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Franchise Leadership: Leading Tribes

University of Southern California professor and leadership guru David Logan speaks about five natural kinds of tribes and how to lead those different tribal stages to the next level.

Tim Horton’s Ruling may be a Cautionary Tale for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners

A Canadian court ruling involving Tim Hortons may be a cautionary tale for Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. The case was brought by a group of Tim Horton’s franchise owners after they were forced to sell items at below cost and switch to more expensive pre-baked donuts from a supplier affiliated with the franchisor.

What's Wrong With Franchising in 2012!

What’s wrong with franchising in 2012? Perhaps I would invoke the words of Charles Dickens and assert that franchising is experiencing “the best of times and the worst of times."

Franchisee Bill of Rights Highlights Fairness

When franchisee association leaders gathered in Washington last month for the 2011 CFA Day Forum, they were witness to an important piece of franchising history. 

How the Franchise Industry Misused the Internet, Part 5

This is the fifth and final article that comprise a White Paper titled, The Internet and the Franchise Industry; How an Industry Misused the Internet.

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers: What is it?

The economic rationale for franchising is this: the franchisor picks local experts as franchisees; these local operators must, on average, be experts otherwise the franchisor would be better off with a company store.

Dealing with the Rogue Franchisor

Today the world seems chock full of disgruntled franchisees. Historically, the world always had sufficient unhappy franchisees.

Prospectus Offering: Lake Woebegone

Over the past two days, the Wall Street Journal released two articles related to the franchise industry.  So, why not bring them here.

A Franchisee's Best Self-Defense

More and more my practice seems to be shifting to meeting the challenges presented to franchisees by opportunistic franchisors who see the cure for all ills as taking more money out of the relationship with their franchisees.

Financial Modeling for Franchisee Associations, Why and How

A few months ago I suggested the use of financial modeling by franchisors as a means for rational self governance of several critical aspects of the franchise relationship, including measurement of the investment worthiness of a franchise system and measurement of the extent to which a contemplated program could be shown before the fact to impact upon franchisee profitability.