It is understood that FranchiseInvestigate (same as TYKO Inc.), Franchise Alliance (TFA), Franchise Search Help, LLC, and your consultants are not agents, employees, representatives, or other functionary of the seller of any of the respective franchises introduced to you.
Your FranchiseInvestigate consultant is an Independent Contractor, engaged in the activity of consulting and introducing prospective business candidates to sellers of franchises.
That FranchiseInvestigate, TYKO Inc., Franchise Search Help, LLC, and/or your consultant is paid a consulting fee or finder’s fee by the seller, if you elect to purchase a business from a company that was introduced to you by them.
FranchiseInvestigate, TYKO Inc., Franchise Search Help, LLC, and/or your consultant has not checked the accuracy of the written or web site information provided by the seller, and assumes no responsibility for the acts, errors, or omissions of the seller, or the outcome of any transaction.
FranchiseInvestigate, TYKO Inc., Franchise Search Help, LLC, and your consultant is not qualified to advise in any part of the purchase of a franchise. Your consultant can lead you to some potential franchise companies but you are urged to seek professional advice from a lawyer, accountant, or other qualified resources.
Some franchisers disclose various earnings claims in their disclosure documents and it is recommended you discuss this information with the franchisor. FranchiseInvestigate, TFA, TYKO Inc., Franchise Search Help, LLC, and your consultant does not enter into discussions of earnings claims. Any earning claims information shall come directly from the franchise representatives, their FDD or other sources recommended by the franchisor.
Be aware buying a franchise is a complicated investment and should be investigated thoroughly before purchasing. It is suggested a candidate take their time to decide, and it is recommended they personally should visit the headquarters of the company they elect to buy from. It is important to make good, common sense decisions in all investment matters. The Federal Trade Commission regulates the sale of franchises.
The FTC has a very user friendly web site, www.FTC.gov. We suggest you use it.
Your state may also have laws regarding franchises. Ask your state agency or your consumer affairs agencies about them. It is suggested to have a franchise qualified attorney review any and all documents.
The Better Business Bureau is another excellent information source for potential franchise buyers. www.BBB.org will put you in instant touch with both local and national offices.
The International Franchise Association (IFA) www.franchise.org is another great resource for investigating franchise companies.
You the candidate, alone are responsible for researching and making the decision to purchase the franchise.