Franchise Sales Falling in Recession


From the Wall Street Journal : Discouraged by economic conditions, some franchisers are cutting back on efforts to sell franchises.

Annual applications from franchisers who want to do business in Maryland are down significantly so far this year, says Dale Cantone, an assistant attorney general for the state.

First-quarter franchise-registration applications in Maryland fell 16% from a year earlier to 367.

Other states report similar falloffs.

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