Here you will find an overview of some franchising basics such as the FTC Franchise Rule, information on entity structure best practices, and the various types of franchise offerings you can potentially offer as a franchisor.

The bedrock of all franchise systems are compliant and enforceable franchise agreements. Compliant and enforceable franchise agreements start with an understanding of the rules and regulations that govern franchising.

Franchising done well helps everyone in franchising, and franchising done poorly by cutting corners or walking into the business blindly hurts all of us. We put this field guide together initially only for clients, but realized that it could do a lot of good by sharing the basics with everyone. We hope you enjoy it and if you have any suggestions on how to make it better please email with your comments.

These pages are for informational purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship between the author and the reader. Additionally, we make no representations or warranty to any of the information as legal information is subject to change over time. Before taking action on any of the information presented, you must discuss this with your attorney to ensure it is relevant and applicable to your current situation.