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What Is “Intellectual Property Infringement Defense Insurance” and Should Franchisors Buy It?

As a franchisor, should you get IPIDI? And what costs does IPIDI cover anyway?

Read More May 22, 2015
3 Factors to Consider before Franchising Your Business

Have you found success with your business and want to take it further, much further? Franchising may be the option for you. As a business owner, you dream of seeing your brand become a household name; you…

Read More April 16, 2015
Is Your License Agreement a “Ticking Bomb”?

It is. Look, licensing is a natural progression for a business. That is you create a business, it is successful and other want to replicate your success. So, you go to a lawyer (or Legal Zoom) and…

Read More March 23, 2015
The Benefits of Franchising Over Licensing

Although franchising has been and remains one of the most successful vehicles for the multi-unit expansion of a business, many entrepreneurs disregard franchising in favor of licensing, believing franchising to be a daunting task. In other words,…

Read More March 11, 2015
4 Questions to Answer before you Start a Franchise

If you are a successful business owner and entrepreneur, chances are that you have considered or, at least, thought about expanding your business through the establishment of a franchise system. That is, taking the trademark(s), services and…

Read More February 25, 2015
The Franchise Registration States

The Franchise Registration States are states that, in addition to the Federal Franchise Laws, have issued supplemental franchise laws and require franchisors to register their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with a local state regulator before offering or selling…

Read More February 24, 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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