The International Franchise Association reprints the FTC's Consumer Guide To Buying A Franchise under Help w/ Acquiring a Franchise-Articles-Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise:
"To help you evaluate whether owning a franchise is right for you, the Federal Trade Commission has prepared this booklet. It will help you understand your obligations as a franchise owner, how to shop for franchise opportunities, and how to ask the right questions before you invest."
Buying a franchise is investing in your future. Because the International Franchise Association wants tomorrow’s business owners to make educated decisions about their futures, it is providing the following information from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “Consumer Guide To Buying A Franchise.” Before investing, IFA recommends enlisting the help of an attorney, business consultant, and accountant when investigating franchise systems.
If you are only curious about buying a franchise, you need to read this.