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The Internicola Law Firm Blog is all about the expansion, protection and improvement of your business and business interests. In this popular publication Charles N. Internicola, Esq. and the attorneys at The Internicola Law Firm discuss important issues involving:




Franchising: It Starts With One

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The numbers you’re seeing on the screen are off the chart. Literally. You actually had to look away from your monitor for a moment – and look back again, just to make sure you weren’t hallucinating. Turns out you weren’t. Wow! Are you surprised? Not really. You’ve been dreaming of this moment ever since you…

Category: Franchise Your Business

Impact of California’s AB5 on Franchising

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California’s passage of Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) represents a significant legislative shift in what constitutes and qualifies as an employer-employee relationship under California law. AB5 creates stricter requirements as to when a California business may classify an individual as an independent contractor and, thereby, extends California’s extensive employee wage and labor protections to individuals who…

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New 2020 NASAA Requirements for FDD State Cover Page

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On May 19, 2019, NASAA, the North American Securities Administrators Association, issued new guidelines requiring changes to the structure, content, and overall format of the FDD State Cover Page and the Effective Date Page. These new guidelines and requirements become effective January 1, 2020, for all FDDs issued in 2020 and thereafter.

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How Much Should I Tell Potential Franchisees About Costs At A Franchise Trade Show?

Well first and foremost you must absolutely ensure that whatever information that you discuss and provide to prospective franchisees is disclosed in your FDD. The disclosure and information that Franchisors may provide to prospects is limited to the FDD. So if your FDD does not include financial performance representations then you cannot talk to prospects…

Category: Start a Franchise

Menu Labeling Requirements for Growing Restaurant Franchises

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If you are the franchisor of an emerging and growing restaurant franchise and you haven’t already complied with the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) menu labeling requirements, then it’s time to start evaluating your obligations and options before more franchisees commit to menu boards and build-outs that may not be in compliance.

Category: Buy a Franchise

Our 2017 Strategic Goals (What are Yours?)

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As Featured in the Entrepreneurs Kick Ass® Business & Franchise Law Report Vol. 5 | Issue 1 Learning from our 2016 setbacks, some of the steps that we have included the following in our strategic plan for 2017: 1. Setting Clear 2017 Strategic Goals – We set real, measurable goals that we will continuously monitor…

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Your Why and How: Succeeding in 2017

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As Featured in the Entrepreneurs Kick Ass® Business & Franchise Law Report Vol. 5 | Issue 1 As we roll into 2017, we look forward to what is ahead for our firm and most importantly, our clients. Expanding and growing brands, businesses, and franchise systems is key and part of every businesses growth strategy needs…

Category: General

ecomaids: Opening Our First Corporate Location

As Featured in the Entrepreneurs Kick Ass® Business & Franchise Law Report Vol. 5 | Issue 1 What started as an amazing journey a few years ago continues for our firm and our ecomaids team. This past year our team met to discuss the next steps in the ecomaids brand and building a world class…

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Franchise Sales Success: The Two Questions that You Must Answer First

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… Are you a start-up or emerging franchisor and you feel an overall sense of confusion about franchise sales? …Do you feel like your franchise sales efforts may be “all over the place” and not focused? …When it comes to attracting potential prospects do you feel like there is so much potential but something is missing?…

Category: Start a Franchise

The Internicola Law Firm Featured in 1851 Franchise Magazine as ‘The Next Great Thing in Suppliers’

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As Featured in 1851Franchise • By Megan Ferringer • 07/15/2016 Some highlights from the article: “When we say we know what it means to be a franchisor and emerging franchisor, we mean it—literally,” Internicola said. “That has put us in a unique position to truly connect with clients and the experiences they are going through….

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