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Project FAL$E HOPE$ is a state and federal sweep by regulators and law enforcement agencies targeting bogus business opportunities and work-at-home scams. We’ve all see the bogus ads for quick money making opportunities (“Make $5,000 week from home working only 10 hours per week!”). This state enforcement list points out the franchisors who violated various state fraud and securities regulations. Some of these names are a surprise: Aussie Pet Mobile (consent order) Bio Performance, Inc (Petition for Temporary Restraining Order, Temporary Injunction and Permanent Injunction and Asset Freeze) Candy King (permanent C&D, administrative fine of $25,000 against Candy King and $7,500 against Gladstone, Candy King barred for five years from offering biz ops in Connecticut, Candy King must offer rescission for approximately $100,000 to affected Connecticut purchaser investors, Gladstone barred for five years from acting as an officer or director of any entity selling biz ops in Connecticut) Coffee Beanery Ltd (consent order) Coffee Heaven (final order to cease & desist) Daily Grind (agreement) Garagetek (summary order revoking registration – New York) GNC (consent order) KaBloom (consent order) Lady of America (order to show cause) Pet Products Delivery Regal Nails LLC (Stipulation and Agreement, payment of $3,000 fine for unregistered business opportunity sales in Connecticut) Tax Recovery Group (permanent C&D from sales of unregistered tax service biz ops and notice of intent to fine issued) Hat tip: “busmagroomer” in the discussion forum Update 2-14-2007: Read Michael Webster’s excellent Misleading Advertising Law blog for your daily dose of provocative Due Diligence for Income Earning Opportunities.

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Franchisor Mentions

VERY OUT OF DATE.  Do a search instead.  This was manually updated March 21, 2006 Companies Mentioned in Posts (likely incomplete):Automotive 1-800 RADIATORS Oil Butler Lube N’ Go On-Site-Lube Business & Home Services 1-800-WATER-DAMAGE Bartercard Garagetek Help-U-Sell Home Instead Homewatch Caregivers My Girl Friday PropertyGuys.com Sears Carpet & Upholstery Tax Centers of America Cleaning & Maintenance none Computer & Internet (some are listed in “Retail”) Screenz Food and Restaurant Arby’s Auntie Anne’s Blimpies Cheeburger Cheeburger Chipotle Dippin’ Dots Dream Dinners Doc Green’s Gourmet Salad Dominic’s of New York The Dugout Durango Grill Fazoli’s Fire of Brazil Fogo de Chao Goldstar Chili Jamba Juice Jerq’zine Krispy Kream Lenny’s Sub Shops Mauwi Wauwi Original Hamburger Stand Panaderia Taza Papa John’s Pizza Factory Pizza Patron Pretzel Time Quiznos Red Rock Chili San Francisco Soup Co Shane’s Rib Shack Skyline Chili Smoothie King Smotthie Planet Soup Nazi Steak-out Subway Submarina Sub Station II Super Suppers The Soup Box Supercuts Suzanne’s Kitchen We’re Rolling Pretzel Company Wetzel’s Pretzels Z Pizza Zoup! Fresh Soup Co (List all sub franchises) Health & Fitness Curves Liberty Fitness Home Building & Repair Services See “Business and Home Services” above Personnel & Staffing none Pet Retail and Services Camp Bow Wow Doody Calls The Pet Pantry Wag My Tail Interquest Detection Canines Pets Are Inn Retail Franchises Ace Hardware AuctionDrop Battery Plus Best Cuts GNC Educational Outfitters Fantastic Sams Fastframe Foot Solutions Friendly Computers Geeks on Call GNC Hair Cuttery Herman’s World of Sports Imagine This Sold Orbit Drop Play It Again Sports QuikDrop Roosters Men’s Grooming Centers Screenz Snips Its Sports Clips Stone Mountain Carpet Mill Tom’s Foods We the People Categories: eBay drop offs (generally) Hair Travel & Hotel none Industry Lists & Research 2004 Same Store Sales Growth of QSRs (quick service restaurants) Royalty and Advertising …

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Selling your franchise territory

You may have seen the garage organization and shelving ads in the mailers, I know I have. I think the idea is novel and can make someone a nice living. I didn’t realize it was a franchise business, but I suppose it can be profitable enough. One franchisee of the Garagetek system with a territory in Jacksonville, Florida, has sold the franchise business and area expansion rights for about $300,000 (he initially paid $25,000). Often, if you can afford it, signing a franchise agreement to develop a geographic or metro area is the safest and most financially protectable position. The restrictions on where in your terriroty you can set up shop, how many locations you plan to saturate the area with, and many other competitive factors are much more within your control.

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