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General advice relating to the acquisition and opration of franchises, primarily from a legal perspective.

Wellness Group Defends Carol Brothers, Throws Boroian under Bus

AUSTIN — The management and staff of PWC Holdings, LLC, issued a memorandum this week defending senior project manager Carol Myers Brothers, who has a long association with troubled Donald Boroian and his Francorp Inc. development firm.

New Website Brings Franchise Lawyers and Franchise Info Together?

Can a "One Size Fits All" website be the new 'best thing' for franchising?

Dunk'D: Selling Ice Cream to Eskimos

I left you last detailing how Dunkin' Donuts completely upended my business plan when I received a last minute call informing me that I would have to substitute a Baskin-Robbins for Togo's in my new combo store, because my franchisor had suddenly figured out that not a single Togo's was profitable in New England.

Franchise Sales and Training: Now A Predictive Science

If you ask 10 sales people from the same franchise what defines a high-quality franchisee candidate, you’ll get 10 different answers!

Dunk'd and Dumbo'd

Last week I told you about the “combo” pitch I received from Dunkin’ Donuts, how important my combo store was to my business plan and gave you a taste of their business ethics in the pre-franchise sale period.

Combo Minus Trombo, Equals Dumbo’d

Dunkin’ Donuts, Togo’s, Baskin-Robbins and their combination or trombination was going to change the world, at least that’s what the franchisor's pitch was.

When Does a Franchise Cease To Be?

DEAR FRANNY: A fitness franchise that I bought into had over 300 franchises sold, and now it has only two or three still operating, including mine.

Hiring Tips for Business Owners

Your employees are your biggest asset. Following are some hiring tips for business owners:

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.

What Is This New IAFD?

DEAR FRANNY: Who is this new franchise association called the International Association of Franchisees and Dealers, and what do they represent?