Manning Fulton attorney Ritchie W. Taylor, CFE will present on Franchise Basics for the Franchisor and Franchisee at the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Spring Focused Training Conference on April 8, 2014 at Mid Pines Conference Center. Course Description Franchise Basics for the Franchisor and Franchisee April 8, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Successful businesses grow by developing a network for aggressive product and service distribution—the kind that captures profitable market share and grows a solid customer base. Learn how to create franchise and distribution networks that strengthen your clients’ global reach, and help them build their business and protect their investment. Franchisor and supplier relationships are subject to complex and far-reaching state and federal laws and government regulations governing franchise relationships. State laws are often contradictory and federal law on antitrust and pricing can trap the unwary. Single and multi-unit franchisees must integrate with existing franchise systems while complying with these laws and regulations. This session will provide participants the opportunity to understand these issues from all sides.