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The Business Center provides plain-language guidance to help businesses understand their responsibilities and comply with the law.

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Advertising Consumer Leases

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If you advertise consumer leases, the Federal Trade Commission has important information for you: Your ads must comply with the streamlined rules for lease advertising found in the Consumer Leasing...
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Advertising FAQ's: A Guide for Small Business

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What truth-in-advertising rules apply to advertisers? Under the Federal Trade Commission Act: Advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive; Advertisers must have evidence to back up their claims...
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Advertising Platinum Jewelry

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The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Jewelry Guides describe how to accurately mark and advertise the platinum content of the jewelry you market or sell. Platinum jewelry can be alloyed with other...
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Amended Franchise Rule FAQ's

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Amended Franchise Rule16 C.F.R. Part 436 The following questions recently have been asked about the amended Franchise Rule. These questions will be addressed in the forthcoming Compliance Guide...
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At-Home Medical Billing Businesses

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If you're looking for a home-based business that can help you pull in $20,000 to $45,000 a year using your computer, a work-at-home opportunity doing medical billing may sound like the perfect choice...
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Bogus Business Opportunities

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Maybe you've seen ads for stuffing envelopes or assembling crafts at home. Perhaps a company says it can help you set up a vending business. Before you sign on the dotted line or send money to buy a...
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Business Guidance Concerning Multi-Level Marketing

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Multi-level marketing is a diverse and varied industry, employing many different structures and methods of selling. Although there may be significant differences in how multi-level marketers sell...