Tag: Franchises, Business Opportunities, and Investments

Displaying 1 - 17 of 17 results.

Filtering by content type: Plain Language Guidance

If you own a small business or are part of a non-profit organization, you spend a lot of time and effort making sure the organization works well. But when scammers go after your organization, it can hurt your reputation and your bottom line. Your best protection? Learn the signs of...
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 their products or services, core consumer protection principles are applicable to every...
Here are a few computer security basics to help your company, even if you’re the only employee. If you have employees, train them to follow these tips. If you collect any consumer information, also check out our advice about protecting personal information.
When you buy a franchise, you may be able to sell goods and services that have instant name recognition, and get training and support that can help you succeed. But purchasing a franchise is like any other investment: there’s no guarantee of success.
Amended Franchise Rule16 C.F.R. Part 436The following questions recently have been asked about the amended Franchise Rule. These questions will be addressed in the forthcoming Compliance Guide. Additional questions and responses will be posted periodically in order to assist...
If you sell business opportunities, take this opportunity to find out more about your compliance obligations. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, has revised the Business Opportunity Rule to make it easier for people to get the information they need...
Tal vez haya visto anuncios para rellenar sobres o ensamblar artesanías en su casa. Quizás una compañía le diga que puede ayudarlo a establecer un negocio de máquinas expendedoras. Antes de firmar documentos para comprometerse o enviar dinero para comprar una oportunidad de negocio,...
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 business opportunity, find out about the Business Opportunity Rule, enforced by the...
Poner en marcha un negocio en Internet puede parecer un sueño: trabajar desde su casa, establecer sus propios horarios, ser su propio jefe. Pero la mayor parte de las puestas en marcha de negocios en Internet requiere de importantes inversiones de tiempo y dinero, y muchos de estos...
Starting an internet business can sound like a dream: work from home, set your own hours, be your own boss. But most internet startups require significant investments of time and money, and many of them fail. If you’re considering buying an internet business opportunity, know that the...
This compliance guide helps franchisors comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s amended Franchise Rule.
Slip Showing? Federal Law Requires All Businesses to Truncate Credit Card Information on Receipts
It’s not hard to see why ads for business opportunities that promote the benefits of being your own boss and making money quickly are appealing. But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the government agency that monitors advertising for deception, says that some ads for business...
Si usted es gerente de contratación o un profesional de recursos humanos, es probable que revise solicitudes y currículos de personas que deseen trabajar para su organización o que quieran ser promovidos de puesto. Algunos solicitantes pueden listar credenciales o títulos — como por...
Si usted está buscando un negocio desde su casa que lo pueda ayudar a ganar entre $20,000 y $ 45,000 por año usando su computadora, una oportunidad de trabajo en el hogar haciendo facturas médicas quizá pueda pareserle como la oportunidad perfecta. Pero antes de que usted se desprenda...
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. But before you part with your money, consider this: The Federal Trade Commission (...
Whether you're planning to start your own business or expand the one you own, you may be in the market for credit. When you shop for a loan or line of credit, remember that the law protects you against discrimination. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from...