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Find the answers to your franchise questions in the UFOC.

This story appears in the March 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

When you sit down to talk seriously with a franchisor about the purchase of a franchise, you will no doubt have hundreds of questions about the investment: everything from the territorial rights you will receive and the amounts you will pay to the duration of the initial training. You can also assume there are another couple hundred questions that you will not think to ask.

Luckily for you, the franchisor is required by law to provide you with many of the answers--both to the questions you ask and those that might not occur to you--in the form of the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC).

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