Legal Considerations - One of the most important events in franchising is the introduction of the Franchise Rule on October 21, 1979 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC Franchise Rule...
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The Niceties of Franchise Due Diligence - Many franchise offerings are just fine for a productive future, and are worthy investments. Others are not. Which is which? Among those that are bona fide investment...
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical and management assistance to help small business owners start, run, and grow their businesses.
There are a total of 58 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) in the U.S., administered by the SBA, that provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.
The Score Association is a group of retired executives dedicated to helping in the formation, growth, and success of small businesses. This is a great resource for free counseling and advice.
U.S. Business Advisor is a one-stop electronic link to the information and services of over 60 federal government organizations that provide for the business community.
CPAdirectory™ is the largest on-line database of Certified Public Accountants and is a great resource for business tax information.