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Buying a Franchise is Riskier than Ever

risk, high wire walk in owning a franchise

Critics, including this journal, say that buying a franchise is riskier than ever, that the reality of the franchise system is often purposefully and skillfully hidden and that it is easier to fail nowadays once you plunge in.

Franchisees Win in California Assembly!!

Sacramento capitol dome
Sacramento capitol dome. photo/thomas hawk

SACRAMENTO – California's assembly voted Thursday morning to pass a bill that aims to strengthen good faith and fair dealing between franchisors and franchisees. The final tally was 41 ayes and 27 nays.

Australia Asks: Franchising, a License to Print Money?

McDonald's has licensed franchises in Australia. photo by BMMThe Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio show Rear Vision interviews San Diego-based Robert Purvin, author of The Franchise Fraud: How to Protect Yourself Before and After You Invest, and Sydney-based Jenny Buchan, author of Franchisees as Consumers.

Franchising Myth Five: Franchising Provides a “Proven Franchise Business System”

Franchising provides a "proven franchise business system" is a myth I hear from prospective franchisees all the time.

Three-Quarters of 2013 Super Bowl Ads from Franchisors

Super Bowl 2013, Franchise vs Non-franchise related TV Ads
Data: American Association of Franchisees and Dealers

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Super Bowl XLVII was a blowout for franchising firms as the industry dominated the game's television advertising. A commanding 74% of Super Bowl commercials were from companies that franchised.

Congress to Subsidize Selling Franchises to Vets

Soldier stands after securing outpost in Rajankala, Afghanistan
Soldier stands after securing outpost in Afghanistan photo/U.S. Army

WASHINGTON — A bill has been introduced into the House and now the Senate that provides tax credits to franchisors for selling franchises to veterans.

What Chain Has the Fairest Franchise Agreement? Worst?

SAN DIEGO (Blue MauMau) - Robert Purvin, chairman of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, discusses with Blue MauMau what franchisors provide the fairest franchise agreements and which ones have drafted the most oppressive.