FDL Inc., a newly formed Salt Lake consulting firm specializing in business expansion through franchising, distributorships and licenses, has opened an office at 349 S. 200 East in cooperation with VR Utah Inc., a franchisee of VR Business Brokers.

William J. Tabar, president of VR Utah Inc., and part owner of FDL, said FDL offers business consulting services to regional firms wanting to expand their products or services on a national or international scale.Mont Crosland, franchise consultant and part owner of FDL, said the company will provide feasibility studies, business plan development, franchise registrations, marketing material and financing assistance to companies wishing to expand their operations.

Crosland and Tabar believe a need exists for the business expansion services of FDL because of the difficulty that many local firms have obtaining expansion capital, qualified management and developing a national distribution system.