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How to Get Free Franchise Disclosure Documents

Of all the states that require franchise registration, only three make franchise registrations available online today:  Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California.  Having three states to choose from is a pleasure.  For many years, California was the only state that made franchise disclosure documents (FDDs) available to the public.  The only alternative was to pay an independent FDD service provider. I have tried all three websites.  Here is what I found: I like to start any search on the Wisconsin website.  The Franchise Search screen asks simply for the name of the franchise.  It can be the legal name of the franchisor …

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