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Your Why and How: Succeeding in 2017

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…

Date: 02/21/2017 | Category: General

Franchising Your Business: What Franchise Developers Are Not Telling You

I get the calls all the time… A hard working and successful entrepreneur who has recently franchised his or her business, contacts us because something does not seem right, and they are trying to figure out “what happens next”. For this new franchisor, the FDD has been prepared, they have…

Date: 08/02/2016 | Category: General

What the Media Wants: Getting PR Exposure

Matt Diaz, Account Manager | No Limit Agency As Featured in Charles N. Internicola’s Business & Franchise Law Report Vol. 4 Issue 2 Not until I became a Franchisor did I fully appreciate the value of public relations and the value that a dedicated agency can bring to a business….

Date: 02/26/2016 | Category: General

Strategic Planning and Lessons Learned at Infusionsoft

As Featured in Charles N. Internicola’s Business & Franchise Law Report Vol. 4 Issue 2 This past month our team had the opportunity to attend a mastermind and strategic planning meeting at Infusionsoft Headquarters in Chandler, Arizona. It was a great trip and turns out that while we were in…

Date: 02/26/2016 | Category: General

The “Franchisor’s Mindset”: Some Factors that Franchisors and Franchisees Should Consider

For both (a) franchisees deciding on the right franchise investment; and (b) franchisors establishing a solid franchise system, the right mindset is critical. That is, it is critical that your understanding of franchise opportunities and franchise systems go beyond the generalized and involve a detailed understanding and evaluation of the…

Date: 02/22/2016 | Category: General

Franchisee Profitability: 8 Days, 8 Months or 8 Years

This afternoon in consulting with a client who had recently signed a franchise agreement involving a substantial commitment of capital, I was reminded about the importance of maintaining realistic expectations when buying a franchise. When discussing his expectations about his franchise purchase and the business that he will be developing,…

Date: 02/08/2016 | Category: General

License Agreements, Franchise Agreements, and Unintended Consequences in the State of New Jersey

Can you expand your business in the State of New Jersey through a license agreement without triggering New Jersey’s franchise relationship laws?  (This is not a simple question and, unfortunately, the answer involves an evaluation of both objective and subjective factors.)

Date: 12/28/2015 | Category: General

You Can’t Blame Franchisors for Everything: You Do Have Options Before Signing a Franchise Agreement

Recently I received some interesting and insightful comments from an individual commenting on issues involving franchisee rights. Her main point of contention appears to be the disparity of bargaining power and legal rights between franchisors and franchisees. While this is certainly an issue of concern, I believe that her comments…

Date: 12/21/2015 | Category: General

New York’s Expansive Definition of a “Franchise”: Trademarks Not Required

The definition of a franchise and the factors utilized to evaluate the existence of a franchise have important implications. That is, does the business arrangement providing for the multi-unit expansion of your business qualify as a franchise and thereby subject you to franchise regulations and disclosure requirements?  The answer to…

Date: 11/23/2015 | Category: General

Tips for Realizing Franchise Success in Any Business

A newly-started franchise begins with an “edge” that a newly-started standalone business doesn’t. And we don’t mean a well-known brand name, product, or service. The “edge” is the clear and focused guidelines that guide the operation of the business from its first day.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Category: General