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Franchisors: Are Your Franchisees “Raving Fans”?

While franchisee failure may be inevitable for a select percentage of franchisees and, in may cases, may have nothing to do with the franchise system (i.e., a franchisee who refuses to roll up his or her sleeves…

Read More March 7, 2016
Franchisor Basics: Disclosure of Financial Statements

Under the Federal Franchise Rule franchisors are required to disclose their “Financial Statements” in Item 21 of the Franchise Disclosure Document. All financial statements must be prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) and in…

Read More February 1, 2016
Start-Up Franchisors: What is the Right Franchise Fee and Royalty Structure for Your System?

For the start-up franchisor (and even established franchisors) determining the appropriate franchise fee and royalty structure for your franchise system is a critical task that will have long standing implications. The fee structure that you establish will…

Read More January 18, 2016
Franchise versus Startup

Now is as good a time as any to start a small business. The U.S. economy is gaining steam and unemployment is down to 5 percent. People have money to spend and are ready to invest. The…

Read More November 22, 2015
Should You Choose a Franchise or an Independent Business?

Owning a small business can be one of the most fulfilling personal and professional decisions you make.  Once you’ve decided to take the leap, you must answer the next question: would you prefer to own a franchise, or run…

Read More November 11, 2015
What Future Franchisees and Franchisors Need to Know About the Term “Proven Franchise System”

If you are researching the benefits of franchising, buying a franchise or starting a franchise, chances are that you have come across articles and promotional materials discussing the benefits of a proven franchise system. That is, prospective…

Read More November 9, 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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