432 Page Franchise Report by the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is upgrading the franchise law and they have made a report. Recently I have been reviewing the FTC's franchise rule report page by page. I have was shocked to learn that after commenting on the first two paragraphs in the first page of information directly following the table of contents, it took me 19 pages. I see now the reason for the 432-page report on franchising; the FTC has put forth a 432-page report and used the mass data approach to BS and Baffle potential commenters. It appears to be working. No one wants to bother to read and understand it all. However one franchisor, one entrepreneur sees this for what it is worth. So on to the next paragraph we go, I wonder how many pages it will take to comment on the next line of malarkey?

It appears that our comments at this current rate will be about 10,000 pages of commentary on the Commissions Misguided thought process. An entire University Level course could be taught on the cause and effect of this one report in a masters Econ degree program. If you want to design a good franchising model, you need to step out and look at the bigger picture. Franchising is a world where everything consumers desire is made available to them at fair and reasonable costs, it is the epitome of Capitalism itself. The over regulation trend in the industry where little if any fraud exists signals a run-away effect of Political Correctness and a definite move away from capitalism to something more resembling the "Ayn Rand Effect" which is a place I do not believe the American people wish to go. The government's number one job is to protect the American People, not hurt them. They trust the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory agencies to do the right thing, but are being led down a path where soon we will come to the point of no return and the capital will fly to other countries and markets which are better suited for safer ROI and where we the people will not be the beneficiaries.

We must agree that over regulation hurts businesses and consumers and in the end hurts government as there is nothing left to tax. When we read 432-pages of nonsense, we need to light a fire and save some fire wood, not engage in mental masturbation with scoundrels, Lawyers and Utopists (academia) with a bunch of bone heads (bureaucrats) as moderators. Think about it and thanks for listening.

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs

In The News:

Small Business Hiring Slows  The Wall Street Journal

Starting a Business in New Hampshire

Hew Hampshire car wash market. Well we have visited every... Read More

Shortcuts Will Kill Your Business

Think of your business as a living, breathing, organism. It... Read More

Have You Thanked Your Competitors Today?

Competition in the business world is often viewed as a... Read More

How to Start a Pet Transportation Business

Pet Transportation Services are needed as the number of pets... Read More

When and Why YOU Are the Best Writer for Your Business Plan

WHEN you are operating or planning a small business that... Read More

Is Your Business Property Safe and Secure?

Security Professionals provide the products and services necessary to create... Read More

Perfecting Your Pitch

Why should you describe your business to others in 5... Read More

Comparing Boston Area for a mobile car wash business

The Boston suburbs seem to be rich with possible locations... Read More

Advertising - For Small Businesses (Part 1)

Is it right for you?If you decide to advertise your... Read More

Marketing a New or Small Business on a Budget

There are almost as many opinions and views on marketing... Read More

A Small Business Must Have a Solid Foundation

We all know that a building has to have a... Read More

Small Business Success Secret: Focus on Your Genius Work?

Do you know what your genius work is? It's the... Read More

10 Hiring Tips for Small Business Owners

As a successful small business owner,you're accustomed to long hours;... Read More

Mobile Pressure Washing and City Contracts

Many mobile pressure-washing companies turn to government contacts to make... Read More

11 Things Small Business Owners Can Learn From Tiger

1. There Are No "gimmes" ? They count two-foot putts... Read More

Mobile Carwash; Senior Citizens and Mobile Homes

Senior citizens are generally not a large marketing segment for... Read More

Are You Really the Boss in Your Own Business?

I recently met with a very successful magazine publisher who... Read More

Asking the RIGHT Questions

Which questions do you need to ask to even get... Read More

Six Sigma for Small Business

It is not surprising that some people may perceive Six... Read More

How To Cut Expenses And Manage Your Business

If you own a small business, you should know that... Read More

6 Steps to a Successful Medical Spa Expansion

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, since... Read More

Tips For Successful Home Show Businesses

Opportunities for home show businesses have never been more abundant.... Read More

Franchises Offer Shortcuts, But Not Control

Q: I will be retiring this year at age 60... Read More

Boat Cleaning Business Case Study: Entrepreneurship 101

How do marine type businesses start? Have you ever thought... Read More

10 Filler Activities for the Summer Business Slowdown

Summer is a time for the outdoors, for that well-deserved... Read More