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Legislation and Regulation

Legislative issues and government regulations can put the franchise business model at risk. Learn what multi-unit franchisees, franchise organizations, and the IFA are doing to take action to ensure franchise industry success. Learn how to get involved in educating your local, state, and federal elected officials about the benefits of franchising.

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