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California Commissioner Bars Christopher Conner from Franchising until 2021!

FMS exhibits at 2016 IFA Convention.Conner (left)

LOS ANGELES – The California Department of Business Oversight entered an agreement yesterday with franchise consultant Christopher J. Conner, Conner and Associates d/b/a Franchise Marketing Systems, banning him and his companies from offering or selling franchises until January 1, 2021.

Should Brokers be Franchised?


The editor of a business forum site asks if brokerages have any business franchising their brokers.

Franchise Rule Specifies Timing for Required Disclosures

The legal protections that apply to sales of franchises cannot be wished away by sellers, merely by calling the sale of an ongoing business relationship by some other name.

6 Ways to Approach a Franchise Investment So You Don't Buy a Lemon

Sure, a franchise company might have a great sales pitch filled with big promises, but even though a franchise might sound like a Lamborghini what you could really end up with is a lemon. Do your due diligence and make sure the franchise you’re looking to invest your money, blood, sweat, and tears in is the real deal.

Four To Recruit Before Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise will be one of the largest (if not the largest) investments you will ever make. With so much money on the line, I’m surprised at just how many prospective franchisees I meet who try to take shortcuts in order to save a few pennies.

Keeping Your Franchise Search Options Open

One of the most important lessons that I've taught my daughters is that it's always better to have options in the pursuit of any goal. Many times during my career I have applied for jobs that I wasn't entirely sure I wanted. But I always wanted to be the one in the position to say no.

The ABCs of FDDs. Item 9, 11, 15: Franchisor and Franchisee Obligations

This is the sixth in a series of articles for prospective franchisees that discuss the components of a franchise disclosure document. Unlike almost all other articles about what you will learn in a franchise disclosure document, however, this series will focus on what you may not learn.

Franchise Alliance CEO Convicted Felon, on Probation

ATLANTA – Daniel Prechtel, founder and CEO of Franchise Alliance Inc has been a prominent player in franchise brokering services for over 10 years, despite his criminal past.

Buying a Franchise through the Eyes of a Franchise Expert

After having been involved in franchising for almost my entire business career my knowledge of franchising qualifies me as an expert.

Five Best Fitness Franchises

NEW YORK CITY – Franchise expert Ed Teixeira shares five fitness franchises that he thinks worthy to buy, whether it be an Anytime Fitness or a Gold’s Gym.