Thinking about being your own boss? Generally, you have two options--start your own business and do the hard work of creating your own brand to build your customer base, or purchase a franchise and get the advantage of a well-known brand. It's likely that most people understand there are many risks in starting your own business and that owning a franchise is often a safer investment. But what if a franchise seller makes false statements or omits important facts in selling a franchise that doesn't operate as advertised? Whether you're the franchise buyer or the seller, the Oregon Franchise Act ("OFA") has the answer.