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

Franchisees, Remember These When Renewing Your Commercial Lease

Get organized and do your homework.  Getting organized and beginning the lease renewal process should start nine - twelve months in advance for franchise tenants leasing retai

Negotiating Your Commercial Lease Assignment When Buying or Selling A Franchise

If you are looking to buy or sell an existing franchise, don’t overlook the commercial lease assignment. To define this term, a lease assignment is an agreement or procedure that transfers the leasehold interest and obligations from one tenant to another therefore a new lease does not have to be prepared.

Seven Questions to Ask Your Franchisor before Leasing Commercial Space

Whenever we speak at major franchise shows there are always plenty of attendees at our leasing seminars and workshops.

Yum! Brands CEO on Effective Business Leaders

An effective business leader is alert to discovering the talents and abilities in the people in his organization and those interviewed in the hiring process, seeking to put them to best use for the firm.

What Franchisee Tenants Need to Know About Real Estate Agents

As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies, there are approximately 3,000 franchise systems in North America and perhaps 90 percent of them lease commercial space for their business operations.


How to Tell Your Company's Story

Think you'd like to tell your company's story in an interesting way, but can't think of much to say that people will want to hear?

A Minimum Wage For Franchisees?

In the national debate surrounding the minimum wage, advocates on both sides of the issue use small franchised businesses like sandwich shops as example of small businesses that will be affected by an increased minimum wage. Opponents argue that these businesses are operating on thin margins and claim any increase in the minimum wage would be disastrous.