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Are Franchisors Inching Toward a Cliff? How Much Control Is Enough?

It seems to be human nature to want to stand as close to danger as possible—believing you have a solid footing to avoid falling over.  This is demonstrated by recent news reports of people dying while taking “selfies”, including one couple who tumbled off a cliff together in front of their young children.

Early Pizza Chain Founders Forge Ahead on Ambitious New Projects

Tom Monaghan, now 77, founder of Domino's, and Mike Ilitch,  84, founder of Little Caesars, established their pizza businesses well over five decades ago and just a year apart in Motown.

Seeking Balance in Franchise Relationships

No relationship is perfect. It doesn't matter whether the relationship is personal, business or institutional. There are always going to be both good things and bad things about any relationship.

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.