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Making Informed Decisions Will Take Us to the Next Level

One of the core principles of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is the professional development of our members.

6 Ways to Approach a Franchise Investment So You Don't Buy a Lemon

Sure, a franchise company might have a great sales pitch filled with big promises, but even though a franchise might sound like a Lamborghini what you could really end up with is a lemon. Do your due diligence and make sure the franchise you’re looking to invest your money, blood, sweat, and tears in is the real deal.

Keeping Your Franchise Search Options Open

One of the most important lessons that I've taught my daughters is that it's always better to have options in the pursuit of any goal. Many times during my career I have applied for jobs that I wasn't entirely sure I wanted. But I always wanted to be the one in the position to say no.

Parsing Item 19 Disclosures: A Case Study

You may be somewhat reassured if the franchise in which you intend to invest provides Item 19 financial performance representations in its franchise disclosure document.

The Pitfalls of Assessing a Franchise

Fingers crossed

The Wall Street Journal, in an insightful article, writes that if you are thinking about investing in a franchise, make sure that you read the franchise disclosure document and speak with franchisees.

Learning Hidden Franchise Risks

Positive information about a specific business opportunity on the Internet is readily available and easy to find. But as a potential franchisee, affiliate or licensee, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the risks and so learn the bad as well as the good.

So You're Not Happy with Your Franchise

So you are not happy with your franchise and you are thinking about changing flags? Really??? It is a conversation and a personalized reality check that I have with many clients each and every year.

How Do You Avoid Double Talk When Interviewing Existing Franchisees?

One of the most important steps in the due diligence process of buying a franchise is to interview existing franchisees.

Hand-holding as franchisor

Personally I hate book keeping.  I prefer that someone else performs the drudgery leaving me to review the results.  Here is an FCA award winning bookkeeping franchise and based on this a

Where Half-Truths Begin

They are everywhere on every continent. They grow it and manipulate it and adapt it. I'm talking about the creators of the misinformation that promotes franchising and hides the real risk and what to do and look for.