Every day people invest in business opportunities. Whether this investment is a dream come true or a nightmare will depend a great deal on pre-purchase homework.
A business opportunity can include vending machines, distributorships, franchises, multi-level marketing arrangements and others.
Before you go out and invest your hard-earned money, investigate. Consider what type of business suits your experience, the amount of money you have to invest, your interests, and your skills.
Verify Opportunity is Registered
To check to see if a business opportunity is registered or if any complaints have been filed against it, contact the Washington Department of Financial Institutions at 1-877-RING DFI (1-877-746-4334).
Learn About Business Opportunities
- The Basics of Franchises
The basics of franchises and what to think about before investing in one.
- Multi-Level Marketing
What you need to know about multi-level marketing opportunities and how to protect yourself from fraud.
- To Do List: Before You Buy An Opportunity
Your to do list before investing in a business opportunity.
- Questions To Ask Before You Invest In A Business Opportunity
Questions you should be asking before you invest in a business opportunity.
- Warning Signs of Business Opportunity Fraud
Protect yourself from business opportunity fraud by recognizing the signs of a scam.