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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.

NASAA Wants Zors to Come to Terms

Area RepresentationWASHINGTON—You say tuber. I say potato. In franchising, Subway says development agent. I say subfranchisor. And you say master franchisee.

You Gotta Have (Good) Faith

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

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”.

Pie Five Serves Up Its First Franchise Location

THE COLONY, Texas (April 26, 2013) – Pie Five Pizza Co.

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.

Liberty Tax Ruled Vicariously Liable for Illegal Franchisee Advertising

Liberty Tax Service
An unrelated franchise outside California advertises its services. photo/bmm

Franchisor Liberty Tax Service was ruled vicariously liable by a California state appellate court for its franchisees' illegal advertising.

The Franchise Sales Process Should be About Qualifying Not Selling

Franchisors and franchisor representatives need to place greater emphasis on qualifying a franchise candidate throughout the franchising process.

IFA Applauds Georgia Saying Franchisees Can’t Be Employees

If you sign a franchise agreement you can't be an employee says new bill

ATLANTA —The Georgia General Assembly passed a bill that codifies that someone who has signed a franchise contract cannot be an employee.