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Going into Business

If you’re considering putting money into a business opportunity, do some research first. By law, business opportunity promoters must give you certain information before you hand over any money.

Multi-Level Marketing Businesses and Pyramid Schemes

Are you considering a business opportunity that involves selling products to family and friends and recruiting other people to do the same? That kind of business is called multi-level marketing (MLM) or network marketing. Some MLMs are illegal pyramid schemes.

Starting an Internet Business

Thinking about an internet startup? The promise of big bucks and terrific working conditions can be tempting, but consider these factors before you hand over any money.

Bogus Business Opportunities

Want to buy a business? Here’s how the Business Opportunity Rule can help you evaluate the opportunity — and the seller.

Thinking About Buying a Franchise?

Buying a franchise is a major financial investment and a serious personal commitment. Understanding your abilities and goals is one step toward deciding whether a franchise is right for you.

Buying a Janitorial Service Franchise

Buying a janitorial service franchise is a major investment – of time and money. Consider the background information about the franchise that comes from the company and the state.

Online Auctions for Sellers

If you want to sell through online auctions, get to know auction site rules and your responsibilities.

When a Business Offer or Coaching Program is a Scam

Learn about scams disguised as legitimate business offers, coaching programs, and investment opportunities and how to avoid them.

Spot an Income Scam Infographic

Everyone can be targeted by income scams.

4 Things to Do Before You Accept a Business Offer Infographic

4 things to do before you accept a business offer