If an unmarried couple was interested in a franchise, and in this situation one person was going to pay cash for the business and own it, fully, while the other would become familiar with the business and manage day to day operations, while the owner continued with their regular profession, could they sell this business after a couple of years and launch a similar concept of their own, this time the business being owned by the person who was the manager of the franchise venture, not the owner, without being affected by any possible non compete agreement the owner of the franchise concept may have had to sign upon becoming a franchisee? What if they were to get married at some point in all of this? Thank you for any insight.This question is in good faith and we are just wondering what the laws are regarding a situation like this. The scenario is completely hypothetical at this point. Interested in learning how to run a business in a particular field before launching own concept, a concept that we have already developed but would like the advantage of learning in a more controlled environment.