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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…

Read More February 22, 2016
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…

Read More February 8, 2016
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…

Read More December 28, 2015
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.…

Read More December 21, 2015
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…

Read More November 17, 2015
A Powerful Tool for Franchisors: “Liquidated Damages”

The typical franchise agreement is representative of the disproportionate bargaining power between the franchisor and franchisee. That is, franchise agreements favor franchisors. One such favorable clause contained in franchise and license agreements relates to liquidated damages.

Read More November 16, 2015

Franchising Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Franchising Your Business

New to franchising? Do you want to learn more about franchising your business, where to start, the steps, and how to know if you are doing it right?

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Is Your Business Franchisable and Should You Franchise?

Franchising may be the next big step for your business and represents an opportunity to grow your brand. So, how do you know if franchising is right for you? How do you know if your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not you should franchise your business? To answer these questions you must evaluate whether or not your business is franchisable and, if it is, whether or not your individual goals and your business goals align with franchising and establishing a franchise organization responsible for on-boarding, training, and supporting franchisees.

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Licensing Vs. Franchising

When considering expanding a business both franchising and licensing are possible options. Each option however comes with different rules and regulations. Prior to moving forward with franchising a business or licensing a business it is important to understand the differences and how each may have an affect on you.

Franchise Lawyer Charles N. Internicola wrote “Licensing versus Franchising” for the very purpose of allowing successful business owners to understand the difference between licensing a business and franchising a business.

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Guide to Selecting a Franchise Lawyer

If you have questions about franchise lawyers, what they do, how they can help, the cost, and how to select the right franchise lawyer for you, then this guide will help.

Franchise lawyers advise and represent individuals and businesses on legal issues that involve franchising a business, preparing an FDD, filing and renewing FDD registrations, buying a franchise, and litigation involving the franchisor and franchisee relationship. The role of a franchise lawyer varies depending on whether he or she represents the franchisor or the franchisee.

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Item 19 Financial Performance Representations

Check out our guide where we discuss how to plan and properly disclose Financial Performance Representations in your FDD.

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Franchise Sales Compliance Guide

Are you a franchisor or a part of a franchise sales team? Do you want to learn more about franchise sale compliance and ensure that your sales practices comply with franchise laws and are consistent with best practices? Then this guide is for you.

In this guide you’ll learn the fundamentals of franchise sales compliance including the franchise laws, regulations, and best practices that your team should have in place for every franchise sale.

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