If you select a business from a company that was introduced by the consultant, the seller pays Lee Thomas a referral fee or commission. Lee Thomas is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by the seller, and assumes no responsibility for the acts, errors, or omissions of the seller, or the outcome of any transactions.
Lee Thomas is not qualified to advise in any part of the purchase of a business opportunity. You are urged to seek professional advice from an attorney, accountant, or other qualified resource.
Buying a business is a complicated investment. Take time to decide, and personally visit the headquarters of the company you elect to buy from. The FDD lists current and former franchisees; you should interview them thoroughly. You should always make good common sense decisions in all investment matters.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates the sale of franchises and business opportunities. Contact the nearest office to you for information to assure yourself that any company you deal with is in full compliance with the law. Your state may also have laws regarding franchises and business opportunities. Ask your state agencies about them. The Better Business Bureau is an excellent information source for potential business buyers. Contact your local bureau, as well as, the bureau, in the city of origin, of the seller. You alone are responsible for researching the seller.