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

Negotiating the Business Terms of the Commercial Lease

Although it would be nice, it’s highly unlikely that a commercial landlord will hand you a proposed lease with correctly worded and perfect terms and conditions.

Commercial Leasing 101 for Franchise Tenants

Joining a well-recognized franchise system can help an entrepreneur find business success; however, starting the commercial leasing process in the right direction is critical for achieving the best results. If you take the wrong path, you may not achieve your goals or even your business's full potential.

Lease Termination Tips for Franchise Tenants

As a franchise tenant, you may have found it quite easy to secure a lease with a commercial landlord; however, you may face many roadblocks if, or when, you need to terminate your lease.

Utilizing and Presenting an Offer to Lease for Franchise Tenants

As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, an offer to lease is generally the best way to proceed when you’re ready to enter into a formal agreement with the landlord.

Can You Negotiate Free Rent? It is Possible for Franchise Tenants

Free rent is just one negotiable factor in a commercial lease. Even if you did not receive a rent-free period when you signed your first lease, you may be eligible for one when you renew, although you may have to work harder to get free rent on a renewal.

Buying vs. Leasing Commercial Space: Pros and Cons for Franchise Tenants

As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, the most common reason tenants lease space instead of buying a location is because of availability – or a lack thereof. Ninety-five percent of all commercial space is for lease and not for sale.

Standing in the Landlord's Shoes: What Landlords Want from New Franchise Tenants

Securing a commercial tenancy isn’t always an easy process. For one reason, landlords and tenants have different motivations.

AG Sessions Stresses DOJ To Hold Individuals Accountable for Corporate Misconduct

Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month emphasized the Department of Justice’s commitment to holding individuals accountable for corporate misconduct and self-reporting by culpable corporations and organizations. The AG noted that to prosecute responsible individuals, the DOJ “will work closely with our law enforcement partners, both here and abroad, to bring these persons to justice.”

Dealing with Renovations and Construction for Franchise Tenants

Prospective and new franchisees shouldn’t just stop at signing their initial commercial lease … they should start thinking ahead to their commercial lease renewal.

15 Surprising Habits of Productive People

For the many of us who feel there is room for improvement in our productivity output, here is a look at 15 surprising secrets gleaned from questioning over 200 ultra-productive people.