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Dicks Tout Former Spying for Dunkin’

UPDATE: Dunkin' Replies
(click here, Jun 11, 2012 at 6pm ET)

Just when you thought Dunkin' has reformed, tales of former corporate spies have re-emerged. Private eye Michael Mershimer, who left Dunkin's employ years ago, says he was hired by the crafty franchisor to dig up the dirt on untrustworthy franchisees.

Franchisee Groups Support California Fair Franchising Bill

A California franchising company franchises The UPS Store
AAHOA franchisees listen to U.S. Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill, 2011

SACRAMENTO — Associations representing franchised small business entrepreneurs sang today in rare harmony in support of California's new bill to protect franchisees from abusive franchising practices.

Coming This Summer of the Franchisee

Pray for heat, throw your hat in the ring and fire up the franchisee bill of rights, here are my best picks for what's coming up this summer for franchisees.

Seismic Shift in Franchisees Seeking Balance

The drafters of the bill of rights for franchisees
Drafters of the Bill of Rights for franchisees, Orlando/ bmm

ORLANDO — There is a seismic shift under way in how franchisees approach balance in franchisee/franchisor relationships. It is a multi-pronged strategy headed by the three-year-old Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) that utilizes market forces, collective bargaining and possible legislation.