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A Minimum Wage For Franchisees?

In the national debate surrounding the minimum wage, advocates on both sides of the issue use small franchised businesses like sandwich shops as example of small businesses that will be affected by an increased minimum wage. Opponents argue that these businesses are operating on thin margins and claim any increase in the minimum wage would be disastrous.

A Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owner Had His Business Taken Away from Him in 2009

Stan Furash was operating two Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Bradenton, Florida when, in 2009, Dunkin’ terminated his franchise agreement.

A Thorough FDD Review & Consultation is a Bargain

We spend a lot of time counseling clients who invested in an unsuccessful franchise without ever consulting an attorney.

NASAA’s Proposed Multi-unit Commentary Clarifies Key Terms

The Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released a proposed commentary on multi unit franchise arrangements.

McDonald's Multi-Unit Owner Video Interview

Victor Lim, franchise owner of six McDonald's restaurants in Hawaii, talks to Malia Zimmerman of Hawaii Reporter about his career, his family's help in making his franchise business a success, his hope to pass it on to his children and community good works.

You Gotta Have (Good) Faith

At the beginning of a franchise relationship, franchisees  are filled with goodwill and warm feelings toward their “partner” franchisor.

Franchisees Need a Different "Level the Playing" Field Strategy

Franchisees in California never had a chance to get the bill passed. They did show that there is significant numbers of franchisees that illustrated the need for a more level playing field.

Franchisees Say McDonald’s Rent Is Too Damn High, Form Discussion Party

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A New York City McDonald's. photo/bmm

As if he didn't have enough on his plate, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson now has to deal with a brewing chorus of poorer franchisees.

Buying a Franchise: Is Your Only “Plan B” Bankruptcy?

People get married believing they will remain married and happy the rest of their lives. Over 50% of marriages end in divorce; a higher percentage “fail”.

McDonald's Menu Discounts Give Rise to Franchisee Anxiety

McDonald's corporate focus on discounted menu items to bring in more traffic appears to be sitting poorly among some franchisees.