What You Need to Know About Franchising
Whether you are hiking trails near Mount Rainier, whale watching off the coast of Seattle, or catching a Sweets game in Walla Walla, Washington is home to a superb quality of life. Business owners will agree, with 609,000 small businesses in the Evergreen State.
You may need to do a little extra to get your new business venture started, however. Washington is a registration state. This means that before offering or selling a franchise in Washington, you must register your FDD with the Securities Division of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. In Washington, the initial FDD registration fee is $600 and the renewal fee is $100.
The Pike Place Market in Seattle is said to host a bevy of ghosts and just might be the most haunted place in the state of Washington.
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Mount St. Helen’s lost 1,131 feet of elevation in the May 1980 eruption and spewed forth about one cubic mile of dust, ash, and debris. The blast leveled over four billion feet of usable timber, enough to build 150,000 homes.
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The Evergreen State may also be the state of greener pastures when it comes to doing business. That's according to the 2017 America's Top States for Business ranking, which names Washington #1.
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