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

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?

Disclosure Requirements: Some Franchisors More Equal Than Others

DEAR FRANNY: When I researched a franchisor using California's online database Caleasi to access free franchise disclosure documents, I discovered that the company filed a Section 31101 Exemption in March of 2009 that allows their franchise related information to remain undisclosed.

Do I Need A Franchise Attorney?

I recently participated in a discussion on Linkedin as to whether a franchise attorney is necessary.  There was a lot of good feedback on the pros and cons, and thus I wanted to share my personal feelings on the topic.

Timing is Everything – Ground Up or a Franchise?

Now May Be the Best Time to Start Something New

Free tips on how To get paid in your online home business.

Would you like to know on how to make money in your online home business and make more of it.

Franchise Negotiations: I've Looked at Life from Both Sides Now

After spending more than three decades within the business of franchising, I have expanded my insight to see more clearly both sides now in the franchise relationship. I realize there truly is an art to franchise negotiations for both parties to succeed.

Franchisee Training and Support

The intention of this blog is to open a conversation amongst franchisees, lawyers, consultants, franchisors and other industry participants to challenge prospective investors to more easily identify and eliminate problematic franchise offerings to encourage investment in thorough investigation of more feasible franchises.  

A Good Business in a Bad Location Will Be a Bad Business

The number one reason for business failure or negative performance is a poor location. A poor location ultimately results from poor site selection.

Franchise Conflict Research: Five Main Causes

For fans of quality franchising here are findings from Australia on what can go wrong.  The research was conducted by Professor Lorelle Frazer at the Asia Pacific Centre for Franchising Excellence.

Franchisee Royalty Refusal, Franchisor Resolves By Liquidating

When franchisees refused to pay $600,000 in royalties to Australia’s Enact Business Architects, the franchisor reacted somewhat unusually by entering into liquidation.