Franchise Buying Guide

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Franchise Registration States
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Guidant Financial specializes in helping entrepreneurs purchase new franchises using their retirement funds.

These 14 states require a franchisor to register its UFOC and maintain a registration with the state agency indicated.

If the company is authorized to sell franchises in one of these states, the company will be registered with the agencies listed here.

California
Department of Corporations
(213) 576-7500

Hawaii
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Securities Compliance
(808) 586-2722

Illinois
Attorney General's Office, Franchise Division
(217) 782-1090

Indiana
Securities Commissioner, Securities Division
(317) 232-6681

Maryland
Attorney General's Office, Securities Division
(410) 576-6360

Michigan
Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection Division Antitrust and Franchise Unit
(517) 373-7117

Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Commerce
(612) 296-4026

New York
Department of Law
(212) 416-8200

North Dakota
Office of the Securities Commissioner
(701) 328-2910

Rhode Island
Division of Securities
(401) 222-3048

South Dakota
Division of Securities
(605) 773-4823

Virginia
State Corporation Commission, Division of Securities and Retail Franchising
(804) 371-9051

Washington
Department of Financial Institutions, Securities Division
(360) 902-8760

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Securities Commission
(608) 261-9555


Andrew A. Caffey is a practicing attorney in the Washington, DC, area and an internationally recognized specialist in franchise and business opportunity law.

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